Thursday, December 29, 2016

What to watch this New Years Weekend (Dec 29th - Jan 4th)

  • The Grand Tour. Episode 7. Friday (Amazon Prime) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) 
Enjoy your New Years Weekends and be safe on the road out there.


Video courtesy of effspot.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Automotive Workshop: The Thing About Brakes Is THIS -- /ENGINEERED (Drive)

On this episode of Engineered, we look at automotive brakes with Tyler Hauptman of Stop Tech.


Video courtesy of Drive.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

What to watch this X-Mas Weekend (Dec 23rd - Dec 28th)

  • The Grand Tour. Episode 6. Friday (Amazon Prime) new
  • V8 Supercars. 2016 Year in review. Sunday @ 5pm - 7pm (CBSSN(HD)) 
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD)
Enjoy your holiday weekends and drive safe out there.


Video courtesy of Porsche

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Neo-Vintage Feature: Dominick's European Car Repair Is A Living Legacy (Petrolicious)

This short film surrounds the history of a renowned classic car repair shop in New York.


Video courtesy of Petrolicious.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

What to watch this Weekend (Dec 16th - Dec 21st)

  • The Grand Tour. Episode 5. Friday (Amazon Prime) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD)
Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of Porsche.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Orbital Dreams: Best Way to Restore Rims & Winter Prep (AMMONYC)

Larry shares his Winter preparation and wheel restoration techniques. Grab a snack.


Video courtesy of AMMONYC.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Track Pron: Porsche Cayman GT4 And GT4 Clubsport (DRIVEN)

The AJ and Matt compare the Porsche Cayman GT4 to it's race car cousin the GT4 Clubsport.


Video courtesy of Drive.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

What to watch this Weekend (Dec 9th - Dec 14th)

  • The Grand Tour. Episode 4. Friday (Amazon Prime) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD)
Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of Autogefühl.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Neo-Motorsport Pron: Porsche GT3 Cup Car At Targa New Zealand -- /MY LIFE AS A RALLYIST (DRIVE)

This segment of Drive's 'My Life of a Rallyist' series brings us to Targa New Zealand where Ryan follows a few of his friends participating in the race.


Video courtesy of Drive.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

What to watch this Weekend (Dec 2nd - Dec 7th)

  • The Grand Tour. Episode 3. Friday (Amazon Prime) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of MrJWW.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016

What to watch this F1 finale and Thanksgiving Weekend (Nov 25th - Nov 30th)

  • The Grand Tour. Episode 2. Friday (Amazon Prime) new
  •  Formula 1 - Abu Dhabi Gran Prix; from the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi in UAE. Practice. Friday @ 8am- 9:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Abu Dhabi Gran Prix; from the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi in UAE. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am- 9:30am (CNBC(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Abu Dhabi Gran Prix; from the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi in UAE. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 11am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Wheeler Dealers. Porsche 924. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) 

After quite the roller coast we've arrived at the last race of the 2016 F1 season. Rosberg is looking to claim his first Driver's Championship, Hamilton is looking to play spoiler like he did for his first Driver's Championship. He's done all that he can do, starting from the US GP where he's taken pole and the checkered flag for three races in a row. He's now down by 12 points so he'll not only need to win, but Rosberg will need to finish 4th or lower. On the converse Rosberg has plenty of ways he can clench; if he were so incline to pull a Senna on Prost (please don't) he could win with a double DNF. Rosberg won most of these races that Hams has won at the end of the season, last year, so he knows what to do at Yas Marina. Hamilton has been super focused and has answered every threat Rosberg has thrown at him over the past few weeks and has sorted out his GP starting woes. In other news Gutierrez may be without a ride next year so he'll be trying to put his best foot forward. Massa will driving for the final time before retiring from the sport, and Jenson Button will be stepping away from the drivers seat next season so the jury is still out on whether or not he'll return in a future season like he currently states. Hulkenburg will drive his Force India for the last time before moving on to Renault. There will be fireworks in Abu Dhabi no matter what happens, should be a great one and should cleanse the palette from the rain-soaked cluster that was most of the Brazilian Grand Prix (before Verstappen made the field overtaking run of legends to finish 3rd).

Enjoy your weekends with family and be safe out there.


Video courtesy of Porsche.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Automotive Workshop: 248 MPH Without A Gearbox: Direct Drive -- /Inside Koenigssegg (Drive)

The Inside Koenigsegg series continues with Christian talking through the transmission of the all new Regera hybrid hyper car.


Video courtesy of Drive.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Enthusiast Topic: The Best Sports Cars Tested | Britain's Best Driver's Car 2016 | The Grand Finale (Autocar)

Autocar brings us their 2016 best drivers car shootout finale. They had a number of individual videos breaking down each car, check out the list here in the expanded video description.

Video courtesy of Autocar.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

What to watch this Weekend (Nov 18th - Nov 23rd)

  • The Grand Tour. Premier episode of Season 1. Friday (Amazon Prime) new
  • FIA WRC. Australia. Friday @ 2:30am - 3:30am (MAVTV) live
  • FIA WEC. Bahrain. Saturday @ 8am - 9am (FS1(HD))
  • FIA WRC. Austrialia. Saturday @ 9pm - 10pm (MAVTV) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay 
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) 
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
Enjoy your weekends. 


Video courtesy of TheSmokingTire.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Current Events: Porsche Soundnacht 2016 (Porsche)

Porsche's Sound Nacht returns in 2016 with the best motorsport soundtracks created to date.


Video courtesy of Porsche.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Current Events: New 2017 Volkswagen Golf revealed – the most hi-tech hatch? (Carwow) (VR6 Turbo)

Check out these tech updates due on next year's VW Golf line up; it appears like we'll get all of these goodies in the states and I'm most looking forward to the new LEDs. Getting all the engine options will be nice, too, but I think I'll be hunting down that performance pack GTI in a year or so. Short vid first and a full presentation second.


Video courtesy of Carwow.

