The speed, power, and beauty of cars is a big appeal for students and teachers. This is why many teachers I work with implement some type of race car project (e.g. solar car derby, C02 cars, past car, etc.).
The latest race car resources sent to me is the Henry Ford car website. The museum and its education team have put together a ton of stuff on the history, technology, and culture of transportation innovation. Here you will find cool lessons, stories, and student resources to use in the classroom.