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…
Car control: Europeans have it, and understand it.
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… 😉
The Bay Bridge: Closed for the filming of this video – incredible.
What fun this must have been to witness in your neighborhood…
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..!
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.
Photo from Drifted.com
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…!
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…!!!
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.