Friday, November 12, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

What to watch this weekend (Nov 12th - Nov 14th)

  • Off Road Championship - The champion is crowned at the Hig House in Crandon, Wisconsin. Friday @ 4pm - 5pm (Discovery's High Def Theater)
  • Race of Champions 2009 - Champion racing drivers of recent years compete in a variety of autos for bragging rights. Saturday @ 11am - 12am (Discovery's High Def Theater)
  • Formula 1 - Abu Dhabi Gran Prix; from the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi in UAE. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am- 9:30am (SPEED/SPEEDHD)
  • Formula 1 - Abu Dhabi Gran Prix; from the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi in UAE. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10am (SPEED/SPEEDHD) (Replay @ 4:30p)
  • GT - Racer: Nurburgring: Classic cars race on the track in Nurburg GermanyLe Mans, France. Sunday @ 11am - 12pm (Discovery's High Def Theater)
There's only one event that should be on your radar this weekend and that's the Formula 1 finale in Abu Dhabi's ridiculously extravagant Yas Marina Circuit and motorsports park. The Manufacturers Championship has already been claimed by Redbull Racing in Brazil, but the Drivers' Championship will be decided in this last race of the year. Four pilots have a chance to win the championship; Vettel, Webber, Hamilton and Alonso. Let see how this shakes out...hell yea.

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Happy Veterans Day to all our servicemen and women out there, active, retired and passed.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Quick Vid: ABT R8 V8 Supercharged vs. MTM R8 V10

You don't need to speak German to understand this comparison! I wish ABT and MTM had a bigger presence in the states; I'd love to see an ABT R8 on the road.

Video courtesy of Motorvision.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Orbital Dreams. #2

Even though it's no longer warm enough in most places to inspire car washing and detailing in the driveway, it's always detailing weather in the garage. Our second detailer to be showcased in this series is the one and only Paul Dalton of world famous Miracle Detail. He's the guy with a briefcase containing twenty grand worth of Swissvax, taking private jets to clean the cars of the well to do and famous. Anyone who knows me knows I love keeping my cars clean, and of course Paul is a bit of a role model on this front. I've spent the past year or so getting my paint correction skills (and tools) together to maximize what I have, but inspiration isn't very far away when I need motivation. We'll show more of Paul Dalton's work in the future, but in the meantime let's get to know his detailing basics.

Video hosting courtesy of 3M Car Care.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Car Pron: SLS AMG GT3

As with all of the high end sports coupes from the worlds best automakers (read Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini), a GT3 spec variant of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG has been released in order to compete in the GT3 class. Here is one of Mercedes' official release videos to help give a closer look.

Video hosting courtesy of Auto Tuning News.

While the verdict on the SLS AMG street car (on the track) is full of mixed reviews, it appears this fully modular track version will be plenty competitive. Watch the track testing video of this beast here.