Thursday, July 18, 2019

What to watch this Weekend (July 20th - July 24th)

  • IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship - From Lime Rock Park. Saturday @ 9:30pm - 12:30am (NBCSN(HD) same-day delayed airing
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Bitchin Rides. Tuesday @ 8pm - 9pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
 Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of NovitecGroup.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Automotive Workshop: All Wheel Drive Swapped Supercharged 1971 Trans-Am? (HooniganAutoFocus)

Larry interviews Ken Blocks' lead mechanic, Gregg Hamilton, to mull over his newest personal build. It's a frankenstein GM build based on a '71 Pontiac Firebird. It has a late model LS, blown, pushed back 18", trick one-off suspension using late Corvette control arms, R33 5spd transmission, Nissan GTR AWD center-diff ECU, Infiniti front diff, Celica dash, Corvette brakes, air conditioning and on and on and on.


Video courtesy of HooniganAutoFocus.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

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

  • Formula 1 - British Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. Practice 1. Friday @ 4:55am - 6:30am (ESPN2(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - British Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. Practice 2. Friday @ 8:55am - 10:30am (ESPNU(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - British Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. Practice 3. Saturday @ 5:55am - 7am (ESPN2(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - British Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPNNEWS(HD)) live 
  • Formula 1 - British Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. Race. Sunday @ 9:05am - 11:30am (ESPN2(HD)) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Bitchin Rides. Tuesday @ 8pm - 9pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
Austria was a revelation in multiple ways. Merc didn't win for the first time this season. A Red Bull won a race this year, a great result at their home track. Max Verstappen took the checkered flag despite a stewards review of tire contact during a late race pass, after crawling back from 9th at the start of the GP to chase down Leclerc, on the hard tires. Verstappen had a issue with the start, then worked doubletime from that point forward to get back. The primary talking point was the pass he pulled off on Leclerc, which was a point of significant debate based on the recent stewards decisions on rejoining the track -- what was unique here was that no track rejoining was in play and what it really came down to was an aggressive pass and how much room was allotted to Leclerc, by Verstappen, during the move itself. after review, the stewards let it stand as a racing incident as Verstappen took enough ownership over the corner and wasn't deemed to force Leclerc off the road as much as take a natural line based on the move. Regardless of the side you're on, it made the race exiting and pointed out how much worse Ferrari was on its tires than Red Bull was in Austria. While there was a ten lap delta in tire age, Verstappen arguably worked his front tires very hard chasing down Leclerc for multiple laps trying to get the pass done.

In other action on track Merc had temperature issues which really hampered them; managing that all race nearly got Bottas nipped of the final podium spot and left Hams on an island in 5th. I'm sure they'll look at this vulnerability before returning to Hamilton's home track this weekend. In other news, McLaren scored points with both cars again, Alfa Romeo looked competitive again in qualy, but just managed to snag 9th and 10th in the race, unable to topple the McLarens. What this means is that the Renault, Racing Point, Toro Rosso and Haas all fell short of points, once again. The Red Bull Ring looked to be one of the best tracks for the Ferrari powertrain, so think may or may not even out as we go to the technical Silverstone circuit which Hams and Merc has owned in recent years. With the checkered flag dropped, the Drivers' Championship standings are as follows: Hamilton, Bottas (-31), Verstappen (-71), Vettel (-74), Leclerc (-92), Gasly (-154). Silverstone should be another great race with RBR coming on form, joining Ferrari and Merc at the front.

Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of peterwindsor.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Current Events: 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed best of the weekend (GoodwoodRoad&Racing)

The Goodwood Festival of Speed started last Thursday and there's been plenty of awesome stuff streaming on YouTube. These are some of the best so far (in no particular order):










Video courtesy of GoodwoodRoad&Racing.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Current Events: De Tomaso P72: This Gorgeous Thing Costs €750k : 2019 Goodwood FoS (Carfection)

Henry walks us through the DeTomaso P72, which debuted at the 2019 Goodwood FOS, which shows to be what the ultra-low production car will look like once complete. Plus we have some rolling footage; yowzas.


Video courtesy of Carfection.

Video courtesy of GoodwoodRacing&Speed.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Current Events: NEW Ferrari P80/C, In-Depth First Look: 2019 Goodwood FoS (Carfection)

Henry talks through the 488 GT3 based P80/C one-off Ferrari special project with its lead, in the Ferrari paddock, at this years Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Video courtesy of Carfection.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

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

  • WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. IMSA action from Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Sunday @ 1pm - 4pm (NBC(HD) & IMSA.com) live
  • DTM. 2018 action from Norisring. Sunday @ 4pm - 6pm (CBSSN(HD)) same-day delayed airing
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Bitchin Rides. Tuesday @ 8pm - 9pm (MotorTrendHD)
Enjoy your holiday weekends (and yes I know the irony of today's video).

Video courtesy of Drivetribe.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

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

  • Formula 1 - Austrian Grand Prix; from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Practice 1. Friday @ 4:55am - 7am (ESPN2(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Austrian Grand Prix; from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Practice 2. Friday @ 8:55am - 11am (ESPNU(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Austrian Grand Prix; from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Practice 3. Friday @ 5:55am - 7:30am (ESPN2(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Austrian Grand Prix; from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8:55am - 10:30am (ESPN2(HD)) live 
  • WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. Six hours of the Glen. From Watkins Glen International Raceway in New York. Sunday @ 9:30am - 4pm (IMSA.com) live; 7pm (NBCSN(HD)) same-day delay
  • Formula 1 - Austrian Grand Prix; from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Race. Sunday @ 9:05am - 11:30am (ESPN2(HD)) live
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new
It's been a short week so here's a quicky. The French GP was kind of predictable. Hams took another win after taking pole, he just missed the fastest lap because Vettel was in no mans land in 5th and put on softs with two laps left. Verstappen had another strong drive, Gasly did pretty well in his home grand prix. Ricciardo got a little spicy out there with overtakes, got dinged for one of them but still finished in the top ten. Leclerc raced a strong race and almost nipped Bottas at the end for second place as Valteri was managing an issue. Norris had a great drive, even after a hydraulic problem almost ruined his entire race, but he still took points home. His teammate Sainz stayed ahead of him the entire race despite Norris being legitimately held up for a period of time (tire management and all). So another Merc 1-2 in the books, the French fans gave Leclerc a hearty applause and Ferrari is still scratching their heads on pace as they apparently figured a few things out with their front wing upgrade. Haas looked no better than Williams in France, they have work to do -- Grosjean had to retire in his home GP. We're back in Austria, which is a technical track that rewards aero, but still requires power; hopefully Ferrari can bring something to the table and Red Bull can finally bring a result in a home race. Merc is concerned with some reliability concerns with their latest powerplant revision, there may be a chance for someone to get within striking distance of breaking their GP win streak this season.
Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of savagegeese.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Enthusiast Topic: BMW Z4 M40i: Road Review (Carfection)

Henry drives the Supra's drop top half-brother, the Z4 M40i, in southern Spain.


