Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Neo-Vintage Feature: Aston Martin DB5 and Centenary Vanquish: Heroes Past and Present (XCAR)

The gang from XCAR bring us a lovely look at the history of Aston Martin, which has lead the motor company to production of the current Centenary Vanquish.


Video courtesy of XCAR.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Car Pron: LaFerrari vs McLaren P1: hybrid supercar twin test review (CarMagazine)

The gang from CAR Magazine pit two (of the three) premier hypercar hybrids against one another -- the LaFerrari vs. the P1.


Video courtesy of CarMagazine.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Motorsport Pron: Motorhead Hill Climb Sponsored by Recaro (Motorhead.jp)

What better than having track-spec'd race cars running up the most infamous mountains of Japan with no enforced speed limits. Welcome to the 2014 Motorhead Hill Climb on Hakone Mountain.


Video courtesy of JapanMotorHead.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Enthusiast Topic: Singer Vehicle Design: Porsche 911 Re-Imagined, Original Spirit (XCAR)

I'm skipping the Weekend Motorsports post for the day in order to keep the p-car week theme going. The gang from XCAR give us a thorough interview of Singer Vehicle Design founder, Rob Dickinson.


Video courtesy of XCAR.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Neo-Vintage: Porsche 911 3.0 RSR Kremer review (Autoblog)

Our friends from Autoblog bring us a classic review of one of my all time favorite motorsport 911s, the Kremer 911 3.0 RSR. That livery.


Video courtesy of Autoblog.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Neo-Vintage: Skill, dedication and enthusiasm: the Porsche Restoration Competition (Porsche)

Porsche showcases the finalists in their Porsche Restoration Competition which takes place, between Porsche Classic Partner Centres, on a yearly basis. Outstanding work all around.


Video courtesy of Porsche.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Car Pron: CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS - Alfa 4C v Porsche Cayman S (CHOC)

Chris Harris, a Porsche Cayman S and an Alfa Romeo 4C. And a partridge in a pear tree.


Video courtesy of ChrisHarrisOnCars.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

What to watch this Weekend (Dec 18th - Dec 24th)

  •  Restoration Garage. Marathon. Thursday @ 2pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) replays
  • 2014 FIA European Rally Championship. 2014 Year in review. Sunday @ 7am - 8am. (VelocityHD)
  • Top Gear (UK). Super-Marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 8am - 11:30pm (BBCAmerica (HD)) great replays
  • Bitchin Rides. Maraothon. Monday @ 2pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) replays
  • Wheeler Dealers. Marathon. Wednesday @ 2pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) replays
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Autocar.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Track Pron: BMW i8 vs BMW M1 track battle (AutoExpress)

The gang from AutoExpress pit two very significant, mid-engined, BMW sports coupes up against one another -- the legendary BMW M1 and the all new hybrid BMW i8.


Video courtesy of AutoExpress.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Motorsport Pron: Record Crown Range Pass in a Porsche GT3 Cup (DriversEye)

The crew from Drive bring us a driver's perspective look at a lap of New Zealand's Record Crown Range Pass in a Porsche GT3 Cup rally car. Buckle up.


Video courtesy of Drive.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Track Pron: BMW CCN Vålerbanen 2014 (Hesid)

The gang at Hesvid bring us a look at this years BMW Car Club Norway weekend at Vålerbanen. Plenty of tasty BMW motorport models along with street cars.

Video courtesy of Hesvid.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

What to watch this Weeekend (Dec 15th - Dec 17th)

  • Top Gear (UK). Mini-marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 11:30pm (BBCAmerica (HD)) great replays
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Mini-marathon. Tuesday @  2am - 6am (VelocityHD)
  • Wheeler Dealers. Marathon. Wednesday @ 2pm - 11pm (VelocityHD)
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Porsche.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Enthusiast Topic: Top 10 Road Trip Essentials feat. the 2015 V60 Polestar (TheSmokingTire)

Matt Farah takes one of the most interesting utilitarian enthusiast packages out there, the Volvo V60 Polestar for a Road Trip. I'd love to have one of these as my family hauler.


Video courtesy of TheSmokingTire.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Neo-Vintage: Porsche 993 Carrera 4S classic review (Autoblog)

A 993 has joined the ROTL family recently and has been my favorite generation 911 for about 20 years (think about it). Our friends from Autoblog bring us another classic review that's right up our alley -- a Porsche 993 Carrera 4S.


Video courtesy of Autoblog.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Vintage Motorsport Pron: This Ferrari 512 M Changed the Racing World Forever (Petrolicious)

Petrolicious brings us a lovely bit of racing history with the following short film. This is the story of the Sunoco liveried 1970 Ferrari 512 M which debuted at the 1971 24 Hours of Daytona. This car was run by the now legendary Penske Racing team and driven by motorsport legends David Hobbs and Mark Donohue. Don't forget to turn it up.


Video courtesy of Petrolicious.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

What to watch this Weekend (Dec 8th - Dec 10th)

  • Top Gear (UK). Mini-marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 12am (BBCAmerica (HD)) great replays
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Two Wheelin' it. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD)
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 8pm - 10pm (VelocityHD)
  • Classic Car Rescue. VW Camper Van. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD)
Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of AutoExpress.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Quick Vid: New Audi TT review (Autoblog)

Our friends at Autoblogger bring us a good look at the new Audi TT. Built off the same chassis as the Mk7 Golf family, the AWD is the same as used in the Golf R. Under-steer is supposedly even less of an issue in this model and I look forward to seeing the huge TFT instrument cluster in the flesh.


Video courtesy of Autoblog.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Car Pron: Drop-top duel - Porsche 911 Turbo S versus Aston Martin V12 Vantage S (Autocar)

Autocar brings us another high-end sports car match-up. This time they showcasing the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster against the Porsche 911 Turbo S Convertible.


Video courtesy of Autocar.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Neo-Vintage: The Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale is a Racing Statement (Petrolicious)

Our friends from Petrolicious bring us a short film on a very special Alfa Romeo that competed in the Carrera Panamericana.


Video courtesy of Petrolicious.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Watch to watch this Thanksgiving Weekend (Nov 27th - Dec 3rd)

  • Top Gear (UK). Mini-marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 12am (BBCAmerica (HD)) great replays
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Mama Mia! Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD)
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 8pm - 10pm (VelocityHD)
  • Classic Car Rescue. Porsche 928. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD)
Enjoy the time with your families and don't forget the leftovers on Friday.

Video courtesy of Autoweek.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Enthusiast Topic: The Aston Martin Racer Who Changed The Course of WWII (XCAR)

The gang at XCAR bring us a historical recap of some very unique WWII history involving an Aston Martin race driver, Jock Horsfall, while taking a Vanquish drop top for a trip across town.


Video courtesy of XCAR.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Enthusiast Topic: 2015 BMW M4 - Everything You Need to Know (AfterDrive)

Our friends at Drive bring us an informative interview of BMW V.P. of Engineering Albert Biermann, to talk the history of BMW M3's and the newest M4.


Video courtesy of Drive.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Car Pron: Cruising My Religion | Magnus Walker | (eGarage)

The crew at eGarage bring us another well produced short film, this time covering Magnus Walker and his favorite 911s. Oh wait, all of his 911s are his favorites.


