Thursday, April 15, 2021

What to watch this F1 Weekend (April 16th - April 21st)

  • Formula 1 - Romagna Grand Prix; from Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari. Practice 1. Friday @ 4:55am - 6am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Romagna Grand Prix; from Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari. Practice 2. Friday @ 8:25am - 9:30am (ESPNU) live
  • Formula 1 - Romagna Grand Prix; from Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari. Practice 3. Saturday @ 4:55am - 6am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Portugal Grand Prix; from Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari. Qualifying. Saturday @ 7:55am - 9am @ (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Romagna Grand Prix; from Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari. Race. Sunday @ (7:30am pre-race) 8:55am - 11am (ESPN) live
  • IndyCar Series - Honda Grand Prix of Alabama. From Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Sunday @ 3pm - 6pm (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 5pm - 6pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Wed @ 7pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Wheeler Dealers. Mini-marathon. Monday @ 8pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Restoration Garage. Wednesday @ 11pm - 12am (MotorTrend) replays
Bahrain turned into the close racing between RedBull and Merc we've been looking for, despite the podium looking quite familiar once the flag dropped. Merc was on the back foot heading into this race having some detrimental effects from the 2021 floor regulations which they have yet to counter with development. The car is much better than testing, but still slower than the Red Bull, which was proven out with Max taking a spectacularly large 4-tenth gap in qualy for pole. The race boiled down to two particular strategy decisions deep into the race; the first was Merc pitting Hamilton for his thirds set of tires to cover off a possible Verstappen undercut which didn't quite pan out (Max didn't stop for another ten laps to counter that strategy) and Max giving Hamilton his position back after passing him off course on the very corner Red Bull blew the whistle on Merc for taking advantage of most of the race. The latter became the big discussion point as you'll see in the recap below. However the ability of Hamilton to hold off Max with ten-lap older tires and a slower car for the last handful of laps of the race was impressive to say the least. Also, Perez had an electrical problem in the formation laps which forced him to start from pit lane -- he overcame that better than expected and took sixth, but he wasn't in the strategy to counter Valtteri because he was out of the mix all race, so once again Max was racing by himself. In the end, Hams took the win, Max came in a close second and Valtteri took third. Sound familiar? In other action the rookie Tsunoda is officially fast. Alpha Tauri was fast all weekend to be frank, but had difficulties on race day and Tsunoda finished 9th, but in the points; the only points for the team with Gasly's DNF. Also, Aston Martin didn't look great, also struggling with the new regulations, Vettel looking even worse after getting caught up in yellow flag drama during qualy and not slowing down. Lando and Danny did well, taking 4th and 7th respectively and Leclerc took 6th, staying up in the mid-field per usual. Sainz took 8th so he did decently on his debut given Charles is the benchmark. Lance took the final points spot in tenth for Aston Martin's first race. There's a lot to unpack here; Merc have to get some downforce back in the rear of the car, but still have the best pair of cars/drivers to score the most points until otherwise proven. Red Bull have to get past the electrical gremlins (Max was also dealing with some odd power delivery problem, sound familiar?) to be more consistent on Sunday. We'll be in Italy this weekend so it'll be interesting to see if Ferrari can make a strong showing now that they have their powerunit sorted out relative to last season. It'll also be good to see who can make the next best step forward between the top teams. I usually list the drivers standings at this point of the post, but I'll start that later in the season.

Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of Formula1.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Orbital Dreams: ULTRA RARE HONDA MUGEN NSX From the 1st Page of GOOGLE to our shop! Dry Ice Blasting (Iamdetailing)

Need to see where I can get dry ice blasting done; looks like the perfect blend of detailing and restoration. 

Video courtesy of Iamdetailing.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

What to watch this Weekend (April 10th - April 14th)

  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 5pm - 6pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Wed @ 7pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Restoration Garage. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of EvolveAutomotive.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

What to watch this Weekend (April 3rd - April 7th)

  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 5pm - 6pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Wed @ 7pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Restoration Garage. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Evolve.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Current Events: FIRST DRIVE: Audi RS e-tron GT, 637bhp EV review... feat. Marques Brownlee (TopGear)

Jack gets an initial review in on the new Audi RS E-Tron GT all-electric which is notably built on the same architecture as the new Taycan.