Video courtesy of Carfection.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Enthusiast Topic: Cloning a $1M Car? Mercedes 300SL With a Modern Engine/Chassis (HooniganAutofocus)

Larry hangs with his buddy John from Slang500, builder of a trick 300SL gullwing built on a modern Merc-AMG SLK55. Fiberglass body, 1 for 1 replicated parts, NOS parts, custom parts. Lordy.


Video courtesy of HoniganAutoFocus.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

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

  • Formula 1 - French Grand Prix; from Circuit Paul Ricard, France. Practice 1. Friday @ 4:55am - 6:30am (ESPN2(HD)) live 
  • Formula 1 - French Grand Prix; from Circuit Paul Ricard, France. Practice 2. Friday @ 8:55am - 10:30am (ESPNU(HD)) live 
  • Formula 1 - French Grand Prix; from Circuit Paul Ricard, France. Practice 3. Saturday @ 5:55am - 7am (ESPN2(HD)) live  
  • Formula 1 - French Grand Prix; from Circuit Paul Ricard, France. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPN2(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - French Grand Prix; from Circuit Paul Ricard, France. Race. Sunday @ 8:30am - 11am (ESPN(HD)) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Bitchin Rides. Tuesday @ 8pm - 9pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
F1s last race in Canada was quite the controversial weekend. First things first, it looked like Ferrari was at a track that suited their car. Vettel and Leclerc were quick, Hamilton looked like he was going to take another pole and Vettel nipped him by 2/10ths. Hamilton split the Ferraris for the race though, Bottas had a bad Q3 and wasn't able to tuck another car into the first two rows, starting 6th. Meanwhile, the Honda powered teams looked good in FP3, but Qualy didn't work out as well, with Gasley of RBR being the only one able to get into Q3. That would be flipped back into their favor in the race though, three Honda powered cars finishing in the top ten, only Albon in the Toro Rosso DNF'ing and not scoring any points. In the void of the top runners not making Q3, including Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo qualified 4th. This shows some significant improvement from Renault after the rough start; they've determined some of their core issues and have worked through them with powerunit upgrades. The race started off frantic as usual, but Hamilton and the remainder of the top few rows maintained positions and settled into race and strategy. Verstappen drives the wheels off once again and goes from 11th to 5th in the race. Stroll comes in 9th in his home grand prix. Kvyat shows another strong showing and takes the final point in 10th. Bottas salvages a not so great early race and finishes in 4th behind Leclerc. Vettel crosses the checkered flag first, but comes in second -- this is where the controversy comes in. On lap 48/70, Hamilton's reeling Vettel in, bit by bit, when Vettel loses the rear heading into turn 4 and cuts the grass in order to avoid needing to take the turn with no control. In rejoining the track the car drifts right; Hamilton, seeing the error is attacking the gap which is closed by Vettel who gets back on the power and corrects the slide, pinching Hams at the wall and forcing him to hit the brakes hard. In real time it looks a little rough, but happens really quickly. The stewards reviewed the incident and eventually, at the end of lap 57/70,  gave Vettel a 5sec penalty because of a specific rule about unsafe returns to the track which essentially isn't up for interpretation. Hamilton's chase was halted by the incident and even though he tried passing Vettel through the final 22 laps, but he was unable to pass him, finishing a bit under a second from Vettel. Leclerc was working hard to try nipping second place as Vettel's tires fell off late, but couldn't quite get inside the 5second window. Vettel was furious, obviously, looking to boycott the podium, but he was notified of further penalties that would come by not speaking to the media and he worked his way back. Hamilton looked to try letting Vettel stand on the top step of the podium with him, but Vettel declined. Vettel spoke to Martin Brundel and explained the issue, but walked off afterwards. The race crowd booed Hams even though he didn't make the decision and cheered Vettel as the true winner of the race. Vettel also put the #2 placard in front of Hamiltons car on the way to the podium. Quite the scene, quite the wet blanket ending to a GP, as good hard racing is good for the sport and spectators. The counterpoint is would Ferrari be asking for this same penalty if the roles were reversed? So what we seem to have is a rule that should have some wiggle room built in so that the stewards have the power to interpret (or the penalty at least - swap positions potentially on the grounds of gaining advantage) based on circumstance; but that'll have to be a target for another season. Oh and Magnussen giving his Haas team crap for having a poorly setup car on race day after he destroyed his previous car in Qualy. Poor form, wtf. They had to build a new car from scratch, overnight, with a brand new chassis. I'm glad Gunther told him off.

In the end, Hamilton took his 7th win in Canada, equaling Shumi's single track win record. Vettel and Ferrari curse the call by the stewards and looked to appeal it, but as of today the result still stands. This would've been Vettel's first win since Belgium 2018, but he'll have to settle for his first pole in 2019. The Driver's Championship standings are as follows: Hamilton, Bottas (-29), Vettel (-62), Verstappen (-74), Leclerc (-90), Gasley (-126). The constructors championship gap between Merc and Ferrari is 123 points. The French GP has arrived just in time for Renault to get its act together; they finished 6th and 7th in Canada. We'll see if they can deliver the fans what they'd like to see.
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Peterwindsor.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Track Pron: McLaren Senna vs 650S GT3 | Chris Harris Drives (TopGear)

Chris puts the McLaren Senna against a proper McLaren 650S GT3 car at Silverstone. Oh yes.


Video courtesy of TopGear.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019

What to watch this 24hrs of Le Mans Weekend (June 14th - June 18th)

  • The Grand Tour. Season 3. Episodes on demand. Friday (Amazon Prime) 
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans - 87th running of the legendary race for the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. Live from Le Mans, France. Saturday @ 8am - Sunday 9:30am (MotorTrend(HD)) live 
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Bitchin Rides. Tuesday @ 8pm - 9pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
24hrs of Le Mans is this weekend on MotorTrend and they're covering all of it in three chunks.
 
Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of AutoExpress.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Enthusiast Topic: Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe | Chris Harris Drives (TopGear)

Chris reviews the latest Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe -- grand touring bruiser perfected.