Video hosting courtesy of VR6Turbo.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016

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

  • Formula 1 - Brazilian Grand Prix; from Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace-Interlagos, San Paolo, Brazil. Practice #1. Friday @ 11am - 12:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Brazilian Grand Prix; from Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace-Interlagos, San Paolo, Brazil. Qualifying. Saturday @ 11am - 12:30pm (CNBC(HD)) live; replay @ 6:30pm
  • Formula 1 - Brazilian Grand Prix; from Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace-Interlagos, San Paolo, Brazil.  Race. Sunday @ 10:30am - 1pm (NBCSN(HD)) live; replay Sunday @ 7:30pm 
  • V8 Supercars. Goldcoast 600. Sunday @ 5pm - 6pm (CBSSN) delayed airing from 10/23
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay 
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) 
  • Garage Squad. Wednesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD)
The last few races of the season have been crazy, with Hams figuring out his launch method and taking Pole to Checkered flag twice, but Mexico was crazy for more reasons than the Driver's Championship. Controversy abounded, with Vettel chasing down Verstappen late in the race with fresher tires; Verstappen locked up and went through the grass, after the ultra high speed ending turn 1, exiting ahead of Vettel out of the grass and not yeilding the spot despite most folks on the wall thinking he gained an advantage. The Verstappen stayed in front of Vettel and had too much pace for Vettel to get by, and Ricciardo caught up to Vettel in the melee but was unable to make the move stick. Getting back to the Verstappen course cut, there wasn't an announcement from the stewards until another lap went by and it stated that they would figure it out after the race concluded, which didn't make a lot of sense. Scuderia pit wall was livid, only superseded by Vettel cursing FIA Director Charlie Whiting, also cursing Verstappen and everyone else involved. The top three finishers, Hams, Rosberg and Verstappen all park and go into the waiting room and suddenly the stewards announce that Verstappen was assessed a 5sec penalty which effectively moved him from 3rd to 5th because of the Red Bull sammich Vettel was in at the finish. Then the cameras shift and through the crowd of fans in front of the podium comes Vettel, escorted by his entire team, while Verstappen gets the news and is asked to leave by the FIA official. Then after the race and interviews were long over, the stewards decided on a 10sec penalty for Vettel for driving erratically in defense of Ricciardo's advances, resulting of Max running slower than Vettel but doing his best to maintain position. This pushed Ricciardo into 3rd for the race. Seems odd because Verstappen is the one who put Vettel in that position, but in the end Verstappen finished ahead of Vettel, in 4th. Possibly the most eventful and colorful race of this season; radio sound bites for days.

With the smoke cleared after the checkered flag the current Driver's standings are as follows: Rosberg, Hamilton (-19), Ricciardo (-107), Vettel (-162), Raikkonen (-171), Verstappen (-172). Brazil should be another tight battle; there's just about no way to pass an evenly matched car at Interlagos, which if you remember last year is what kept Hamilton from getting past Nico in the final laps. If Rosberg keeps coming in second with Hams winning he'll still win the championship by 5pts; he'll need Red Bull to bring it in the last two races after he gets out to the lead. Qualy will be a big deal in Brazil.
Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of Gommeblog.it

Monday, November 7, 2016

Car Pron Feature: BMW Films: The Escape (BMW)

After all these years, BMW has reintroduced BMW Films to showcase their latest models. This short film is called The Escape and features the all new BMW 5-Series (G30) sedan and Clive Owen.


Video courtesy of BMWUSA.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

What to watch this Weekend (Nov 5th - Nov 9th)

  • FIA WEC. Shanghai. Saturday @ 11pm - 2am (FS2(HD))
  • FIA WEC. Shanghai. Sunday @  2am - 5am (FS1(HD))
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay 
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) 
  • Garage Squad. Wednesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new  
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of TheGetawayer.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Motorsport Pron: BMW M6 GT3 Racecar and Turner Tuned M6 (TUNED)

Matt checks out two of Turner Motorsports massaged BMW M6's; the M6 GT3 Racecar and their tuned street M6.


Video courtesy of Drive.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016

What to watch this Weekend (Oct 28th - Nov 2nd)

  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Mexico; from Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, Mexico. Practice. Friday @ 1pm - 2:30pm (NBCSN(HD)) delayed airing; replay @ 11:30pm
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Mexico; from Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, Mexico. Qualifying. Saturday @  2pm - 4pm (CNBC(HD)) live
  • FIA WRC. Wales. Saturday @ 6am - 7am (MAVTV(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Mexico; from Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, Mexico. Race. Sunday @ 1:30pm - 4:30pm (NBC(HD)) live; replay @ 7:30pm on NBCSN
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay 
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) 
  • Garage Squad. Wednesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new 
Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of BMW.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Car Pron: Aston V12 Vantage S vs Porsche 911 R - Chris Harris Drives (TopGear)

Chris plays with two the best all-motor manual transmission sports cars on the planet; the future classic Porsche (991) 911R and the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S.


Video courtesy of TopGear.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Orbital Dreams: Most Common Detailing Mistake (AMMONYC)

Larry shares key professional tips on assessing a car for a detail.


Video courtesy of AMMONYC.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

What to watch this Weekend (Oct 21st - Oct 26th)

  • Formula 1 - US Grand Prix; from Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Practice 1. Friday @ 11am - 1pm (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 @ 12:30pm - 4:30pm (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • V8 Supercars. Bathurst 1000. Sunday @ 1pm - 3pm (CBSSN(HD)) delayed airing from 10/9
  • Formula 1 - US Grand Prix; from Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Race. Sunday @ 2:30pm - 6pm (NBC(HD)) live 
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) 
  • Garage Squad. Wednesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new

F1 action returns to Austin Tx and Haas F1 will have their first home Grand Prix. Where we last left off at Suzuka, Hamilton again bungled the start and fought his way back to finish third behind Max Verstappen - he's now 33 points down. Nico is going to have to do something amazingly bad to lose this Driver's Championship, but it ain't over 'til it's over as they say. Despite Ferrari having a better outing than Red Bull over all, Seb and Kimi finishing 4-5, Verstappen held onto P2 despite the advances of a desperate Hamilton; this consistency has now tied him in 5th in the Driver's Championship with Vettel. Force india out-duked Williams again, with Checo and Hulk finishing 7-8. This will Hulks last season with Force India as he's signed to drive for the Renault factory team in 2017. Despite decent running as of late McLaren couldn't put it together for the home fans, Alonso and Button finishing 16-18. Congrats to Petronas Mercedes AMG for clenching the Constructors Championship for the third time in a row, completely dominating this hybrid-turbo era. The current standings are as follows: Rosberg, Hamilton (-33), Ricciardo (-101), Raikkonen (-143), Verstappen (-148), Vettel (-148). COTA is one of Hamilton's favorite tracks, and he loves the states, so if he's going to get back on track it'll be this weekend. Conversely, Nico could put the proverbial nail in Hamilton's coffin if he takes another checkered flag -- the US GP should be quite significant.

Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of RedBull.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Enthusiast Topic: This Porsche 964 Is The Evolution Of A Driver (Petrolicious)

Petrolicious brings us a great feature on Porsche 964 enthusiast, Hans-Michael Gerischer, and his evolution from a 964 owner into a gentleman racer capable of getting the most out of his car on the road and track.


