Thursday, October 19, 2017

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

  • Formula 1 - US Grand Prix; from Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Practice 1. Friday @ 11am - 12:30pm (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - US Grand Prix; from Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Practice 2. Friday @ 3pm - 4:30pm (NBCSports.com) streaming live; replay on NBCSN at 11pm
  • Formula 1 - US Grand Prix; from Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Practice 3. Saturday @ 4pm - 5pm (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - US Grand Prix; from Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Qualifying. Saturday @ 5pm - 7pm (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - US Grand Prix; from Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Race. Sunday @ 2:30pm - 6pm (NBC(HD)) live; replay at 9pm on NBCSN
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Bitchin Rides. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Garage Squad. Wednesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new
The last two F1 races were pretty significant in terms of 2017 Drivers and Manufacturers Championships and not necessarily in a good way. Ferrari has imploded in some way or another, Vettel suffering another DNF in Japan and a PU failure in Malaysia qualy, the week prior, requiring him to come from the back of the field to take 4th. Raikkonen's car hasn't been much better off, then there are the incidents that have occurred with other cars. Fiat boss has been pressing his thumb on Arrivabene's (and the F1 teams') neck and I don't think it has helped things. Meanwhile a young GP2 and super formula wiz named Gasley has been driving the Torro Rosso in Kvyat's stead, Sainz is leaving for Palmer's seat at Renault, McLaren is going faster with the Honda engine, but not fast enough and they'll be taking on a Renault power next season. Vandoorne has been out performing Alonso in these last couple races, which has helped his confidence, and McLaren is trying to resign Alonso for 2018, but he hasn't committed yet. The Force India guys continue to do well and skirmish since they always seem to end up on the same part of the track at the same time, but they haven't hit each other lately, which has gotten them pretty far up the Constructor's standing. In these last couple races it looks like Max Verstappen's bad luck has waned for the time being; he won the Malaysian GP on his 20th bday and was nipping at Hamiltons hells as he took the Japanese GP, complaining about PU vibrations (keep an eye on that). Bottas looked stronger in Suzuka, Mercedes look better over all in terms of pace, but Red Bull is legitimately quick these days. Max and Daniel have both made the podium with Hamilton for two races in a row and they're about to take 2nd spot in the manufacturers Championship. Hamilton has the luck of F1 smiling on him so far, in this second half of the season, and he's making his opportunities count. He's quietly won his 71st pole position in Suzuka after not being at the top of the times at the start of the weekend. Massa is still doing solid work, but Williams is looking at younger drivers instead of asking him to come back in 2018, which has perturbed Massa, but can you blame Williams? Back to my first topic, however, Ferrari has had one snafu after another and now Hamilton has the ability to win the championship this weekend in Austin Texas (only 4 races left).

The current Driver's Championship standings are as follows: Hamilton, Vettel (-59), Bottas (-72), Ricciardo (-114), Raikkonen (-158), Verstappen (-195). We're in Austin Texas this weekend and the coverage is immense as usual; all free practices can be watches along with additional coverage before and after most of the weekend's race activities. If Vettel finishes 6th or lower and Hams wins, it's game over. Hopefully Maranello can push and take this to Brazil or Abu Dhabi; and hopefully their leadership doesn't do something rash like clear house before the season is over.

Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of Koenigsegg.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

What to watch this Weekend (Oct 15th - Oct 18th)

  • FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Fuji. Sunday @ 1am - 2:30am (FS2(HD))
  • DTM. 2017 action from Hockenheim. Sunday @ 8:30pm - 10:30pm (CBSSN(HD)) same-day delay
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7 - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay 
  • Bitchin Rides. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
  • V8 Supercars. Bathurst.Wednesday @ 8pm - 10pm (CBSSN(HD)) delayed airing from 10/8
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Garage Squad. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) new
 Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of RoadsUntraveled.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Enthusiast Topic: Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio v Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe | evo head to head (EVO)

Steve pits two of the best sports sedans out right now; Mercedes AMG C63 S Coupe and the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrofoglio.


Video courtesy of EVO.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Orbital Dreams: Most Insane Paint Job EVER! Step-by-Step Process (AMMONYC)

Larry walks us through the insane paint work done to his 964 which has a new roof and other significant metal repairs performed previously.


Video courtesy of AMMONYC.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

What to watch this Weekend (Oct 6th - Oct 10th)

  • 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
  • WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. Petit Le Mans, from Road Atlanta. Saturday @ 10:30am - 11:30am (FS1(HD)), 11:30am - 2:30pm (FS2(HD)), 5pm - 9:30pm (FS2(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Japanese Grand Prix; from the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan. Race. Sunday @ 12:30am - 3am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay 
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 9pm - 9:30pm (VelocityHD) new
  • RMD Garage. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Garage Squad. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) new 
Short week, so no recap from the last race. F1 and Petit Le Mans for the IMSA WeatherTech Championship finale.
Enjoy your motorsport weekends.
 

Video hosting courtesy of EngineWorks.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

What to watch this Weekend (Sept 29th - Oct 4th)