Video courtesy of TopGear.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Current Events: The NEW McLaren GT: Taking On Bentley And Aston Martin (Carfection)

McLaren is making a dedicated GT car unlike their current tweaked sports cars. Henry talks us through the design and notable features, with Tom Taylor -- McLaren's Global Product Manager for the sports series and grand tourers.


Video courtesy of Carfection.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

What to watch this Weekend (June 6th - June 12th)

  • Isle of Man TT. 2019 insane action from the infamous Isle. Thursday @ 11pm - 12am (VelocityHD) new
  • The Grand Tour. Season 3. Episodes on demand. Friday (Amazon Prime) 
  • Formula 1 - Canadian Grand Prix; from Gilles Villeneuve Circuit in Montreal, Canada. Practice 1. Friday @ 9:55am - 11:30am (ESPNU(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Canadian Grand Prix; from Gilles Villeneuve Circuit in Montreal, Canada. Practice 2. Friday @ 1:55pm - 3:30pm (ESPNU(HD)) live
  • Isle of Man TT. 2019 insane action from the infamous Isle. Friday @ 11pm - 12am (VelocityHD) new
  • Formula 1 - Canadian Grand Prix; from Gilles Villeneuve Circuit in Montreal, Canada. Practice 3. Saturday @ 10:55am - 12pm (ESPN2(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Canadian Grand Prix; from Gilles Villeneuve Circuit in Montreal, Canada. Qualifying. Saturday @ 1:55pm - 3pm (ESPNNews(HD)) live
  • Isle of Man TT. 2019 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 @ 1:30pm - 4pm (ABC(HD)) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 8pm - 9pm (MotorTrendHD)
Monaco was quite the weekend. Merc finally failed to get a 1-2 finish, but they still got a 1-3 finish. Ferrari got on the podium, but only because Red Bull released Max into Bottas and there was contact; this lead to a 5 second penalty, which put Max in 4th even though he hounded Hams until the very end -- Hamilton taking a set of mediums into uncharted territory, 60+ laps on a tire only supposed to do 50. However Monaco is a track position dominant track, so once you get your stop in you can typically run to the end if you have the separation needed at right sections of the circuit, which Merc had in spades; Hams rears were perfect even though his left front was graining so he could hook up out of corners without issue. Verstappen was in a pickle once he realized there would be a time penalty for the unsafe release, so he could either run to the end to get as far ahead of 3rd and 4th place as possible to maintain a podium finish, which would require he get past Hamilton, or pit, take the penalty then and try to overtake his way back onto the podium, which didn't look likely unless there was another safety car. No additional safety car came, it didn't rain, so he tried to take on Hamilton for his position. Hams drove a strong race through some old tires and defended like the grizzled vet that his is. Vettel got a surprisingly good finish despite not qualifying to well, on behalf of Ferrari, but Ferrari is still trying to figure out why they can't turn tires on. Honda missed out on making the podium in Monaco, but has been superior to Renault in every way in 2019. Bottas looked strong again this weekend, but was unable to take pole despite a great lap; Hamilton pushed his Merc to the limit and just managed to edge him out in his final lap while Bottas couldn't warm his tires up well enough for the end of Q3. Ferrari's strategy is still suspicious, Leclerc fell victim to that in Q1 -- he should've been told to go back out since the track was getting faster while he sat in the pit (after a salvaged weigh-bridge snaffu, Leclerc missing his call in and his pit pushing him back to avoid penalty). Gasley had another strong race, finishing 5th behind Max and taking the fastest lap point late in the race on softs. McLaren did well enough to get Sainz into 6th, but Norris missed the points in 11th. Torro Rosso finished 7-8, getting all four Honda powertrains well into the top ten. Ricciardo had a scrappy race and got a point for Renault in 9th, but they still have plenty to sort out. Alfa Romeo was MIA and Williams didn't finish in the last two places (15th (Russell) and 18th (Kubica)). The Driver's Championship standings are as follows: Hamilton, Bottas (-17), Vettel (-55), Verstappen (-59), Leclerc (-80), Gasely (-105).  Canada should be a chance for all the teams to reassert themselves; unfortunately Merc is getting an engine upgrade. Red Bull is slowly putting themselves into position to overtake Ferrari; let's see how that effort shakes out.

Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Autosport.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Enthusiast Topic: BMW E92 M3 GTS: The M3 Masterpieces Ep.4 (Carfection)

The M3 Masterpieces series continues to episode four with the exclusive E92 M3 GTS.


Video courtesy of Carfection.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Current Events: Toyota GR Supra review (PistonHeads)

The Supra is back with the A90, based on a partnered architecture, engine and interior with BMW. Toyota purists are torn, the BMW purists don't care, but do the sports car enthusiasts win? Yep.


Video courtesy of PistonHeads.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Neo-Motorsport Feature: Ayrton Senna's 1993 MP4/8 F1 Car And His Personal Mechanic, An In-Depth Look (Carfection)

Henry interviews Gary Wheeler, Ayrton Senna's #2 mechanic back when he was racing for McLaren in 1993. They talk Ayrton, yesteryear in F1 and the MP4/8 F1 car he raced last.


Video courtesy of Carfection.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

What to watch this Weekend (May 30th - June 5th)

  • The Grand Tour. Season 3. Episodes on demand. Friday (Amazon Prime) 
  • WeatherTech Sports Car Championship - Detroit Belle Island Grand Prix. From Belle Island Park in Detroit, MI. Saturday @ 12:30pm - 2:30pm (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • IndyCar Series - Detroit Indy Grand Prix, Race #1. From Belle Island Park in Detroit, MI. Saturday @ 3:30pm - 6pm (NBC(HD)) live
  • Isle of Man TT. 2019 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 (NBC(HD)) live
  • Isle of Man TT. 2019 action from the Isle. Sunday @ 11pm - 12am (VelocityHD) new
  • Isle of Man TT. 2019 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. 2019 action from the Isle. Tuesday @ 11pm - 12am (VelocityHD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 8pm - 9pm (MotorTrendHD) 
  • Isle of Man TT. 2019 action from the Isle. Wednesday @ 11pm - 12am (VelocityHD) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of PCAHQ.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Enthusiast Topic: McLaren Senna: A Tribute To Ayrton's Greatest Lap (Carfection)

Henry shakes down the McLaren Senna on normal roads and visits Donington Park where Senna drove what most consider his greatest ever circuit lap, in the legendary McLaren MP4/8.