Video courtesy of Petrolicious.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

What to watch this Weekend (Oct 13th - Oct 20th)

  • FIA WRC. Catalunya. Thursday @ 12pm - 1pm (MAVTV(HD)) live
  • FIA WEC. Japan. Sunday @ 1am - 2am (FS2(HD)), 2am - 4am (FS1(HD)) live
  • FIA WRC. Catalunya. Sunday @ 6am - 7apm (MAVTV(HD)) live
  • Pirelli World Challenge. Laguna Seca. Sunday @ 3pm - 4:30pm (CBSSN(HD)) delayed airing from 10/9
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Monday @ 7pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) 
  • Garage Squad. Wednesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new 
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of MrJWW.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Enthusiast Topic: Porsche 718 Cayman S vs BMW M2 | Track Shootout (Autocar)

Autocar pits two of the best small sports cars out there on the track; M2 v.s Cayman S.


Video courtesy of Autocar.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

Current Events: Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta in-detail at the 2016 Paris motor show | evo MOTOR SHOWS (EVO)

Henry gives us an overview of Ferrari's offerings for the Paris Motor Show, including the uber-exclusive LaFerrari Aperta.


Video courtesy of EVO.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

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

  • /Drive on NBC. Japan. Friday @ 2:30am - 3am (NBCSN(HD)) replay
  • Formula 1 - Japanese Grand Prix; from the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan. Practice. Friday @ 1am - 2:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Japanese Grand Prix; from the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan. Qualifying. Saturday @ 2am - 3:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Japanese Grand Prix; from the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan. Race. Sunday @ 12:30am - 3am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Garage Squad. Wednesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new
We have an exciting week ahead with the 2016 F1 season's 5th to last race. The last race in Malaysia was entertaining, but disappointing at the same time. Entertaining due to the great racing action on this repaved circuit, the storyline changes and a major victory for Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, but disappointing due to the DNF's across the field -- notably Vettel on lap 1, after spinning Rosberg and breaking his front left suspension, and Hams around lap 43 resulting from a surprise engine failure  which overshadowed his dominant pole position on Saturday. This lead to multiple outcomes; Red Bull has pulled away from Ferrari in the Manufacturers Championship, Raikkonen (finished 4th) jumped Vettel in the Driver's Championship again, Nico now has a 23pt lead over Hamilton and Petronas Mercedes AMG missed out on the opportunity to clinch the Manufacturers Championship in Malaysia, home of Petronas. Nico did a great job making up positions after getting clipped by Vettel on turn 1, to finish in third position despite a 10 second penalty for a optimistic move on Raikkonen late in the race. Ricciardo held off the advances of young Max to lead a Red Bull 1-2 capped off by a champagne boot celebration by the entire podium. McLaren had another good outing scoring points with both drivers, Button scoring points in his 300th GP. With the checkered flag dropped, the Driver's Championship standings are as follows: Rosberg, Hamilton (-23), Ricciardo (-84), Raikkonen (-128), Vettel (-135), Verstappen (-142). Suzuka is a technical track which will favor Red Bull's aero package so it should be another great fight up front. Mercedes has reliability issues to address, after a relatively solid year in that regard; we'll see how it shakes out, including McLaren's updates for Honda's home GP. 

Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of JDMHub.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

What to watch this weekend (Sept 30th - Oct 5th)

  • V8 Supercars. Sandown. Thursday @ 9pm - 10pm (CBSSN(HD)) delayed airing from 9/18
  • WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. Petit Le Mans. From Road Atlanta. Saturday @ 11am - 12pm (FS1(HD)), 12pm - 6pm (FS2(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Malaysia Grand Prix; from Kuala Lumpur/Sepang International Circuit. Practice. Friday @ 2am - 3:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Malaysia Grand Prix; from Kuala Lumpur/Sepang International Circuit. Qualifying. Saturday @ 5am - 6:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Malaysia Grand Prix; from Kuala Lumpur/Sepang International Circuit. Race. Sunday @ 2am - 5am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • World Rally Championship. France. Sunday @ 6am - 7am (MAVTV(HD)) live
  • Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2016. Sonoma. Sunday @ 4pm - 6pm (CBSSN(HD))
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Garage Squad. Wednesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new
We have a loaded motorsport weekend to look forward to this weekend, with the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship finale, the Petite Le Mans from Road Atlanta, V8 Supercars action, WRC action, Monaco Historic GP coverage from earlier this summer and the F1 2016 season continues in Malaysia.

Where we last left off, it was hot and muggy in Singapore two weeks ago. Hams was holding on to the championship lead with his fingernails, and Mercedes was looking forward to trying to rectify the mysterious problems they had last year in SG, where Nico finished off the podium and Hams DNF'd. This year Mercedes seemed to have figured out how to work with the 2016 Pirelli compounds, living towards the top of the order all weekend. Ferrari got the win last year and looked to repeat if possible, and Red Bull was looking for an initial win of the season. Qualifying was a good sign of what was to come in the race; Nico was the fastest, followed by Ricciardo and Hamilton, who struggled a bit with some of consistency in some of the technical sections. Vettel had to start from the back as he suffered a broken rear suspension in Q1 which forced him to retire. Given his ability to chose his fate, he switched power units (negated penalty since he was in the back in the first place) and started on the Softs to get the longest first stint possible. The race start was eventful for all the wrong reasons; Nico Hulkenberg was clipped during a quick start, attempting to split the two Toro Rosso's, resulting in a broken rear suspension. The collateral damage was extensive as the activity resulted in some broken front wings, punctures and other damage, which made the initial trip through the pits for the entire field a mandatory pit stop area for some. From that point forward it was a tire strategy exercise. Rosberg was in clean air so things didn't really get interesting for him until late in the race. Both Mercs were dealing with brake temp issues, and the other front runners worked to exploit that where ever possible. The initial idea for Mercedes was to run a two stopper UltraS-Soft-Soft and Red Bull were to run SSoft-SSoft-Soft or similar. As the race developed however, with the brake issues rearing their head, Ham's was passed by Raikkonen on track while trying to get a new strategy from the team, but he didn't get a new strategy until relatively late; instead of going two stop, Hams and Ricciardo went onto SSofts with about 17 laps to go, which changes the dynamic of the two stop strategy completely. Raikkonen pitted shortly afterward for UltraS's which painted the final laps as ones where Ricciardo, Hams and Raikkonen would be up Rosbergs' transaxle. Due to the pit delta and other factors, and the slow reaction by Rosberg's pit, he stayed out on the Softs and Daniel got within a half second of him on the final lap. The strategy Red Bull employed (and Hams' pit in reaction), almost paid off, but it wasn't quite enough. Perez finished in 8th, doing Sahara Force India's constructor's points well despite Hulkenberg's retirement on Lap 1. Button DNF'd, but Alonso finished 7th for Mclaren's sake. Verstappen recovered from a bad start in 4th, and a near miss with Hulkenberg's quick trip into the wall, to finish in 6th.