  • Formula 1 - Malaysia Grand Prix; from Kuala Lumpur/Sepang International Circuit. Practice. Friday @ 3am - 4:30am (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 @ 2:30am - 5am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay 
  • Bitchin Rides. Tuesday @ 9pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Season 14 premier (sans Ed China) Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Garage Squad. Wednesday @ 10:10pm - 11:10pm (VelocityHD) new 
After the amazingly unscriptable outcome of the first rainy race in Singapore, the Drivers Championship is no longer close. Ferrari suffering a brutal double-DNF on the first lap (one-upping Mercedes-AMG in 2016) and some fortunate crash avoidance as well as race management and Hamilton is now up 28 on Vettel. Bottas is now breathing down Vettels' neck in the standings. This track has been favorable to the Ferrari and Red Bull for years and qualifying continued in that tradition, Hamilton qualifying in 5th, Bottas in 7th. Vettel put together an historically fast lap top out pace Ricciardo and the young Verstappen for pole, emotional due to what Ferrari needed to change their fortunes for this second half after Mercedes strong showing in Monza. Then the race started with wet start in moderate rain, under the nighttime lights in Singapore; Verstappen has a good run on Vettel, Raikkonen has an even better run up the inside line coming into turn 1, then Vettel pinches Verstappen who is tagged by Kimi who had no where to go, then some ping ponging took place, Vettel takes a wheel to the side pod, but keeps going, Kimi and Max are in a pile of carnage, Alonso gets tagged and spun, but gets back on it. Hamilton goes to P1 in an instant, coolant pours out of the side of Vettel's car, spinning him out a few corners later and all of the mid-pack teams go for it, looking to cash in on the fortune shone upon them. Alonso later retired, his damage lead to other problems, all said about 8 drivers DNF'd. The multiple safety-car deployments, native to this race, kept Ricciardo and Hams close, but his pace delta on the Mercedes from over the weekend didn't prove out on this day; Hams wasn't under serious pressure and Bottas has a pretty uneventful run in 3rd. Palmer was the only Renault to score points because Hulks' car let him down, but he's still out of a seat next year; just about all of the seats are taken, but I'm sure this good result will help him moving forward. The other major news was that Honda will now power the Toro Rosso Red Bull team and Renault will be powering McLaren in 2018. Renault is worried about helping a team that will likely be better than the works team, but still understand how this relationship will help their overall brand. With the checkered flag dropped, the current Drivers Championship standings are as follows: Hamilton, Vettel (-28), Bottas (-51), Ricciardo (-101), Raikkonen (-125). Verstappen and Perez are now tied for 6th. Malaysia should be another exciting race; we'll see how Ferrari responds.

Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of CarThrottle.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Current Events: Renault Sport Mégane RS exclusive. Has Renault Sport returned? (EVO)

Renault releases the all new Megane RS. Will this be the new king of the hot hatch mountain?

Video courtesy of EVO.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Neo-Vintage Feature: 1991 Ferrari F40: Driving The Dream Car (Petrolicious)

This short film looks at race driver Cooper McNeil  and his Ferrari F40 to celebrate Ferrari's 70th.


Video courtesy of Petrolicious.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

What to watch this Weekend (Sept 24th - Sept 27th)

  • DTM. Action from Spielberg. Sunday @ 4pm - 6pm (CBSSN(HD)) same-day delayed airing
  • IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. Laguna Seca. Sunday @ 5pm - 8pm (FS1(HD)) live
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay 
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 9pm - 9:30pm (VelocityHD) new
  • RMD Garage. Wednesday @ 7pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Garage Squad. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) new 
Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of MagnusWalker

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Enthusiast Topic: Alfa Romeo: what's all the fuss about? (Drivetribe)

Henry looks at Alfa Romeo's latest offering and questions if it and the brand are worth the hype.


Video courtesy of Drivetribe.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

What to watch this Weekend (Sept 15th - Sept 20th)

  • Formula 1 - Singapore Grand Prix; from the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore. Practice. Friday @ 8:30am - 10am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Singapore Grand Prix; from the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore. Qualifying. Saturday @ 9am - 10:30am (CNBC(HD)) live
  • FIA World Endurance Championship. From COTA in Austin, Tx. Saturday @ 2:30pm - 7pm (FS2(HD)) 
  • Formula 1 - Singapore Grand Prix; from the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10:00am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay 
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 9pm - 9:30pm (VelocityHD) new
  • RMD Garage. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Garage Squad. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) new
We're back in Singapore after quite the exciting pair of back to back races at Spa and Monza. Just in case you missed it, Hams has officially put his stamp on the 2017 season. He's taken pole and the race win in both events, matching and taking the pole position record from Michael Schumacher in both races, respectively. Historically speaking this is quite the accomplishment and even more so when you think about how young Hamilton is and how many more races he'll likely go on to participate in. Looking back at Monza, there was plenty of significant action that took place. Qualy was an usually wet affair and after Grosjean went bouncing off the walls after hydroplaning off track on the main straight, there was about 2.5hrs of FIA enforced delays until they got underway. I didn't see actual Q3 replays until the Pre-Race on Sunday, which was annoying as a viewer, but with the session ended, Hams had taken pole followed up Lance Stroll and Esteban Ocon (along with the other usual suspects). Plenty of young talant at the front of the field and in the end they did pretty well on race day. Ferrari had a hard time making the wet tires work inn qualy so they were in the back half of the top ten to start the race. With action underway on Sunday Verstappen's bad luck continued; he got a puncture early in the race after getting side-checked by an aggressive Williams piloted by Massa, which relegated him to the back of the field after pitting, forcing him to work his way back up through the field. Ocon and Perez ended up close to each other late in the race, but they were separated by other drivers limiting their opportunities to see how well behaved they'd be given the previous weeks antics; hard to say if they both learned from past mistakes. Stroll started off strong, but ended up 7th with Massa following in 8th, which was pretty much where things would've shaken out if qualy was dry; a very good showing though given the strength of the front pack on this power track. Bottas started in 4th and made up ground quickly, taking 2nd position early, rolling right into Mercedes' Plan A strategy for a 1-2 finish. Raikkonen burned through his rear tires early, forcing him into some of the first pit stops. Meanwhile, Ricciardo starting from 13th made magic happen by overtaking like mad, getting himself up into 3rd by mid-race. Once the tire swaps began he dropped down the field a bit, but got on super-softs to finish the last 15 odd laps targeting purple sector times, getting him about 4 seconds short of catching a semi-wounded Vettel at the checkered flag for the final podium spot. Alonso and Vandoorne both had to retire, keeping the tension between McLaren and Honda going; the current word is that Honda may switch places with Renault to power McLaren in 2018, but who knows whether or not Alonso will be there to see the change. Vettel and Riakkonen are both contract locked with Ferrari in 2018 so the amount of availabe seats out there for drivers are limited; Massa should retire a second time so there's talk of Alonso going there; time will tell if that happens or if he'll leave for IndyCar. I'll tell you one thing, if Alonso goes to IndyCar I'll watch more than I do now. With the checkered flag dropped the Driver's Championship standings are as follows; Hamilton, Vettel (-3), Bottas (-41), Ricciardo (-94), Raikkonen (-100), Verstappen (-170). Verstappen is now only ten points ahead of Sergio Perez, who is only 3 points ahead of Esteban Ocon, so the mid-top ten is getting tight. Singapore will be track which will suit the strong aero cars like Red Bull so it'll be interesting to see what folks can do to displace Mercedes and Ferrari in Round 13.

Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of Alaatin61.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

For the love of A: History Of The Audi RS Wagons (Carfection)

Carfection takes us through the history of the fast Audi estates starting with the RS2 wagon.





Videos courtesy of Carfection.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

Orbital Dreams: ULTIMATE HOME CAR DETAILING GARAGE TOUR !!! (PanTheOrganizer)

Pan shows off his 15' x 21' detailing garage and how he has his tools laid organized. The standout for me is that water softening system; been wanting one of those for a while.


Video courtesy of PanTheOrganizer.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

What to watch this Weekend (Sept 10th - Sept12th)

  • DTM. Nurburgring. Sunday @ 1pm - 3:30pm (CBSSN(HD)) same-day delay
  • Pirelli World Challenge. Sprint-X action from Austin. Sunday @ 3:30pm - 5pm (CBSSN(HD)) delayed airing from 9/2-9/3
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay 
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 9pm - 9:30pm (VelocityHD) new
  • RMD Garage. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of TheSmokingTire.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017

Enthusiast Topic: DRIVESTYLE – From Weissach to Le Mans with Helge Thomsen & Matthias Malmedie (Porsche)

In this new series from Porsche called Drivestyle, two German TV hosts go on a Porsche enthusiasts' adventure starting in Weissach and ending in France for the 2017 24hrs of Le Mans.


Video courtesy of Porsche.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

What to watch this Labor Day Weekend (Sept 1st - Sept 6th)

  • 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
  • IndyCar Series - Grand Prix at the Glen. From Watkins Glen, NY. Sunday @ 1pm - 4pm (NBCSN(HD)) live  
  • FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Mexico. Sunday @ 5pm - 7pm (FS2(HD))
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay 
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 9pm - 9:30pm (VelocityHD) new
  • RMD Garage. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Garage Squad. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) new
Plenty of great racing ahead this weekend and we're coming off a short week so no F1 preview this go around (still need to watch it off DVR). I'll be smoking ribs this weekend, as we say goodbye to summer, so I hope you all also enjoy the weekend with your friends and families.


Video courtesy of GearsAndGasoline

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Current Events: Golf GTE (FullyChargedShow)

Johnny reviews the 2018 VW Golf GTE, the sport version of the E-Golf.


Video courtesy of FullyChargedShow.

Monday, August 28, 2017

For the Love of P: The RUF CTR Yellowbird is the Ultimate 911! (SHMEE150)

Shmee interviews Porsche legend Alois Ruf and he tells us the story of the original CTR, it's historic run around the Ring and the associated video, which we posted many years ago, and the significance of the CTR he still owns.


Video courtesy of Shmee150.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

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

  • 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
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Belgium; from circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10:30am (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) replay 
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 9pm - 9:30pm (VelocityHD) new
  • RMD Garage. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Garage Squad. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) new
The summer break ended with Vettel powering through a steering problem that threw his rack out of ratio on left hand turns, to take the checkered flag ahead of Raikkonen. Hams showed good pace mid-race and passed Bottas to attempt to get ahead of one of the Ferrari's, but the Ferrari's were too strong at the Hungaroring and he ended up giving the 3rd position back as promised on the final turn with a speedy Verstappen in hot pursuit. Verstappen was the lone Red Bull to finish the race, after a 10-sec penalty, due to a much too hot turn entry which led to him putting his right front wheel into the left radiator of Ricciardo's car, emptying it of it's fluids and ending his race on lap one. Alonso was strong all weekend as was McLaren; he finished 6th and enjoyed some sunshine underneath the podium, reenacting his sunbathing on this same track in 2015 after his car broke early in the race, while the champagne was being popped -- his teammate Vandoorne took 10th putting both cars in the points for the first time in ages. Hulkenberg got forced off the track by Magnussen and later retired with possibly-related car issues, Massa was out with an illness which gave Paul Di Resta an opportunity to drive a 2017 F1, but ended up having to retire late due to some car issues and Kimi was pissed on the podium once again being thwarted from a possible race win when he was out pacing Vettel but didn't get team orders to pass; in retrospect their 1-2 finish justified the decision to leave positions as is, but since passing is so hard to do and a 1-stopper was the plan for most of the field, you'd run through your tires if you chased too hard which would ruin your race (with a second pit-stop). With the checkered flag dropped, McLaren has leap frogged Sauber to get into 9th spot and Ferrari closed the gap to Mercedes from 55 to 29. The Driver's Championship standings are as follows: Vettel, Hamilton (-14), Bottas (-33), Ricciardo (-85),  Raikkonen (-86), Verstappen (-135). Spa will bring us back to the power tracks, so we'll see if Mercedes can counter what Ferrari has done in Budapest with the Fiat CEO breathing down Arrivabene's neck all race.

Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of TheHoonigans.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Orbital Dreams: Rock Chip Touch-up Tool: Museum 911 (AMMONYC)

Larry touches up rock chips on an original 911 bound for the Museum of modern art.


Video courtesy of AMMONYC.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

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

  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay 
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 9pm - 9:30pm (VelocityHD) new
  • RMD Garage. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of KrispyMedia.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Neo-Vintage Motorsport Topic: Undeniably Cool | 480bhp Ferrari Daytona (GoodwoodRoad&Racing)

The gang from Goodwood showcase a very rare Ferrari Daytona factory race car which was used by privateer at Le Mans around the same time Ferrari focused solely on F1.


Video courtesy of GoodwoodRoad&Racing.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Automotive Workshop: Legendary Subaru EJ: 1,000-hp Performance, If You Want -- /ENGINEERED (Drive)

Drive's Engineered looks into the ubiquitous Subaru EJ motor and tuning it, from the perspective of well-known tuner Vince Griffin of Prime Motoring.


Video courtesy of Drive.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

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

  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay 
  • Virgin Australian Supercars. Ipswich. Wednesday @ 8pm - 9pm (CBSSN(HD)) delayed airing from 7/29
  • RMD Garage. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of AMMONYC.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Enthusiast Topic: INSANE 560BHP BMW M135i | Fastest in UK?? (LLF)

LLF checks out a heavily tuned M135i hatchback, owned by the best role model for senior living anyone could hope for.


