Friday, June 6, 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014

What to watch this Weekend (June 5th - June 11th)

  • Isle of Man TT. 2014 side-car action from the Isle. Thursday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Formula 1 - Canadian Grand Prix; from Gilles Villeneuve Circuit in Montreal, Canada. Practice. Friday @ 2pm - 3:30pm (NBCSN(HD)) live; replay Sat @ 12:30am
  • Isle of Man TT. 2014 Senior race action from the Isle. Friday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Formula 1 - Canadian Grand Prix; from Gilles Villeneuve Circuit in Montreal, Canada. Qualifying. Saturday @ 1pm - 2:30pm (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Canadian Grand Prix; from Gilles Villeneuve Circuit in Montreal, Canada. Pre-Race, Sunday @ 1pm - 1:30pm (NBCSN(HD)). Race, Sunday @ 1:30pm - 4:30pm (NBC(HD)) live
  • Top Gear (UK). Marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) replays
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Top Gear (US). Desert Trailblazers. Season 5 Ep 2. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (HistoryChannel(HD)) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Ford Fiesta XR2. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD)
We have a solid weekend ahead with more Isle of Man TT action, new Top Gear America, the regulars and F1 returns to Canada. I've been burning it at both ends so I won't get to much into it the recap this time around, but the controversy around Monaco was Nico winning for a second year straight all seemingly due to an off during Q3 which kept Hams from having a go at besting Nico's time. While pole definitely improves your chances of winning Monaco tremendously, Hams was definitely slower than Nico over the entire race and had to fend off young Ricciardo through the checkered flag. Nico squeaks back into the Driver's Championship lead and Montreal will surely continue the inter-team battle of Mercedes AMG domination. The current standings are as follows: Rosberg, Hamilton (-4), Alonso (-61), Ricciardo (-68), Hulkenburg (-75). If you're paying attention you've noticed that despite his strong drives as of late, Vettel is no longer in the top five. Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Top Gear.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Automotive Topic: The Man Behind the 270mph Venom GT (Afterdrive)

Mike Spinelli interviews John Hennessy of world-known Hennessy Performance. They talk Venom GT and getting it up to 270mph on NASA property. Yes, 270mph. Murrica'.

Video courtesy of Drive.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Quick Vid: Volvo V60 Polestar review (Autoblogger)

The crew from bring us a review of a car I really hope hits the states, but probably won't -- the new V70 Polestar. Pretty slick little package.

Video courtesy of Autoblog.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Neo-Vintage: The M1 Is BMW's Solitary Supercar (Petrolicious)

The fine folks from Petrolicious share a short film on the only Supercar BMW ever produced; and they didn't even design it from the ground up. This M1's owner, Mike Ura, is not only an M1 lover, but a BMW enthusiast to the core.

Video courtesy of Petrolicious.