Video courtesy of eGarage.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

What to watch this F1 Season Finale Weekend (Nov 21st - Nov 26th)

  • Formula 1 - Abu Dhabi Gran Prix; from the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi in UAE. Practice. Friday @ 9am- 10:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Abu Dhabi Gran Prix; from the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi in UAE. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am- 9am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Abu Dhabi Gran Prix; from the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi in UAE. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Top Gear (UK). Mini-marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica (HD)) great replays 
  • Motorweek. BMW X4. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Stars and their cars. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD)
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 7pm - 10pm (VelocityHD)
  • Classic Car Rescue. Mercedes SL. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD)
The F1 season comes down to this weekend in Yas Marina -- will Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg take the Driver's Championship crown with double points on offer? Tune in Sunday to find out. Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of Drive.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Car Pron: Ferrari 458 Speciale vs Porsche 911 GT3 (2014) twin test review (CarMagazine)

Car Magazine take a look at two premier track-focused sports cars in the segment and pit them against one another; the Porsche 911 GT3 vs. the Ferrari 458 Speciale.


Video courtesy of CarMagazineTV.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Neo-Vintage: Mercedes Benz 190SL classic review (Autoblog)

Autoblog brings us one of the most lovely classic cars for review in the history of automobiles. Forever the quintessential collector car, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL convertible.


Video courtesy of Autoblog.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Enthusiast Topic: The Secrets Of Car And Driver's Lightning Lap Revealed (Driven)

Our friends at Drive bring us a behind the scenes look at Car And Driver's Lighting Lap competition.


Video courtesy of Drive.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

What to watch this Weekend (Nov 17th - Nov 19th)

  • Top Gear (UK). Mini-marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica (HD)) great replays 
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Running down a dream. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD)
  • Restoration Garage. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD)
  • Classic Car Rescue. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD)
Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of Drive.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Enthusiast Topic: Ferrari 288 GTO (FGearTV)

Everything you ever wanted to know about the legendary Ferrari 288 GTO, you'll find out here.


Video courtesy of FGearTV

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Neo-Vintage: Dino 246 GT - Classic review (Autoblog)

Autoblog is back at it with another great classic car review. On today's menu, the Ferrari Dino 246 GT.


Video courtesy of Autoblog.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Car Pron: Porsche Macan Turbo vs Cayman GTS - is the SUV a sports car on stilts? (AutoExpress)

The good folks at Auto Express pit the best driving experience offering from Porsche, the Cayman GTS, up against the new bullet-quick sporting SUV offering from Porsche, the Macan Turbo.


Video courtesy of AutoExpress.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

What to watch this Weekend (Nov 7th - Nov 12th)

  • Formula 1 - Brazilian Grand Prix; from Cicuito Carlos Pace-Interlagos, San Paolo, Brazil. Practice #2. Friday @ 11am - 12:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Brazilian Grand Prix; from Cicuito Carlos Pace-Interlagos, San Paolo, Brazil. Qualifying. Saturday @ 11am - 12:30pm (CNBC(HD)) live; replay Sunday @ 12:30pm on NBCSN
  • Formula 1 - Brazilian Grand Prix; from Cicuito Carlos Pace-Interlagos, San Paolo, Brazil.  Race. Sunday @ 10:30am - 1pm (CNBC(HD)) live; replay Sunday @ 1pm on NBC
  • Top Gear (UK). Mini-marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica (HD)) great replays 
  • Motorweek. Alfa Romeo 4C. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Are you the Great Gatsby? Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD)
  • Restoration Garage. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD)
  • Classic Car Rescue. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD)
F1 goes to Brazil for the second to last race of the 2014 season. Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of Drive.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Motorsport Pron: KRB's LOTUS ESPIRIT V8 830WHP! (Hesvid)

The good folks at Hesvid bring us more cool footage, this time of KRB's Lotus Esprit (1984 Tiga C2 Prototype chassis) race car. KRB built a 4.2L V8 Audi unit for this GT1 class racer and it's putting down some serious power.


Video courtesy of Hesvid.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Car Pron: Audi S1: Dawn of the Hyperhatch? (XCAR)

Our friends at XCAR bring us a look at the sport variant of the Audi A1, the S1. The rise of well-equipped sporty compact cars, in the US, has pleased the alien overlords here at ROTL and well-equipped and sporty sub-compact cars do, as well.


Video courtesy of XCAR.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Neo-Vintage: Porsche 924 Carrera GTS Club Sport (Autoblog)

Our friends at Autoblog bring us another classic car review. This time, the track-special of the predecessor to the more well known 944 Turbo, the Porsche 924 Carrera GTS Clubsport.


Video courtesy of Autoblog.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

What to watch this Weekend (Oct 31th - Nov 5th)

  • Formula 1 - US Grand Prix; from Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Practice 1. Friday @ 12:30pm - 2pm (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - US Grand Prix; from Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Practice 2. Friday @ 3pm - 4:30pm (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - US Grand Prix; from Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Qualifying. Saturday @ 1pm - 3:30pm (NBC(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - US Grand Prix; from Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Race. Sunday @ 3pm - 5:30pm (NBC(HD)) live 
  • Top Gear (UK). Mini-marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica (HD)) great replays 
  • Motorweek. Jaguar F-Type Coupe. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Size doesn't matter. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD)
  • Restoration Garage. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD)
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD)
We have a ton of US Grand Prix coverage this weekend on both NBCSN and NBC affiliates. We get two practice sessions to go along with qualifying and the GP on Sunday. To pick up where we left off, Lewis Hamilton is edging our Nico Rosberg in qualifying, for the past two races, and was also able to pull out the victory in both. This couldn't be more tight coming into this third to last race of the F1 Season, especially with the final race in Abu Dhabi being a double points event. While Ricciardo has been in the chase, he's slowly inching out of range as the RedBull chassis hasn't been as strong on the last two circuits. 

Hearts are still heavy in regards to Jules Bianchi who is still in stable but critical condition in Japan after his freakishly unfortunate accident during the final laps of the Suzuka race. The Marussia team unfortunately is so low on funds that they couldn't afford to bring their race car to the US Grand Prix. However, they plan on continuing defense of their 9th position in the Manufacturers Championship; this position could provide them much needed funding and hopefully keep their team employed.

The Driver's Championship lineup is as follows: Hamilton, Rosberg (-17), Ricciardo (-92), Bottas (-146), Vettel (-148). If you look closely you'll see that Alonso has fallen from the top 5 as he's fallen victim to some poor luck, including a DNF in Japan after his car failed him. In related news, the driver shuffling news has been pretty eyebrow raising -- Vettel is out at Red Bull (rumored heading to Ferrari like Shumi), looking for a new challenge much like Hamilton two years ago. Vettel has gone through 5 power units for the season, so he'll probably be starting from pit lane in Austin. Alonso's contract is up at Ferrari and he's looking for a seat; the rumor mill puts him at anywhere between McLaren and a possible Audi F1 return in 2016. Young Russian Daniil Kvyat replaces Seb, joining Ricciardo in 2015. While the cement is barely dry on the driver line ups, this weekend should be another great bout. Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of EVO.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Vintage Motorsport Pron: Group A BMW E30 M3 1986 (Hesvid)

The folks at Hesvid did us all a favor and got some serious footage of a documented 86' BMW factory Group A E30M3 race car, being put through its paces, at a track event in Norway. I need to get me one of dem' fresh dashes and those cup mirrors.