With the checkered flag dropped, the top three finished in the order they started, followed by the Ferrari's of Raikkonen and Vettel, respectively. The current Driver's standing are as follows: Rosberg, Hamilton (-8), Ricciardo (-94), Vettel (-120), Raikkonen (-125), Verstappen (-144). Malaysia should be another good one; if teams and drivers want to make an impact it'll have to happen now.

Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of MotorTrend.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Automotive Workshop: The new 718 models in detail – Chassis. (Porsche)

Porsche provides technical chassis details on the all new 718 models -- Cayman and Boxster.



Video courtesy of Porsche.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

What to watch this Weekend (Sept 25th - Sept 28th)

  • DTM. Budapest. Sunday @ 1pm - 3pm (CBSSN(HD)) same-day delayed airing
  • Pirelli World Challenge 2016. Sonoma. Sunday @ 4pm - 6pm (CBSSN(HD)) delayed airing from 9/17-9/18
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 6pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Garage Squad. Wednesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD)
 Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of TheSmokingTire.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Neo-Vintage: This Ferrari 288 GTO is the LaFerrari of 1984 (Petrolicious)

I'd like to start my mornings with a spin in a 288 GTO. Those hips. That exposed diff case.


Video courtesy of Petrolicious.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

What to watch this Weekend (Sept 16th - Sept 20th)

  • 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 @ 8am - 9:30am (CNBC(HD)) live/delayed airing
  • Weather Tech 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
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Mini-marathon. Tuesday @ 6pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replays
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay

Great weekend ahead with F1, IMSA sports car racing and WEC in Austin. Where we last left off, Hams had the worst start of the season and went from P1 to about P7 by turn one at Monza, then spent the rest of the race playing catch up. And of course for him to be P1 he had to take pole; and how. Nico got gapped by over by half a second on supersofts. Ferrari's latest power upgrades separated them from Red Bull as Monza is a power track. Bottas and Williams were the fastest in the traps and Force India had another strong outing with overall pace. The Tifosi were in full force, Kimi and Vettel worked quite hard to put on a good showing at home; unfortunately they came together once again, on turn one, with Verstappen was in the mix. It wasn't Verstappen's fault, despite a last second dash to the inside, putting them three wide. Vettel pinched Kimi, they came together, carbon fiber flew and Verstappen had to get his front wing changed. Tire strategy was king in Italy, per precedent, with many folks getting very solid performance out of the softs and this lead to folks either going with a one or two stop strategy. The Mercs went one stop (softs, mediums), including of the mid teams, but Ferrari went two stop, running the supersofts on two stints. With all said, Ferrari snagged 3rd and 4th at Monza, with all of the tifosi and Ferrari management present, which was about all they could do outside of technical difficulties for Mercedes. Red Bull's Ricciardo took 5th with William's Bottas in 6th. Hamilton wasn't pleased, post-race, knowing he botched the start and it cost him cushion in the championship, but more interestingly was that Hamilton both took blame and blamed the team for the bad race start over the course of the afternoon.

With the checkered flag dropped, Nico took the race win lead (7-6) over Hams and has drawn within 2pts of the aforementioned points leader. The current Driver's Championship standings are as follows: Hamilton, Rosberg (-2), Ricciardo (-89), Vettel (-107), Raikkonen (-114), Verstappen (-129). Singapore is going to be a hot one and pole will be key; Red Bull is looking to make a mark as it's not a power track; mechanical grip and aero are king and Ricciardo wants to finally get a GP win under his belt. Verstappen needs to ensure he respects the fixed walls of street tracks. Hamilton needs to work out his start sequence kinks or else he's going to trail Rosberg again. Ferrari has no more engine tokens so if they swap again they'll be penalized grid positions; Mercedes showed the best way to work around that at Spa. Perhaps they'll follow suit.

Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of GoodwoodRoadAndRacing.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Automotive Workshop: Project Binky - Episode 1 - Austin Mini GT-Four - Turbo Charged 4WD Mini (BadObsessionMotorsport)

One of my longest standing car enthusiast friends (going back to 2001) turned me on to this project built series, a few weeks ago, when I was getting my MK3 Golf serviced at his shop first time in years (more to come on that in a post sooner than later). I love quality car builds and this one is quite unique; Austin Mini, with the all-wheel drive, turbo charged power train from a Group B homologation special -- the Toyota Celica GT4 All-Trac. If you've followed this build already, great. If you haven't, try not to skip too far into the future as it's still going on currently.


Video courtesy of BadObsessionMotorsport.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

What to watch this Weekend (Sept 11th - Sept 14th)

  • DTM. From the Neurburgring GP Circuit. Sunday @ 1pm - 3pm (CBSSN(HD)) same-day delayed airing
  • V8 Supercars. Sydney. Saturday @ 4pm - 5pm (CBSSN(HD)) delayed airing from 8/27-8/28
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 8pm - 9pm (VelocityHD) replay
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of MrJWW.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Monday, September 5, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

What to watch this Labor Day Weekend (Sept 2nd - Sept 7th)

  • 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
  • FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Mexico. Saturday @ 2:30pm - 5:30pm, 7pm - 8:30pm (FS2(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Italy; from Autodromo di Monza, Italy. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Wheeler Dealers. Mini-marathon. Wednesday @ 7m - 10pm (VelocityHD) replays
F1 returns to Monza for the Italian Grand Prix this weekend, to follow up last weekend's action at Spa. Enjoy your Labor Day weekends. 


Video courtesy of MrJWW.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Enthusiast Topic: Ford Focus RS Showdown - Golf R, STI, Evo X - Everyday Drive(EverydayDriver)

The guys from ED compare the four best AWD hot hatches on current offer, to try finding out where the newcomer, the Ford Focus RS, fits into this group.