Video courtesy of LivingLifeFastLLF.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

What to watch this Weekend (Aug 6th - Aug 9th)

  • IMSA Weathertech Sports Car Championship - From Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Sunday @ 2:30pm - 5:30pm (FS1) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay 
  • Pirelli World Challenge. 2017 GTS racing action from Mid-Ohio. Wednesday @ 7pm - 8pm (CBSSN(HD)) delayed airing from 7/29
  • RMD Garage. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of TheHoonigans.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Neo-Vintage Feature: The Lamborghini Countach driven by Valentino Balboni (BenjaminBertucci)

This short film looks at Valentino Balboni, the legendary Lamborghini test driver, and the 1986 Lamborghini Countach 5000QV that was originally built for the company's CEO at the time. Plus that color combo is pretty hard to beat.


Video hosting courtesy of BenjaminBertucci.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Enthusiast Topic: Jon Sibal's Porsche 964 RWB Review (WheelieCoolVideos)

Stu hangs with graphic designer Jon Sibal and test drives his Nardo Gray RWB 964 3.6.


Video courtesy of WheelieCoolVideos.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

What to watch this Weekend (July 28th - Aug 2nd)

  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Hungary; from the Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. Practice. Friday @ 8am - 9:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Hungary; from the Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am - 9:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Hungary; from the Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live 
  • Pirelli World Challenge. 2017 GT action from Mid-Ohio. Sunday @ 4pm - 5:30pm (CBSSN(HD)) same-day delayed airing
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay 
  • RMD Garage. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
The F1 circus has arrived to showcase the fields talent at the Hungaroring, but before the 2nd half of the season begins lets recap the action from Silverstone two weeks back. There was some initial controversy with Lewis not showing up to the first F1 Live event in England, thrown by the new F1 ownership, but the weekend proved out in his favor. Qualifying was a mixed bag of weather conditions, typical of Silverstone, and with rain fading around the middle of Q1 it turned into a balancing act of running inters or slicks which paid off in spades to a final flyer by Alonso that just barely made the time cutoff, vaulting a McLaren to the top of a qualy session for the first time in several years. Things dried out for the remainder of Q2 and Q3 which brought reality to some of the mid-pack teams taking advantage of wet conditions earlier. Much like the previous race for Hams, Bottas had a gear box change which brought with it a 5 grid-spot penalty so he went for an alternate tire strategy, running Softs in Q2. Bottas had a decent qualy, but he wasn't able to edge the Ferrari's in Q3, putting him in 4th. Raikkonen out paced Vettel, Hamilton put together one of the best laps of all time, a 126.600 (2.6 faster than pole in 2016). This mark was over a half second clear of 2nd and vaulted Hams further into the record books -- 67 poles all-time, one shy of Shumi and a 5th Pole at Silverstone to match all-time leader Jim Clark.

Sunday was hectic, with the biggest surprises being served up in the final few laps. Hams skipped off with another great start. Ricciardo started from 19th, Bottas from 9th, both because of penalties tied to car repairs; Ricciardo had a turbo failure during qualifying. Palmer had DNF'd on the warm up lap, leaving Renault with one car, that of Hulkenburg. The Torro Rosso's came together in Becketts, leaving Sainz DNF'd and Kvyat blaming Sainz for the incident. Thnakfully for Force India, Ocon and Perez stayed clear of one another, despite running together just about the entire afternoon. Their effort resulted in double points, finishing 8th and 9th, respectively. Massa took the final point in 10th, Stroll was in the teens along with the Haas and Sauber duos. Alonso lost another power unit and DNF'd mid-race after a better than average qualy. Speaking of DNF's, Verstappen finally finished a race and he ended up finishing 4th. He pitted really late for new tires and that's where most of the late race craziness came into play. With two laps left Raikkonnen's left front delaminated and tire carcass flopped around while he still had air in the tire, so he limped it back to the pit and got a set of supersofts. He was pissed because of his continued bad luck, which has typically resulted in him finishing behind Vettel and it looked like the same thing was going to happen. He gets fresh tires and comes out of the pit behind Vettel on the last lap (51/51) and next thing you know Vettel is veering off track with a flat front left soft. Sparks a blazing, Vettel has to limp his way around to the pit while Hams takes the last turn to his 4th consecutive win at Silverstone, much to the crowds delight. Meanwhile, Bottas had worked his way up behind Vettel and was looking to pass him, on his supersofts, but the puncture made life much easier for him. With Raikkonen pitting late as well Valteri brought a much needed 1-2 to Mercedes AMG Petronas Racing. With Vettels' late pit, Verstappen worked his way into 4th, Ricciardo's strong drive through the field topped off at 5th, Hulkenburg took 6th and Vettel was far enough ahead to maintain 7th position. The implications here are tremendous, both with Driver's and Manufacturer's Chips, Hamilton now 1 point behind Vettel going into the 2nd half of the season.

With the checkered flag dropped, the Drivers Championship standings are as follows: Vettel, Hamilton (-1), Bottas (-23), Ricciardo (-60), Raikkonen (-79), Verstappen (-120). Mercedes is now 55pts ahead of Ferrari in the Constructors'. Hungary is a technical track so expect to see the lower powered competitors, like Red Bull and Renault look just about as strong. It should be another exciting weekend to see how the multiple storylines of the field shake out.

Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of GoodwoodRoad&Racing.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Enthusiast Topic: 200mph in a 911 GTS (EverydayDriver)

450bhp turbo flat-six in a non-turbo badged 911 was unheard of before now. The 991.2 GTS is priced like a previous generation turbo, but also delivers like one.


