Friday, January 6, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

What to watch this weekend (Jan 5th - Jan 11th)

  • 2012 Dakar Rally. From South America. Thursday @ 5pm - 6pm (NBC Sports Network and Online) replay (tv)
  • Touring Car Racing Triple Play: BTCC, GTCC & FIA WTCC (Round 6). Monday @ 12pm - 3pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) re-airings
  • Top Gear (UK). Mini Marathon. Monday @ 6pm - 12am (BBC America/BBC America HD) great replays
  • Formula 1 replay of the week - Spanish Grand Prix. Circuit de Catalunya in Catalunya, Spain. Race. Tuesday @ 12pm - 2:30pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD)
  • Motorweek. Hyundai Veloster & CLS 63 AMG. Tuesday @ 8pm - 8:30pm (Velocity/VelocityHD) new
  • Vinsetta Garage. Cruisin'. Tuesday @ 8:30pm - 9pm (Velocity/VelocityHD) new
  • One of a Kind. Mormon Meteor & 55' Chevy Biscayne. Tuesday @ 9:30pm - 10pm (Velocity/VelocityHD) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Big Toys and Small Packages. Tuesday @ 10pm (Velocity/VelocityHD) new
  • FIA GT1 World Championship. Round 6 @ Circuito de Navarra in Northern Spain. Wednesday @ 12pm - 1pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) re-airing
More familiar faces this weekend, but there is a pretty big event going on as I type; the legendary Dakar Rally in South America, to be precise. The coverage for this rally on television is pretty weak, unsurprisingly, but the new NBC Sports Network (previously Versus) will be showing some action at 5pm today. You can visit the website for the Dakar Rally here and get more interactive information and footage. This weeks flick shows Dakar Stage 4 action from last year. Enjoy the weekend.

Video courtesy of Dakar.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Web Entertainment Intro: WrinkleRed

Photo courtesy of Ian Norman.
My buddy Anthony has been building quite the serious MK3 Jetta GL for several years now. At first he was generally going apesht, going beyond the above-average wrencher to develop his own custom suspension, then modifying the existing chassis so that he could drive the car as low as possible as easily as possible; tubbed fenders, independent rear suspension, custom fuel cell, hydraulically adjustable shock absorbers, raised oilpan and modified rocker panels...the list goes on and on. He got his technical exercise off the drawing board and on the road to H2oi, back in 09', and it was like the freshest breath of fresh air in the MK3 scene in a good while. While many figured it was the best thing ever as it sat (and drove for that matter), in Anthony's eyes it was still a work in progress. He learned a ton, but wanted to refine the whole setup so things weren't so patchwork. He wanted to build the car so that everything worked as if factory produced, with reliability and build quality to match. The amount of engineering and custom fabrication that's gone into his now ground up rebuild is beyond second-hand explanation, but never fear, he's done us all a favor and started a blog to document not only his rebuild, but all the associated obsessive compulsions surrounding his love for building, and the acquisition of the tools needed to do so.

You can find his built thread online here, detailing the original creation, and his new blog WrinkeRed, which details the current rebuild, here.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Motorsport Pron: Willi Jenni's 911 RSR

It's been a while since we've put up some hillclimb action, and what better way to start off the new year than hillclimbing with one of our favorite fire breathing classics; the first generation 911 RSR.

Video courtesy of MPZRACEVIDEO.