Video courtesy of Hesvid.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Enthusiast Topic: The Pagani Test Driver (Driven)

The team from Driven interview Pagani Test Driver, Davide Testi.


Video courtesy of Drive.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Neo-Vintage: The Mini Cooper Has Rockstar Status (Petrolicious)

Our friends at Petrolicious bring us a short on the owner of an imported 1971 Morris Mini, Sumner Norman. Much like folks who hot-rodded these, four decades ago, Sumner has modified his in a similar OEM+ manner.

Video courtesy of Petrolicious.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

What to watch this Weekend (Oct 27rd - Oct 29th)

  • Top Gear (UK). Mini-marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica (HD)) great replays
  • Motorweek. BMW X3. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Bitchin' Rides. Tuesday @ 9pm - 11pm (VelocityHD)
  • Classic Car Rescue. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD)
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of EVO.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Vintage Motorsport Pron: Amazing BMW M1 & Porsche 935 Ferrari 712 at the Spa Classic - CER Classic Endurance Racing (MPZRaceVideo)

The MPZ Race Video crew bring us some great footage from the 2011 Spa Classic. BMW batmobiles, 935s, Ferrari BB512's and much more. Turn up the volume.

Video courtesy of MPZRaceVideo.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Quick Vid: Volkswagen Golf GTE review (Autoblog)

The Autoblog crew from the Netherlands takes a look at the first of many plug-in hybrid super-economy models from VW. The Volkswagen Golf GTE is on this week's menu; hybrid drivetrain utilizing an 84kW electric motor, a 1.4L TSI and sporty appointments make this a fun daily benefiting from all electric drive, for up to 31 miles, and all the space you'd expect from a Golf.


Video courtesy of Autoblog.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Car Pron: Ferrari 458 Spider: Is This Awesome V8 The Last Of Its Kind? (XCAR)

Our friends at XCAR look at the Ferrari 458 Spyder and talk a bit of its lineage, going back to the mid-engined V6 Ferrari Dino. Naturally aspirated engines are going away in supercars, so hopefully this won't be the last. In the name of fuel consumption and emissions though, it's hard to say.


Video courtesy of XCAR.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

What to watch this Weekend (Oct 20th - Oct 22nd)

  • Top Gear (UK). Mini-marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica (HD)) great replays
  • Motorweek. Ferrari LaFerrari. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Two Wheelin' It. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Top Gear America. Appalachian Trail. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (HistoryChannel(HD)) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of EVO.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Car Pron: Aston Martin Vanquish review (Autoblog)

Our friends from Autoblog review the striking, V12 powered, Aston Martin Vanquish.

Video courtesy of Autoblog.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Current Events: Paris 2014: Best of the rest | evo MOTOR SHOWS (EVO)

Our friends at EVO bring us a showcase of the other, non-headliner, gems of the Paris Auto show.

Video courtesy of EVO.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Car Pron: Driving Manhattan Island in a Porsche 918 Spyder: Electric-Only (Driven)

Mike Spinelli of Driven takes a Porsche 918 Hybrid across Manhattan at night, in all electric mode, to test the claimed manufacturer all-electric driving range.


Video courtesy of Drive.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

What to watch this Weekend (Oct 10th - Oct 15th)

  • Formula 1 - Russian Grand Prix; from the Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. Practice. Friday @ 6am - 7:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Russian Grand Prix; from the Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. Qualifying. Saturday @ 7am - 8:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Monterey Motorsports Reunion. From August 2014 in Monterey, Ca. Saturday @ 10am - 11am (FS1(HD)) delayed airing from 8/14-8/17
  • Formula 1 - Russian Grand Prix; from the Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. Race. Sunday @ 6:30am - 9:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Top Gear (UK). Mini-marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica (HD)) great replays
  • Motorweek. Audi RS7. Tuesday @ 5:30pm - 6pm (VelocityHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Phoenix rising. Tuesday @ 8pm - 9pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Top Gear America. Weekend race cars. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (HistoryChannel(HD)) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of MotorTrend.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Car Pron: Alfa Romeo 4C: (Snake) One Take (TheSmokingTire)

Matt reviews out the new Alfa Romeo 4C on a quick trip down the twisty bits of Mulholland Highway.


Video courtesy of TheSmokingTire.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Vintage Motorsport Pron: Porsche 934.5 Spa Classic 2011 (JohnSeabrooke)

It's been some time since we had some Motorsport Pron to share and this does double duty as the vintage variety. Turn up the volume and enjoy this race between like Porsche 934.5's around the legendary Spa Francorchamps circuit.


Video hosting courtesy of JohnSeabrooke.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Current Events: Paris motor show 2014 report - Audi TT Sportback, Lamborghini Asterion, Volkswagen XL Sport (Autocar)

Our friends from Autocar visit this years Paris Motor Show to relay the highlights. The Lamborghini Miura inspired Asterion is quite the spicy meatball.


Video courtesy of Autocar.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

What to watch this Weekend (Oct 2nd - Oct 8th)

  • Pirelli World Challenge 2014. Tooele. Thursday @ 10:30am - 12:30am (MAVTV) replay
  • /Drive on NBC Sports. Pair of Ferrari's. Friday @ 12:30am - 1am (NBCSN(HD))
  • Formula 1 - Japanese Grand Prix; from the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan. Practice. Friday @ 1am - 2:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • WRC. Rally action from France. Friday @ 2pm - 3pm (MAVTV) live
  • Formula 1 - Japanese Grand Prix; from the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan. Qualifying. Saturday @ 1am - 2:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • WRC. Rally action from France. Saturday @ 6:30am - 7:30am (MAVTV) live
  • United Sports Car Championship. Petit Le Mans. From Road Atlanta. Saturday @ 3pm - 10pm (FS2(HD)) same-day delay 
  • Formula 1 - Japanese Grand Prix; from the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan. Race. Sunday @ 1am - 4am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • WRC. Rally action from France. Sunday @ 6am - 7am (MAVTV) live
  • Top Gear (UK). Mini-marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 12pm (BBCAmerica (HD)) great replays
  • Motorweek. Acura TLX. Tuesday @ 5:30pm - 6pm (VelocityHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Hunting for Healey. Tuesday @ 8pm - 9pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Top Gear America. Need for Speed. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (HistoryChannel(HD)) new
We have a quite a weekend ahead of us with the conclusion of the TUDOR USCC season with the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Unfortunately the race is on FS2, which isn't widespread in accessibility via cable providers. We also have live WRC action from France, new CCC and Top Gear America. Arguably the main event this weekend is F1 returning to Suzuka Circuit. For a quick recap of the last two races, Hams went from bad luck to two poles and two race wins back to back. The second pole was by a split-hairs margin of 0.007 seconds. Unbelievable. More unbelievable was the fact that Nico's bad luck has finally reared its head, with the car not even making it off the grid for the start of the race; he started from pit lane and a few laps later suffered a rather unsightly failure for Petrona's Mercedes. The RedBull boys drove their butts off and with the smoke cleared Hamilton is on top of the Driver's Championship for the first time all season, up by a mere 3 points on Nico and Ricciardo waiting in the wings just another 57 points back.