Video courtesy of Carfection.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Car Pron Feature: Driving the Aston Martin One-77 | Nicholas Mee & Co. (TheSupercarDriver)

One of the all time greats, the Aston Martin One-77 owned by Nicholas Mee, is driven by The Supercar Driver. 750hp V12, carbon fiber and aluminum, wide as a bus, timeless design and that howling exhaust note.


Video courtesy of TheSupercarDriver.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

What to watch this Memorial Day Weekend (May 23rd - May 29th)

  • Formula 1 - Monaco Grand Prix. From Circuit de Monaco. Practice 1. Thursday @ 4:55am - 7am (ESPN2(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Monaco Grand Prix. From Circuit de Monaco. Practice 2. Thursday @ 8:55am - 11am (ESPN2(HD)) live
  • The Grand Tour. Season 3. Episodes on demand. Friday (Amazon Prime)
  • Formula 1 - Monaco Grand Prix. From Circuit de Monaco. Practice 3. Saturday @ 5:55am - 7:30am (ESPN2(HD)) live 
  • Formula E - Berlin. Race. Saturday @ 6:30am - 8am (FS1(HD)) 
  • Formula 1 - Monaco Grand Prix. From Circuit de Monaco. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8:55am - 10:30am (ESPN2(HD)) live; replay @ 2:30p on ABC(HD)
  • Formula 1 - Monaco Grand Prix. From Circuit de Monaco. Race. Sunday @ 9:05am - 11:30am (ESPN(HD)) live; same-day replay @ 3:30pm (ABC(HD))
  • IndyCar Series - The Indianapolis 500. From Indianapolis Motor Speedway, from Speedway, Indiana. Sunday @ 12am - 3:30pm (NBC(HD)) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Bitchin Rides. Tuesday @ 8pm - 9pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 8pm - 9pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
What can we say about Spain? Bottas was faster than Hams in qualy, which is more of the new page in this team dynamic, but Hamilton got the jump in the race and never gave it back, taking the win and the fastest lap (making a point to counter Bottas' race domination of Australia) -- which is something we've seen before. Red Bull out paced the Ferrari with Verstappen at the wheel on a track where Ferrari looked the strongest in pre-season running; Maranello is still looking for answers to why they can't take their power to the front, still working to figure out how to turn on their tires at will aaaand how to best work team race strategy. Haas looks like they figured out their tire warm-up problems (Ferrari engineers were looking at their car at various points of the weekend) and are competitive with their latest package; bur was it the upgrades or the track or both? Merc's new package has proven another step on, which is making things interesting all around. Mclaren still looks strong and are chipping away at the results every week, but Norris got pulled a short straw with contact and a DNF leaving only Sainz bringing in points. Renault is making it to the end of races, but are still no better than some of the teams they're supplying engines to. It's going to be a long season for them. Kvyat put together another decent race, taking a couple points, Albon in the partner Toro Rosso finishing in 11th behind Grosjean. Mercedes 1-2, for a fifth race in a row, with Spain being a send off present to retiring Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche. It looks like the Manufacturers Championship is a wrap at this point, but there are a ton of races left. With the checkered flag dropped the Driver's Championship standings are as follows: Hamilton, Bottas (-7), Verstappen (-46), Vettel (-48), Leclerc (-55), Gasley (-91). If Red Bull keeps progressing they'll be fighting for second in the constructors -- hopefully some appearance of parity will show up by summer to make this more interesting.

This weekend in picturesque Monaco, the low speed corner heavy street circuit awaits. Merc looks strong on every different type of track thus far. Let's see if they can perhaps be knocked off one of the top two podium steps this weekend. Oh and don't forget the Indy 500 later in the day (although Alonso didn't qualify due to a myriad of struggles with McLaren's IndyCar entry).

In sadder news, in case you missed the news on Tuesday, F1 legend Niki Lauda passed away on Monday. I was just thinking how it was odd that I hadn't seen him in the Merc pits for some time now, but I didn't realize he was dealing with an number of ailments going back to a lung transplant last Summer. He was involved with a number of incredible events in the history of the sport, he was a three time F1 world champion, a successful entrepreneur and team Chairman and more importantly he was a respected man and racing driver with a rcers resolve that is second to none. He'll be missed.
Enjoy your motorsports weekends.


Videos courtesy of Autosport.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

For the love of P: 50 years of Porsche 917. (Porsche)

Porsche looks back 50years to the first 917 to compete for the overall victory at Le Mans.


Video courtesy of Porsche.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Neo-Vintage Enthusiast Topic: My Obsession: The man behind the Beast of Turin | Trailer (GoodwoodRoad&Racing)

This trailer is of a documentary called, My Obsession,  covering Duncan Pittaway -- restorer and enthusiast owner of the fire breathing Beast of Turin (among many other classic cars). For reference I've added a bonus vid on the Beast.



Video courtesy of GoodwoodRoad&Racing.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

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

  • The Grand Tour. Season 3. Episodes on demand. Friday (Amazon Prime) 
  • Indy 500. Qualifying Day1. Saturday @ 5pm (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Indy500. Qualifying Day2. Sunday @ 12pm (NBC(HD)) live 
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Bitchin Rides. Tuesday @ 8pm - 9pm (MotorTrendHD)
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrendHD) new
Indy500 Qualifying is going down on NBC this . Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of AMMONYC.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Enthusiast Topic: BMW E36 M3 GT: The M3 Masterpieces Ep.2 (Carfection)

Henry brings us the second episode of the BMW M3 greats series, this time showcasing the 1994 E36 M3 GT.


Video courtesy of Carfection.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

