Thursday, July 7, 2011

What to watch this weekend (July 8th - July 10th)

  • Formula 1 - British Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Great Britain. Practice. Friday @ 9am - 10:30am (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Friday @ 9pm - 11pm (Discovery's HD Theater) replays
  • Formula 1 - British Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Great Britain. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am - 9:30am (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live
  • IndyCar Series - Honda Indy Toronto. Race on the streets of Toronto, Canada. Saturday @ 2pm - 5pm (VS/VSHD) live
  • RM's Vintage Car Auctions. Marathon. Sunday @ 2am - 6am (Discovery's HD Theater) replays
  • Formula 1 - British Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Great Britain. Race. Sunday @ 12pm - 2pm (FOX/FOXHD) same day delayed broadcast
  • Superbike World Championship. 8th round action from Autodromo Brno in Brno, Czech Republic. Sunday @ 2pm - 5pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) same-day delayed broadcast
  • Top Gear (UK). Season 16, Episodes 1 - 4. Sunday @ 2pm - 6pm (BBC America/BBC America HD) great fukin replays
  • Rolex Sports Car Series. Continental Sports Car Festival. Mazda Raceway/Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. Sunday @ 4:00pm - 7:00pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) replay from 7/9/2011
  • The Car Show with Adam Carolla. Episode 1. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD)
We're looking ahead to a solid weekend for motorsports entertainment. F1 is back, taking a trip to one of the most storied race tracks in the UK; Silverstone. We'll get to see if anyone has something, in the proverbial tank, for Sebastian Vettel. IndyCar is back on a road course after several weeks of circle tracks. Rolex Sports Car series is back with action  from the world-renowned Laguna Seca Raceway. And for for the crotch-rocket lovers out there, SWC action from the Czech Republic. On a side note, the Autodromo Brno is a tight course used for motorcycle racing, but it's also a major player in the European Touring Car Championship (ETCC) going back decades; the ETCC action at the Brno circuit recently inspired a new design by the good folks at 8380 Labs. Lastly there's a new car show out this upcoming Wednesday on SPEED; it's called The Car Show. I don't know much about it besides the fact it's a low budget effort which aims to somewhat compete with Top Gear America. Enjoy your weekends, I'll be on a boat!

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Car Pron: 1000km Historic Race at the Nurburgring

This special looks at a vintage race that takes place on the Nurburgring; the 1000km Historic Race. In German.

Video hosting courtesy of MikeandMechanics.

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