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.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

What to watch this Weekend (April 15th - April 19th)

  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Bahrain. From the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Practice. Friday @ 11am - 12:30pm (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • FIA WEC. Silverstone. Saturday @ 7am - 9am (FS1), 9am - 1pm (FS2) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Bahrain. From the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Qualifying. Saturday @ 12:30pm - 2pm (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Bahrain. From the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Race. Sunday @ 10:30am - 1:30pm (CNBC(HD)) live 
  • Top Gear. Season 24 Episode 6. 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 6. Wednesday @ 9pm - 9:30pm (VelocityHD) new
We had an exciting race last weekend in China, starting off with a lot of rain and ending with...some rain. I've had a busy week so I'll keep this brief; Ferrari is still fast, but came in second, Hams ties up the Driver's Championship with a perfect weekend (pole (fastest ever lap), race win, fastest race lap), Alonso DNFs again with a late race retirement after showing promise, tire choice bravery pays dividends, Kimi hates his settings, a young Italian crashes on the final turn twice and Red Bull has a great afternoon despite being down on power -- Verstappen takes the last podium spot after starting from 16th. With the tire smoke clear the Drivers Championship standings are as follows: Vettel, Hamilton, Verstappen (-18), Bottas (-20), Raikkonnen (-21), Ricciardo (-31). This weekend in Bahrain should be another great race.

Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Autogefuhl.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

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

  • Formula 1 - Chinese Grand Prix; from Shanghai, China/Shanghai International Circuit. Practice. Friday @ 2am - 3:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • The Grand Tour. Season 1 available on demand. Friday (Amazon Prime) replays
  • Formula 1 - Chinese Grand Prix; from Shanghai, China/Shanghai International Circuit. Qualifying. Saturday @ 3am - 4:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach. Saturday @ 4pm - 6:30pm (FOX(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Chinese Grand Prix; from Shanghai, China/Shanghai International Circuit. Race. Sunday @ 1am - 4:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live 
  • IndyCar Series - Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Street track in Long Beach, California. Sunday @ 4pm - 7pm (NBCSN(HD)) live 
  • Pirelli World Challenge. Long Beach. Sunday @ 2:30pm - 4pm (CBSSN(HD)) same-day delayed airing  
  • Top Gear. Season 24 Episode 5. 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 5. Wednesday @ 9pm - 9:30pm (VelocityHD) new
Loaded weekend ahead, with World Challenge, WSCC, F1 and Indy Car this weekend. We're back at it with F1 with an anticipated follow up to the melee that was the 2017 Australian Grand Prix. There were plenty of retirements, including Alonso after almost holding on to tenth position with a handful of laps left, and unfortunately the hometown hero Ricciardo who had one gearbox problem after another, following a wall impact during FP3. McLaren is still lost, HAAS had a double DNF, but the most significant headline was who won the race. Hams took another pole, followed by Vettel and Bottas, but Vettel took the checkered flag after a keen strategic move by Scuderia Ferrari after Hams pitted on lap 18 for new tires (one stop). Hamilton left the pit with softs into traffic, immediately being help up by Verstappen looking to make his tire strategy work. The difficulty to pass given the 2017 regulation changes seems to be a common thread between all of the drivers post-race. The turbulence from the larger tires and revised under-tray/diffuser seems to work against the benefits of added mechanical grip, aero, power and tire durability. The tires still need to be finessed into the proper operating window and depending on how your out-lap goes you could miss the boat completely, like what appeared to happen to Hamilton. In the end we have the media-banned Ferrari team taking the lead in the drivers championship for the first time in years. Torro Rosso and the pepto-bismol-esque liveried Force Indias all finished in the points, including young Esteban Orcon getting his first career point in his new drive with Force India. Appears we'll have a more interesting Championship fight this year, but I still think Mercedes AMG will take the Constructors for a fourth time unless unreliability comes into play. With the smoke cleared the Driver's Championship standings are as follows: Vettel, Hamilton (-7), Bottas (-10), Raikkonen (-13), Verstappen (-15), Massa (-17). The F1 traveling circus is in Shanghai this weekend to make use of all the data gathered from last week. It should be another great race.

Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of HarrysGarage.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Neo-Vintage Feature: This MGB GT Is Sliding And Surviving In The Arctic (Petrolicious)

This go around Petrolicious feature looks at an enthusiast from Iceland who enjoys flogging his daily MGB GT while slowly restoring another one to perfection.


