Friday, August 27, 2010

Dope. #5

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

What to watch this weekend (Aug 27th - 30th)

  • Battle of the Supercars - CTS-V vs. E63AMG. Thursday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD)
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Belgium; Circuit de Spa Francorchamps. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am - 9:30am (SPEED/SPEEDHD)
  • Rolex Sports Car Series - Montreal; Gilles Villeneuve Circuit. Saturday @ 2pm - 4:30pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD)
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Belgium; Circuit de Spa Francorchamps. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10:00am (Replay at 12pm) (SPEED/SPEEDHD)
  • American Le Mans Series Racing @ Mosport Int'l Raceway. Sunday @ 4pm - 7pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD)
  • Isle of Man TT - highlights from the 1st Race. Monday @ 9pm - 10pm (Discovery's High Def Theater)
Photo Courtesy of Nathanael Majoros

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Quick Vid: Meet the Ancestors - Mercedes SLS AMG

Andrew Frankel of Autocar Magazine goes into the lineage of the vaunted Mercedes SLS AMG; the legendary 300 SL.

Video Courtesy of Autocar Mag.

Monday, August 23, 2010

For the love of B: AC Schnitzer (E36) S3 CS

ACS S3 CS picture courtesy of

Along with other German marques, we enjoy BMW...obviously. The AC Schnitzer S3 CS is is one of greatest BMWs created; starting life as a e36m3, then massaged by renowned BMW tuner AC Schnitzer via chassis, suspension, brakes, a widebody makeover and powerplant. There were evolution's of this ACS model with more horsepower as well, including the S3 CLSII, which is in the video for today's entertainment. What makes 'more horsepower' special in this case is that the European spec car already got 321bhp stock from their domestic market 3.2 Litre s50/52 motors while we were forced to make due with a lower spec 240bhp version. Payback for WWII? That will always be up for debate.

photo posted by bf.c user Mpowered02

This great video was hosted by user cjkpre on YouTube. Part two can be found here. If you look around, there are a few more cool vids of this thing in action.

Upcoming Show - Broke.Down 2010

Even though I'm late in posting this preview, the next show around the corner, which is this upcoming Sunday August 29th actually, is Broke.Down 10'. Broke.Down is a VW/Audi gathering which takes place at a very unique location; Gardener Airport in Gardener Massachusetts. This show is organized and run by members/friends of one of the larger clubs in the german enthusiast scene, known worldwide as Club Broke Status. Of all the smaller niche shows I haven't been to, but really want to go to, it's Broke.Down. Unfortunately last year I had a small break.down which kept me from joining up with Club Brokestatus OG Robert Fletcher and others in PA for the cruise up. Rarely do you ever have a show of this size and quality of cars where admission is completely free.

Photos courtesy of Jason Zucco Photography

Information for this show is all over the forums, but to get all the information you need in one place, simply visit Per tradition, Rob is organizing another cruise to MA for everyone south of jersey on the Saturday before the show; find out more about this cruise here in case you want to join the caravan. Saturday night is when the bar action takes place.