Suzuka is loved by the drivers for being a demanding technical track with great fans. This weekend should be great -- the first of only 5 races left. Until next week.

Video courtesy of EVO.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Track Pron: Ferrari 458 Challenge Evoluzione vs 458 Speciale on track (AutoExpress)

When you think of some of the better street cars built out there from companies specializing in motorsport, you have to ask yourself -- how close is the hardcore street car to the pure track version? We're going to answer that question regarding the Ferrari 458 Speciale, pitting it up against its half brother the Ferrari 458 Challenge Evoluzione.


Video courtesy of AutoExpress.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Quick Vid: Jaguar F-type coupé versus Porsche Cayman GTS (Autocar)

Steve from Autocar puts two very tasty sports coupes up against each other on their test track to see which one has the edge.


Video courtesy of Autocar.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Quick Vid: Porsche Boxster: three generations (Autoblog)

Our friends from Autoblog compare all three generations of the very capable Porsche Boxter.


Video courtesy of Autoblog.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

What to watch this Weekend (Sept 29th - Oct 1st)

  • Top Gear (UK). Mini-marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica (HD)) great replays
  • Motorweek. Camaro Z28. Tuesday @ 5:30pm - 6pm (VelocityHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. American All-Stars. Tuesday @ 8pm - 9pm (VelocityHD) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Autocar.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Neo-Vintage: Lancia 037 Group B Represents Last Era of Racing Romance (Petrolicious)

Our friends at Petrolicious bring us a shorty on the Lancia 037 Group B car. Rally cars on the street make us smile.


Video courtesy of Petrolicious.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Neo-Vintage: 1967 Volvo P1800 from The Saint (JayLenosGarage)

Jay Leno has a classic tv car in studio today -- the Volvo P1800 that Roger Moore (James Bond) drove in the 60's TV series The Saint.


Video courtesy of JayLenosGarage.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Neo-Vintage Feature: Ferrari F40: Analogue Animal (XCAR)

The crew from XCAR bring us a lovely short filim on the vaunted Ferrari F40.


Video courtesy of XCAR.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

What to watch this Weekend (Sept 19th - Sept 24th)

  • Formula 1 - Singapore Grand Prix; from the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore. Practice. Friday @ 9:30am - 11am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Singapore Grand Prix; from the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore. Qualifying. Saturday @ 9am - 10:30am (CNBC(HD)) live; replay at 12:30pm
  • United Sports Car Championship. From COTA in Austin, Tx. Saturday @ 12:30pm - 3:30pm (FS2(HD)) live
  • FIA World Endurance Championship. From COTA in Austin, Tx. Saturday @ 6pm - 12am (FS2(HD) live
  • Formula 1 - Singapore Grand Prix; from the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10:00am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Top Gear (UK). Mini-marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica (HD)) great replays
  • Motorweek. BMW i8. Tuesday @ 5:30pm - 6pm (VelocityHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. F is for Ferrari. Tuesday @ 8pm - 9pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Mini-marathon. Wednesday @ 4pm - 9pm (VelocityHD) replays
I'm on the road and haven't seen the last race yet, but will be doubling up this weekend on DVR. F1 under the lights in Singapore is always a sight to be hold. This weekend is much more than just an F1 weekend, however, COTA is hosting two great race events this Saturday; a TUDOR USCC race and a live 6hr FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) race a few hours later. Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Porsche.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Enthuiast Topic: Exploring South Africa's Mountain Passes in a BMW M235i (Driven)

JF Musial takes the new BMW M235i around South Africa's most scenic roads to hopefully find himself a great driving experience.


Video courtesy of Drive.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Enthusiast Topic: 2014 Mille Miglia: A Front Row Seat in a Jaguar F-Type R (XCAR)

The crew from XCAR check out this year's Mille Miglia tribute race through Italy. No vintage car being used for this adventure, but bucket list? Check.


Video courtesy of XCAR.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Neo-Vintage: Ferrari 250 GT Tour De France (CHOC)

Chris and Max from RM Auctions talk about the limited edition Ferrari 250 GT Tour De France, its history and take it for a test drive. Belissimo.


Video courtesy of Drive.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

What to watch this Weekend (Sept 12th - Sept 17th)

  • FIA Rallycross. Action from France. Friday @ 10:30 - 11:30am (beIN Sports) replay
  • Top Gear (UK). Marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 11pm (BBC America/BBC America HD) great replays
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 5:30pm - 6pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 8pm - 9pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 7pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) replays
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of EVO.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Automotive Topic: Renovo Coupe: America's First Electric Supercar (XCAR)

In this third day of electric car week, XCAR is back at it to brings us a look at a new Electric sportscar called the Renovo Coupe. Built on a Shelby chassis, designed after the legendary Shelby Daytona Coupe, I'm really looking forward to some on road reviews of this new vehicle.


Video courtesy of XCAR.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Quick Vid: Audi A3 e-tron review (Autoblog)

The gang from Autoblog review the new Audi A3 e-tron. Talk about complicated transmissions.


Video courtesy of Autoblog.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Automotive Topic: Tesla Model S, Fully Tuned: Saleen FourSixteen (XCAR)

American pony car tuner and car builder, Saleen, take their talents to the electric car market to get ahead of the curve they believe is around the corner. Out of all the pure electric car bases to start with, they chose wisely with the Tesla Model S. Let's take a look at the Saleen FourSixteen.


Video courtesy of XCAR.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

What to watch this Weekend (Sept 5th - Sept 10th)

  • Pirelli World Challenge 2014. Sonoma. Friday @ 12:30am - 2am (MAVTV) replay
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Italy; from Autodromo di Monza, Italy. Practice. Friday @ 8am - 9:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Italy; from Autodromo di Monza, Italy. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am - 9:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Italy; from Autodromo di Monza, Italy. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Top Gear (UK). Marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 11pm (BBC America/BBC America HD) great replay
  • Motorweek. 2015 Lamborghini Hurrican. Tuesday @ 8pm - 8:30pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Waynes Amelia Island Trip. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers - Trading Up. Season 2. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
The F1 season is in the final stretch and it's looking more and more likely Hams will not only need some misfortune to go Rosberg's way, but also some misfortune to go Ricciardo's way. Hamilton has another painful DNF, which to most onlookers at Spa, looked like Nico took him out of the race on the first lap after being bested on the start. Of course there's no telling whether a puncture will happen when a front wing touches another drivers tire and there have been plenty of Hamilton passes that have resulted in him touching other drivers with his front wing; the timing of it was horrible though and I believe that's where most of Nico's Spa podium boo birds were on about. While Hams is now 29 points back from Nico, Ricciardo took his third victory and has wedged himself securely in 3rd, 64 points behind Lewis. Vettel drove well enough in qualifying, but once again Ricciardo out raced him when it counted. Bottas continues to be consistent, putting himself on the podium in 3rd during this race, without a doubt taking the lead driver position in Williams over another sub-par drive from Massa. Lastly, Raikkonen looked the strongest in a Ferrari that he has all year.

