Thursday, August 9, 2012

What to watch this weekend (Aug 11th - Aug 15th)

  • Rolex Sports Car Series. Continental Tire 200. From Watkins Glen International Raceway in New York. Saturday @ 6pm - 8:30pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live; replay Saturday @ 11pm
  • Australian V8 Supercars - Coats Hire Ipswich 300. From Queensland Raceway in Queensland, Australia. Sunday @ 4:30pm - 6:30pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) delayed replay from 8/3-8/5
  • Top Gear (UK). Season 2 - Episode 10. TVR 350C vs. Noble M12. Monday @ 9pm - 10pm (BBC America/BBC America HD) new replay
  • Motorweek. Nissan Altima. Tuesday @ 8pm - 8:30pm (VelocityHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Mini-marathon. Tuesday @ 8:30pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) replays
  • Top Gear (US). Season "3" premier: Texas. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (History Channel/History Channel HD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Triumph Spitfire. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) replay
We have Grand-Am action at Watkins Glen and V8 Supercars action in Queensland. Top Gear US premiers it's new season next Tuesday on the History Channel; depending on who you ask it's either the real 3rd season or season 4. Either way, it's new. Enjoy your weekends and we'll see some of you at Vag Fair.

Video courtesy of V8SupercarsOfficial.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Orbital Dreams: Miracle Detail BMW M5 (E39)

It's been a while since we drooled over a superb paint correction and it looks like our timing couldn't be better. One of our favorite cars getting Paul's skilled attention was somewhat of a windfall. Hopefully the owner throws some coils on that thing soon.

Video courtesy of MiracleDetail.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Car Pron: Pagani Huayra: Test Drive in Italy (Drive)

On a sad note, Chris Harris brings us one of the supercars that got away. Primarily due to impact restrictions, the Pagani Huayra may never reach the US. Not in it's current guise anyways. That doesn't mean we can't enjoy it from afar though! Chris travels to Modena to play with the newest of Pagani's toys, the 730hp Huayra. Check out this past Sunday's fb post for more Pagani action.

Video courtesy of Drive.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Car Pron: 2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spyder

The MP4-12C Spyder looks so good with the roof up, that barring chassis rigidity trade-offs for the modular top (which given McLaren's nutty engineers I'll bet are less than 3 percent), I'm not sure if there's a reason to get the slick top. And I'm not a convertible guy. Impressive.

Video courtesy of MaBelleAuto.