Video: Swiss Hillclimb Excellence – New..!!

August 28, 2012

I’ve been fixated with this European Hillclimb Championship video captured recently¬†by FingerVideo in St. Ursanne, Switzerland. A broad range of sporting variants charge (and dance) their way through the town and up the Pass, posting truly incredible speeds in the process…

Enjoy ūüėČ

Car control: Europeans have it, and understand it.

-Blake J.

Video: Ken Block’s Gymkhana Five in San Francisco: Ultimate Urban Playground

July 9, 2012
We all knew it was coming, and here it is – Ken Block’s latest (5th) hoontastic Gymkhana video presentation.

Up, up… and away..!

This time, the tire-shredding antics have landed him in hill-heaven: San Francisco. Other than the giggles-worthy driving on display, what impresses most is the number of road-closures granted for filming in such a busy city… well, that¬†and the 650 bhp Ford Fiesta that will rocket to 60 mph in 1.8 seconds. ¬†Enjoy..!
Gotta be honest though, I was SO hoping for a Black Dodge Charger to come out-of-nowhere and give chase… ūüėČ

The Bay Bridge: Closed for the filming of this video – incredible.

What fun this must have been to witness in your neighborhood…

-Blake J.

The RWD Campaign: Toyota GT86 Twin Drift Session

February 7, 2012

Take two Toyota GT86’s, an empty parking lot and two professional, erm… ‘drifters’ and allow them to easily (and gracefully) demonstrate the benefits of a lightweight, adjustable chassis (devoid of unnecessary computers) on skinny tires… and of how much fun a RWD car with less than 200 bhp can be..!

-Blake J.

Pic of the Day: Christy Carpenter flinging the S15 Silvia

October 19, 2011

Today’s POTD comes from the world of Drifting Motorsport and features a certain Christy Carpenter propelling a momentary 2-wheeled/Starboard drift. Other shots from this particular corner show the car dancing precariously on the front wheel alone but we prefer the near-balletic and aggressive stance of this pic just as the power is being re-applied mid-corner.

-Blake J.

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Video: 2011 Drift Wars Final – Serres, Greece

October 5, 2011

One here for the Drift aficionados… Depending upon your location, this will either serve as companion for your lunchbreak, tea-break, or pre-dins snack. Whatever the case, this is worth your 5 1/2¬†minutes of time.

Usually these Drift videos are rife with unfathomable music and/or wannabe G-mob stancing egos en masse –¬†I end up clicking ‘stop’ after 30 seconds. But this soundtrack (minus the first 1:00 or so) is at least somewhat bearable enough and seems to adequately capture¬†¬†the energy of the filmed¬†event itself. Plus, there’s some rather tasty old-school motors being slung around the course, which makes me happy as a git.

Camera work is excellent as well. Nice job…!

-Blake J.


New Forza Promo: Jeremy Clarkson narrates, Aston Martin DB9 Slides

October 3, 2011

This just popped up on the radar and I can honestly say that it’s¬†quickly becoming¬†one of my favourite commercials¬†of all time… So TRUE…!!!

-Blake J.


Pic of the Day: BMW M1 Supercar – sideways

September 29, 2011

So keeping with the theme of sideways action from earlier (not sure why I’m bedazzled by such hoonery today), lets embellish our pixellated world with another go in the form of the iconic BMW M1 supercar… which is actually connected with Lamborghini. In the late 70’s, BMW and Lamborghini formed an agreement that would see the Italians co-build a production racing car purely for homologation purposes, but Lamborghini’s financial woes at the time eventually saw BMW take hold of the¬†entire project shortly after¬†the whole thing¬†started.

The twin-cam (M88) 3.5L 273 bhp (in the street version) straight-6 was a a surefire corker and later saw use within the rather excellent¬†BMW E24 M6/M635CSi and E28 M5 from the 80’s. Yet the turbocharged racecar versions were good for almost 850 bhp… !

From ’78-’81 only 456 examples of the Giugiaro-designed,¬†hand-built supercar were made, easily¬†dubbing it one of BMW’s rarest (and missed) cars ever produced.

Blake J.

Lamborghini Countach: Graceful drift up a Welsh hillside + More..!

September 29, 2011

Oh so short in length, but oh so sweet… Evo Magazine scribe, Chris Harris (or simply, ‘Monkey’) dances with a Countach up a Welsh hillside in slightly damp conditions with near pin-point accuracy.¬† The Lamborghini¬†being elegantly swooned up the hair-pinned¬†mountainside¬†belongs to Evo Mag head-honcho, Harry Metcalfe, and has been featured in various articles¬†within Evo and Octane Magazine. This particular shot is an outtake from the latest¬†Evo’s Lamborghini Group Test feature.

And since we’re on the subject of power oversteer-y hooniganisms (not a real word, I know, just made it up), why not have a gander at an instructional vid to assist with your sharpening-up of skills and to further your driver *ahem*…education. Bit of an older vid from Mr Harris’s online-magazine days of ‘Driver’s Republic’ but oh so fun and entertaining…. and *whistles*… educational!

-Blake J.!


Amazing Car Parking Skills

June 23, 2011

In this video, this guy performs an amazing car trick, by drifting into a parking spot which requires you to parallel. Skip to 35 seconds to see it. This was done by a professional so please do not attempt this!

Drifting With Spec-D In Edmonton

June 21, 2011

Hey guys as you already know the drift contest is now over but stay tuned because we will be hosting more in the future! On the other hand, here’s a video of some good amateurs learning how to drift from Spec-D. It features Aaron Day and many other drifters.

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