Thursday, September 27, 2012

What to watch this weekend (Sept 27th - Oct 3rd)

  • Isle of Man TT 2012. Marathon of this years insane action on the Isle. Airing hourly in this order: Superbike, Sidecar, Supersport and Superstock. Thursday @ 7pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Monterey Motorsports Reunion (2012). Celebrating the Shelby Cobra and vintage stock cars. Friday @ 10pm - 11pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) 
  • Shifting Gears: Audi at Le Mans and the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Saturday @ 7:30am - 8am (VelocityHD) 
  • Mazda Motorsports Hour. Star Mazda: Grand Prix of Baltimore, MD. (Episode #13). Saturday @ 12pm - 1pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Rolex Sports Car Series. Championship weekend at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT. Saturday @ 3pm - 6pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live
  • Top Gear (UK). Season 10 Marathon (Complete). Monday @ 3pm - 1am (BBC America/BBC America HD) great replays
  • Motorweek. Performance Car Roundup. Tuesday @ 8pm - 8:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Wheeler Dealers. G Wagon. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Fifth Gear (UK). Season 21 Ep.2. Convertible supercars. Wednesday @10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) new
For everyone not going to Ocean City, MD this weekend for H2oi, this is what you have to look forward to: Velocity channel has finally brought back current action from the Isle of Man, the nuttiest racing on wheels, with a four hour marathon of individual events...tonight! On Friday night there is a cool special on the Monterey Motorsports Reunion spotlighting the Cobra. A hard to find show called Shifting Gears will be showcasing Audi Motorsport early Saturday, with Rolex Grand-Am action live on Saturday afternoon. Oh and in case you didn't notice, the Star Mazda race that took place at this years Baltimore Grand Prix will be airing this weekend (look for our coverage in early Oct). Top Gear UK is airing season ten in it's entirety on BBCA and Top Gear US is taking a week off for a Playboy special on History Channel. Wheeler Dealers is back with new episodes and Fifth Gear (UK) has finally arrived on our shores, albeit erratically and delayed as expected; the first episode Velocity will air is ep.2, and ep.1 will come the following Saturday (wtf?). Enjoy your weekends and I'll see some of ya in OC.

Video hosting courtesy of isleofmantt.

Upcoming show: H2o International 2012

We're late as weren't going to make this post, but decided to help out whoever may be trying to make this years H2oi. To be clear, we think H2oi's management leaves a lot to be desired, but wish the show well and hope it continues to succeed. As explained previously, I've personally missed two years of H2oi since its inception. I've seen it grow, prosper, get huge and lose a little of the magic as of late. The timing of this show in the calendar year is just about perfect and you don't need the show itself to have a good time. Hopefully this years events are run better than last year, and more importantly visitor behavior around town needs to be seen more positively by the locals. A note to all the squirrels reading this that don't know better already; keep your jackass friends in check, yourself included.

Stepping off our collective soapbox, here's the skinny for the 15th annual H2O International. The new location for both days is Fort Whaley Campgrounds, located right off of Rt.50. Here's a quick map-google from downtown OC:

What the location is like and how it'll be arranged for vendors/showcars/visitors, will be a surprise for most, but who doesn't like surprises. Important details:
  • Saturday September 29th - Big Ass BBQ / Pre-show gathering (12pm-5pm) 
  • Sunday September 30th - H2oi Show (9am-5pm) $30 (pre-registration is now over) 
  • Aircooled, Watercooled, Audi & VW classes 
  • Fort Whaley 11224 Dale Road Whaleyville, MD 21872
For additional info visit --> Here are some highlights from last year:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Motorsport Vid: Will WTCC Succeed In The USA? (Shakedown)

Remember us saying that the WTCC was going to be in Sonoma this past weekend? Leo Parente takes a closer look at what brought this international event stateside.

Video courtesy of Drive.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Car Pron: Le Mans Classic 2012: The Porsche Experience

Porsche takes us to this years Le Mans Classic event in Le Mans, France.

Video courtesy of Porsche.