 Video courtesy of TopGear.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Automotive Workshop: Walkaround my GT1 inspired Murcielago at the studio (Driftworks)

For those how haven't been following this build, this has been the culmination of a few years of extreme labor, engineering ingenuity and expense for Phil. All after he got his dream car, a RHD Lamborghini Mucielago and wanted to make it more than it already was. This vid covers all the major stuff done to get the project to this point, but if you want to see any of the parts of the build just check out those vlogs here.

Video courtesy of Driftworks.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

What to watch this F1 Season Kickoff Weekend (Mar 26th - Mar 31st)

  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Bahrain. From the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Practice 1. Friday @ 7:25am - 9am (ESPNU) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Bahrain. From the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Practice 2. Friday @ 10:55am - 12:30am (ESPNU) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Bahrain. From the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Practice 3. Saturday @ 7:55am - 9:30am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Bahrain. From the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Qualifying. Saturday @ 10:55am - 12:30pm (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Bahrain. From the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Race. Sunday @ 10:55am - 1:30pm (ESPN2) live
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 5pm - 6pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Garage Squad. Wednesday @7pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Restoration Garage. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) new

Everyone is back to play with 2021-spec upgrades. Vettel is at the newly titled Aston Martin racing team, Red Bull is quick and has two of the best drivers in the field. Merc is back to chase manufacturers title number 8, with our usual duo, but still has a bit more work to do based on Bahrain testing. Ferrari is supposedly fast again, but we'll find out what the ground truth is this weekend.

In other news, we unfortunately found out about the passing of Sabine Schmitz over last weekend. There were rumblings of her battling illness, but I had no idea it was for multiple years. Sabine was a great driver as well as a great advocate and personality supporting German motorsport and the legendary Nürburgring (specifically the Nordschleife), a place we hold in very high regard here on ROTL. Sad to see someone, with so much positivity and enthusiasm for others, be taken away at only 51 years of age. VLN and Endurance Racing veteran race driver, Ring Taxi driver, Agriculturalist, Ring advocate, Top Gear presenter. Her passing shortly follows the passing of legendary F1 commentator Murray Walker; it hasn't been a good month. RIP Sabine and Murray.

Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of Motorvision.

Video courtesy of Formula1.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Current Events: 2021 Aston Martin F1 Car: FIRST LOOK, Valkyrie Comparison + NOISE (Carfection)

Henry checks out the 2021 Aston Martin Racing F1 car , the AMR21, with the help of Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman and draws comparisons to the Aston Martin Valkyrie road car.

Video courtesy of Carfection.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

What to watch this 12hrs of Sebring Weekend (Mar 19th - Mar 24th)

  • The Grand Tour. Season 4 Ep.2 - A Massive Hunt. (Amazon Prime) 
  • WSCC - 12 hours of Sebring (FL). 69th annual running of this historic race. Saturday @ 10am - 12pm (NBCSN), 12pm - 7pm (NBCSportsLive/App), 7pm - 10:30pm (NBCSN) live
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Last Stop Garage. Mini-marathon. Monday @ 8pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Restoration Garage. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) new
Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of Drivetribe.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Neo-Motorsport Topic: Umberto Galli: Ferrari’s Model Maker (Petrolicious)

This Soul Made short film looks at a young Ferrari enthusiast named Umberto Galli who made his dream come true, becoming the model maker for Scuderia Ferrari.

Video courtesy of Petrolicious.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

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

  • The Grand Tour. Season 4 Ep.2 - A Massive Hunt. (Amazon Prime) 
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Bitchin Rides. Mini-marathon. Monday @ 8pm - 12am (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Restoration Garage. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of 311RSMotorsport.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Thursday, March 4, 2021

What to watch this Weekend (Mar 7th - Mar 10th)

  • The Grand Tour. Season 4 Ep.2 - A Massive Hunt. (Amazon Prime) 
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Bitchin Rides. Wednesday @ 8pm - 9pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Restoration Garage. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) new
Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of savagegeese.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Orbital Dreams: Honda NSX-R Restoration (ContempoConcept)

On this feature from Contempo Concept, they moderately restore a Honda NSX Type-R in championship white over black. Who says "we just ordered a new oem radio and bezel" because some PO installed a double-din unit and cut up the original panels? These guys, that's who.

Video courtesy of ContempoConcept.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Car Pron Feature: Turbo’d, Body Swapped, 800hp Porsche GT3 Cup Car for the Streets is Insanely Quick (HooniganAutoFocus)

Larry talks to Joe Seely and checks out an Emotion Engineering customer car that's quite the spicy meatball; an 800whp awd 991.1 Turbo S rebodied as a 991 GT3 Cup with custom fabrication everywhere.

