Friday, February 24, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

What to watch this weekend (Feb 25th - Feb 29th)

  • Ultimate Street Car Invitational. 4th Annual Event. Saturday @ 2pm - 4pm (Velocity/VelocityHD)
  • Wheeler Dealers. Marathon of season 8. Sunday @ 12pm - 8pm (Velocity/Discovery's HD Theater) replays
  • Top Gear (UK). Classic episodes. Monday @ 6pm - Tuesday @ 2am (BBC America/BBC America HD) great replays
  • Renaissance Man. The British Bike. Monday @ 10pm - 11pm (Velocity/Discovery's HD Theater) new
  • Formula 1 replay of the week - Japanese Grand Prix from Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan. Race. Tuesday @ 12pm - 2pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) 
  • Motorweek. Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster. Tuesday @ 8pm - 8:30pm (Velocity/VelocityHD)
  • Vinsetta Garage. Technology. Tuesday @ 8:30pm - 9pm (Velocity/VelocityHD) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (Velocity/VelocityHD) replays
  • Top Gear (US). Dangerous Cars. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (History Channel/History Channel HD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Triumph Stag. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (Velocity/VelocityHD) new
More of the same great selection of shows this week, along side a newcomer called the Optima Battery Ultimate Street Car Invitational. This is a two hour event on SPEED airing this Saturday at 2pm. If this is anything like the last three events, it'll be a who's who of High-Performance Tuners' letting their current projects battle it out on a closed race track. F1 replay of the week takes us to Suzuka Japan for 2011's race, but never fear - we're just under a month away from the 2012 F1 season. I can almost feel the warm spring sun and see daylight lasting past 6:30pm. Mmmhm.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Quick Vid: £1500 Porsche Challenge (Top Gear)

Our favorite trio from Top Gear have a contest with used Porsches, acquired with 1500 quid or less.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Motorsport Pron: 1997 Argentine Gran Prix race finish

Going through some mild F1 withdrawal this time of year is ok, because there are plenty of classic battles logged in the history books to relive online. This is a showcase of the final laps of the 1997 Grand Prix of Argentina, where Jacques Villeneuve and Eddie Irvine battle to the checkered flag for Williams Renault and Scuderia Ferrari respectively. To give some perspective, this was post-Senna, but pre-Michael Schumacher dominance. Shuey was on his way though, finishing 3rd overall until a controversial disqualification removed him from the standings and bumped David Coulthard up to his spot. Shuey would finish second overall the following year.

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