Thursday, July 6, 2017

What to watch this Weekend (July 7th - July 12th)

  • Formula 1 - Austrian Grand Prix; from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Practice. Friday @ 3pm - 4:30pm (NBCSN(HD)) replay (no live option - tour de france)
  • Formula 1 - Austrian Grand Prix; from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am - 9:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Austrian Grand Prix; from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10:30pm (CNBC(HD)) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay 
  • Speed is the new Black. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
Azerbaijan was quite the exciting race with plenty of twists and unfortunately, retirements. Lance Stroll gets his first podium, first podium for Williams Martini Racing in quite some time, nipped by a tenth at the end of the race by Valteri Bottas who had to make his way back (from a lap down) to start the race due to a lot of contact throughout the field. Hamilton got his 66th PP in Q3, and is now just a couple shy of Schumi's all time record of 68, but his race was literally foiled by someone on his time failing to fastening his foam shoulder-rest; he had to pit pretty late in the race and even though Seb got a 10 second penalty (for ramming his car into Hamilton on a safety car lap) it took longer for the shoulder rest change thus Vettel came out of his ten-second penalty, in the pit, ahead of Hamilton. Meanwhile in Force India, Ocon gave Perez the pinch against the wall and just about kicked Perez out of the race, but during all of the contact mid-race there was a red-flag to get all of the debris cleaned off the track as there were plenty of damage and punctures, including one that sidelined Kimi, who destroyed his rear wing and side aero plate with his tire carcas making his way back around the track to pit. That brings us to the race winner; Ricciardo has taken the shoey to P1, maximizing the faults of those in front of him and being quick in general around this track despite being generally down on power. Verstappen had power unit issues all weekend and it forebode the engine failure and DNF which occurred early in the race, unfortunately. Rumors abound on whether Verstappen will remain at the team through his current contract, as there seems to be a reliability clause in it. With this latest race down, the Driver's Standings are as follows: Vettel, Hamilton (-14), Bottas (-42), Ricciardo (-61), Raikkonen (-80), Verstappen (-108). The gang travels to Austria this weekend for a go at the Red Bull Ring; we'll see how Red Bull addresses the reliability woes for Verstappen and how Ferrari and Mercedes respond to this new bout for Manufacturers supremacy.

Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Porsche.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Automotive Workshop: Do you know what "SHINY" actual means??? (AMMONYC)

Larry sits down with Fabrizio Gagliardi, Training Manager for Rupes and PhD chemist to look at what we seek in the surface of a well detailed car. Glossiness is next to godliness? Perhaps.

Video courtesy of AMMONYC.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017


Luke goes on a photo shoot with his friend Lauro in his 991 GT3 RS through the mountains of Switzerland.

Video courtesy of CarsWithLuke.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Pbucket and our Dope. posts and original content.

ROTL viewers-

Photobucket decided to pull an a-hole move without telling anyone, so now all of my pictures hosted on photobucket can't be seen anywhere other than photobucket. What that means is that Dope. posts, original content (show coverage, car projects, etc.) going back 8 years are going to show you some dumbass jpeg explaining why you can't see said picture due to photobuckets' new policy. We'll fix it, but as a small outfit run by folks with full-time jobs, it may take some time. I'm glad I've been heavy on video so much lately, because youtube has remained steady over the years. I've put money into photobucket as a pro-user to support their bandwidth woes as my pictures have been all over the web since the very early 2000s. I'm pissed, but its a good opportunity to find a new solution since the Pbucket site has been just about unusable for a few years now. Make sure to give them sh&t on social media if the opportunity arises.

Thanks for your continued patronage,