Video courtesy of EverydayDriver.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

What to watch this Weekend (Aug 26th - Aug 31st)

  • 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 @ 1pm - 3pm (NBCSN(HD)) replay
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Belgium; from circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship - From VIR in Alton, Virginia. Sunday @ 1:30pm - 4:30pm (FS1(HD)) live
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Mini-marathon. Tuesday @ 8pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) replays
  • Wheeler Dealers. Mini-marathon. Wednesday @ 6pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) replays
F1 is back, Hams is coming off a 5/6 winning run and Rosberg has to get back any chance of competing this weekend. Although Lewis is running out of Engines, so there's still a chance of this staying competitive. Meanwhile Red Bull is looking mighty strong and Ferrari is flailing. We'll see what Ferrari has done to rectify the situation with performance and lack of Technical Director, this weekend. Most of the driver seats are set next year, including those of Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull. Williams and Renault are in question, especially with the unknown future of Sahara Force India's owner and it's team and talented drivers. There will also be no halo driver protection in effect, although discussed for 2017; the updates to regulations are in this week's vid. We'll have two F1 races back to back, starting at legendary Spa Francorchamps and finishing at...legendary Monza. Legend on legend crime, baby.

Enjoy your weekends.


Video hosting courtesy of Formula1.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Neo-Vintage Feature: This Porsche 912 Is Fully Committed (Petrolicious)

Another great short-film from Petrolicious, checking out the Porsche 912 of enthusiast John Benton.


Video courtesy of Petrolicious.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

What to watch this Weekend (Aug 21st - Aug 24th)

  • World Rally Championship. Germany. Sunday @ 6am - 7am (MAVTV) live
  • DTM. Moscow. Sunday @ 12pm - 2pm (CBSSN(HD)) same-day delayed airing
  • Pirelli World Challenge. From Tooele. Sunday @ 2pm - 4pm GT, 4pm - 5pm GTS (CBSSN(HD)) delayed airing from 8/13
  • Chris Harris On Cars. Episode 7. Monday @ 9pm - 10pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) new 
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 8pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) replays
Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of GoodwoodRoadAndRacing.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Current Events: Aston Martin DB11 Review | First Drive (Autocar)

Aston Martin's all-new DB9 successor, the DB11, has turbos. Does it still deliver the goods?



Video courtesy of Autocar.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

What to watch this Weekend (Aug 11th - Aug 17th)

  • Pirelli World Challenge. From Mid-Ohio. Thursday @ 7pm - 9pm GT, 9pm - 10pm GTS (CBSSN(HD)) delayed airing from 7/29
  • Chris Harris On Cars. Episode 6. Monday @ 9pm - 9:30pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) new 
  • Top Gear (UK). Monday @ 9:30pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) replay 
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD)
  • Wheeler Dealers. Mini-marathon. Wednesday @ 6pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) replays
 Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of MrJWW.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Enthusiast Topic: Porsche 911 R review (Autoblog)

Our Deutsche friends from Autoblogger review the Porsche 911R.


Video courtesy of Autoblog.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Car Pron: BMW M4 GTS: Hardcore Comes Standard (Carfection)

The team from Carfection reviews BMW's sports car range-topping M4 GTS.


Video courtesy of Carfection.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

What to watch this Weekend (Aug 4th - 10th)

  • IMSA Weathertech Sports Car Championship - From Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Sunday @ 4pm - 7pm (FS1) live
  • Chris Harris On Cars. Monday @ 9pm - 9:30pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) new 
  • Top Gear (UK). Monday @ 9:30pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) replay 
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Mini-marathon. Wednesday @ 7pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) replays
Enjoy your weekends.


Video hosting courtesy of CheekyCars7.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

What to watch this Weekend (July 28th - Aug 3rd)

  • World Rally Championship. Finland. Thursday @ 1pm - 2pm (MAVTV) live
  • V8 Supercars. Townsville. Thursday @ 9pm - 10pm (CBSSN(HD)) delayed airing from 7/9-10
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Germany; from the Hockenheimring in Hockenheim, Germany. Practice. Friday @ 8am - 9:30pm (NBCSN(HD)) live; replay at 11:30pm
  • World Rally Championship. Finland. Friday @ 1:30pm - 2:30pm (MAVTV) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Germany; from the Hockenheimring in Hockenheim, Germany. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am - 9:30am (CNBC(HD)) live; replay at 11:30pm
  • World Rally Championship. Finland. Sunday @ 6am - 7am (MAVTV) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Germany; from the Hockenheimring in Hockenheim, Germany. Race. Sunday @ 7am - 10am (CNBC(HD)) live
  • IndyCar Series - Mid-Ohio. Sunday @ 2pm - 5pm (CNBC(HD)) live
  • Chris Harris On Cars. Monday @ 9pm - 9:30pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) new 
  • Top Gear (UK). Monday @ 9:30pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) replay 
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Mini-marathon Tuesday @ 8pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new@10pm
  • Wheeler Dealers. Mini-marathon. Wednesday @ 7pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new@9pm
This weekend is chock full of mospo action, from rally to open wheel to @harrismonkey. Last weekend in Hungary was somewhat predictable, from the podium perspective, but there was plenty of great action throughout the top 10. Verstappen and Kimi went at it, Vettel and Ricciardo did the same and Rosberg and Hamilton duked it out as well. Alonso finished in the points again, taking P7 in all sessions. The rain rolled in and lead to some interesting results during qualifying; actually Q1 took about an hour due to rain delays. The number of folks smacking into walls due to misjudging water on the track was only out done by some of the greatest WOT-slicks-on-water saves rolling on to the straight, from turn 14, that we've seen this season. Red Bull is still fast and Ricciardo snatched 3rd for Red Bull, and 3rd in the Driver's Championship (DC). Raikkonen's poor qualy was rectified during the race, but was capped by an unpassable Verstappen. The ream radio rules were amended. Rosberg got a questionable Pole in qualy under a yellow flag, edging out Hams; Hams got the last laugh, taking the checkered flag and the DC lead, despite having trouble keeping pace on the softs. With the smoke cleared the championship standings are as follows: Hamilton, Rosberg (-6), Ricciardo (-77), Raikkonen (-78), Vettel (-82), Verstappen (-92). The best of the rest is tighter than ever and Ferrari is feeling the pressure, and to make matters worse, they've lost their technical director, well known aerodynamicist James Allison, this week. Rosberg signed a new contract, so the top 6 drivers here will be in their same cars next year. Red Bull may want to reconsider the engine venture next season, because Renault is doing some great work for them; oh I'm sorry TAG is doing some great work for them. Now we're back in Germany where Nico is strong and is looking to take his lead back. Should be another good one.

Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of TheSmokingTire.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

For the love of P: Porsche: The Front Engined Coupes That Saved The 911 (Carfection)

The Carfection team look at the FR Porsches of the 70s and 80s that saved the brand. I still want a 944 Turbo.


