Friday, December 9, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

What to watch this weekend (Dec 11th - Dec 14th)

  • Goodwood Revival - Annual historics race. Drivers hit the track with cars from the 40's, 50's and 60's. Sunday @ 12pm - 1pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Season 4 marathon. Sunday @ 2pm - 8pm (Velocity/VelocityHD) replays
  • Touring Car Racing Triple Play: BTCC, GTCC & FIA WTCC (in that order). Monday @ 12pm - 3pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) re-airings of this years races
  • Top Gear (UK). Mini Marathon. Monday @ 6pm - 12am (BBC America/BBC America HD) great replays
  • Porsche Super Cup. 2011 Highlights of Rounds 1-3. Tuesday @ 2:30p - 3pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 8pm - 8:30pm (Velocity/VelocityHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Rolls vs. Rolls. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (Velocity/VelocityHD)
  • FIA GT1 World Championship. Round 2 @ Zolder Circuit in Belgium. Wednesday @ 12pm - 1pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) re-airing of this years races
  • Australian V8 Supercars - Telstra 500. From Sydney Olympic Park Street Circuit in Sydney, Australia. Wednesday @ 1pm - 3pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) re-aired broadcast from 12/2-12/4/11
  • Wheeler Dealers. Chevy Truck and Karmann Ghia. Wednesday @ 8pm - 10pm (Velocity/VelocityHD)
Another good weekend of this years motorport action, capped off by the championship deciding race in V8 Supercars. Last year in Sydney was a wet one, but only time will tell if the elements will play a role in deciding the victor. Porsche Super Cup highlights have made their way into the delayed airing mix, which will make the next couple months a bit more bearable.

Video courtesy of Racing4thewin.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Quick Vid: Nakai-san of RWB

Luke Huxham brings us another gem in affiliation with Fatlace, interviewing RWB founder Akira Nakai.

Fatlace TV x RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF : Nakai-San from Luke Huxham on Vimeo.

What speaks most to me about this piece is regardless of how blinder-laden your vision is, its important to just do what you love. This isn't always easy to accomplish when keeping the lights on involves other people buying into your vision. When done right, however, the people that buy in will find themselves saying 'where has this (thing) been all my life'. There's also that innately human bit about evolving ideals; I believe we all manage this battle on a daily basis. Keep at it Nakai-san, but please don't dilute the brand through expansion.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Bonk of the Year!

We aren't the first to report on this wreck, but thanks to our friends at Jalopnik, we can give you some decent coverage.

Moral of the story: wrecks are bad news.

Motorsport Pron: Rennsport Reunion Celebration

For those who missed it, the Rennsport Reunion television special on SPEED was quite entertaining. They interviewed drivers, past and present, did short recaps of the multiple short races held between models from the same decade and got pretty up close and personal with the cars. The production put into these promotional shorts by Porsche, however, are quite a bit more pron worthy, which is why it gets the post title above.