Video courtesy of HooniganAutoFocus.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

What to watch this Weekend (Feb 28th - Mar 3rd)

  • The Grand Tour. Season 4 Ep.2 - A Massive Hunt. (Amazon Prime) 
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Bitchin Rides. Wednesday @ 8pm - 9pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Restoration Garage. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Carfection.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Car Pron Feature: 1 of 1 Atlantis Blue E90 M3 w/every OEM accessory! *9k miles* (SpencerBerke)

Spencer interviews Florida BMW enthusiast, Miguel. They check out his ultra low mileage, iND custom modified, BMW Individual Atlantis Blue Metallic E90 M3 with every option and OEM accessory available.

Video courtesy of SpencerBerke.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Thursday, February 18, 2021

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

  • The Grand Tour. Season 4 Ep.2 - A Massive Hunt. (Amazon Prime) 
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Pikes Peak: On the edge. Monday @ 9pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Bitchin Rides. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Restoration Garage. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Carfection.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Neo-Vintage Enthusiast Topic: The 320 bhp Rennsport Porsche 911 ST (Silodrome)

Darryl checks out the Rennsport built Porsche 911 ST tribute with shop owner Paul Cockrell. 320hp 3.6L, 1988 930 chassis, 1973 911 ST motorsport spec exterior. Lovely.

Video courtesy of Silodrome.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

What to watch this Weekend (Feb 13th - Feb 17th)

  • The Grand Tour. Season 4 Ep.2 - A Massive Hunt. (Amazon Prime) 
  • Bitchin Rides. Tue/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Wheeler Dealers. Tuesday @ 8pm - 9pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Bitchin Rides. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Restoration Garage. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Hagerty.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

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

  • The Grand Tour. Season 4 Ep.2 - A Massive Hunt. (Amazon Prime) 
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Wheeler Dealers. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Bitchin Rides. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Restoration Garage. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) new
Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of BMWM.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Neo-Vintage Automotive Workshop: Master Mechanics: Ferrari Restoration At Autofficina Bonini (Petrolicious)

This feature looks at Autofficina Bonini and it's founder Carlo Bonini, who built an independent Ferrari repair and restoration shop into a business recognized by Ferrari.

Video courtesy of Petrolicious.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

What to watch this 24 Hours of Daytona Weekend (Jan 29th - Feb 3rd)

  • The Grand Tour. Season 4 Ep.2 - A Massive Hunt. (Amazon Prime) 
  • Rolex 24hrs of Daytona. 58th Running of this legendary endurance race. Race. Saturday @ 3:30pm - 4:30pm (NBC), 5pm - 10pm (NBCSN) live. Sunday @ 1am - 3am (NBCSN), 3am - 6am (NBCSportsApp), 6am - 2pm (NBCSN), Race Finish 2pm - 4pm (NBC) live
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Wheeler Dealers. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Bitchin Rides. Wednesday @ 8pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Restoration Garage. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) new
The 2021 Motorsport Season begins with the 58th Running of the 24 Hours of Daytona. 

 Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of NOBチャンネル.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Thursday, January 21, 2021

What to watch this Weekend (Jan 23rd - Jan 26th)

  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon @ 7pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Speed is the New Black. Mon @ 8pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) replays 
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Wheeler Dealers. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Bitchin Rides. Wednesday @ 7pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) replays
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of HooniganProjectCars.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Enthusiast Topic Feature: Lexus LFA | A Proper Goodbye (savagegeese)

Mark and Jack check out one of the all-time great supercars, the Lexus LF-A. Sweet engineering lord the LF-A was insanely built.

Video courtesy of savagegeese.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

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

  • Bitchin Rides. Mon @ 1pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Garage Squad. Tues/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Wheeler Dealers. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Bitchin Rides. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of SkuraWeekly.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Monday, January 11, 2021

Current Events: First Look: Singer ACS - the ultimate safari 911! (TopGear)

Jack talks to Richard Tuthill about a pretty nutty Singer commission that turned into a Singer Tuthill collaboration for the ages. One-off Baja Rally 964 turbo 4wd with a completely custom chassis, anyone?

Video courtesy of TopGear.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

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

  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tues/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm, Mon @ 8pm-11pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tues @ 7pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Wheeler Dealers. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Bitchin Rides. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Driftworks.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Monday, January 4, 2021