Video courtesy of Carfection.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

What to watch this Weekend (July 22nd - July 27th)

  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Hungary; from the Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. Practice. Friday @ 11pm - 12:30am (NBCSN(HD)) replay
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Hungary; from the Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am - 9:30am (CNBC(HD)) live
  • IMSA Weathertech Sports Car Championship. Northeast Grand Prix at Limerock Park. Saturday @ 3pm - 6pm (FOX(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Hungary; from the Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • FIA World Endurance Championship. 6 Hours of Nurburgring. Sunday @ 7am - 1pm (FS1(HD)) live
  • Chris Harris On Cars. Monday @ 9pm - 9:30pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) new 
  • Top Gear (UK). Monday @ 9:30pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) replay 
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new 
  • Wheeler Dealers. Mini-marathon. Wednesday @ 6pm - 9pm (VelocityHD) new
Eff you Tour de France; last race it lead to some crap F1 coverage and we're in the same boat again this weekend, with P2 not being aired live on the NBC networks. It's hard to bash solely NBC though, FOX effed up F1 coverage when they were handling it years back, too. But I digress; where we last left off, Rosberg was looking to get back into the swing of things heading into one of Lewis' favorite circuits, his home circuit @ Silverstone. Well as we all suspected, that didn't happen. What we didn't know was going to happen is that Red Bull has officially eclipsed Ferrari in pace, and Vettel is having some pretty terrible luck to go along with errors in strategy through this point. Random British weather was the name of the game, affecting both qualy and the race. Rain in Q3 lead to one of the more exciting knockout sessions of the year, with the top ten being determined by flyers as the track dried out. Some jumped on slicks too early and paid the price; the same would come into play during the race, which started in the rain behind the safety car. Young Verstappen finished both qualy and the race in third position, but due to Rosberg getting bailed out by his team over the radio late in the race, his 10 second time penalty put Max in second. This is pretty important, because this drop in points for Rosberg affects the drivers championship standings. Verstappen has been damn good this season and since joining the varsity Red Bull team he's accomplished quite a bit, which Ricciardo will need to keep his eyes on. Raikkonen resigned with Ferrari, Ricciardo made his intentions clear about staying with Red Bull; Rosberg is in a contract year. With the checkered flag dropped, the Driver's Championship standings are as follows: Rosberg, Hamilton (-1), Raikkonen (-62), Ricciardo (-68), Vettel (-70), Verstappen (-78). Ricciardo's consistency has brought him up to fourth, Vettel has dropped out of the top three and Raikkonen's consistency has brought him ahead of his 'Number 1 at Ferrari' teammate. Hungary should be entertaining.

 Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of YouCar

Thursday, July 14, 2016

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

  • Chris Harris On Cars. Monday @ 9pm - 9:30pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) new
  • Top Gear (UK). Monday @ 9:30pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new 
  • Wheeler Dealers. Mini-Marathon. Wednesday @ 7pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of CarThrottle.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Motorsport Pron: Orgasmic sound of 4-rotor Mazda 787B (VisioRacer)

The legendary Mazda 787B Le Mans prototype is the fulfillment of everything the rotary motor could've ever wished for. Turn it up.


Video courtesy of VisioRacer.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Car Pron: Ferrari GTC4 Lusso review: 681bhp V12 4-seater unleashed! (AutoExpress)

AutoExpress checks out the all new Ferrari GTC4 Lusso, the successor to the FF, which has been overhauled in many ways; most notably performance and luxury.


Video courtesy of AutoExpress.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Current Events: Aston Martin Red Bull 001 - British hypercar meets F1 genius | evo UNWRAPPED (EVO)

Jethro walks us through the incredible Aston Martin RB001, designed by F1 aerodynamicist extraordinaire Adrian Newey, which aims to shame current F1 cars around a circuit. Mind blowing.


Video courtesy of EVO.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

What to watch this Weekend (July 7th - July 13th)

  • V8 Supercars. Darwin Triple Crown. Thursday @ 7pm - 8pm (CBSSN(HD)) delayed airing 6/18-6/19
  • Pirelli World Challenge. From Road America. Thursday @ 8pm - 10pm (CBSSN(HD)) delayed airing from 6/23-6/26
  • Formula 1 - British Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. Practice (1). Friday @ 3pm - 4:30pm (NBCSN(HD)) replay
  • Formula 1 - British Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am - 9:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - British Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10:30am (CNBC(HD)) live; replay @ 2:30pm on NBCSN
  • United Sports Car Championship. Mobil1 Sportscar Grand Prix. From Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Clarington, ON. Sunday @ 11am - 2pm (FS1(HD)) live
  • Chris Harris On Cars. Monday @ 9pm - 9:30pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) new
  • Top Gear (UK). Monday @ 9:30pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Top Gear America. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (HistoryChannel(HD)) 
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new 
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
Top Gear UK Season 23 ends and Chris Evans leaves the show, capping off the swirling rumors of his need for control and Matt LeBlanc not wanting to work with him. After watching the new season and seeing Chris Harris kill it with his short films, I remembered that he could do a show on his own filled with sweet car reviews and wished he would return to the interwebs. Then I saw an advert for Chris Harris On Cars the TV show airing next Monday @ 9pm on BBC America. Glad he's back to giving the people what they want. Back to Top Gear UK, though, it was rough to start, but episode 6 was decent, despite it being a collection of solo-acts until the final presenters showdown. Word is they'll be looking for a more subtle and witty lead Brit for season 24, to bring the ratings back up, but it will take seasons to build the fans back up again. Top Gear was it's presenters, not the production, but I hope it turns around as the world needs more car shows. That said, I'm looking forward to The Grand Tour.

