Thursday, December 13, 2012

What to watch this weekend (Dec 14th - Dec 19th)

  • Goodwood Festival of Speed. BTCC legend Anthony Reid goes for the win in the Top 20 showdown. Friday @ 9pm - 10pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) replay
  • Goodwood Revival - Annual historics race. 75th Anniversary of the Silver Arrows. Friday @ 10pm - 11pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) replay
  • Touring Car Racing Double Play: WTCC & BTCC (Round 3). Saturday @ 5pm - 7pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) delayed airings from 12'
  • German Touring Car Championship (DTM). Round 3 from Brands Hatch Circuit, England. Sunday @ 12pm - 1pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) delayed airings from 12'
  • FIA GT1. Round 3 from Circuito de Navarra, Spain. Sunday @ 4pm - 5pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) delayed airings from 12'
  • Top Gear (UK). Best of Season 11-12, part 3&4. Monday @ 8pm - 10pm (BBC America/BBC America HD) new
  • Rallying: The Killer Years. Monday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Hyundai Veloster Turdbo. Tuesday @ 8pm - 8:30pm (VelocityHD)
  • Legendary Motorcar. Charity Vettes. Tuesday @ 8:30pm - 9pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Need for Speed. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Jeep CJ7. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Fifth Gear (UK). Season 21. Porsche (991) 911S track test. Wednesday @10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) replay
The V8 Supercars season ended with Ford (Will Davison) taking the last checkered flag in the era of Ford and Holden (Chevy). Jamie Whincup took the crown before this last race, so he simply received his trophy. When I speak of the era of Ford vs. Holden ending, I'm talking about the future of V8 Supercars. Two new entrants are on horizon. Mercedes Benz is bringing a V8-powered E-Class to the party, and Nissan is bringing a V8-powered Altima. Not sure why Nissan didn't use the Maxima (remember the four-door sports car campaigns?), but it probably has to do with the performance benefit of a relatively smaller chassis. There are a bunch of new re-aired touring car and GT1 races, per usual, but new motorsport events have come to an end until 2013. Goodwood specials on Friday are solid replays and new Chasing Classic Cars next week. Enjoy your weekends, and don't rage on anyone while trying to get your holiday shopping done.

Video hosting courtesy of massaalonzofan1.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Quick Vid: 2013 Audi RS4 Avant review (Autoblogger)

Our friends from the Netherlands review the newest iteration of the B8 Audi RS4 Avant. Enjoy.

Video courtesy of Autoblogger.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Current Events: 2012 Essen Motorshow (Autoweek)

The team at Autoweek (NL) brings us a great look at this years Essen Motorshow in Germany. Subtitle translation from YouTube isn't great, but you can still enjoy visually.

Video courtesy of Autoweek.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Car Pron: Mercedes SLS GT AMG: Hockenheim Track Test (Drive)

ROTL favorite Chris Harris brings us a hard look at the latest iteration of Mercedes AMG's flagship, the SLS GT AMG. Enjoy.

Video courtesy of Drive.

Current Events: Porsche 911 GT3 Cup: Character refinement

Porsche has already released pictures, but now they've released video, of the all new 991-based 911 GT3 Cup Car for the 2013 race year. We can't wait to see it in RSR trim with lets say...a Falken Racing livery.

Video courtesy of Porsche.