Friday, July 22, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

What to watch this weekend (July 22nd - July 24th)

  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Germany; from the Hockenhiemring in Hockenhiem, Germany. Practice. Friday @ 8am - 9:30am (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live 
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Friday @ 9pm - 11pm (Discovery's HD Theater) replays 
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Germany; from the Hockenhiemring in Hockenhiem, Germany. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am - 9:30am (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live
  • Rolex Sports Car Series. American Red Cross 250. From New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey. Sunday @ 1pm - 4pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Germany; from the Hockenhiemring in Hockenhiem, Germany. Race. Sunday @ 12pm - 3pm (FOX/FOXHD) same day delayed broadcast
  • Top Gear America. Season 2 premier. Sunday @ 10pm - 11pm (HistoryChannel/HistoryChannelHD)
  • The Car Show with Adam Carolla. Episode 3. Wednesday @ 10p - 11pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD)
One of my biggest regrets in life is happening right now. I'm flying out of Germany, with an F1 race being run this weekend. Sigh. There will be other opportunities, so it's alright. What isn't alright is the chances of anyone keeping Sebastian Vettel from winning back to back championships in 2011. The competition is starting to focus on runner-up podium spots. For the sake of F1, I really hope someone goes to work and gets something accomplished. It's starting to look like Loeb in WRC in years past...boooorrrrrring. Just kidding, I'll be watching every week regardless. Oh and Top Gear America is back for a second season this Sunday.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Quick Vid: BMW ConnectedDrive Concept

Every year that goes by there's another International Auto Show; Essen, Paris, get the idea. At each of these events, manufactures pile into convention centers and pedal their wares. Along with showcasing the models to be released later that year, in showrooms around the world, concept cars are shown off to the media and enthusiast public. Concept cars sometimes make it to showrooms, but more than anything they are technical exercises used to show off the technological direction a manufacturer is going in for future automobiles. This brings us to the BMW ConnectedDrive Concept. This roadster is BMWs vision of future in-car information technology, with its crown jewel being a fully customizable, 3D Heads up display.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Quick Vid: 2012 Lamborghini Aventador Dueling Review

Dueling Reviews of Lambo's new flagship! Motortrend vs. Autocar. The initial information I got on this car weren't even close to what it is in the flesh. Someone has stepped their game up.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Car Pron: 24hrs of Dubai - The Greatest Race you've never heard of

A Short film by The Smoking Tire, looking at the first annual 24hrs of Dubai, which took place at the absolutely stunning Yas Island Circuit.