We have F1 races, back to back, twice this month (!) so we're back at em' after that nutty ending in Austria that left the locals booing Hams on the top step for really no reason other than loving their neighbor-ish countryman, German driver Rosberg, despite him going out of his way to wreck Hams rather then be passed on the last lap. Rosberg is officially holding onto his Championship hopes with his fingernails and he'll be passed before long if this is his only tactic. If Toto and Nikki want to enforce team rules because Rosberg likes aggressively defending Hamilton's advances, with less than desirable results, then this will eventually turn into Hamilton getting the team order nod(s) when he more than likely takes over the Driver's Championship points lead in another few weeks. We'll see how this plays out this weekend at Silverstone. To recap; rain made qualifying more than interesting, controversial curbing updates and four cars with broken rear suspension prior to the race. Jenson Button starts 3rd for the first time since 2014 (qualy'd 5th), then finished 6th. Both Toro Rosso's DNF'd, Force India is still fast and Hulkenberg qualified 3rd. Ferrari is still fast, but a tire strategy gamble the team put Vettel on lead to a spectacular shredded right-rear supersoft, ping-pong, DNF. Vettel, much like the last time this happened (@ Spa last Summer), Pirelli was thrown under the bus. Perez had a brake failure on the last lap of the race that put him in the wall, for a gutting DNF, but this lead to Wehrlein getting a single point for Manor; he also put the Manor into Q2 with a strong outing and was generally quick all weekend. Speaking of benefiting off the error of others, Rosberg's destruction of his front wing lead to Verstappen snagging 2nd and Raikkonen 3rd, rounding out the podium. Kimi is supposedly racing for his job (sound familiar?), so he held the Ferrari torch for the weekend; and coincidentally he's now tied with Vettel in the Driver's Championship. Verstappen went on a one stop strategy to leap frog his teammate and used his old softs to hold off Kimi through the checkered flag. Alonso DNF'd due to mechanical failure late, again. Haas is still scoring points and the team now has 28, just behind McLaren Mercedes. With the smoke clear the Driver's Championship standing are as follows: Rosberg, Hamilton (-11), Vettel (-57), Raikkonen (-57), Ricciardo (-65), Verstappen (-81). This weekend in England should be another entertaining race.

Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of CarThrottle.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Enthusiast Topic: Aston Martin DB11 prototype drive | evo DIARIES (EVO)

Jethro plays with the Aston Martin DB11 Prototype at the Bridegstone test track.

Video courtesy of EVO.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Current Events: Jaguar F-Type SVR review: British V8 muscle tested on road and track (AutoExpress)

Steve experiences the all new Jaguar F-Type SVR and it's 200mph top speed claims appears to be genuine.


Video courtesy of AutoExpress.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

What to watch this Independence Day Weekend (June 30th - July 6th)

  • 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 (CNBC(HD)) live; replay @ 12pm (NBCSN(HD))
  • World Rally Championship. Poland. Sunday @ 3am - 4pm, 6am - 7am (MAVTV) live
  • Formula 1 - Austrian Grand Prix; from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10:30pm (CNBC(HD)) live
  • United Sports Car Championship. Six hours of the Glen. From Watkins Glen International Raceway in New York. Sunday @ 10am - 4:30pm (FS1(HD)) live
  •  Pirelli World Challenge. Road America. Sunday @ 3pm - 5pm (CBSSN(HD)) delayed airing from 6/25-6/26
  • Top Gear (UK). Season 23 - Episode 6. Monday @ 9pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) new
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Top Gear America. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (HistoryChannel(HD)) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
We gots a great few days of motorsport ahead, but more importantly Independence Day here in the States. Look forward to the 6hrs of the Glen, Pirelli World Challenge, WRC, Top Gear, new eps of the regulars and F1 returns to Austria. Last go around, Nico got back to his winning ways, Vettel and Ferrari is still strong, but not quite on the level of the silver arrows, and Force India is turning into the surprise team of the season with Checo taking 3rd place for two races in a row. Hamilton's woes seem to be back, the tight street track of Baku catching him out on multiple occasions during the weekend. He started 10th due to issues during Q3 and finished 5th in the race primarily due to some settings glitch that had his Mercedes short on power for several laps. Ricciardo and Verstappen of Redbull may have pitted too early on the supersofts and fell victim to the one stop strategy of the majority of other front runners. Baku retired several cars and multiple people put their car in the concrete walls throughout the weekend, but was seen as positive by most of the paddock. With the smoke clear the Driver's Championship standings are as follows: Rosberg, Hamilton (-24), Vettel (-46), Raikkonen (-60), Ricciardo (-63), Verstappen (-87). Austria should be a race to see.

Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Lemans15.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Neo-Vintage Feature: Don't Hate on The Ferrari Mondial. DON'T! (Driven)

John Pogson lets us know why the Ferrari Mondial isn't as undesirable as the enthusiast community suggests.


Video courtesy of Drive.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Neo-Vintage: This 1957 Aston Martin MK III Prototype is Perfectly Awful (Petrolicious)

The Petro gang bring us a short film on a '57 Aston Martin MKIII Prototype owned by Dave Adams. This car has quite the storied history, being not only the design basis for future models but also competing in the Monte Carlo Rally. He believes this car is both good and terrible, like sexual chocolate.


Video courtesy of Petrolicious.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Neo-Vintage: Emory Motorsports' Outlaw Porsche HQ: Garage Tours w/ Chris Forsberg (NetworkA)

Chris Forsberg visits one of our favorite outfits in California, Emory Motorsports lead by Rod Emory, who upgrade classic air-cooled Porsche's and make them better than original spec.


Video courtesy of NetworkA.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

What to watch this Weekend (June 23rd - June 29th)

  • Top Gear (UK). Season 23 - Episode 4. Monday @ 9pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) new
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Top Gear America. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (HistoryChannel(HD)) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Tuesday @ 8pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) replays
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Drive.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Quick Vid: Volvo V90 review: is Volvo's new estate car better than its German rivals? (Autocar)

Large wagons are near and dear to our hearts and its good to see Volvo back at it again after being so close to being gone for ever. The styling is quite good as well.


Video courtesy of Autocar.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Current Events: Renault Alpine Vision preview - new car set to take on Boxster and 4C | evo UNWRAPPED (EVO)

EVO Unwrapped looks at the Renault Alpine Vision concept, which is the resurrection of the Alpine brand looking to compete in the ever competitive compact MR sports car segment.

Video courtesy of EVO.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Enthusiast Topic: Porsche 911R at 200mph | evo DIARIES (EVO)

I really hope Germans appreciate their Autobahns; I'm American and I appreciate them.


Video courtesy of EVO.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

What to watch this 24 Hours of Le Mans Weekend (June 16th - June 22nd)

  • Isle of Man TT. Insane action from the infamous Isle. Thursday @ 11pm - 12pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Europe; from the street circuit in Azerbaijan, Baku. Practice. Friday @ 9am - 11am (NBCSN(HD)) live 
  • Isle of Man TT. Insane action from the infamous Isle. Friday @ 11pm - 12am (VelocityHD) new  
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Europe; from the street circuit in Azerbaijan, Baku. Qualifying. Saturday @ 9am - 11am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans - 84th running of the legendary race for the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. Live from Le Mans, France. Saturday @ 8:30am - 2pm (FS1(HD)), 2pm - 4:30pm (FS2(HD)), 6pm - 6:30pm (FS2(HD)), 7pm - 7:30pm (FS2(HD)), 10:30pm - 12am (FS2(HD), and Sunday @ 12am - 2:30am (FS2(HD)) and 2:30am - 9:30am {Race Finish} (FS1(HD)) live - streaming on en.lemanslive.com
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Europe; from the street circuit in Azerbaijan, Baku. Race. Sunday @ 8am - 11am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Top Gear (UK). Season 23 - Episode 3. Monday @ 9pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) new
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Top Gear America. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (HistoryChannel(HD)) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Tuesday @ 8pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) replays
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new
Great weekend ahead with the 84th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race through Circuit de Sarthe. We have all of the usual suspects along side Ford Racing and the all new Ford GT LM car, which I've been wanting to get a better look at all year. Porsche is coming off a strong 1-2 finish in 2015 and Audi wasn't to reclaim the throne. Toyota ran into some reliability issues late and they to want another good showing. Nissan is waiting in the wings too, with the GTR-LM. LMP1 has got story lines out the wazoo. Fox has expanded their coverage over last year, but FS2 is still barely available in the mid-atlantic. Thankfully the FS1 coverage is solid on the start and finish side of things.