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

  • The Grand Tour. Season 3. Episodes on demand. Friday (Amazon Prime) 
  • Formula 1 - Spanish Grand Prix; from Catalunya Circuit, Spain. Practice 1. Friday @ 4:55am - 6:30am (ESPN2(HD)) live 
  • Formula 1 - Spanish Grand Prix; from Catalunya Circuit, Spain. Practice 2. Friday @ 8:55am - 11am (ESPNU(HD)) live 
  • Formula 1 - Spanish Grand Prix; from Catalunya Circuit, Spain. Practice 3. Saturday @ 5:55am - 7am (ESPN2(HD)) live  
  • Formula E - Monaco. Race. Saturday @ 11:30am - 12:30pm (FS1(HD))
  • Formula 1 - Spanish Grand Prix; from Catalunya Circuit, Spain. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPN2(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Spanish Grand Prix; from Catalunya Circuit, Spain. Race. Sunday @ 8:30am - 11am (ESPN2(HD)) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Wheeler Dealers. 1985 Mercedes 300TD. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrendHD) new
Azerbaijan was quite eventful besides the same general outcome as previous races. The circuit at Baku, with its trademark ultra long straight, lends itself to teammate slipstreaming and low downforce, but not everyone was able to take advantage. Gasley, arguably the biggest loser of the weekend (Russell's loss of a floor to a loose manhole cover in FP1 aside) had unfortunate circumstances take him from the top of Q1 to starting from the pitlane for a previous infraction during FP2, only to not even finish the race. Meanwhile, Bottas, fresh off a bad start after taking pole in China which lead to his 2nd place finish, got the job done in his start and took that lead to the checkered flag after Ferrari didn't execute so well on strategy, losing their typically strong bet on a safety car. That brings us to the strategy conundrum for Leclerc (see video below), who crashed in Q2 and baked himself into starting 8th (and got fresh mediums due to those damaged during the crash), was that his long-run pace was much better on the mediums than the field on softs which led to him taking the overall race lead, but the window in which he could've competed for a podium position passed while Ferrari's strategists waited for solid gap or a safety car; the gap passed, the safety car never came and Leclerc ended up on an island in 5th, behind Verstappen and way ahead of Perez. The silver lining was that he snagged fastest lap points with a late pitstop onto the softs, keeping Bottas from taking it. This is important, because this shaved a point off of what Bottas would've had by the end of the race, one position ahead of Hamilton. The Racing point boys had a great race, Perez taking 6th in a very strong field. McLaren took 7th and 8th, Sainz getting the better of Norris on a great weekend for both drivers; looks like they're getting a bit more consistent in the mid-field. Kimi took the final point for Alfa Romeo in 10th. Haas bad luck continues with Grosjean DNF, Ricciardo too never saw the flag. Gasley and Kvyat round out the four cars that didn't make the end. Ferrari was fast, but not fast enough in race, so they'll be looking to rectify this issue once again in Spain. Merc has managed another 1-2 finish in a row and the manufacturers championship gap is growing at an incredible rate. Verstappen continues to play spoiler, he's only one point behind Vettel through race 4. The Driver's Championship standings are as follows: Bottas, Hamilton (-1), Vettel (-35), Vertsappen (-36), Leclerc (-40), Perez (-74). Spain should be another exiting race.

Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Autosport.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Track Pron: Ferrari Pista vs Porsche GT2 RS lap times! w/ Aventador SVJ vs McLaren Senna. Silverstone w/ Topaz (Lovecars)

Lovecars crew pits four of the top track supercars out right now against one another; Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT2 RS, Ferrari 488 Pista and McLaren Senna. Guest racing driver is Le Mans competitor, Oliver Webb.


Video courtesy of Lovecars.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Monday, May 6, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019

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

  • The Grand Tour. Season 3. Episodes on demand. Friday (Amazon Prime) 
  • FIA World Endurance Championship. Spa. Saturday @ 7am - 8:30am, 12:30pm - 2pm (MotorTrendHD) live  
  • IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship - Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio. Sunday @ 1:30pm - 4:30pm (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Wheeler Dealers. 1985 Mazda RX7. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrendHD) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of LivingLifeFast.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Automotive Workshop: Best Factory Paint Job Acura NSX? 18m of Paint! (AMMONYC)

Larry visits the Acura Performance Manufacturing Center to checkout Acura's top end Andaro paint process.


Video courtesy AMMONYC.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Enthusiast Topic: Ferrari 488 Pista Review | Too fast for the road? (CarMagazine)

James takes the Ferrari 488 Pista on the road to see if it can also be entertaining off track.


Video courtesy of CARmagazine.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019

What to watch this Weekend (April 26th - May 1st)

  • The Grand Tour. Season 3. Episodes on demand. Friday (Amazon Prime) 
  • Formula 1 - Azerbaijan Grand Prix; from the street circuit in Azerbaijan, Baku. Practice 1. Friday @ 4:55am - 6:30am (ESPN2(HD)) new
  • Formula 1 - Azerbaijan Grand Prix; from the street circuit in Azerbaijan, Baku. Practice 2. Friday @ 8:55am - 10:30am (ESPNU(HD)) new
  • Formula 1 - Azerbaijan Grand Prix; from the street circuit in Azerbaijan, Baku. Practice 3. Saturday @ 4:55am - 6:30am (ESPNNEWS(HD)) replay
  • Formula 1 - Azerbaijan Grand Prix; from the street circuit in Azerbaijan, Baku. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPN2(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Azerbaijan Grand Prix; from the street circuit in Azerbaijan, Baku. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10am (ESPN2(HD)) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Garage Squad. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrendHD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrendHD) new
Last we left off in China, the 1000th F1 race, Bottas took pole, Ferrari looked suspiciously slow and inept with strategy and Merc took another 1-2 in a row. Renault had another mechanical failure related DNF, Hulk the victim by himself this time around, and Ricciardo finally finished a race. Verstappen split the Ferraris again, which is putting Maranello in a bit of a pickle. If they can't keep up with Merc it leads to them shooting themselves in the foot by not covering off Verstappen with their strategy. Also, if Leclerc is as good as he appears to be and Ferrari seems to be favoring Vettel with the benefit of team strategies, this lack of letting their drivers race each other will likely decide this years Championship; probably in favor of the silver arrows if they continue to remain as reliable as they've been thus far. Albon crashed out in P3, which took him out of Qualy, but he made it up to his team by taking back one championship point from the starting at the back of the field during the race -- great drive to take 10th. Gasly finally performed up to expectations, finishing right behind Leclerc in 6th. He also wisely snagged the fastest lap since he had a big enough cushion to pit late for softs, keeping the front runners from holding onto it. Kimi took 9th, Perez too 8th and both Haas couldn't find any real pace and finished out of the points. Daniil regained his torpedo status with a 7-10 split of McLaren's on lap one, which he got penalized for, but it lead to both himself and Norris not finishing the race. Sainz finally finished a race, but it was only in 14th. Hamilton's start proved to be both decisive and the deciding in this grand prix; he never looked back and drove an excellent race. He now leads the championship.

With the checkered flag dropped the current Driver's Championship standings are as follows: Hamilton, Bottas (-6), Verstappen (-29), Vettel (-31), Leclerc (-32), Gasly (-55). This weekend in Azerbaijan should be another entertaining race, we'll see if Ferrari can respond after a lackluster performance in China.
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Autosport.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Neo-Vintage Feature: Porsche 356 Carrera Speedster Zagato: Sanction Lost (Petrolicious)

This feature showcases famed coach builder Zagato, which turned 100 last Friday, who has initiated the reproduction of an old one-off gentleman racer Porsche 356 Carrera Speedster design from years past. Petrolicious founder and CEO Afshin Behnia came to own one of these reproductions -- it's quite the lovely machine.


