Friday, July 1, 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

What to watch this Independence Day weekend (July 1st - July 4)

  • Motorweek. 2012 VW Passat and 2012 Mazda 5. Friday @ 8pm - 9pm (Discovery's HD Theater) replays
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Friday @ 9pm - 11pm (Discovery's HD Theater) replays
  • Mille Miglia - The Spirit of a Legend. A look into this historic race. Sunday @ 10am - 12pm (Discovery's High Def Theater - THD) replay
  • Australian V8 Supercars - Skycity Triple Crown. From Hidden Valley Raceway in Darwin, Australia. Saturday @ 2pm - 4pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) replay from 6/17-6/19
  • WRC - The Acropolis Rally, from Greece. Days 1 through 3. Sunday @ 11:30am - 1pm (Discovery's HD Theater) not a live telecast - preview starts at 10:30am
  • Top Gear (UK). Season 14 (Ep.8) Bolivian Rain forest Special. Jezza, Hamster and Captain Slow get dropped off in South America with three junker SUVs and have to make it to civilization. Sunday @ 8:30pm - 10:00pm (BBC America/BBC America HD) great fukin replay
  • Top Gear (UK). Marathon of assorted seasons' episodes. Monday @ 8am - Midnight (BBC America/BBC America HD)
I hope you're all looking forward to a warm weekend with the grill and beverages. Hopefully the weather won't cause too many problems. If it does, never fear though, as there's automotive entertainment for everyone this weekend. WRC is back with action from Greece, the Australian Supercars Series is back with action from Darwin and there's a virtual smorgasbord of the original Top Gear on BBCA. Yes, that's right. You too can ironically enjoy a British television show on our annual, celebratory day of independence from...yea. Enjoy your weekends' everyone, and watch out for speed traps.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Classic Vid: Prodrive E30M3 @ Manx Rally

Do you remember that Autocar review of the Prodrive E30M3 rally car we posted a ways back? Well here's some classic footage of that same car in action at the Manx (Isle of Man) Rally, piloted by Belgian driver Patrick Snyers.

Video hosting courtesy of mockngbrd.

Current Events: 2011 24 Hours of Nurburgring race finish

Unfortunately with all my running around this past weekend I wasn't able to see much of this years Nurburgring 24hr Race, streaming online as I ranted about last Thursday. Thankfully there are articles (here, here and here for example) out there going over the events during this great German endurance race along with more great footage ripped by some motorsport enthusiasts online. Long story short, the all mighty Porsche 911 claimed Ring' king once again. Here's the last few minutes of the race.

Video hosting courtesy of MT89Motorsport2.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Car Pron: The F1 Photographer (By Stereoscreen)

Along with our love of Formula One racing, here at ROTL, we also have a great appreciation for photography. I personally think the greatest thing about photography is that one outstanding shot, while often subject to great praise, never makes a photographer a legend, but years of shooting and experiences hones skill and produces a portfolio like nothing else. Photography to me is the skill of telling colorful stories without words and getting better at doing so is what keeps me shooting on just about a daily basis. This short film is based on the 48-year F1 photography career of Rainer Schlegelmilch. I would love to spend an afternoon or two picking his brain over a fine brew or two. One more bit of evidence supporting the fact that you should respect your elders and predecessors.