Friday, March 7, 2014

Dope. #173

Video courtesy of X9n. Love us some show quality Mk1's.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

What to watch this Weekend (March 6th - March 12th)

  • Pirelli World Challenge 2013. St. Petersburg. Thursday @ 1pm - 2pm (MAVTV) replay
  • WRC. Rally action from Mexico. Stage 1. Friday @ 12pm - 1pm (MAVTV) delayed airing action from 3/6-7/14
  • FIA European Rally Championship. Rally Poland. Saturday @ 2pm - 3pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • WRC. Rally action from Mexico. Stage 2. Saturday @ 6pm - 7pm (MAVTV) delayed airing action from 3/7-8/14
  • WRC. Rally action from Mexico. Stage 3. Friday @ 1pm - 2pm (MAVTV) delayed airing action from 3/8-9/14
  • Top Gear (UK). Season 21 Episode 5: Porsche 918. Monday @ 8:30pm - 10pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) new
  • Motorweek. 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Legendary Motorcar. Ferrari 275. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Ferrari 308 GT4. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
New regular shows ahead and WRC action from Mexico, but the best news is that it'll be March on Saturday...and about 50 degrees. Bring on the Spring! Enjoy your weekends and some more action from the 2014 Geneva Autoshow. Check our FB page for more clips from this week's media coverage from Switzerland.

Video courtesy of XCAR.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Current Events: Audi S1 World Premiere (Audi)

Audi debuts the latest in their small line up, the direct result of the A1 Quattro concept from a couple years ago; the 2014 Audi S1. They've done a great job bringing the concept to the road without much change at all.

Video courtesy of Audi.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Quick Vid: The Mk VII Volkswagen Golf GTI: Enough for you? (XCAR)

As much as we're aware of all the new cars out there that people buy and use as daily drivers, you really don't see yourself in one until your life puts you in a position where you need to fill a gap in your household car lineup. This is especially true when you've spent your life buying older cars that need work, avoiding payments, but then you find yourself in a place where you no longer want to work on every damn car in the house. I held off on buying a Mk6 my personal daily, but I did purchase a Mk6 JSW for my wife so we could buy large items at IKEA and LOWES and not have a problem fitting them in. For myself I ended up trading the wife's old Protege5 in for a Mazda3 Skyactive hatchback, which has been great at giving me an average of 35mpg on 87 octane over the past 12 months of short and moderate distance driving. While I enjoy my cheaply priced (and cheap to run) Mazda3 I would like a bit more entertainment behind the wheel. I didn't go Mk6 Golf for cost savings (and trunk size as a new parent), but I have a bit more in the budget compared to last year. I'm hoping the Mk7 fixes some drawbacks of the issues from the Mk6, but more importantly better efficiency from the non-diesel GTI. While I do enjoy quickly traveling from point A to point B, I also like using as little fuel as needed in doing so. Time will tell if the Mk7 (GTI) lives up to it's billing, but if it does, I probably won't end up with a 14' Mazda3.

Video courtesy of XCAR.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Automotive Workshop: Everything That You've Ever Wanted to Know About the McLaren P1 (CHOC)

No this isn't the same post from last week -- this is an extended revisit of just the technical overview, for the egg heads.

Video courtesy of Drive.