Thursday, June 13, 2013

What to watch this Weekend (June 13th - June 19th)

  • How it's made: Dream Cars. Morgan Aero Coupe & Porsche 911. Thursday 10pm - 11pm (ScienceChannel(HD)) new
  • 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 @ 12pm
  • Top Gear (UK). Mini-marathon of past seasons. Monday @ 6pm - 10pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) great replays
  • Motorweek. Bentley Continental GT Speed. Tuesday @ 8pm - 8:30pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Where are they now? Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Marathon of early seasons. Wednesday @ 3pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) replays
Light weekend ahead, but enjoy the solid weather that's following the tornadoes that have just finished blowing through. Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there.

Video courtesy of NARLtv.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Motorsport Pron: Olaf Dobberkau Porsche 997 GT3 RS Sound and Action 2012

Rally pron for you all to wrap up this Motorsport Pron week. Rally action from driver Olaf Dobberkau's 997 GT3 RS in Europe, from 2012. Watch the volume if you're in the know who you are.

Video courtesy of Rallyfans03.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Motorsport Pron Feature: Leh Keen's Rain Dance - 24 Hours Nürburgring (Drive)

Have you ever watched an endurance race and wondered what it's like dicing it up with multiple classes of cars in the worst of weather conditions? Drive brings us the helmet cam of pro-drive Leh Keen, piloting a 911 GT3R during this years 24 Hours of Nürburgring. This should give some of you a better idea of why this circuit claims lives annually. I know this footage is from a race, but 4:08 looks quite familiar to me. Ahem. Turn it up and enjoy, then watch Leo's interview with him.

Videos courtesy of Drive.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Motorsport Pron: Formula Ford EcoBoost. Street Legal Racer on Road and Nürburgring (Drive)

ROTL favorite Chris Harris brings us this week's Motorsport Pron. Unlike here in the US where such arrangements are never road legal, Ford created a Formula Ford street car using the race car, detuning it's award winning 1.0 litre, 3-cylinder, Ecoboost engine down to 170hp (from 205hp in race trim) and adding headlights, turn signals and brake lights. Then Chris takes it to the streets...and finally the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Enjoy.

Video courtesy of Drive.