Now that the smoke has cleared there are we seven races left. We have a double point final race at Abu Dhabi which could potentially put anyone in the top three on the driver's championship throne. Italy should be a wild one. Weather at Monza this time of year is usually mild and Ferrari is home to face the tifosi in person with all the hopes on Alonso and Raikkonen to make waves at home. Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of InfinitiRedBullRacing.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Car Pron: The Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 Revealed! (MotorTrend)

Jaguar takes the F-Type creates a throw back to its racing past. Let's take a look at the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 and in contrast its ancestral tree.

Video courtesy of MotorTrend.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Car Pron: Liberty walk LB Performance. Ferrari 458. Oakley Design (CrankAndPiston)

The crew at Crank and Piston bring us a short-film on Liberty walk's founder Kato-san and one of his latest builds, completed in Dubai; an Oakley Design Ferrari 458.


Video courtesy of CrankAndPiston.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Motorsport Pron: Porsche drivers old and new: Why Le Mans is important (XCAR)

XCAR interviews past and present Porsche race drivers to discuss why the brands participation in the Le Mans 24 Hour race is important to motorsport.

Video courtesy of XCAR.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

What to watch this Labor Day Weekend (Aug 28th - Sept 3rd)

  • IMSA United Sports Car Championship - From VIR in Alton, Virginia. Thursday @ 7am - 10am (FS1) replay
  • /Drive on NBC Sports. Drive it like you stole it. Thursday @ 11pm - 11:30pm (NBCSN(HD)) new
  • IndyCar Series - MavTV 500 at Fontana. Race. Saturday @ 9pm - 1am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Top Gear (UK). Marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 8am - 11pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) replays
  • Motorweek. Fiat 500L. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Wheeler Dealers - Trading Up. Season 2. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
Enjoy your labor day weekends.


Video courtesy of EVO.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Motorsport Pron: A Blind Crest and a 3 Story Drop: The Corkscrew at Laguna Seca - MOMO (Drive)

The crew at Drive take a look at one of the most world-reknowned corners in motorsport; the Laguna Seca corkscrew. Driving at Laguna Seca is on my bucket list.


Video courtesy of Drive.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Neo-Vintage: Porsche 356 Outlaw (Petrolicious)

Hotrodded classic Porsches are in fashion more than they've ever been, but they always were to those enthusiasts who have been around. This is the story of one of those enthusiasts and his 1955 Porsche 356; one Jack Griffin.

Video courtesy of Petrolicious.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Neo-Vintage: 1956 Maserati A6G-2000 Allemano (JayLenosGarage)

Jay interviews Jonathan Segal who's the owner of a magnificent, concurs winning, Maserati A6G-2000 Allemano. You can't deny genuine wire-mesh wheels and dark silver paint...and that noise.

Video courtesy of JayLenosGarage.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

What to watch this weekend (Aug 21st - Aug 27th)

  • /Drive on NBC Sports. Ferrari, Ferrari, Ferrari. Thursday @ 11pm - 11:30pm (NBCSN(HD))
  • /Drive on NBC Sports. Questionable road usage. Thursday @ 11pm - 11:30pm (NBCSN(HD))
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Belgium; from circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Practice. Friday @ 8am - 9:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Belgium; from circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am - 9:30am (CNBC(HD)) live; 12pm - 2pm (NBCSN(HD)) same-day delay
  • GP2. From circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Saturday @ 2pm - 3:30pm (NBCSN(HD)) same-day delay
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Belgium; from circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • IMSA United Sports Car Championship - From VIR in Alton, Virginia. Sunday @ 4pm - 7:30pm (FS1) live
  • Top Gear (UK). Marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) replays
  • Motorweek. BMW328d. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Wheeler Dealers - Trading Up. Season 2. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
We have some solid entertainment ahead as the Summer winds down. F1 one is back at the almost mythical Spa circuit after summer break. Speaking of breaks, when last we left off Hamilton was continuing to have some of the worst luck of his career, all in qualifying sessions. Fuel leak here, exploding brake disk there, rear end lock-up spin off here and there; but he's showing that he's one of the all time greats with his ability to work his way through the field and podium despite starting from the back of the field or even pit lane. Yes, he has a good car when it's not in a ball of flames but you still have to be able to take advantage of that car and exploit it. This season is all about those who are maximizing their opportunities -- Rosberg, Hams, Ricciardo and Bottas I believe are the highest in this list through this point of the season. Alonso isn't too far behind this group as he's making his Ferrari do more than it ever could otherwise. Then you have those drivers with the worst of fortunes and we have to think of Massa, Maldonado (he's not great but definitely unlucky), Hulkenberg and Hamilton (again). With the smoke clearing, the current standings are as follows: Rosberg, Hamilton (-11), Ricciardo (-71), Alonso (-87) and Bottas (-107).

This weekend should be exciting; teams are all back with improvements on the car for the very demanding Spa track and there is plenty to fight for, from the Driver's Championship to runners up in the Manufacturers Championship to driver seats for 2015. See you all next week.

Video hosting courtesy of John Cash.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Neo-Vintage: Classic Cobra Strikes Monterey! (MotorTrend)

Arthur St. Antoine, of MotorTrend fame, takes a flawless Factory Five Racing Cobra 427 replica from Tacoma, Washington to Pebble Beach, California.


Video courtesy of MotorTrend.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Motorsport Topic: The Godfather of Formula 1: The Gordon Bennett Story (XCAR)

XCAR bring us another great short film on the origins of what's now called Formula 1 and one Gordon Bennett. Specifically the circuit that Gordon was responsible for, in Ireland, and the organized racing that took place in the very early 1900s. Think about this; ~60mph, open cockpit, no seatbelt (you were better off without one) hail pelting you from the skies, terrible brakes and skinny white tires. Motorsport was hairy from the very start.


Video courtesy of XCAR.

Monday, August 18, 2014

For the love of P: Porsche 959: Posterchild of the Supercar Renaissance (XCAR)

The crew from XCAR bring us a great shortfilm on the history of the legendary Porsche 959. Talk about ahead of its time.


Video courtesy of XCAR.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

What to watch this Weekend (Aug 18th - Aug 20th)

  • Top Gear (UK). Marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) replays
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Wheeler Dealers - Trading Up. Season 2. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
 Enjoy your weekends and some Thursday car pron.

Video courtesy of EVO.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Car Pron: Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 tested (Autocar)

Aston Martin has one more unique version of the V8 Vantage, but is it special?


Video courtesy of Autocar.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Neo-Vintage: The Ferrari 330 P4 is One Sexy Beast (Petrolicious)

Petrolicious bring us another outstanding piece, this time covering a 1967 Ferrari 330 P4. It's hard to argue with the fact that Ferrari's were never better looking than they were in the 60's.


