Thursday, July 19, 2012

What to watch this weekend (July 20th - July 25th)

  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Germany; from the Hockenhiemring in Hockenhiem, Germany. Practice. Friday @ 8am - 9:30am (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live
  • Mecum Auto Auctions. Muscle Cars and More 2012. From DeMoins, IA (Part 1 & 2). Friday @ 4pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new - replay @ 10pm
  • Mecum Auto Auctions. Muscle Cars and More 2012.  From DeMoins, IA (Part 3 & 4). Saturday @ 2pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) new - replay @ 8pm
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Germany; from the Hockenhiemring in Hockenhiem, Germany. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am - 9:30am (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live
  • American Le Mans Series. Grand Prix of Mosport. From Mosport International Raceway (now Canadian Tire Motorsport Park) in Ontario, CA. Sunday @ 11:45am - finish ( live; delayed airing Sunday @ 1p-3pm on ESPN2
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Germany; from the Hockenhiemring in Hockenhiem, Germany. Pre-Race, Sunday @ 11:30pm - 12pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD). Race, Sunday @ 12pm - 2pm (FOX/FOXHD) same-day delayed broadcast; SPEED replay at 9pm. Post-Race, Sunday @ 2pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD)
  • Top Gear (UK). Season 2 - Episode 7. Sweed safety and the Koenigsegg. Monday @ 9pm - 10pm (BBC America/BBC America HD) new replay
  • Drive to the Autoshows 2012. A look at this years show debuts. Monday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD)
  • Motorweek. Scion FR-S. Tuesday @ 8pm - 8:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Mini-marathon. Tuesday @ 8:30pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) replays
  • Wheeler Dealers. Fiat 500. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2000 - 1972 - 1962CC. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
This weekend more than covers for last weekends' lack of variety. We have F1, Mecum auctions, ALMS and more of the regulars. The big thing to remember for this weekend is that Alonzo leads the driver's championship, becoming the first driver to win twice earlier this season at his home course. The second driver to win two races, Webber, is in second place. He's well known as an excellent F1 pilot and the red-headed step child of Red Bull Renault, currently driving as good as he ever has in working towards another title run. In other news, Button can't buy a break. Hams is still hanging around, but hasn't helped his cause much over the last couple weeks. Vettel is still in a good position given the goose egg he got two races ago. Schuey is competing in races much better than expected this year, despite his misfortune, and will be going home for this weekends race. This should be good one...just tell Maldonado to stop ruining other peoples races by bad judgement in the twisties. Enjoy your weekends.
Video courtesy of FastLaneDaily.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Quick Vid: 788hp Volvo Amazon Kombi-69

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The first time I saw this thing was on the web in the mid-2000s. There were some high-quality desktop wallpapers of this thing at a Swedish gas station that I had on my computer for several months. All I could think was what a fine timepiece of a showcar this 67' Volvo Amazon Kombi-69 was. Well there's some video of it running around and I figured it'd be great post material. Word has it this Swedish built toy is putting down just under 800 hp from its 2.8 Liter turbo-charged inline-six. The creator of this beast is one Mattias Vöcks; he's a Koenigsegg engineer that likes to tinker a bit in his off-time. His Volvo project was making 600hp back when it first made its rounds around the web, but now it's simply out for blood. The craftmanship and brutal usability of this car makes it a playground legend among car guys. Bravo, Mattias.

Videos courtesy of M5boarddotcom.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Motorsport Workshop: How to drive your tires fast (Shakedown)

Shakedown University's Leo Parente brings us another race setup lesson, this time covering how to get the most out of your tires. Enjoy, trackheads.

Video courtesy of Drive.