Long Beach Grand Prix 2014: IndyCar

Words by Tim Wong


It’s been an incredibly busy year with all the automotive and non-automotive events. Running this blog and the sister blog, Novus Machine, there’s been a constant flow of new content throughout the year. To my surprise, I found that the blog missed half of the Long Beach Grand Prix coverage so here’s the rest of the event.

The annual LBGP event is one of the great racing events in Southern California taking place in at the Pike in the streets of Long Beach.


Indycar Light




Walking through the paddock when the cars like this DHL Honda are being prepped for racing is an amazing sight.


SRT Viper GTS-R was racing in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship this year.

From Indycar to the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship to the Pirelli World Challenge, just the variety of cars running in various series at the same event is staggering.


Cinsay AndrettiTV.com HVM Honda driven by Carlos Munoz


Mazda and Speedsource had two Lola LMP2s running the SkyActiv-D engines.



Team Falken Tire running their signature Porsche 911 RSR


Corvette Daytona Prototype


Risi Competizione Ferrari 458 Italia GT2


BMW Team RLL BMW Z4 GTLM lifted on high end air car jacks


Moving from the paddock to the main race


Ryan Briscoe in the TNT Energy Drink / NTT Data


Takuma Sato in the ABC Supply Co.


Scott Dixon in the Target car


 Mike Conway in Fuzzy’s Vodka car and Carlos Munoz in Cinsay / AndrettiTV.com car


Some intense close proximity racing with some contact between Ryan Hunter-Reay in the DHL car and James Hinchcliffe in the United Fiber & Data


Oriol Servia in the Mi-Jack car


Josef Newgarden in the Hartman Oil car


Graham Rahal in the  National Guard car


Sebastien Bourdais in the Circle K / Mistic Electronic Cigarettes car


Midway through the race, I noticed this piece of the road coming out and snapping every time car ran over it. After the race, some maintenance workers finally went out there to remove it.


Not every car makes it to the finish

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