Video courtesy of Petrolicious.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

What to watch this Weekend (Aug 10th - Aug 13th)

  • IMSA United Sports Car Championship - From Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Sunday @ 6:30pm - 9:30pm (FS1) same-day delayed airing
  • Top Gear (UK). Marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) replays
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Wheeler Dealers - Trading Up. Season 2. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
 Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Audi Deustcheland.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Current Events: Radical new BMW i8 hybrid sports car driven (Autocar)

Steve has a go in BMW's all new i8 hybrid. I was able to see one of these things up close and in the flesh this past weekend at Bimmerfest East and I must say it's pretty damn cool. It also has great sound track for merely having three cylinders.


Video courtesy of Autocar.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Automotive Topic: Jaguar: From C-Type to F-Type (XCAR)

The crew from XCAR bring us a historical look at the sports cars of Jaguar over the past 60+ years.


Video courtesy of XCAR.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Car Pron: 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C: The Most Affordable Supercar! (MotorTrend)

Carlos Lago shakes down the Alfa Romeo 4C now that it's finally made it to the States. I'm really digging this thing as a Lotus (Exige S) alternative.


Video courtesy of MotorTrend.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

What to watch this Weekend (July 31st - Aug 6th)

  • WRC. 2014 Rally action from Finland. Thursday @ 1:30pm - 2pm (MAVTV) live
  • /Drive on NBC Sports. F1 at Silverstone. Thursday @ 11pm - 11:30pm (NBCSN(HD))
  • WRC. 2014 Rally action from Finland. Saturday @ 1:30pm - 2:30pm (MAVTV) live
  • IndyCar Series - Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Race. Sunday @ 3pm - 6pm (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Top Gear (UK). Marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) replays
  • Motorweek. 2014 Fiesta ST. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Wheeler Dealers - Trading Up. Season 2. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
Plenty of solid programming ahead. Also, Bimmerfest East is this Saturday at Ripken Stadium in Maryland. Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of CarAndDriver.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Car Pron: Porsche 918 Spyder review + Weissach package (Autoblog)

The folks from Autoblog bring take a look at the almost mythical Porsche 918 Spyder, equipped with the Weissach package which makes the base car a bit faster and more economical. In the grand scheme of things if you're going to buy one, why not.

Video courtesy of Autoblog.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Neo-Vintage Feature: Ferrari F40 and The Man Who Raced It: People and Cars (XCAR)

The crew at XCAR bring us an outstanding feature on John Pogson. John found himself in the seat of one of Ferrari's greats, for more than one race event, and was able to snag quite a few checkered flags along the way.

Video courtesy of XCAR.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Car Pron: Petrol BMW M3 vs diesel Alpina D3 - fast saloon showdown (Autocar)

Diesel vs Petrol showdown in the land of BMW 3 Series; the F80 M3 goes up against the Alpina D3 -- a twin turbo diesel variant of the BMW 335d. I think Steve got the verdict correct.

Video courtesy of Autocar.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

What to watch this Weekend (July 25th - July 30th)

  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Hungary; from the Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. Practice. Friday @ 12pm - 1:30pm (NBCSN(HD)) delayed airing from 8am
  • IMSA United Sports Car Championship - From Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Friday @ 5:30pm - 8pm (FS1) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Hungary; from the Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am - 9:30am (CNBC(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Hungary; from the Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10:30am (CNBC(HD)) live - replay Sunday @ 2pm (NBCSN)
  • Top Gear (UK). Marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 10pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) replays
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Wayne's Amelia Island Trip. Monday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Motorweek. 2014 MINI Cooper. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Wheeler Dealers. Maserati 3200 GT. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD)
Another great weekend ahead folks; a second straight week of F1 action, this time at the Hungaroring. We also have TUDOR USCC action from Indianapolis on Friday night. F1 recap next week, folks.

Video courtesy of Goodwood Road & Racing.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Quick Vid: 2014 Jaguar F-Type V6 S vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG (MotorTrend)

Our friends at MotorTrend bring us a lovely drop top shootout, between the Jaguar F-Type V6 S and the Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG.


Video courtesy of MotorTrend.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Quick Vid: 2015 MINI Cooper S: Is It Better Than The Ford Fiesta ST? (XCAR)

The crew from XCAR check out the Mk3 MINI Cooper S and see if it's as good as its competitors.


Video courtesy of XCAR.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Car Pron: Ferrari's 597bhp 458 Speciale driven to the limit on track (Autocar)

Autocar brings us the fast version of the Ferrari 458. Speciale, anyone?


Video courtesy of Autocar.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

What to watch this Weekend (July 17th - July 23rd)

  • FIA World Rallycross Championship. Belgium. Thursday @ 9pm - 11pm (beIN Sports)
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Germany; from the Hockenheimring in Hockenheim, Germany. Practice. Friday @ 2:30pm - 4pm (NBCSN(HD)) 
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Germany; from the Hockenheimring in Hockenheim, Germany. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am - 9:30am (CNBC(HD)) live
  • IndyCar Series - Honda Indy Toronto. Race on the streets of Toronto, Canada. Race #1. Saturday @ 3pm - 6pm (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Germany; from the Hockenheimring in Hockenheim, Germany. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10am (CNBC(HD)) live
  • IndyCar Series - Honda Indy Toronto. Race on the streets of Toronto, Canada. Race #2. Sunday @ 3pm - 6pm (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Top Gear (UK). Marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) replays
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replays
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 9pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) replays
Solid weekend ahead folks; sunny weather here in the Mid-Atlantic, IndyCar street race in Canada and F1 returns to Germany. I won't spend a ton of time here on the recap, but what a race at Silverstone. Last year we saw tires exploding, but this year we saw Hams taking the checkered flag, starting from 10th after a disastrous qualifying misjudgment, after Nico Rosberg got his first taste of reliability issues with the Petronas Mercedes chassis. The armor of the Mercedes has seen its share of chinks in the last few races and with the smoke cleared in the final half of the season Hamilton is now 4 points behind in the Drivers championship instead of about 30. In other news Bottas is looking pretty legit in that Williams chassis, taking second place. Ol' Ricciardo shows he's as scrappy as ever, looking like 2013's Alonso in some ways; car that's not as good, but pretty good and drivin' the damn wheels off it to finish as best as possible...consistently. Ricciardo is third in the championship thus far and Alonso finished 3rd in 2013. Kimi Raikkonen got in a terrible accident that collected Massa, but he only injured his ankle despite the spectacular collision into the wall after destroying the rear end on a walkway.

Germany should be fantastic. The pressure is as high as ever and the Hockenheimring is ready for action. See y'all next week.

Video courtesy of Goodwood Road & Racing.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Car Pron: Koenigsegg Agera One:1 driven on track - World exclusive first drive at Goodwood!!! (Goodwood)

Along with many other amazing automobiles showcased at this years' 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK, the new Koenigsegg Agera One:1 was driven there.


Video courtesy of GoodwoodTV.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Neo-Vintage: Porsche 911S 2.4 Targa - Classic review (Autoblog)

Our Deutsche friends do another classic car review, which we enjoy quite a bit. This time around we check out one of the highest spec'd 911's of its time, the 1972 911S 2.4 Targa.


Video courtesy of Autoblog.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Car Pron: Battle of the Porsche 911 Turbo cabriolets: new 991 vs classic 930 Flatnose (Autocar)

Steve and the gang from Autocar compare the latest 911 (991) Turbo cab against the 911 (930) slant-nosed Turbo.