Video courtesy of Petrolicious.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Car Pron: Bugatti Chiron Review | Bugatti’s new 261mph hypercar tested (Autocar)

The Bugatti Chiron has so many great numbers, including a tire-limited 261mph claimed top speed.


Video courtesy of Autocar.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

What to watch this Weekend (Mar 31 - April 5th)

  • The Grand Tour. All 13 episodes available on demand. Friday (Amazon Prime) replays
  • Top Gear. Season 24 Episode 4. 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) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Season 9 Ep 4. Wednesday @ 9pm - 9:30pm (VelocityHD) new
 Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of TheSmokingTire.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

What to watch this F1 Kickoff Weekend (Mar 24th - Mar 29th)

  • Formula 1 - Australian Grand Prix; from Melbourne/Albert Park Circuit. Practice #1. Friday @ 12am - 1am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Australian Grand Prix; from Melbourne/Albert Park Circuit. Practice #2. Friday @ 1am - 3am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • The Grand Tour. All 13 episodes available on demand. Friday (Amazon Prime) replays
  • Formula 1 - Australian Grand Prix; from Melbourne/Albert Park Circuit. Qualifying. Saturday @ 2am - 3:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Australian Grand Prix; from Melbourne/Albert Park Circuit. Race. Sunday @ 12am - 3:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Top Gear. Season 24 Episode 3. 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 3. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
After 4 months off we're back at it again for the 2017 F1 season. Rosberg rode off into the sunset after winning the 2016 Driver's Championship crown. Massa came out of retirement and back to Williams primarily because of Bottas getting Rosberg's seat. The cars are all new this year with the latest regulations, sans the halo technology tested sporadically over the last two seasons. Wide tires, mechanical grip is up, along with improved aero despite a lower rear wing. From practice it looks like Ferrari has brought more to the table, Red Bull is still very fast, but is AMG Petronas Mercedes still holding an ace up their sleeve? This is going to be a great season.

Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of JaumeSoler.


Video courtesy of Formula1.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

What to watch this Weekend (Mar 17th - Mar 22nd)

  • The Grand Tour. All 13 episodes available on demand. Friday (Amazon Prime) replays
  • WSCC - 12 hours of Sebring (FL). 65th annual running of this historic race. Saturday @ 12:30pm - 11pm (FS1) (IMSA.com webcast) live
  • Pirelli World Challenge. Sebring. Saturday @ 2pm - 3:30pm  (CBSN(HD)) delayed airing from 3/11 
  • Top Gear. Season 24 Episode 2. 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. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
The 2017 motorsport season is now in full swing; this weekend's main event is the Weather Tech Sports Car Championship 12hrs of Sebring.

Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of MercedesAMGPetronasMotorsport.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Current Events: Geneva Motor Show 2017: the 14 cars you must see (Autocar)

Autocar rounds up their 14 favorites from the Geneva Motorshow. That Panamera Sport Tourismo is everything I could ever want in a car outside of a manual transmission.


Video courtesy of Autocar.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Current Events: Agera RS Gryphon and Regera with Christian von Koenigsegg (Shmee150)

Shmee and Christian Von Koenigsegg look at all of the cars in the Koenigsegg display at this years Geneva Motorshow.


Video courtesy of Shmee150.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

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

  • The Grand Tour. All 13 episodes available on demand. Friday (Amazon Prime) replays
  • Indycar Series - Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, FL. Sunday @ 12pm - 3p(ABC(HD)) live 
  • Top Gear. Season 24 premier episode. Sunday @ 8pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) 
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 8pm - 9pm (VelocityHD) replays
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Season 9 Ep.1. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of McLarenAutomotive.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017

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

  • The Grand Tour. All 13 episodes available on demand. Friday (Amazon Prime) replays
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) 
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 8pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) replays
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Porsche.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Enthusiast Topic: The Differences Between Drifting And Powersliding (CarThrottle)

On this enthusiast topic episode we look at drifting and powerslides and the techniques used.


Video courtesy of CarThrottle.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

What to watch this Weekend (Feb 24th - Mar 1st)

  • The Grand Tour. All 13 episodes available on demand. Friday (Amazon Prime) replays
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 8pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) replays
Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of TheSmokingTire.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Neo-Vintage Feature: This Humble Lancia Delta Integrale Is A Beautiful Tool (Petrolicious)

This short film is about Martin Middleton, a man who's been around the world of motorsport for multiple decades and runs a long-standing repair shop. Martin owns a lovely white Lancia Delta Integrale which he's restored and now drives after taking it off the hands of one of his customers.


