Friday, June 8, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

What to watch this weekend (June 7th - June 13th)

  • Formula 1 - Canadian Grand Prix; from Gilles Villeneuve Circuit in Montreal, Canada. Practice. Friday @ 2pm - 3:30pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live
  • Formula 1 - Canadian Grand Prix; from Gilles Villeneuve Circuit in Montreal, Canada. Qualifying. Saturday @ 1pm - 2:30pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live
  • Rolex Sportscar Series - EMCO Gears Classic. From Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Saturday @ 4:30pm - 7:30pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live; replay Monday @ 8am
  • Formula 1 - Canadian Grand Prix; from Gilles Villeneuve Circuit in Montreal, Canada. Pre-Race, Sunday @ 1:30pm - 2pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD). Race, Sunday @ 2pm - 4pm (FOX/FOXHD) live; replay Tuesday @ 12pm
  • Deadliest Crash: The 1955 Le Mans Disaster. Sunday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Top Gear (UK). Marathon. Monday @ 8am - Tuesday @ 4am (BBC America/BBC America HD) great replays
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 8pm - 8:30pm (Velocity/VelocityHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars (Season 5). Steve Moal. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. TVR S2. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
F1 and Rolex racing this weekend. On the grand prix side of things, we've had six different race winners over the first six races, yet there are some familiar company at the top of the manufacturer and driver championship point standings. The F1 race is on FOX this Sunday, so be sure to check the pre-show on SPEED at 1:30pm. Much in the same vane as Grand Prix: The Killer Years, Velocity is airing a special covering the 1955 Le Mans Disaster; the single most infamous tragedy in motorsport, resulting in the deaths of over 80. Both of these Velocity channel specials are abridged (TV-14) versions of the BBC originals, so if you look for torrents online you can see them both in entirety. The one thing that sticks with me from both of these films is that advancing technology severely outpaced safety in motorsport prior to the late 70's. Even today, despite all of the advances in safety equipment the cars and drivers wear, as long as a track has major flaws in design anything can go wrong. RIP to all racecar drivers, spectators and track workers killed over the years doing what they loved. Enjoy your weekends and drive safe.

Video courtesy of nolanbowling.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Quick Vid: 2013 Lotus Exige S Review

Our friends at Autoexpress review the all new Lotus Exige S. No more 4-cylinder and a slight increase in size. Interesting.

Video courtesy of Autoexpress.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Car Pron: GT3 RS 4.0 vs M3 GTS vs C63 AMG Black (Drive)

Our favorite automotive reporter, Chris Harris, plays with three German sporting heavy weights; the outgoing Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0, Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series and the BMW M3 GTS. Enjoy, because I know you will.

Video courtesy of Drive.

Monday, June 4, 2012

For the love of McLaren: Inside the McLaren Technology Centre (Drive)

Drive network's JF Musial visits the McLaren Technology Centre and interviews John Allert (McLaren's Group Brand Director), among others, and tours the entire facility. This is a long one, so sit back and sponge.

Video courtesy of Drive.