Video courtesy of EverydayDriver.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

What to watch this Weekend (July 22nd - July 26th)

  • IMSA United Sports Car Championship - From Lime Rock Park. Saturday @ 3pm - 6pm (FS2) live
  • DTM. 2017 action from Moscow, Russia. Sunday @ 6pm - 8pm (CBSSN(HD)) same-day delayed airing
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay 
  • Speed is the new Black. Wednesday @ 8pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) replays
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of ThatDudeInBlue.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

What to watch this Weekend (July 14th - July 19th)

  • Formula 1 - British Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. Practice (1). Friday @ 2pm - 3:30pm (NBCSN(HD)) same-day replay
  • Formula 1 - British Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am - 9:30am (CNBC(HD)) live
  • FIA WEC. Nurburgring. Sunday @ 7am - 12pm (FS1(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - British Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10:30am (CNBC(HD)) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay 
  • Speed is the new Black. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new

We have another back to back F1 race this weekend, which will further define the Driver's Championship, but before we get to that lets recap what happened in Austria. Both Alonso and Verstappen DNF'd again, but this time it was contact from other drivers in turn 1 and not vehicle reliability that claimed them. Alonso qualified well above the strength of the car, again, but it was for not come Sunday. Verstappen's large following of Deutsche Orange tees were in full force, but between car issues and other woes the weekend wasn't destined to work out well regardless. Bottas took pole in Q3, Hamilton was strong in Q1 and Q2, but couldn't put a lap together in Q3 and with the seconds fading Grosjean had a electrical glitch which stopped his car and brought out the yellow flag. Vettel's performance was good and he qualified second. The race started with an almost too good to be true start from Bottas, which Vettel stuck to claiming was a jumped start through the podium interviews, and with the mild threat of rain just about everyone targeted a one-stop strategy and tried to take their initial set of tires as far as they could; Bottas took his ultrasofts to lap 41 before switching to supersofts. Hamilton qualified 3rd, but had a 5 grid spot penalty for a gearbox change, which Mercedes-AMG was clear to point out had nothing to do with the rear-ending his car received in the previous races' safety car incident. Hams got a good start and jumped a couple cars on lap 1 then tried to turn his start on supersofts strategy into gold by being on the ultra's when everyone else was on the supers'. This didn't quite pan out, although he did well; the Mercs didn't do the best on tires, although everyone had pretty aggressive blistering across the paddock, but Hams got onto his ultras and within ten laps or so he was already complaining about the rears. His tires finally broke in later in his stint and he was able to pull off the fastest lap of the grand prix while attempting to chase down Ricciardo. Haas F1's Grosjean qualified well and had good pace and that translated today with some of the retirements and turnover in lap 1; he was able to take his position to P6 which provide Haas with a welcome 8point since Magnussen DNF'd. Raikkonen had a decent outing, but had some technical troubles which helped Hams jump in through his tire change. The Force India duo didn't run into eachother today and managed to snag P7 and P8 followed by the poorly qualifying Williams pair taking P9 and P10. Ricciardo held off Hamilton's advances, while Bottas held off Vettel's advances, to take the final podium step and the win, respectively. With the checkered flag dropped and the boot champagne guzzled, the Driver's Championship standings are as follows: Vettel, Hamilton (-20), Bottas (-35), Ricciardo (-64), Raikkonen (-88), Perez (-121). As you can see Valteri is now in the championship mix and is doing more for the Mercedes-AMG manufacturers title than they even believed was possible when they signed him. Also you can see that Verstappen has DNF'd 5 out of 7 races and has now been surpassed by a Force India. Meanwhile Ricciardo has podium'd in the last 5 races putting him in 4th. The landscape is changing everywhere and heading into the halfway point of the season, Round 10 in Great Britain, Hams is going to have to start putting some poles and wins together if he hopes to keep in touch with Vettel. That foam bolster issue from Azerbaijan definitely cost him dearly. 

Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of CarThrottle.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

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

  • Formula 1 - Austrian Grand Prix; from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Practice. Friday @ 3pm - 4:30pm (NBCSN(HD)) replay (no live option - tour de france)
  • 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 - 10:30pm (CNBC(HD)) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay 
  • Speed is the new Black. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
Azerbaijan was quite the exciting race with plenty of twists and unfortunately, retirements. Lance Stroll gets his first podium, first podium for Williams Martini Racing in quite some time, nipped by a tenth at the end of the race by Valteri Bottas who had to make his way back (from a lap down) to start the race due to a lot of contact throughout the field. Hamilton got his 66th PP in Q3, and is now just a couple shy of Schumi's all time record of 68, but his race was literally foiled by someone on his time failing to fastening his foam shoulder-rest; he had to pit pretty late in the race and even though Seb got a 10 second penalty (for ramming his car into Hamilton on a safety car lap) it took longer for the shoulder rest change thus Vettel came out of his ten-second penalty, in the pit, ahead of Hamilton. Meanwhile in Force India, Ocon gave Perez the pinch against the wall and just about kicked Perez out of the race, but during all of the contact mid-race there was a red-flag to get all of the debris cleaned off the track as there were plenty of damage and punctures, including one that sidelined Kimi, who destroyed his rear wing and side aero plate with his tire carcas making his way back around the track to pit. That brings us to the race winner; Ricciardo has taken the shoey to P1, maximizing the faults of those in front of him and being quick in general around this track despite being generally down on power. Verstappen had power unit issues all weekend and it forebode the engine failure and DNF which occurred early in the race, unfortunately. Rumors abound on whether Verstappen will remain at the team through his current contract, as there seems to be a reliability clause in it. With this latest race down, the Driver's Standings are as follows: Vettel, Hamilton (-14), Bottas (-42), Ricciardo (-61), Raikkonen (-80), Verstappen (-108). The gang travels to Austria this weekend for a go at the Red Bull Ring; we'll see how Red Bull addresses the reliability woes for Verstappen and how Ferrari and Mercedes respond to this new bout for Manufacturers supremacy.

Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Porsche.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Automotive Workshop: Do you know what "SHINY" actual means??? (AMMONYC)

Larry sits down with Fabrizio Gagliardi, Training Manager for Rupes and PhD chemist to look at what we seek in the surface of a well detailed car. Glossiness is next to godliness? Perhaps.


Video courtesy of AMMONYC.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Car Pron: PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS | EVENING ON THE SUSTEN PASS (CarsWithLuke)

Luke goes on a photo shoot with his friend Lauro in his 991 GT3 RS through the mountains of Switzerland.


Video courtesy of CarsWithLuke.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Pbucket and our Dope. posts and original content.

ROTL viewers-

Photobucket decided to pull an a-hole move without telling anyone, so now all of my pictures hosted on photobucket can't be seen anywhere other than photobucket. What that means is that Dope. posts, original content (show coverage, car projects, etc.) going back 8 years are going to show you some dumbass jpeg explaining why you can't see said picture due to photobuckets' new policy. We'll fix it, but as a small outfit run by folks with full-time jobs, it may take some time. I'm glad I've been heavy on video so much lately, because youtube has remained steady over the years. I've put money into photobucket as a pro-user to support their bandwidth woes as my pictures have been all over the web since the very early 2000s. I'm pissed, but its a good opportunity to find a new solution since the Pbucket site has been just about unusable for a few years now. Make sure to give them sh&t on social media if the opportunity arises.

