Friday, October 18, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

What to watch this Weekend (Oct 17th - Oct 23rd)

  • WRC. Rally action from France. Thursday @ 10pm - 11pm (MAVTV) replay
  • Fifth Gear (UK). Bently Headquarters. Friday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) new
  • American Le Mans Series. 2013 Petit Le Mans. From Road Atlanta Raceway in Braselton, Georgia. Saturday @ 11am - 12pm (FS2), 12pm - 2:30pm (FS1), 2:30pm - 6:30pm (FS2), 6:30pm - 8pm (FS1), 8pm - 9pm (FS2) live; abridged replay Sun @ 4pm (FS1)
  • FIA European Rally Championship. Portugal. Saturday @ 2pm - 3pm (VelocityHD) new
  • DTM. From Hockenheim Circuit. 2013 Season finale; Race #10. Sunday @ 7am - completion (SPEED2.comlive
  • Australian V8 Supercars - The Bathurst 1000. From Mount Panorama in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. Sunday @  11pm - 1am (FS2delayed airing from 10/10
  • Top Gear (UK). Marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 3am (BBC America/BBC America HD) great replays
  • Motorweek. 2014 Cadillac CTS. Tuesday @ 8pm - 8:30pm (VelocityHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Invitation Only. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Top Gear America. Season 4 - Episode 5. Sturgis. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (History Channel/History Channel HD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. 57' Chevrolet Bel Air. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) 
Great weekend ahead folks. The race season finale of DTM, the delayed airing of the Bathurst 1000 (albeit abridged), the return of Top Gear America and new Fifth Gear. The crown jewel of this weekend is the ALMS season ender, otherwise known as the Petit Le Mans. The winning team gets an automatic invite to the big show in France next year and as part of the World Endurance Championship, all the heavy hitters will be in attendance. It's a shame Fox Sports will be screwing cable subscribers everywhere over with flip flopping coverage through completion. Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Drive.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Orbital Dreams: Polishers and Swirl Removal Tips (DriveClean)

Larry of AMMONYC gives use some tips on paint correction, using his recently acquired 964 as the demo mule. I had the privilege of having a real pro work over a heavily swirled 993 not too long ago (see fb page) and while I'm decent with an orbital I don't think I would've been able to accomplish the same results in the same time frame; having a day job doesn't help! When paint correction is done properly, it's a lovely thing to behold.

Video courtesy of Drive.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Motorsport Workshop: Crashes, Technology, And Business Deals That Should Change Racing (Shakedown)

Leo Parente presents Shakedown with the help of Drive channel hosts Mike Spinelli and Ian Whelan. They discuss, among several points, recent accidents in motorsport, track design/safety and recent business moves within F1. For those of you who checkout the blog at work, this is a long feature.

Video courtesy of Drive.

Monday, October 14, 2013

For the love of B: BMW Roadsters: 1929-2013 (XCAR)

The crew from XCAR bring us a comprehensive history of BMW drop tops from the past 84 years. Sit back and enjoy the history lesson, and try to think of what may not have been for BMW if business didn't work out for them in the 50's.

Video courtesy of XCarFilms.