Friday, March 30, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

What to watch this weekend (Mar 29th - Apr 4th)

  • Mecum Auto Auctions. Muscle Cars and More 2012. From Kansas City, MO (Part 1). Thursday @ 6pm - 9pm (Velocity/VelocityHD) new - replay @ 9pm
  • Mecum Auto Auctions. Muscle Cars and More 2012. From Kansas City, MO (Part 2 & 3). Friday @ 4pm - 10pm (Velocity/VelocityHD) new - replay @ 10pm
  • Mecum Auto Auctions. Muscle Cars and More 2012. From Kansas City, MO (Part 4 & 5). Saturday @ 2pm - 8pm (Velocity/VelocityHD) new - replay @ 8pm
  • Rolex Sportscar Series - Porsche 250. From Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Saturday @ 4pm - 7pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) same day re-airing
  • Wheeler Dealers. Season 8 mini-marathon. Sunday @ 2pm - 8pm (Velocity/VelocityHD) replays
  • Grand Prix: The Killer Years. This special looks at the brave pilots who raced in the F1 of the 60's and 70's, well before the safety advances of more recent times. Sunday @ 8pm - 9pm (Velocity/Discovery's HD Theater) replay
  • Top Gear (UK). Classic episode marathon. Monday @ 8am - Tuesday @ 5am (BBC America/BBC America HD) great replays
  • Motorweek. Mercedes-Benz C250 Coupe. Tuesday @ 8pm - 8:30pm (Velocity/VelocityHD) new
  • Million Dollar Collections. Jim Taylor's car collection. Tuesday @ 8:30pm - 9pm (Velocity/VelocityHD) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Season 5 premier. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (Velocity/VelocityHD) new
  • Top Gear (US). Worst Cars. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (History Channel/History Channel HD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Triumph Spitfire. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (Velocity/VelocityHD) new
It'll be two weeks before the next F1 race, but Grand Am is back with the Porsche 250. This weekend Velocity will cover the Mecum Auto auctions in Kansas City for three days. This is a good opportunity to see what some of you'll be doing in your mid to late-forties; learning from previous lessons in car building and buying someone else's blood sweat and tears for pennies on the dollar. There's also a Velocity new show that looks at people's car collections on Tuesday nights @ 8:30pm. Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of 780Motorsports.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Car Pron: VagKraft 2011 (Matt Berenz)

This short film covers one of the bigger VW/Audi shows north of the boarder; VagKraft.

VagKraft 2011 from Matt Berenz on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Quick Vid: 700hp VF Engineering BMW M3 (Drive)

Drive Network's 'Tuned' series, hosted by Matt Farah, brings us a special on the VF Engineering BMW M3 (E92).

Video courtesy of Drive.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Current Events: 2013 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

The successor to the Ferrari 599 is here; the F12 Berlinetta. 700hp+ V12, 70kg in weight savings over the outgoing 599 (1525kg) and a claimed 3.1 second 0-62 mph time. It's apparently two seconds faster around the Fiorano test circuit than the 458 Italia, but the major tricks this new flagship has up its sleeve lie in the lightweight materials used to construct the panels and space-frame chassis. Hopefully a journalist or three will get behind the wheel soon so that we can get more data on it.

While I'm sad Ferrari will never make another manual transmission harboring supercar, there's nothing in their current lineup even hinting that they aren't on top of their game.

Videos courtesy of worldcarfans.