Leyland Test track is where Leyland motor vehicles are tested on a series of different road surfaces. In the very centre of the track the is a huge hill which the vehicles have to be driven up. The Track is still used to test buses that are due to be released in the future.
This is the house that Henry Ford and his wife Clara Bryant- Ford had built in 1914 in the city of Dearborn, MI. They wanted a place away from the big city because by then Henry was very successful with his business and wanted more privacy and a place to be closer to nature, which both he and his wife loved. This is also the house where Henry died in 1947.
The MIchigan Theatre, in Detroit, is one of the amazing old structures built during the golden ages of the motor city, and then sort of abandoned. It's interior seems like a baroque french Theatre, but it was closed in the late 80's and then reopened as... parking, but a main part of the old structure still remains, so that you can see cars parked under the stage and all its paintings. As anoth...
Homestead-Miami Speedway is a race track in Homestead, Florida southwest of Miami. It plays host to Ford Championship Weekend, the final races of the season in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup, Busch Series, and the Craftsman Truck Series. These races are currently all sponsored by Ford Motors, taking the names Ford 400, Ford 300, and Ford 200, respectively.
The UK Army Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA) base now called DSTL - QinetiQ Chertsey and Longcross Test Track. Used for developing tanks (test track on the other side of the motorway) and now unmanned ground vehicles.
This is the place where BMW finalizes their models and prototypes. The place is very sunny and that's why it has been chosen. Before, this track was a test track for Kleber (tires) but was smaller. And before Kleber, a lot of races were held here at the beginning of the 20th century. The location is between Miramas and Istres in the south of France near Marseilles.
Holloman Air Force Base is home to the world's longest test track of 50,788 feet, or nearly 10 miles. It is also the fastest test track at nearly 10,000 feet per second. In April 2003, the 846th Test Squadron set the world land speed record for a railed vehicle with a recent run of 6,453 mph, or Mach 8.5.