Thursday, February 3, 2011

What to watch this weekend (Feb 4th - 8th)

  • WRC's Greatest Stages. A look into the most notorious stages in WRC history. Friday @ 7pm - 8pm (Discovery's HD Theater)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. 2hour block from this past season. Friday @ 9pm - 11pm (Discovery's HD Theater)
  • Touring Car Racing Triple Play: BTCC, GTCC & FIA WTCC (respectively). Saturday @ 11am - 2pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD)
  • Grand-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. From Daytona Speedway. Saturday @ 3pm - 5pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD)
  • Touring Car Racing Triple Play: BTCC, GTCC & FIA WTCC (respectively). Monday @ 12pm - 3pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD)
  • Top Gear (UK) - Season 16, Ep. 1. Skoda Yeti and Ariel Atom V8. Monday @ 9pm - 10pm (BBC America/BBC America HD)
  • Motorweek - North American International Auto Show. Tuesday @ 8pm - 8:30pm (Discovery's HD Theater)
Top Gear is finally being aired in current season, with a two week delay or so, on BBC America. I don't have it listed, but if you turn to BBC America at any point this weekend, you're 85% likely to see an episode of Top Gear from the past 6 seasons. The first episode from the current season, 16, airs on Monday @ 9pm.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Quick Vid: RS6 Avant review

Another car we don't get in the US. GD.

Video courtesy of Autoblogger.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Quick Vid: Joerg Bergmeister drives the 911 GTS

The 408hp 911 Carerra GTS, which slides between the GT3 and Carerra S, is driven by five time ALMS GT Champion Joerg Bergmeister.

Video courtesy of Porsche.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Upcoming Event: 2011 Baltimore Grand Prix

It's hard to put into words how excited I am that a major race event is coming to my own backyard. With last Springs' announcement of the Inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix, to take place as part of the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series Race Season, it's in fact happening and I can't wait. To get you up to speed, the City of Baltimore earned the right to host an IndyCar Series Race after the successful work of the Baltimore Racing Development (BRD) group. BRD, headed by President Jay Davidson, setup online petitions and other polling methods to get this race weekend approved over a year ago. Thankfully, local motorsport enthusiasts and Government officials have spoken, loudly might I add, and in result the Baltimore Grand Prix will take place this upcoming 2011 Labor Day weekend (Sept 2nd - 4th) in downtown Baltimore City.

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This three day race weekend will obviously include IndyCar Series racing, but what some people may not know is that this event will double as one of the previously empty race slots for the 2011 American LeMans Series. Friday will be composed of qualifying for both ALMS and IndyCar Series races, Saturday will be the ALMS race and Sunday will be the IndyCar Series Race. Each evening there will be a concert with musical guests, yet to be announced. Long story short, this is a local motorsport lovers dream come true.

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If you're in the Maryland area and always wanted to go to a truly upper-tier race event, don't walk, but run (with your fingers) to to find out more and look into what ticket packages work for you. Even if you don't stay the whole weekend, seat prices are affordable and the entire weekend has been designed to entertain the whole family. This is THE biggest mark on the ROTL calendar this year, so if you plan on going, start planning now.