Thursday, November 24, 2011

What to watch this Thanksgiving weekend (Nov 25th - Nov 30th)

  • Formula 1 - Brazilian Grand Prix; from Cicuito Carlos Pace-Interlagos in San Paolo, Brazil. Practice. Friday @ 11am - 12:30pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD)
  • Formula 1 - Brazilian Grand Prix; from Cicuito Carlos Pace-Interlagos in San Paolo, Brazil. Qualifying. Saturday @ 11am - 12:30pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD)
  • Formula 1 - Brazilian Grand Prix; from Cicuito Carlos Pace-Interlagos in San Paolo, Brazil. Race. Sunday @ 10:30am - 1pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) replay Monday @ 12pm
  • WRC - Rally Britain. Days 1 - 3. Sunday @ 11:30pm - 1pm (Discovery's HD Theater) re-airing from 11/10-11/13/2011; not a live telecast - preview starts at 10:30am
  • Top Gear (UK). Marathon. Monday @ 9am - 12am (BBC America/BBC America HD) great day of replays
  • Tech Toys 360. Pagani Huayra. Tuesday @ 8:30pm - 9pm (Velocity/VelocityHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Buffalo Collection. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (Velocity/VelocityHD)
  • Australian V8 Supercars - The Sandown Challenge. From Sandown International Motor Raceway in Victoria, Australia. Wednesday @ 12pm - 2pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) re-airing from 11/18-11/20/2011
  • Porsche Rennsport Reunion. Porsche's racing history is celebrated at Laguna Seca Raceway. Thursday @ 4am - 5am (SPEED/SPEEDHD) don't miss this replay!
With these final few days of the motorsport season on the horizon, things are going out with a bang. F1 is having its last race in Brazil, and I'm sure Bruno Senna will be looking to pull a Kobayashi during qualifying and the race in his home country; this will be a homecoming for Rubens Barrichello as well. The 2011 WRC season is coming to a head with multiple storylines; only Loeb and Hirvonen have a chance at the championship, tied at 196 drivers championship points each. Latvala has selflessly supported Hirvonen and Ford Abu-Dhabi with his late season brilliance behind the wheel, so we'll see if his efforts were done in vain. Olgier is still trying to show that he can compete for the championship, but Loeb is a cagey veteran with all the tricks. This race already took place so if you don't want the ending spoiled, make sure you stay off google through Sunday. I've seen this WRC finale and trust in the fact that you couldn't script a crazier (yet awesome) turn of events. Lastly, the V8 Supercars season finale is being aired next Wednesday. Don't forget the other listings above, but please don't forget the turkey n' stuffin...right now. Have a great Thanksgiving weekend everyone.

While you're still here...enjoy some Brazilian GP footage from 19 years ago.

Video courtesy of oldf169.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Current Events: Audi @ 2011 LA Auto Show

Motortrend brings coverage from the LA Auto Show. Audi brings out its 2012 R8, S7 and S6 models as well as the 2013 S8. As with all Audi's, the closer the model letters are to the end of the alphabet, the doper they are.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Quick Vid: Fisker Karma Review

Autocar reviews the worlds first luxury plug-in hybrid, the Fisker Karma. This is my kind of hybrid.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Current Events: 2011 WTCC Season Finale

MT89MotorsportMedia comes through again with highlights from the final race of the 2011 World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) season. The street course in Macau became the battle ground on which Yvan Muller and Robert Huff's championship aspirations would be decided.