We also have another F1 race, coming right off the Canadian Grand Prix at Gilles Villeneuve Circuit. Last week Ham took a second win in a row after taking pole, but the race start wasn't ideal. The wall of champions sucked a few more cars in over the weekend. Sainz makes up for hitting the wall with a good showing on race day. Verstappen is back to form, making Nico look desperate. Vettel (2nd) is looking strong yet again, while the Mercedes boys may need to revisit the clutch mechanism for starts. Watch out for those seagulls, man. Bottas hit the podium in 3rd for the first time in a while; the Williams benefiting from its suitability to the power track of Canada. With the checkered flag dropped the Driver's standings are as follows: Rosberg, Hamilton (-9), Vettel (-38), Ricciardo (-44), Raikkonen (-47), Verstappen (-66).

This time we'll be in controversial Azerbaijan, where protests have taken place regarding existing human rights issues. Reminiscent of Bahrain 2014, this is nothing new to F1 as Bernie is in the money making business. The story lines for F1 abound as Nico's once strong start is beginning to level out with the remaining field coming to form. While this circuit hasn't been run before the typical street track is hard to pass and rough when it comes to lack of runoff and barriers. However the initial look seems like it'll be much more friendly than say a Monaco; it should be interesting to see who adapts to this boxy new street track first. And with every new circuit is an opportunity to be the first to claim victory. It should be another great one.

Enjoy your weekends.
  
Video courtesy of Formula1.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

What to watch this Weekend (June 9th - June 15th)

  • Isle of Man TT. Insane action from the infamous Isle. Thursday @ 11pm - 12am (VelocityHD) new
  • Formula 1 - Canadian Grand Prix; from Gilles Villeneuve Circuit in Montreal, Canada. Practice. Friday @ 2pm - 3:30pm (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Isle of Man TT. Insane action from the infamous Isle. Friday @ 11pm - 12am (VelocityHD) new
  • Formula 1 - Canadian Grand Prix; from Gilles Villeneuve Circuit in Montreal, Canada. Qualifying. Saturday @ 1pm - 2:30pm (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Isle of Man TT. Insane action from the infamous Isle. Saturday @ 11pm - 12am (VelocityHD) new
  • Formula 1 - Canadian Grand Prix; from Gilles Villeneuve Circuit in Montreal, Canada. Pre-Race, Sunday @ 1pm - 2pm (NBC(HD)). Race, Sunday @ 2pm - 4:30pm (NBC(HD)) live
  • Top Gear (UK). Season 23 Episode 3. Monday @ 9pm - 10:30pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) new
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay 
  • Top Gear America. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (HistoryChannel(HD)) new 
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new
When we last left off, the Monaco Grand Prix blessed our television sets, with some surprises all around. Ricciardo's Red Bull took pole, but finished 2nd in the race due to a pit-stop that the whole team would like to forget. Verstappen, while a proven talent, still hasn't tamed this famed street track and crashed in just about every phase of the weekend, most notably the race. Alonso's McLaren finished 5th. Hams finally took a win. Sergio Perez took 3rd and was probably the happiest man on the podium, and with Hams there for the first time since clenching the 2015 Drivers Championship, that was hard to do. The purple banded ultrasoft tire was available all weekend, but the race started off wet after great weather leading up. Rosberg had brake issues and really the first spot of unreliability so far this season, much to the delight of the other teams and drivers. And as expected, Monaco's ARMCO barriers remain undefeated. With the smoke clear the Driver's Championship standings are as follows: Rosberg, Hamilton (-24), Ricciardo (-40), Raikkonen (-45), Vettel (-46), Verstappen (-68).

Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of TheSmokingTire.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

For the Love of MB: 1950 Mercedes Benz Racecar Transporter (JayLenosGarage)

Jay shares a piece of Mercedes-Benz motorsport history with us, detailing his 1950 Mercedes-Benz Racecar Transporter.


Video courtesy of JayLenosGarage.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016

What to watch this Weekend (June 4th - June 8th)

  • WeatherTech United Sports Car Championship - Detroit Belle Island Grand Prix. From Belle Island Park in Detroit, MI. Saturday @ 12:30pm - 2:30pm (FS1(HD)) live
  • IndyCar Series - Detroit Indy Grand Prix, Race #1. From Belle Island Park in Detroit, MI. Saturday @ 3:30pm - 6pm (ABC/ABCHD) live
  • Isle of Man TT. 2016 action from the Isle. Saturday @ 11pm - 12am (VelocityHD) new
  • IndyCar Series - Detroit Indy Grand Prix, Race #2. From Belle Island Park in Detroit, MI. Sunday @ 3:30pm - 6pm (ABC/ABCHD) live
  • Pirelli World Challenge. Lime Rock Park. Sunday @ 4pm - 6pm (CBSSN(HD)) delayed airing
  • Isle of Man TT. 2016 action from the Isle. Sunday @ 11pm - 12am (VelocityHD) new
  • Top Gear (UK). Season 23 Episode 2. Monday @ 9pm - 10:30pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) new
  • Isle of Man TT. 2016 action from the Isle. Monday @ 11pm - 12am (VelocityHD) new
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay 
  • Top Gear America. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (HistoryChannel(HD)) new 
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Isle of Man TT. 2016 action from the Isle. Tuesday @ 11pm - 12am (VelocityHD) new
  • Isle of Man TT. 2016 action from the Isle. Wednesday @ 11pm - 12am (VelocityHD) new
Isle of Man awesomeness for the next week, USCC, IndyCar on Belle Island, Pirelli World Challenge, Top Gear x2 (US and UK) and new CCC. Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of SpeedAcademy.