Thanks for your continued patronage,

-A1

Thursday, June 29, 2017

What to watch this Independence Day Weekend (June 30th - July 5th)

  • WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. Six hours of the Glen. From Watkins Glen International Raceway in New York. Sunday @ 10am - 1pm (FS1(HD)), 1pm - 4:30pm (FS2(HD)) live
  • DTM. 2017 action from Germany. Sunday @ 3pm - 5pm (CBSSN(HD)) same-day delay
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay 
  • Speed is the new Black. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
 Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of TheHoonigans.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Car Pron: Ferrari 812 Superfast review | New 800hp supercar tested (Autocar)

Autocar checks out the 812 Superfast; 789hp, 6.5L V12, FR, two seater, 250K. Lovely stuff.


Video courtesy of Autocar.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

What to watch this Weekend (June 23rd - June 28th)

  • Formula 1 - Azerbaijan Grand Prix; from the street circuit in Azerbaijan, Baku. Practice. Friday @ 2pm - 4pm (NBCSN(HD)) replay (no live option)
  • Formula 1 - Azerbaijan Grand Prix; from the street circuit in Azerbaijan, Baku. Qualifying. Saturday @ 9am - 11am (CNBC(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Azerbaijan Grand Prix; from the street circuit in Azerbaijan, Baku. Race. Sunday @ 8am - 11:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay 
  • Speed is the new Black. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
We have another great weekend of racing to look forward to, following up an amazing 24hrs of Le Mans last week in France where Porsche claimed a third overall victory in a row in their 919 Hybrid. Jackie Chan DC Racing was in the lead for a good bit of the race due to some issues affecting the two Porsche LMP1 cars; #1 car was out with about 3:37 to play and the #2 car picked up the reigns to make things happen; with under an hour to go, the #2 car clawed back into the overall lead and held it to the end. Meanwhile in GTE Pro, Corvette Racing, being piloted by young American Jordan Taylor, was dicing it up with the Aston Martin Racing entry trying to hold onto class P1. through the last hour of action, but unfortunately it was not to be; puncture on the last lap which dropped him to P3. A lot of great racing action, plenty of classes clashing in turns (unfortunately), but another legendary year with more racers from different disciplines participating along with the regulars.

F1 is back to Europe with a GP in Azerbaijan, but last we left off Hamilton, Bottas and Merc seem to have gotten their groove back with a 1-2 finish after Lewis tied Senna with his 65th Pole. Ferrari had some troubles early which lead Vettel to have to make his way back to the front from 18th and Kimi had some setting issues throughout and got team orders to let Vettel through late in the race. In this same group of cars, Force India had a golden opportunity for a possible P4-P5, squandered, because of the teams inability to make a decision when Ocon was the hot hand with fresh tires behind Checo. Both cars were passed late in the race by a pressing Vettel who finished 4th to salvage the overall race and his Driver's Championship lead over Hamilton. The McLaren's broke again, keeping the zero point scoring streak alive, and Alonso took a trip into the stands after retiring to give the fans a good time. Grosjean's brakes were giving him problems again, but finished in the points, Lance Stroll scored points in his home grand prix much to the delight of the Canadian fans and Hulk took 8th for Renault. Ricciardo survived the power unit issues that retired Verstappen and took 3rd and shoey'd champagne himself and provided a boot for Sir Patrick Stewart! With the checked flag dropped the current Driver's Standings are as follows: Vettel, Hamilton (-12), Bottas (-48), Raikkonen (-68), Ricciardo (-75), Verstappen (-96). Red Bull can't keep Verstappen finishing races, McLaren is fed up with Honda's reliability and power woes (some say more than Alonso is), Force India is really good but needs to clean things up to make a real go at being the #3 Manufacturer and Mercedes AMG's upgrades seem to have worked giving them the current lead in the Manufacturers Championship. This weekend in Baku should be another good one.

Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of CarThrottle.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

What to watch this 24hrs of Le Mans Weekend (June 15th - June 21st)

  • Isle of Man TT. Insane action from the infamous Isle. Thursday @ 11pm - 12pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Isle of Man TT. Insane action from the infamous Isle. Friday @ 11pm - 12am (VelocityHD) new  
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans - 85th running of the legendary race for the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. Live from Le Mans, France. Saturday @ 8:30am - 10am (FS1(HD)), 1pm - 12am (FS2(HD)), 12am - 1am (FS2(HD)), 1am - 9:30am {Race Finish} (FS1(HD)) live - streaming on FoxSportsGo App
  • DTM. Budapest. Sunday @ 12pm - 2pm (CBSSN(HD))
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) 
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Speed is the new Black. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of Drive.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Car Pron: Checking out Porsche GT3 RSs | EP030 (911Percent)

911 Percent goes to a GT3 RS showcase at the Porsche Center of Oakville in Canada.


Video courtesy of 911percent.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

What to watch this Weekend (June 8th - June 14th)

