Thursday, December 13, 2012

What to watch this weekend (Dec 14th - Dec 19th)

  • Goodwood Festival of Speed. BTCC legend Anthony Reid goes for the win in the Top 20 showdown. Friday @ 9pm - 10pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) replay
  • Goodwood Revival - Annual historics race. 75th Anniversary of the Silver Arrows. Friday @ 10pm - 11pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) replay
  • Touring Car Racing Double Play: WTCC & BTCC (Round 3). Saturday @ 5pm - 7pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) delayed airings from 12'
  • German Touring Car Championship (DTM). Round 3 from Brands Hatch Circuit, England. Sunday @ 12pm - 1pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) delayed airings from 12'
  • FIA GT1. Round 3 from Circuito de Navarra, Spain. Sunday @ 4pm - 5pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) delayed airings from 12'
  • Top Gear (UK). Best of Season 11-12, part 3&4. Monday @ 8pm - 10pm (BBC America/BBC America HD) new
  • Rallying: The Killer Years. Monday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Hyundai Veloster Turdbo. Tuesday @ 8pm - 8:30pm (VelocityHD)
  • Legendary Motorcar. Charity Vettes. Tuesday @ 8:30pm - 9pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Need for Speed. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Jeep CJ7. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Fifth Gear (UK). Season 21. Porsche (991) 911S track test. Wednesday @10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) replay
The V8 Supercars season ended with Ford (Will Davison) taking the last checkered flag in the era of Ford and Holden (Chevy). Jamie Whincup took the crown before this last race, so he simply received his trophy. When I speak of the era of Ford vs. Holden ending, I'm talking about the future of V8 Supercars. Two new entrants are on horizon. Mercedes Benz is bringing a V8-powered E-Class to the party, and Nissan is bringing a V8-powered Altima. Not sure why Nissan didn't use the Maxima (remember the four-door sports car campaigns?), but it probably has to do with the performance benefit of a relatively smaller chassis. There are a bunch of new re-aired touring car and GT1 races, per usual, but new motorsport events have come to an end until 2013. Goodwood specials on Friday are solid replays and new Chasing Classic Cars next week. Enjoy your weekends, and don't rage on anyone while trying to get your holiday shopping done.

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