Video courtesy of Petrolicious.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Automotive Workshop: How to build a 300mph Koenigsegg Jesko (TopGear)

Jack meets up with Christian at the Koenigsegg factory to go over the Jesko, prior to delivery to the Geneva Autoshow a few weeks ago, and talk current and future tech. Grab a snack.


Video courtesy of TopGear.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

What to watch this Weekend (April 19th - April 23th)

  • The Grand Tour. Season 3. Episodes on demand. Friday (Amazon Prime) 
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Restoration Garage. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrendHD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. 1970 VW Fastback. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrendHD) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of ShiftedPerspective.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019

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

  • Formula 1 - Chinese Grand Prix; from Shanghai, China/Shanghai International Circuit. Practice1. Thursday @ 9:55pm - 11:30am (ESWN(HD)) live
  • The Grand Tour. Season 3 Episode 14. Season Finale. Friday (Amazon Prime) 
  • Formula 1 - Chinese Grand Prix; from Shanghai, China/Shanghai International Circuit. Practice2. Friday @ 1:55am - 3:30am (ESWN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Chinese Grand Prix; from Shanghai, China/Shanghai International Circuit. Practice 3. Saturday @ 10:55am - 12pm (ESWN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Chinese Grand Prix; from Shanghai, China/Shanghai International Circuit. Qualifying. Saturday @ 1:55am - 3am (ESPN2(HD)) live
  • WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach. Saturday @ 5pm - 7pm (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Chinese Grand Prix; from Shanghai, China/Shanghai International Circuit. Race. Sunday @ 2:05am - 4am (ESPN2(HD)) live 
  • IndyCar Series - Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. Street track in Long Beach, California. Sunday @ 4:30pm - 6:30pm (NBCSN(HD)) live 
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Restoration Garage. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrendHD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. 996 Porsche 911 Carrera. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrendHD) new
What can you say about one of the most exciting and plot twisting races in quite a while, in the 2019 Bahrain GP? Poor Charles. He dominated all weekend, took pole position on Saturday, made a bad start Sunday, got back in the lead quickly, then he essentially experienced a dropped cylinder with about 15 laps left. This should've been his maiden grand prix victory, but it'll have to wait a bit longer. Hamilton, ever the opportunist, ran a strong race, was faster than his teammate, out dueled Vettel when team strategies lead to them going wheel to wheel, which put him behind Leclerc when his issue came up. The loss of that cylinder dropped his lap pace to over 3 seconds a lap under the field, which lead to him potentially finishing in 4th or 5th place -- but then the motorsport gods shined down upon him in the form of both Renaults breaking down with about 10 laps to go. It took so long to get Hulkenberg's car towed off the track, Ricciardo's remained through the checkered flag. Leclerc took 3rd under caution, which not only ensured his wounded car took third, but also ensured no one could break his fastest lap which came shortly before the engine problem. With these points he's leap frogged his teammate and put him fourth in the Driver's Championship. Vettel spun his car when Hams made the move to pass him (sound familiar?), but he salvaged the race by making his way back to fifth, behind Verstappen. I think what makes this season so great is that we have two young drivers on the top three teams which have the ability to compete for race wins and podiums; this is something we haven't had in a long time and it's mixing some things up. That said, things are looking up for Hamilton if he keeps turning out great results -- Vettel has a full on rival in his own team which will be limiting his ability to get max points everyweek. Bottas had a great first race, but didn't look as strong in Bahrain, so until we see more Hams should be the priority in silver. Verstappen will be a spoiler when the top two teams aren't strong enough which will further reduce the amount of points up for grabs. If Gasley could keep up with Max Red Bull would be an even bigger threat, but that isn't the case yet. Oh and Mclaren is still quick, with Norris taking 6th, but Sainz DNF'd again. This season is shaping up to be pretty interesting.

With the checkered flag dropped in Bahrain the current standings are as follows: Bottas, Hamilton (-1), Verstappen (-17), LeClerc (-18), Vettel (-22), Raikkonen (-34). This weekend's race in China is the 1000th F1 grand prix race, it's a track where power is rewarded with long straights and Merc will have their hands full once again trying to keep the red cars in check. If Leclerc takes the win in China will the team become his? We'll have to tune in to find out.

Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Autosport.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Automotive Workshop: BMW M5 E39 Time-Capsule Tech That Set the Coast-to-Coast Record (AfterDrive)

The Drive interviews Alex Roy and Ai Design owner Mathew Figliola on the Polizei E39M5 they built in order to beat the long standing Cannonball Run record from the east coast to west coast. Grab a snack.


Video courtesy of Drive.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

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

  • The Grand Tour. Season 3 Episode 13. Friday (Amazon Prime) 
  • IndyCar Series - Honda Grand Prix of Alabama. From Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Sunday @ 4pm - 7pm (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Restoration Garage. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrendHD) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrendHD) new
Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of TheStriaghtPipes.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

Neo-Vintage Feature: The Evo: Building The Ultimate Ferrari Dino (Petrolicious)

This short film looks at Ferrari Dino 246 GTS owner and collector, David Lee, who has converted this 1972 Dino to Evo 3.6L Monza spec. Larger wheels and brakes, stroked F40 block, velocity stacks, upgraded F40 cooling, exhaust, headlight covers, the works. Turn it up.


Video courtesy of Petrolicious.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

What to watch this Weekend (Mar 29th - April 3rd)