  • 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 (CNBC(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. Race, Sunday @ 2pm - 4:30pm (NBC(HD)) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay 
  • Speed is the new Black. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
F1 action returns to Gilles Villeneuve circuit in Montreal, but lets catch up on what happened in Monaco just a couple weeks ago. Merc-AMG had problems getting the tires to work, once again, and Hams got bit the worse out of the duo of him and Bottas. Hamilton was in the knockout zone for most of Q2 and on his final lap got stuck behind a yellow flag, as these larger 2017 cars were touching the armco a bit more regularly and the car ahead lost a FR wheel, removing his last chance to get out of the cutoff zone. Ferrari had no problems getting their tires to work and Raikkonen took his first pole in ages, edging out Vettel. Bottas couldn't catch the Ferrari's and qualified 3rd. Jenson did decent during qualy as the streets of Monaco equalizes powerful cars and less powerful cars, but due to the mechanical woes that Fernando took a break from in favor of the Indy 500, Jenson ended up starting from pit lane on Sunday. Kimi got a great start Sunday, keeping Vettel behind until strategy kicked in; the race started off with everyone holding position, which slowed everyone down given how hard it is to pass. The tires available were soft, supersoft and ultrasoft, but only the ultrasofts had enough grip to make the cars' work and only one stop was needed to complete the GP, so the game was how long you'd run on the ultrasofts before switching to the tire you don't like and if you'd beable to use a caution to switch back onto ultrasofts again in a two-stopper. Ferrari pitted Kimi from the lead first, Vettel got space on track and started running qualy laps, pitted, then jumped Kimi by a few car lengths on his return to track. Seb never gave that position back up which left Kimi quite salty (rightfully so, a win was within his grasp) with the team for his provided strategy backfiring on him. Hamilton jumped a few folks on his race start, but the rest he jumped through a well timed first stop after a caution, which helped him finish in 7th for some very minor damage management given Seb got a full 25 points. Ferrari taking a 1-2 in this race helped them jump Merc-AMG in the Constructors' Championship. Ricciardo, who lost this race last year on an absolutely questionable pit-stop, took his strong pace from the weekend to the final podium spot, out edging Bottas who took 4th. Button was pretty fed up with multiple drivers over the course of the afternoon took a pretty optimistic chance at jumping Wehrlein before the tunnel, late in the race; their tires touched and Pascal ended up T-bar first in the barrier, double DNF. The Haas boys both made the points, Verstappen finally finished a Monaco GP, taking 5th, and Carlos Sainz continued his strong racing this year with a 6th place finish. The current Driver's standings are as follows: Vettel, Hamilton (-25), Bottas (-54), Raikonnen (-62), Ricciardo (-77), Verstappen (-84). It should be another exciting weekend in Canada -- the wall of champions beckons!

Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Drivetribe.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Current Events: 2017 VW Golf R: Not Perfect, But Damn Near Close (Carfection)

The Golf R MK7.5 refresh is pushing me about as close as I could be to getting a new vw, but something has me hesitating on upgrading my current daily driver. Could be the price, when I'd really like a E46M3 in my fleet, could be the haldex system not giving me the fun of RWD; can't quite put my finger on it. These should be out in the states within another couple months.

Video courtesy of Carfection.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

What to watch this Weekend (June 3rd - June 8th)

  • The Grand Tour. All S1 episodes available on-demand @ AmazonPrime
  • WeatherTech Sports Car Championship - Detroit Belle Island Grand Prix. From Belle Island Park in Detroit, MI. Saturday @ 12:30pm - 2:30pm (FS2(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. 2017 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
  • Isle of Man TT. 2017 action from the Isle. Sunday @ 11pm - 12am (VelocityHD) new
  • Isle of Man TT. 2017 action from the Isle. Monday @ 11pm - 12am (VelocityHD) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay 
  • Isle of Man TT. 2017 action from the Isle. Tuesday @ 11pm - 12am (VelocityHD) new
  • Speed is the new Black. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Isle of Man TT. 2017 action from the Isle. Wednesday @ 11pm - 12am (VelocityHD) new
Plenty of action ahead with the return of Isle of Man racing, IndyCar goes to the road course at Belle Island and IMSA returns in the support race on Saturday. 

Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of BMWM.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

What to watch this Memorial Day Weekend (May 26th - May 31st)

  • Formula 1 - Monaco Grand Prix. From Circuit de Monaco. Practice 2. Thursday @ 8am - 9:30am (NBCSN(HD) live
  • Formula 1 - Monaco Grand Prix. From Circuit de Monaco. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am - 9:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Monaco Grand Prix. From Circuit de Monaco. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10am (NBC(HD)) live; replay at 10:30am on NBCSN(HD)
  • IndyCar Series - The Indianapolis 500. From Indianapolis Motor Speedway, from Speedway, Indiana. Sunday @ 11am - 3:30pm (ABC(HD)) live 
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 8pm - 9pm (VelocityHD)
We've arrived at one of the best motorsport weekends of the year; plenty to watch and plenty of great venues and historic race locations to choose from. We have Fernando Alonso trading places with Jenson Button to give the Brit a drive at Monaco while Alonso takes a seat in this years Indy 500. Meanwhile in F1, we're picking up where we left off in Spain with the first of the European F1 races. Alonso finally got to the end of a GP after qualifying 7th (!), which delighted his local fans, Hamilton took pole and used some tire strategy and gumption to get in front of Vettel, in the second half of the GP, and was able to get his second win of the season. Bottas was on an old engine due to some issues with the upgrade and that very engine went up in smoke on him. Kimi had bad luck early, going three wide and getting his front suspension broke by contact with Verstappen's, so both of the top manufacturers only had one car to earn points off of. This opened the door for Red Bull and Ricciardo obliged; finishing third and driving the second half of the race with no one around him. The Pepto-Bismol liveried Force India's showed up again and were strong, finishing 4th and 5th; Checo is continuing a very healthy point scoring streaking going back to last year. Wehrlein overachieved in his Sauber, taking 8th, Grosjean snagged 10th for a single Haas point and Torro Rosso put both cars in the top 10. The Hulk placed 6th in a good showing for Renault and Vandoorne rounded out the foursome who DNF'd, with Kimi, Max and Bottas. With the checkered flag dropped, the current Driver's Standings are as follows: Vettel, Hamilton (-6), Bottas (-41), Raikkonnen (-55), Ricciardo (-67), Verstappen (-69).

Monaco should be as glamorous as always; tight track with few places to pass, so qualy will be king. Everyone has updates, but Monaco usually equalizes due the lack of places to leverage top end speed. It should be another great weekend of F1.

Enjoy your weekends and salute a veteran.

Video courtesy of CarsWithLuke.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Enthusiast Topic: Breaking Records and Rallying Subarus on the Isle of Man - /MY LIFE AS A RALLYIST (Drive)

Not much better than WOT around the Isle of Man, especially in a sports car driven by a renowned rally driver, Mark Higgins, who is a multi-time 4-wheel vehicle lap record holder.


Video courtesy of Drive.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Car Pron: Mercedes-AMG GTR vs. Porsche 911 R - AutoWeek Dubbeltest (Autoweek)

Autoweek compares two of the heaviest hitters in the high-end sports car segment -- Porsche 911 R & the Merc AMG GTR.


