Friday, August 19, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

What to watch this weekend (Aug 18th - Aug 24th)

  • Inside West Coast Customs. Marathon. Saturday @ 6am - 7pm (Discovery's HD Theater) replays
  • Isle of Man 2011. Supersport TT Race 1. Saturday @ 11am - 12pm (Discovery's HD Theater)
  • American Le Mans Series. Time Warner Cable Road Race Showcase. From Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Saturday @ 3:15pm - 7:00pm ( replay Sunday @ 4:30p on ABC/ABCHD
  • Rolex Sports Car Series. Montreal 200. From Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal Canada. Saturday @ 7pm - 9:30pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live
  • Top Gear (UK). 90minute special mini-marathon. See the Vietnam, Middle East, America and Bolivian Rainforest specials. Sunday @ 1pm - 7pm (BBC America/BBC America HD) great replays
  • Motorweek. 2012 Chrysler 300. Tuesday @ 8pm - 8:30pm (Discovery's HD Theater)
  • The Car Show with Adam Carolla. Seattle Rally. Wednesday @ 10p - 11pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD)
ALMS and Grand-AM action for all to see this weekend, which brings up thoughts of the upcoming Baltimore Grand Prix here in Maryland. I'm proud to say that ROTL will be present as official media providing coverage for the event, over Labor Day weekend, and I'm pretty siked. No worries if you can't make the trek for this inaugural Baltimore Festival of Speed event, the coverage will be posted here soon afterwards. In the meantime, enjoy the weekend and look forward to the return of F1 next week.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Quick Vid: Martini Racing Porsche 936

I left the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart last month with a lot of visuals (still knee deep in editing), but also a lot of unanswered questions. There's nothing quite like seeing a legendary race car in the flesh, but better than seeing alone would be hearing it breathe fire too. So many great machines and engines, but nothing but digitally spoken history and specs. This vid gives you a feel for what a 936 sounded like on race day.

Video courtesy of CarChannelClassic.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Quick Vid: BMW M3 GTS vs Porsche 911 GT3 (Autocar)

Autocar runs a very interesting test. They pit the all new, $100k+, BMW M3 GTS versus the category benchmark Porsche 911 GTS. Guess what'll happen, then press play.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Car Pron: Audi at Wörthersee 2011

Audi wraps up action at this years Wörthersee Treffen. One of these days I'll make one. The important takeaway here is Audi regularly establishing a presence for the enthusiast contingent of it's owners, and future owners. Audi even brought it's bespoke pocket rocket to Worthersee, the W11 aka the A1 Clubsport; its name has a great ring to it.