A submarine is being build in the docks at the Ruhrstadt track, on the its bow the name White December is written. That's of course a reference to the submarine in the Tom Clancy novel The Hunt for Red October.
In addition to my previous trivia about DJ Randolph Carter & club The Black Lotus; Randolph Carter is the main character of several books by horror writer H.P. Lovecraft and is sometimes considered to be his alter-ego. The Black Lotus is a plant that plays a role in Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos.
There are several games in the database that have been inspired by the books & stories of H.P. Lovecraft (click here).
Park your car in front of the Black Lotus Club in Ruhrstadt for a couple of seconds and the following message appears: "Welcome to club TBL! - Tonight's Guest DJ - Randolph Carter".
Somewhere on the Redrock course there is a statue of a hand holding a pickaxe (see screenshot # 20). It's very similar to the Red Faction logo. Moreover Redrock's scenery is red, dusty and features mining operations (Red Faction is about miners on Mars). A coincidence? (Yes. --Editor)
The OEM version that came with Diamond Viper 550 (nVIDIA TNT chipset) has Diamond's logo sprinkled throughout the racing courses (usually around the finish line).
Digital Illusions has builted an extra game which is called "S40 Racing - The Game" on Motorhead engine specially ordered by the Swedish car-manufacturer Volvo to promote their racing-team. The game features two tracks, specially designed for Volvo Racing, as well as the Volvo S40 car itself.
(This information is taken from the web site of Digital Illusions)
The OEM version of Motorhead bundled with nVidia TNT cards uses 32-bit color rendering to display an absolutely delicious distance model. No matter what the "distance clipping" or "scenery pop-up" setting is, distant scenery eases so smoothly into your field of view that you barely notice it. Take a look at the screenshots submitted by "Trixter" as proof, since they were all taken from a TNT-based card.