Video courtesy of Autoweek.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

What to watch this Weekend (May 19th - May 25th)

  • The Grand Tour. All S1 episodes available on-demand @ AmazonPrime
  • DTM. 2017 action from the Lausitzring. Sunday @ 4pm - 6pm (CBSSN(HD)) same day delay
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 7pm - 9pm (VelocityHD) replays
Enjoy your weekends. 


Video courtesy of Drivetribe.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Track Pron: Porsche 911 GT3 sets a new best time at the Nürburgring Nordschleife (EVO)

Porsche once again bringing a new minimum performance level to the latest 911.2 GT3.


Video hosting courtesy of EVO.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

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

  • The Grand Tour. All S1 episodes available on-demand @ AmazonPrime
  • Formula 1 - Spanish Grand Prix; from Catalunya Circuit, Spain. Practice. Friday @ 8am - 10am (NBCSN(HD)) live 
  • Formula 1 - Spanish Grand Prix; from Catalunya Circuit, Spain. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am - 9:30am (CNBC(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Spanish Grand Prix; from Catalunya Circuit, Spain. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Pirelli World Challenge. TC and GTS racing at VIR. Sunday @ 4pm - 10pm (CBSSN(HD)) delayed airings from 4/29-4/30
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 7pm - 9pm (VelocityHD) replays
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Wednesday @ 9pm - 9:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
 F1 is back at it, following quite an interesting weekend in Sochi. Bottas followed up his first pole position, at the previous race, with his first F1 victory. Ferrari was stronger than ever, Vettel taking pole finishing second after attempting to chase Bottas down late, Kimi driving a solid race and finishing 3rd. Meanwhile Hamilton and Petronas Mercedes were on the back foot given the ultrasoft tire, while having great durability, had a very touchy operating window which seemed to be much hard for the Mercs to capitalize on. This is one of the reasons Hamilton qualified in 4th, kicking him out of Saturday's driver interviews for the first time in quite a while. Ferrari is still superior on tires thus far and the advantage is definitely showing itself. Despite Merc's troubles, the podium result in Russia puts them in the Constructor's Championship point lead by 1 over Ferrari. We'll see what Mercedes does to close the gap with the two weeks off, now arriving in the start of European racing. McLaren is still languishing, Alonso DNF'ing once again, Force India still strong in the mid-pack and Red Bull trying to put things together, but Ricciardo still having some poor fortune. Stroll continued his streak of getting hit by another driver in a race and Massa is still putting in solid performances in his Williams, taking 8th. Sainz is still the more consistent of the Toro Rosso duo, taking 9th. With the smoke cleared Vettel still holds the Driver's Championship lead; standings are as follows: Vettel, Hamilton (-13), Bottas (-23), Raikkonen (-37), Verstappen (-51).

Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of AMMONYC.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Neo-Vintage Motorsport Pron: 100 years of BMW icons at FOS (GoodwoodRoad&Racing)

This is one of those vids that I never got around to posting after seeing it last year, as this BMW showcase took place during the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed, but as always, better late than never.


Video courtesy of GoodwoodRoadAndRacing.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

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

  • The Grand Tour. All S1 episodes available on-demand @ AmazonPrime
  • FIA WEC. 2017 action from Spa Francorchamps, Belgium. Saturday @ 8:30am - 10:30am (FS1(HD)), 11:30am - 2:30pm (FS2(HD)) live  
  • Weather Tech Sports Car Championship. From COTA in Austin, Tx. Saturday @ 7pm - 10pm (FS1(HD)) same day delayed airing
  • Pirelli World Challenge. GTS racing at VIR. Sunday @ 6pm - 7:30pm (CBSSN(HD)) delayed airing from 4/29-4/30
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Wheeler Dealers. Mini-marathon. Wednesday @ 6pm - 9pm (VelocityHD) replays
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Season 9 Ep 9. Wednesday @ 9pm - 9:30pm (VelocityHD) new
Plenty of motorsport action ahead! Enjoy your weekends.

Video hosting courtesy of EVO.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Automotive Workshop: Christian Von Koenigsegg on Autonomous Cars [PART 2] (Driven)

JF continues his conversation with Christian Von Keonigsegg, now talking Autonomous Cars.


Video courtesy of Drive.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

What to watch this Weekend (April 28th - May 3rd)

  • The Grand Tour. All episodes available on-demand @ AmazonPrime
  • Formula 1 - Russian Grand Prix; from the Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. Practice. Friday @ 8am - 9:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Russian Grand Prix; from the Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am - 9:30am (CNBC(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Russian Grand Prix; from the Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. Race. Sunday @ 7am - 10:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) 
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 8pm - 9pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Season 9 Ep 8. Wednesday @ 9pm - 9:30pm (VelocityHD) new
F1 is back in Russia after a wild race in Bahrain a few weeks ago. Cliff notes for those who missed it -- Alonso DNF'd again even though the Honda power unit was detuned for reliability, Vettel and Ferrari wins a second race of the season, Bottas gets his first pole and takes 3rd in the race, Hams loses pole by 2 hundredths and finishes second, also gets a 5 second penalty while waiting for a really long Bottas pit stop during a safety car lap, Verstappen DNF's after a brake failure puts him in the wall, Red Bull is still fast, Kimi still has issues with car settings, Haas is quick before pending updates, the T-wings will be banned next season and passing has gotten a little bit better. This weekend in russia should be another great race. Mercedes is winning the manufacturers battle, but losing the driver's battle. I'm sure Hams will want to reassert himself and Bottas will continue looking to be a spoiler.

Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of Porsche.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Automotive Workshop: One-On-One With Christian Von Koenigsegg [PART 1] (DRIVEN)

JF chats with Christian about what's new with Koenigsegg, where things have progressed since the start of the company and future technologies.


Video courtesy of Drive.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Orbital Dreams: How to Remove Holograms, Buffer Trails: Porsche GT3 RS (AMMONYC)

Larry schools us on fixing the negative leftovers of OEM shipping on a new car.


Video courtesy of AMMONYC.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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

  • The Grand Tour. All episodes available on-demand @ AmazonPrime
  • IndyCar Series - Honda Grand Prix of Alabama. From Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Sunday @ 3pm - 6pm (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Top Gear. Season 24 Episode 7. Sunday @ 8pm - 10pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) 
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 8pm - 9pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Season 9 Ep 7. Wednesday @ 9pm - 9:30pm (VelocityHD) new
Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of McLarenAutomotive.