Video courtesy of Petrolicious.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Enthusiast Topic: Driving Magnus Walker's Porsche 964 (Drivetribe)

Jethro shakes down Magnus Walker's latest 911 build; a 993 RS powered 964 which has been massaged to his vision; custom 997 exhaust, widened arches, suspension, brakes, you name it.


Video courtesy of Drivetribe.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

What to watch this Weekend (Feb 17th - Feb 22nd)

  • The Grand Tour. All 13 episodes available on demand. Friday (Amazon Prime) replays
  • Bitchin' Rides. Tuesday @ 6pm - 7pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 7pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) replays
Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of JoeAchilles.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Track Pron: Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport | PH Review (PistonHeads)

PH compares the GT4 road car against the GT4 Clubsport and GT4 Clubsport MR, which is the track prepped version.


Video courtesy of PistonHeads.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Current Events: New Lamborghini Aventador S review: is the big Lambo now a proper drivers car? (AutoExpress)

The latest Lamborghini Aventador, the S, is looking to help it compete with the latest tech from its competitors in the supercar realm.


Video courtesy of AutoExpress.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

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

  • The Grand Tour. Episode 13. Friday (Amazon Prime) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Bitchin' Rides. Tuesday @ 8pm - 9pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 7pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) replays
Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of TheAutoGallery.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

For the Love of MB: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series & More (Carfection)

Carfection takes a look at AMG's Black Series models from the very beginning, including the CLK 63, C 63 and SLS Black Series AMG.


Video courtesy of Carfection.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017

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

  • The Grand Tour. Episode 12. Friday (Amazon Prime) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Bitchin' Rides. Tuesday @ 8pm - 9pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 7pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of JayLenosGarage.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

What to watch this 24hrs of Daytona Weekend (Jan 27th - Feb 1st)

  • The Grand Tour. Episode 11. Friday (Amazon Prime) new
  • Rolex 24hrs of Daytona. 55th Running of this legendary endurance race. Race. Saturday @ 2pm - 5pm (FOX(HD)), 5pm - 10pm (FS2(HD)), 11pm -12am (FS2(HD)). Sunday @12am - 12:30pm (FS2(HD)), Race Finish 12:30pm - 3pm (FS1(HD)) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Bitchin' Rides. Tuesday @ 8pm - 9pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 7pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) new
Enjoy the race and your weekends.


Video courtesy of TheSmokingTire.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Neo-Vintage: This 1972 BMW 3.0 CS Coupe Is A Stylish Member Of The Family (Petrolicious)

This Petrolicious feature tells the story of Tom McComas, the owner of this 1972 3.0 CS coupe and quite a few other lovely classic machines.


Video courtesy of Petrolicious.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Enthusiast Topic: 2008 BMW V8 1M Clone (JayLenosGarage)

We haven't seen this M3-V8 swapped BMW 1M clone car since an old post from Drive a few years back. Thanks for giving us another look Jay.


Video courtesy of JayLenosGarage.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

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

  • The Grand Tour. Episode 10. Friday (Amazon Prime) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Marathon. Monday @ 1pm - 11pm. (VelocityHD) replays
  • Barrett-Jackson Auto Auctions. Live from Scottsdale, AZ. Tuesday @ 6pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Barrett-Jackson Auto Auctions. Live from Scottsdale, AZ. Wednesday @ 6pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) new
Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of NickMurray.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

What to watch this Weekend (Jan 13th - Jan 18th)

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

Video courtesy of Drive.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Thursday, January 5, 2017

What to watch this Weekend (Jan 6th - Jan 11th)

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


Video courtesy of  PetrolPed.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Automotive Workshop: 10W-WTF!? Dispelling Myths About Oil -- /ENGINEERED (Drive)

This time on Engineered we talk to Cameron Evans of Redline about automotive oil.


Video courtesy of Drive.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Quick Vid: Volkswagen Golf R Estate 2016 review (TelegraphCars)

Go ahead and add the VW Golf R Estate to the list of cars we're not getting in the US, including the GTI Clubsport and Clubsport S. Here's another Golf R Estate vid.


Video courtesy of TelegraphCars.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Current Events: Hot new Mercedes-AMG E63 S tested. And drifted. (Autocar)

The new Merc AMG E63 S has all wheel drive (that you can disengage) and has 600hp.


Video courtesy of Autocar.