  • The Grand Tour. Season 3 Episode 12. Friday (Amazon Prime) new  
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Bahrain. From the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Practice 1. Friday @ 6:55am - 9am (ESPNU(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Bahrain. From the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Practice 2. Friday @ 10:55am - 1pm (ESPNU(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Bahrain. From the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Practice 3. Saturday @ 7:55am - 9am (ESPN2(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Bahrain. From the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Qualifying. Saturday @ 10:55am - 12pm (ESPN2(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Bahrain. From the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Race. Sunday @ 11:05am - 1:30pm (ESPN2(HD)) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Restoration Garage. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrendHD) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrendHD) new
Last time around in Australia...Merc showed themselves to be tops once again, Honda got on the podium for the first time in the hybrid turbo era, Grosjeans luck continued to go awry for another year via wheel related DNF, Ferrari looked slower than expected and Leclerc was seemingly told to back off once he reeled in Vettel due to some undisclosed (at the time) issue. Bottas lost out to Hamilton's qualifying mastery, by a tenth, but got what really mattered most to him, a (dominant) win and as icing on the cake, the single point for fastest lap (new rule in 2019). This brings him to 26pts after the first race. Hamilton didn't seem to be in too bad of spirits after wondering why he lacked pace during the race, as he explained he knows why the problem arose so theoretically it'll be resolved next time around in Bahrain (see vids below, re: floor damage). McLaren's Norris was able to make Q3 which was positive, but Sainz unfortunately channelled his inner Alonso and had a power-unit failure, smoke spewing out of the back of his car around mid-race. I just thought about how Alonso could've been suffering that failure if he was still on the team, but Norris did make it to the end of the race in his Renault powered McLaren. Ricciardo's home race was disappointing to say the least, starting off bad with his front wing getting ripped off on a bold starting move where the ground clearance was misjudged. The rest of the race deteriorated from here and pretty close to the end the team decided to pull him for some data on the screens that didn't bode well. With the checkered paddle dropped, the current race standings are as follows: Bottas, Hamilton (-8), Verstappen (-11), Vettel (-14), Leclerc (-16), Magnussen (-18).

Bahrain is a different style circuit to that of Melbourne, so it'll be interesting to see if Ferrari figures out what's going on, if Leclerc is allowed to flourish or just be the permanent #2. How will Hams fare against Bottas once his issue is resolved and how strong can Haas be when both cars can finish the race. Will McLaren be able to resolve the issue that lead to the failure and be able to have both cars finish? We'll have to tune in to find out.

Enjoy your weekends


Video courtesy of PeterWindsor.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

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

  • The Grand Tour. Season 3 Episode 11. Friday (Amazon Prime) 
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Restoration Garage. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrendHD) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrendHD) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Autocar.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

What to watch this F1 Season Kickoff and 12hrs of Sebring Weekend (Mar 15th - Mar 20th)

  • The Grand Tour. Season 3 Episode 10. Friday (Amazon Prime)  
  • Formula 1 - Australian Grand Prix; from Melbourne/Albert Park Circuit. Practice 2. Friday @ 12:55am - 2:30am (ESPNNews(HD)) live
  • FIA WEC. 1000 miles of Sebring. Friday @ 3:30pm - 12:30am (MotorTrendHD) live
  • Formula 1 - Australian Grand Prix; from Melbourne/Albert Park Circuit. Practice 3. Friday @ 10:55pm - 12am (ESPNNews(HD)) live
  • WSCC - 12 hours of Sebring (FL). 67th annual running of this historic race. Saturday @ 10:30am - 1pm (CNBC(HD)), 1pm - 3pm (NBCSportsLive), 10:30am - 10:40pm (IMSA.com webcast), 3pm - 11pm (NBCSN(HD)) live 
  • Formula 1 - Australian Grand Prix; from Melbourne/Albert Park Circuit. Qualifying. Saturday @ 1:55am - 3am (ESPN2(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Australian Grand Prix; from Melbourne/Albert Park Circuit. Race. Sunday @ 1:05am - 3am (ESPN(HD)) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Restoration Garage. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrendHD) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrendHD) new
We've been waiting for this weekend all off-season -- the start of the 2019 F1 season. F1 testing sessions up 'til now show Ferrari with the edge, Merc getting things together and Red Bull ironing out kinks with its packaging in order to maximize the new Honda power plant. Haas and Renault look to battle it out in the mid-field and McLaren has some pace which they hope to prove is real this weekend. Meanwhile, the IMSA 12hrs of Sebring is also taking place this weekend, as well as a World Endurance Championship race on the same circuit. This should be a great start to the full motorsport season.

On a sadder note, our thoughts go out to Charlie Whiting's friends and family, as he passed away this week. Charlie went from a Brabum engineer in his younger days to becoming the F1 Race Director, overseeing high level motorsport for decades. He not only watched over races, but worked with teams and drivers on regulation nuances, requirements, safety regulations as well as working with the circuits themselves to ensure they were as safe as possible for each event. He'll be missed, to all of us motorsport fans as well as everyone in the motorsport world that relied on his technical acumen and effectiveness in his multiple roles.

Enjoy your motorsport weekends.


Video courtesy of Peterwindsor.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Neo-Vintage Motorsport Feature: 1983 March 83G: Spirit of Miami (Petrolicious)

This motorsport feature looks at the 1983 March 83G "Spirit of Miami" race car, driven by racing legend Emerson Fittipaldi and designed by lesser-known Andrian Newey, back in 1984. Emerson went onto IndyCar fame after this driving this car in the 1984 Grand Prix of Miami. This old race car has been restored/maintained and is driven once again by Emerson along with current-day racer James Roe Jr. Don't forget to turn it up.


Video courtesy of Petrolicious.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

What to watch this Weekend (Mar 9th - Mar 13th)

  • The Grand Tour. Season 3 Episode 9. Friday (Amazon Prime) new
  • Formula E. Hong Kong. Race. 3:30am - 6:30am (FS1(HD)) 
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Bitchin Rides. Tuesday @ 8pm - 9pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Restoration Garage. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrendHD) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of PCAHQ.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Enthusiast Topic: The Ultimate Pair Sharkwerks Porsche 4.1 & 3.9 GT3 RSs (Drive)

Joe and Matt play with two 997s massaged by Sharkwerks. One  car is Joe's own 3.9L 997.1 GT3RS and the other is a 997.2 4.1L 997.2 GT3RS. Metzger goodness in all it's glory.


Video hosting courtesy of Sharkwerks.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

What to watch this Weekend (Mar 1st - Mar 6th)

  • The Grand Tour. Season 3 Episode 8. Friday (Amazon Prime) new
  • Pirelli World Challenge. 2019 action from Austin/COTA. Sunday @TBD (TBD) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Restoration Garage. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrendHD) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Autosport.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Enthusiast Topic: The First Drive In My Porsche Cayman 981 GTS! (CarsWithLuke)

Luke finally takes possession of his new P-Car, a 981 Cayman GTS. This is one of the last all-motor non-GT4 Caymans, so you may want to keep an eye on market prices.


Video courtesy of CarsWithLuke.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Enthusiast Topic: This 375bhp BMW M3 has UNBELIEVABLE handling!! (LivingLifeFast)

Ricky meets up with the owner of a well modified E46M3. CSL ECU & CSL intake, Alcon BBK, Apex wheels/Toyo R888s, full exhaust, race-spec BC coilovers,  etc. Perfect timing for this vid, been looking around lately.