Video courtesy of Autocar.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

What to watch this Weekend (July 11th - July 16th)

  • FIA World Rallycross Championship. Portugal. Friday @ 1:30pm - 3:30pm (beIN Sports)
  • United Sports Car Championship. Mobil1 Sportscar Grand Prix. From Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. Sunday @ 2pm - 5pm (FS1(HD)) live
  • Top Gear (UK). Marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) replays
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 9pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) replays
 Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Goodwood Racing & Speed.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Car Pron: 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari: The Prancing Horse to Rule Them All! (MotorTrend)

Carlos Lago of Motor Trend fame brings us a look at Ferrari's take on the hybrid hypercar; the all new LaFerrari.

Video courtesy of MotorTrend.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Enthusiast Topic: James Glickenhaus Garage, P4/5 Competizione (FastLaneDaily)

The crew at Fast Lane Daily interview investment juggernaut and car collector, James Glickenhaus, about his collection, love of cars, current builds and his next project. The story of the P4/5 Competizione is incredible, but this new production car he's cooking up sounds great. I surely hope there's a relevant viewing solution in the US for the Nürburgring24 in 2015; NBCSN, beIN Sports, CBSSN?

Video courtesy of FastLaneDaily.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Vintage Motorsport Pron: Ferrari 312PB Ends an Era With a Bang (Petrolicious)

The fine folks at Petrolicious brings us a very special piece on an old Ferrari race car, the 1972 312P(B). This race car, now owned by Steve Read, was Ferrari's swan song of sports car racing -- the last dedicated sports prototype race car that Ferrari ever made, albeit very successful, was followed by a cloud of reliability issues. Steve, however, decided to take on these challenges to own this very famous race car and compete with it in vintage races to this day.

Video courtesy of Petrolicious.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

What to watch this Independence Day Weekend (July 4th - July 9th)

  • Formula 1 - British Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. Practice (1). Friday @ 9am - 10:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • 1. The Formula 1 Documentary. Friday 10:30am - 1pm (NBCSN(HD)) 
  • DTM. Oschersleben and Norisring. Friday @ 12pm - 4pm (CBSSN(HD))
  • Pirelli World Challenge 2014. Elhart Lake. Friday @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm (NBCSN(HD)) delayed airing from 6/19-6/21
  • Formula 1 - British Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am - 9:30am (CNBC(HD)) live; replay at 2pm on NBCSN
  • Pirelli World Challenge 2014. Detroit. Saturday @ 8am - 9am (MAVTV) replay
  • Monaco Historic Races. 2014. Saturday @ 3pm - 4pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Formula 1 - British Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 11am (CNBC(HD)) live; replay @ 5pm on NBCSN
  • Top Gear (UK). Mini-marathon of past seasons. Monday @ 4pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) great replays
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Top Gear (US). Season 5 Ep 6. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (HistoryChannel(HD)) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 8pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) replays
Great weekend ahead folks, plenty of special events floating around so get your DVR's queued up. F1 action in Austria was solid, with Massa getting his first pole position in years, Bottas taking second spot, Red Bull looking rough in qualifying, Hamilton qualifying 10th and Williams showing serious pace to the rest of the paddock. Hams raced his ass off and finished second, Bottas got the first podium of his career, Massa just missed out in 4th and it appears Rosberg's adjustments to the Petronas chassis is the difference between him and Hamilton at this point; he takes another victory to answer Lewis's four straight wins earlier in the season and his drivers championship lead is bigger than ever. This weekend in Silverstone should be solid. 

Merrica'. Be safe out there guys and girls -- don't fall for those pesky speed traps.

Video courtesy of XCAR.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Car Pron: DINAN's 450 HP BMW S3R 1M Coupe: Too Fast for Public Consumption? (TheSmokingTire)

Matt Farah plays with Steve Dinan's personal toy; the S3R 1M Coupe, bringing a square 450hp/450tq to this short wheelbase classic. What's all this talk about it being too fast?

Video courtesy of TheSmokingTire.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Motorsport Pron: Hardcore Lotus GT4 racer tested to the limit on track (Autocar)

Steve Sutcliff plays with a Lotus Evora GT4 race car on the track. Gotta love the sound of sequential gearboxes with straight cut gears.


Video courtesy of Autocar.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Car Pron: BMW M4: Legend Reborn (XCAR)

The crew from XCAR bring us a look at the BMW M3's all-new two door coupe replacement, the M4.

Video courtesy of XCAR.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

What to watch this Weekend (June 26 - July 2nd)

  • FIA World Rallycross Championship. Norway. Thursday @ 1:30pm - 3:30pm (beIn Sports)
  • WRC. 2014 Rally action from Poland. Friday @ 9am - 10am (MAVTV) delayed airing 6/26
  • WRC. 2014 Rally action from Poland. Saturday @ 8am - 9am (MAVTV) live
  • United Sports Car Championship. Six hours of the Glen. From Watkins Glen International Raceway in New York. Sunday @ 11am - 5:30pm (FS1(HD)) live
  • Top Gear (UK). Marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) replays
  • Motorweek. 2015 Audi A3 & 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Top Gear (US). Season 5 Ep 5. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (HistoryChannel(HD)) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 9pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) replays
 Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Autocar.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Track Pron: Can Porsche's 911 Turbo S outrun a Formula 4 car? (Autocar)

The Autocar UK folks bring us a pretty interesting matchup. The very capable 991 Turbo S vs. a Formula 4 race car.


Video courtesy of Autocar.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Car Pron Feature: Magnus Walker | Outlaw Fever (RoadsAndRides)

The crew at Roads and Rides brings us a short film featuring Magnus Walker enjoying a set of his new 1552 Design collaborated 52outlaw wheels in the streets of Los Angeles.

Video courtesy of RoadsAndRides.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

What to watch this Weekend (June 20th - June 25th)

  • Formula 1 - Austrian Grand Prix; from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Practice. Friday @ 8am - 9:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live; replay @ 10:30pm
  • Formula 1 - Austrian Grand Prix; from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am - 9:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Austrian Grand Prix; from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Top Gear (UK). Marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) replays
  • Motorweek. 2015 Lamborghini Hurican. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Top Gear (US). Season 5 Ep 4. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (HistoryChannel(HD)) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Range Rover Mk3. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
After last weekend's action it'll be hard for this first weekend of Summer to compete, but with the return of F1 to Austria we may be right on target to do so. Last we left off Hamilton and Rosberg entered round 7 of their heavywieght bout for the Driver's championship. Unfortunately things didn't work out as planned for either one of them; more so on Hams' side of things. Hamilton had another goose egg DNF to close the loop on his first race of the year, but he was out qualified before the race began. Rosberg was riding on a wave of momentum since the controversial pole position earned in Monaco, but when the race shook out the pace dropped off and redbull look as fast as the ever had all year. The mechanical trouble that affected both Petronas Mercedes AMG cars ended up affecting Lewis worse as he was using his brakes in a manner that exacerbated the problem with the Mercedes power unit at Montreal's heavy brake-zoned circuit. Rosberg's power loss left him vulnerable to Ricciardo's advances. Rosberg didn't lose so much that he wasn't on the second step of the podium, but much to the fans delight Daniel Ricciardo got his first career F1 victory. Vettel took the third spot. This was Renault's first victory of the year and broke a 6 race front row lockout and victory streak that Mercedes was trying to extend throughout the season. 

