Friday, September 23, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

What to watch this weekend (Sept 22nd - Sept 28th)

  • Formula 1 - Singapore Grand Prix; from the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore. Practice. Friday @ 9:30am - 11am (SPEED/SPEEDHD)
  • Formula 1 - Singapore Grand Prix; from the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore. Qualifying. Saturday @ 10am - 11:30am (SPEED/SPEEDHD)
  • GT Racer - Carrera Panamericana cross country race. Saturday @ 10am - 11am (Discovery's HD Theater) replay
  • Isle of Man 2011. Senior TT Race and TT Zero. Saturday @ 11am - 12pm (Discovery's HD Theater)
  • Formula 1 - Singapore Grand Prix; from the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10:00am (SPEED/SPEEDHD) replay at 3pm
  • WRC - Rally Australia. Days 1 - 3. Sunday @ 11:30pm - 1pm (Discovery's HD Theater) not a live telecast - preview starts at 10:30am
  • Top Gear (UK). Season 17, Episode 5 & 6. Monday @ 9pm - 11pm (BBC America/BBC America HD) replay of Ep.6 at 11:40pm
  • Motorweek. 2011 Porsche Cayman R. Tuesday @ 8pm - 8:30pm (Discovery's HD Theater)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (Discovery's HD Theater) replays
  • The Car Show with Adam Carolla. Luxury for all. Wednesday @ 10p - 11pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD)
It feels like deja-vu from last year at about this same time, but yep...WRC and F1, what more can you ask for. Use your DVR and all that jazz. See some of you at H2oi. Enjoy the weekend.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Quick Vid: Germanfest 2011 (MADEgarage)

A new videography outfit called MADEgarage is making a name for itself everywhere with a tidy vid covering Germanfest 2011 in Tarnow, Poland this Summer. It's reminder of what gets us exited for big events. Can't wait for this weekend.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Quick Vid: 2012 (F10) M5 driving footage

The all new fifth generation BMW M5 just debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show last week, but here is a better look at this new benchmark for passenger cars that can do it all.

Videos courtesy of AutoMotoTV.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Car Pron: 2011 RUF RT 12 R (Option Auto)

OptionAuto is at it again, testing out the RUF RT12R. Here's a rundown on what we're looking at: 2011 RUF RT12R built on the Porsche 997 Mk2 Chassis, which debuted this past March at the Geneva International Motorshow. 3.8 litre flat-6 biturbo with 730bhp (@7000 rpm) and 693tq (@3500rpm). 0-62mph comes in 3.4 seconds and 0-120mph passes in 9.5. What's most impressive about this Ruf model is that it can hit a top speed of approximately 229 mph with primarily the same shape of a stock Carrera. There is substantial aero on this model, as you get a glimpse of in the video, but downforce works against top end rather than help it along. This Ruf model retains the all wheel drive of the 911 turbo and only comes with a six speed manual. It weighs in at just under 3300lbs.