Video courtesy of LivingLifeFast.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

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

  • The Grand Tour. Season 3 Episode 7. Friday (Amazon Prime) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Restoration Garage. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrendHD) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Porsche.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Enthusiast Topic: Smashing Rev Limiter in a 223 MPH RUF CTR! (TheHoonigans)

The Hoonigans, running around Germany for another episode of Autofocus, head to Ruf Gmbh. Oh the lovely toys on offer.


Video courtesy of TheHoonigans.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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

  • The Grand Tour. Season 3 Episode 6. Friday (Amazon Prime) new
  • Formula E. Mexico City. Race. 4:30pm until completion (FS2(HD)) 
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Bitchin Rides. Tuesday @ 8pm - 9pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Restoration Garage. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrendHD) new
  • Garage Squad. Wednesday @ 7pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Drivetribe.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Motorsport Pron: 2019 Bathurst 12 Hour - Last 20 minutes (Streptococcus)

If you didn't get a chance to watch this race a few weekends back, turn it up and grab a snack.


Video hosting courtesy of Streptococcus.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Current Events: Lamborghini Huracan Evo: Road And Track Review (Carfection)

Drew checks out the new Lamborghini Huracan EVO, an update to the base car which pulls much of the best features and tech from the range to make an improved all around performer.


Video courtesy of Carfection.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

What to watch this Weekend (Feb 8th - Feb 13th)

  • The Grand Tour. Season 3 Episode 5. Friday (Amazon Prime) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Bitchin Rides. Tuesday @ 8pm - 9pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Restoration Garage. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrendHD)
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of NickMurray.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Neo-Vintage Feature: 1993 Bugatti EB110 (JayLenosGarage)

Jay checks out a 1993 Bugatti EB110. Coincidentally he owns an EB110 engine, which he brings out on a stand, then he and the owner (Steffan Frisk) pour over the engineering that went into it.


Video courtesy of JayLenosGarage.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Current Events: 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ review | 759bhp V12 hypercar driven (Autocar)

Matt brings us a look at the latest Lamborghini; the V12 Aventador SVJ. This looks to be the swan song of the Aventador, that's been in production for over 11 years now.


Video courtesy of Autocar.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

What to watch this Weekend (Feb 1st - Feb 6th)

  • The Grand Tour. Season 3 Episode 4. Friday (Amazon Prime) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Bitchin Rides. Tuesday @ 8pm - 9pm (MotorTrendHD) new
  • Restoration Garage. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrendHD) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Autosport.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Neo-Motorsport Feature: 30 Years DTM: To The Very Last Second (Mercedes-AMG DTM)

This documentary covers Mercedes-AMG's involvement in the DTM Championship for the past 30 years, ending with their final season in 2018.


Video courtesy of Mercedes-AMG DTM.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

What to watch this 24hrs of Daytona Weekend (Jan 24th - Jan 30th)

  • Rolex 24hrs of Daytona. Qualifying. 3pm - 5pm (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • The Grand Tour. Season 3 - Episode 2. Friday (Amazon Prime) new
  • Rolex 24hrs of Daytona. 57th Running of this legendary endurance race. Race. Saturday @ 2pm - 5pm (NBCSN(HD)), 5pm - 9pm (NBCSportsLive), 9pm - 12am (NBCSN(HD)). Sunday @ 12am - 3am (NBCSN(HD)), 3am - 6am (NBCSportsLive), Race Finish 6am - 3pm (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Bitchin Rides. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrendHD) new
  • Fantomworks. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrendHD) new
Kick-off the 2019 racing season starting with the Rolex 24 in Daytona.

Enjoy your race weekends.

Video courtesy of DougDeMuro.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Enthusiast Topic: PCA Spotlight: A Porsche sanctuary at Griot's Garage (PCAHQ)

On this PCA Spotlight they take a trip to Griot's Garage HQ in WA to check out their rarely seen Porsche enclave. Personal cars and customer cars all come here for restorative services.


Video courtesy of PCAHQ.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Automotive Workshop: Mercedes-AMG One Hypercar (TopGear)

Top Gear looks at the closer to production Mercedes-AMG One. The hypercar first discussed about a year and a half ago, but is getting much closer to production in 2020. F1 EV Hybrid Turbo powertrain and closed cockpit body with trick aero everywhere.


Video courtesy of TopGear.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

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

  • Barrett-Jackson Live. 2019 Auto Auction from Scottsdale, AZ. Thursday @ 6pm - 11pm (MotorTrendHD) live
  • The Grand Tour. Season 3 Premier. Friday (Amazon Prime) new
  • Barrett-Jackson Live. 2019 Auto Auction from Scottsdale, AZ. Friday @ 6pm - 11pm (MotorTrendHD) live
  • Barrett-Jackson Live. 2019 Auto Auction from Scottsdale, AZ. Saturday @ 2pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Bitchin Rides. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrendHD) new
  • Restoration Garage. Wednesday @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrendHD) replay
  • Fantomworks. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrendHD) new
Enjoy your weekends.


Video hosting courtesy of GommeBlog.it.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Enthusiast Topic: BETTER THAN AN M3 - CRAZY 327i BMW E30! (MonkyLondon)

Monky London showcases Jack's five year long E30 build. 1992 318 shell, Alpina crank'd 2.7L M20 and standalone, built head, long tube headers, straight pipe exhaust, ITBs, lightened flywheel, 3.73S, MTech2 bodykit, Zender rear spoiler, DTM mirrors and BMW motorsport handles, MTech doorcards, E30M3 rear bench, wilwood 11" front brake upgrade, BBS, polybushings and coilovers, etc., etc. It's always nice to see an E30 project coming together, even if there's more on the to-do list. I can't say this is better than an E30M3, but it's arguably a better use of money at this point in E30M3 values.


Video courtesy of MonkyLondon.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Car Pron: The Ferrari 488 Pista | Chris Harris Drives (TopGear)

Chris checks out the Ferrari 488 Pista at the Fiorano circuit and local B roads.


Video courtesy of TopGear.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

What to Watch this Weekend (Jan 12th - Jan 16th)

  • Formula E. 2019 action from Marrakesh. Saturday @ 9:30am - 11am (FS1(HD)) replay
  • Barrett-Jackson Live. 2019 Auto Auction from Scottsdale, AZ. Tuesday @ 6pm - 11pm (MotorTrendHD) live
  • Barrett-Jackson Live. 2019 Auto Auction from Scottsdale, AZ. Wednesday @ 6pm - 11pm (MotorTrendHD) live
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of EngineeringExplained.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019