Massa clipped Perez on the last lap while trying to make a move which lead to a brutal impact into the tire barriers for both cars, the worst going Massa's way. Massa is accusing Perez of giving him a defensive tire rather than allowing the pass he was attempting, while Perez was in a steady decline in pace with waning tires; Massa had 10 lap newer tires than the entire field ahead of him at the time. There were many DNF's forced by Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, which opened higher finishing positions up to those who hadn't been so fortunate previously; Jenson Button finished in 4th.

This years' F1 action continues in Austria this weekend for the first time since 2003. Back then, the recently recovering Michael Schumacher was the reigning King. Rosberg is sitting on a comfortable lead, 22pts to be exact, and Hams needs Rosberg to have a sprinkling of his bad luck to cut the gap. Red Bull is starting to hit their stride and the battle for the remaining points positions is more heated than ever. Ricciardo looks like he's for real and I'm sure he wants another taste of champagne. Tune in on Sunday for the action and enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of FOM and hosted by kimigreece.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Quick Vid: Volkswagen Golf GTI vs Golf GTI Performance Pack: are the upgrades worth it? (AutoExpress)

The gang at AutoExpress take a look at the optional performance pack on the new Mk7 GTI, and see how worthy it is of your money. The Mk7 GTI is making its debut in the US this month and with all the trimmings it can set you back around $35k. I'm strongly considering a Mk7 GTI to replace my Mazda as a more fun daily driver that can get similar (close) mpg on the highway. Due to the value involved I'll most likely go with a stock GTI with very few options.


Video courtesy of AutoExpress.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Track Pron: Nissan GT-R vs Jaguar F-type R coupe: time trial contest (Autocar)

Steve puts the Jaguar F-Type V8S coupe up against the benchmark, the Nissan GT-R, for a bit of a time trial on their closed course.


Video courtesy of Autocar.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Motorsport Topic: Porsche at Le Mans: The Definitive History (XCAR)

With this weekends 24h at Le Mans now completed, what better way to keep that endurance racing magic alive than looking at everything Porsche has done before this years return, in the 919 Hybrid.


Video courtesy of XCAR.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

What to watch this 24hr of Le Mans Weekend (June 12th - June 18th)

  • Drivers Seat. F1. Thursday 4:30am - 5am (MAVTV)
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans - 82nd running of the legendary race for the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. Live from Le Mans, France. Saturday @ 8:30am - 4pm (FS1(HD)), 4pm - 5pm (FS2(HD)), 6:30pm - 1am (FS2(HD)), 1am - 7am (FS1(HD)) and Sunday 7:30am - 9:30am {Race Finish} (FS2(HD)) live
  • Top Gear (UK). Marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) replays
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Top Gear (US). 80's power. Season 5 Ep 3. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (HistoryChannel(HD)) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 11pm - 12am (VelocityHD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Chevrolet Camaro. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD)
It's that time of year again, time for the crown jewel of endurance racing events. This weekend is the 82nd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. As usual it starts on Saturday morning at 8:30am EST, airing live on FS1. The LMP1 field has gone from Audi vs. Toyota to a three way battle, two-thirds of which is a VW Group battle royal between Audi and Porsche. Not only will there be great racing for 24hrs straight, the weather should be solid too. Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of TheAutoChannel.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Neo-Vintage: Mille Miglia 2014 (JayLenosGarage)

Jay Leno and Ian Callum participate in the 2014 Mille Miglia tribute rally, in his 1951 Jaguar XK120. Talk about bucket list events.

Video courtesy of JayLenosGarage.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Neo-Vintage: This 1973 Porsche 2.7 Carrera RS Is a Race Car for the Street (Petrolicious)

Our friends at Petrolicious bring us a short film on the owner of a 1973 Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera RS. If there ever was a car that an enthusiast should keep stock to enjoy as it sits, this is one of them.


Video courtesy of Petrolicious.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Neo-Vintage: Pantera: Restore or Pro-Tour (TheSmokingTire)

DeTomaso Pantera's have always been an enthusiasts favorite; the combination of a reliable American V8 and Italian chassis is just about the best of both worlds. This segment highlights two Pantera's, one of which is a SEMA special build by the well known Ring Brothers and the other is a nut and bolt restoration of an original with no modifications. Which would you choose?

Video courtesy of TheSmokingTire.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014

What to watch this Weekend (June 5th - June 11th)

  • Isle of Man TT. 2014 side-car action from the Isle. Thursday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Formula 1 - Canadian Grand Prix; from Gilles Villeneuve Circuit in Montreal, Canada. Practice. Friday @ 2pm - 3:30pm (NBCSN(HD)) live; replay Sat @ 12:30am
  • Isle of Man TT. 2014 Senior race action from the Isle. Friday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Formula 1 - Canadian Grand Prix; from Gilles Villeneuve Circuit in Montreal, Canada. Qualifying. Saturday @ 1pm - 2:30pm (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Canadian Grand Prix; from Gilles Villeneuve Circuit in Montreal, Canada. Pre-Race, Sunday @ 1pm - 1:30pm (NBCSN(HD)). Race, Sunday @ 1:30pm - 4:30pm (NBC(HD)) live
  • Top Gear (UK). Marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) replays
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Top Gear (US). Desert Trailblazers. Season 5 Ep 2. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (HistoryChannel(HD)) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Ford Fiesta XR2. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD)
We have a solid weekend ahead with more Isle of Man TT action, new Top Gear America, the regulars and F1 returns to Canada. I've been burning it at both ends so I won't get to much into it the recap this time around, but the controversy around Monaco was Nico winning for a second year straight all seemingly due to an off during Q3 which kept Hams from having a go at besting Nico's time. While pole definitely improves your chances of winning Monaco tremendously, Hams was definitely slower than Nico over the entire race and had to fend off young Ricciardo through the checkered flag. Nico squeaks back into the Driver's Championship lead and Montreal will surely continue the inter-team battle of Mercedes AMG domination. The current standings are as follows: Rosberg, Hamilton (-4), Alonso (-61), Ricciardo (-68), Hulkenburg (-75). If you're paying attention you've noticed that despite his strong drives as of late, Vettel is no longer in the top five. Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Top Gear.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Automotive Topic: The Man Behind the 270mph Venom GT (Afterdrive)

Mike Spinelli interviews John Hennessy of world-known Hennessy Performance. They talk Venom GT and getting it up to 270mph on NASA property. Yes, 270mph. Murrica'.

Video courtesy of Drive.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Quick Vid: Volvo V60 Polestar review (Autoblogger)

The crew from Autoblog.nl bring us a review of a car I really hope hits the states, but probably won't -- the new V70 Polestar. Pretty slick little package.

Video courtesy of Autoblog.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Neo-Vintage: The M1 Is BMW's Solitary Supercar (Petrolicious)

The fine folks from Petrolicious share a short film on the only Supercar BMW ever produced; and they didn't even design it from the ground up. This M1's owner, Mike Ura, is not only an M1 lover, but a BMW enthusiast to the core.

Video courtesy of Petrolicious.