Friday, November 23, 2012

Wallpaper of the Week. #1

Image courtesy of AP from USGP 12'.
Mario Andretti's 1978 Championship winning F1 car took on a beautiful lot of F1 classics during last Saturday's Historic F1 Race at the Circuit of the Americas. While Mario was in attendance, and even interviewed the winners of the USGP on Sunday, I don't believe he piloted it during the event.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

What to watch this Thanksgiving Weekend (Nov 23rd - Nov 28th)

  • Formula 1 - Brazilian Grand Prix; from Cicuito Carlos Pace-Interlagos, San Paolo, Brazil. Practice #1. Friday @ 11am - 12:30am (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live; replay at 12am
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Marathon of past and current seasons. Saturday @ 4pm - 12am (VelocityHD) replays
  • Formula 1 - Brazilian Grand Prix; from Cicuito Carlos Pace-Interlagos, San Paolo, Brazil. Qualifying. Saturday @ 11am - 12:30pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live; replay at 2:30am
  • Formula 1 - Brazilian Grand Prix; from Cicuito Carlos Pace-Interlagos, San Paolo, Brazil.  Race. Sunday @ 10:30am - 1pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live; replays @ 4:30pm & 11pm
  • Top Gear (UK). Top Gear Uncovered. Monday @ 8:30pm - 10pm (BBC America/BBC America HD) new
  • Motorweek. Porsche Cayenne Diesel. Tuesday @ 8pm - 8:30pm (VelocityHD)
  • Legendary Motorcar. A Boss 302 comes full circle. Tuesday @ 8:30pm - 9pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Still Racey. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Cobra. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Fifth Gear (UK). Season 21 Ep.10. The sounds of Jaguar, Audi and Bentley. Wednesday @10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) new
There's only one thing to be thinking about during your Thanksgiving dinner this evening, and no it's not your extended family getting along or your plans for purchases during Black Friday. The only thing that matters is if Alonzo can keep Vettel from winning a third championship. For those of you who saw the majesty of McLaren Mercedes last weekend, you know that while RedBull Racing Renault wrapped up the Manufacturers championship already, Lewis Hamilton claiming P1 means that Alonzo has one more chance to get the better of RedBull and Sebastian Vettel. Fernando was awful proud of that third place podium spot, but it all makes sense leading us into Brazil for the final showdown. F1 seasons decided on the final race in Brazil are always worth the price of admission (just think about Kimi in 2007) and this should be no different. Make sure to get a nice slice of pie, put gravy on both your turkey and mashed potatoes, and enjoy your holiday weekends.

Video courtesy of WatanukiF1.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Quick Vid: How Shelby beat Ferrari (Drive)

Our friends at Drive/The Road Testament discuss Carroll Shelby's legacy and how he went about beating Ferrari in the 60's. Enjoy.

Video courtesy of Drive.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Quick Vid: Porsche 2012 (991) 911 Carrera vs 2013 Boxter S (CarAndDriver)

Now that the all-new Boxter S is polished and grown up, can it take out the base 911 Carrera on the track? The gang from Car and Driver (Abroad) aims to find out.

Video courtesy of CarAndDriver.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Quick Vid: Audi S8 vs BMW Alpina B7 (Motortrend)

Motortrend compares two big-body sporting saloons; the Audi S8 and the BMW originated Alpina B7.

Video courtesy of Motortrend.