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Corvette C6 Z06 and Toyota Supra Snow Drift!

Corvette C6 Z06 and Toyota Supra Snow Drift!

I love this video! Two cars that shouldn’t be racing on snow, a Corvette C6 Z06 and a Toyota Supra, are ripping down a snow banked road somewhere in Russia. Yes Russia. But most of the awesome or really bizarre car videos are from Russia if you haven’t figured this out by…
The Michelin Man… isn’t?

The Michelin Man… isn’t?

In the hunt to confirm the Michelin Man’s, aka Bibendum’s, true identity, we have found the truth. There is not a Presta or Schrader valve to be found… only tread. Rest easy knowing this is “A Better Way Forward.”

Forza LRP – Presidential Edition

Here you see a Presidental limo reverse drifting around Lime Rock Park.  This video, released in a short clip, has fooled people into thinking it’s real with Forza 6’s realistic graphics.  If it were real, this driver would have some serious skill!  The most obvious tell might just be the…
Launch Control S3.14 – Colin McRae Tribute

Launch Control S3.14 – Colin McRae Tribute

The latest episode of Launch Control is up and it’s one of the better episodes. David Higgins and Craig Drew head over to Wales Rally GB to compete in the Group N class with a WRX STI featuring Colin McRae’s historic Subaru livery. Subaru Team USA’s Rally America rally car…
GT3RS on Snow – Only in Russia!

GT3RS on Snow – Only in Russia!

I don’t think I’ve seen a GT3RS on snow before! This video could be a lot better but its pretty interesting. The owner is having some financial difficulties and sold his house and some of his cars and is now living in his garage. But he won’t sell his GT3RS! And…
VW Bug Terrorizes San Diego

VW Bug Terrorizes San Diego

This VW Bug Terrorizing San Diego streets is so insane its almost hard to believe. If you’re wondering, its crazy illegal too. There is a bizarre possibility that they closed a few roads to shoot the video but if they went through all that effort and planning, why was there an…
Petrolicious Matt Farah Interview

Petrolicious Matt Farah Interview

Petrolicious recently sat down with Matt Farah to discuss his his first car, Raph’s McLaren F1, and Manual Vanquishes.  Here’s the beginning of the interview. It’s good so I wanted to share it but you will need to jump over to Petrolicious to finish it. Here’s how it starts: If…
Toro Rosso Hits The Ski Slopes

Toro Rosso Hits The Ski Slopes

I love that Formula Teams put on fun promotional events like this. Toro Rosso put Max Verstappen into a Red Bull show car to race through a specially designed section of the legendary Streif ski course in Kitzbuhel, Austria. Of course they shot video which is below. The course was set up a…
Journey To LeMans

Journey To LeMans

 You’ve seen the Truth in 24hr, but I’ve doubt you’ve seen this! You can thank me later because its good. Instead of following a top team like Audi, you follow a privateer competing at the highest level. The footage is amazing as you can see by the screen grabs from…
Subaru Drives Off A Cliff

Subaru Drives Off A Cliff

This is why you have fun with cars on closed roads or racetracks. The guy knows he made a mistake when he exited the tunnel. He knows he nearly died. But why was he flying down a road he didn’t know? Here’s what happened. “This past Sunday… This past Sunday, Jan…
Is BBC Top Gear In Trouble?

Is BBC Top Gear In Trouble?

We all love Clarkson era of BBC Top Gear. It’s a shame he had to move on. Some of us just wanted BBC to put the show to rest instead of butchering the legend with a recreation. Then the BBC announced that Chris Evans was taking over and people seemed excited. If you…
Race Engine Alarm Clock

Race Engine Alarm Clock

I want an alarm clock that sounds like a racecar. I want a race engine alarm clock. In the simplest sense, its pretty easy. Download an engine sound and program it as your alarm on your phone. But a recorded engine is never the same as hearing an engine in…
Legends of Motorsport: Jim Hall (Chaparral)

Legends of Motorsport: Jim Hall (Chaparral)

Jim Hall is a true legend of motorsport. Not only was he an amazing driver but his innovative designs laid the groundwork for the next couple of decades of race car aerodynamics. He raced in Formula One from 1960 to 1963 but he really made his mark when he started constructing his…
The Best Jalopnik Videos Of 2015

The Best Jalopnik Videos Of 2015

In case you missed it, Jalopnik launched a YouTube channel this year and made a ton of videos. Some are pretty amazing. They just put out a list of their favorites and I thought I’d share. Here’s their best of 2015 on video: My Uncle Nick and I don’t always…
Lewis Hamilton Makes Music

Lewis Hamilton Makes Music

Lewis Hamilton was on 60 Minutes last night and he talked about something other than winning the F1 Driver’s Championship. Lewis now makes music. This is what you do when you win too many times. Jacque Villeneuve did it. Well Those are the only two I can think of. The…
The Ultimate Garage

The Ultimate Garage

If you’re a car guy, you’ve dreamed of the ultimate garage. Someplace where you can work on and display your cars. Well what if someone made a whole bunch of these ultimate garages and put them in one ultimate garage complex? In this case, its called Iron Gate Motor Condos…
Another Way To Start Rally Racing

Another Way To Start Rally Racing

We’ve all heard of Team Oneil Rally School as a way to get started in rallying but it can be expensive for a newcomer to the sport. The California Rally Series offers and alternative way to enter rally through their one day rally school every February. Unfortunately this way of…
Road Kill: Mini Truck Madness

Road Kill: Mini Truck Madness

If you guys have some how missed Road Kill all these years, it’s time to start watching. It will be your favorite car show. I promise. This month they buy a rear engined mini truck and take it to compete in the Optima Ultimate Street Car Shoot Out.
The 3 Best Nurburgring In Car Videos

The 3 Best Nurburgring In Car Videos

This is a tough post as there is a ton of incredible footage from the famous Nurburgring. There are also some faster laps that either weren’t filmed or uploaded to the web. There are also some slower laps that are way more fun or crazy to watch like the last…
Steve McQueen’s Fire Suit Sold For $425k

Steve McQueen’s Fire Suit Sold For $425k

Steve McQueen’s iconic racing suit from Le Mans just sold for $425,000! The Bonham’s auction listed the item as: A complete costume comprising a Hinchman cream-colored racing jacket two piece race suit with distinctive orange and blue stripes on down the front and Gulf, Firestone, and Chronograph Heuer patches sewn on the…
How To Stuff Your BMW In 4K!

How To Stuff Your BMW In 4K!

I’m surprised the car isn’t more damaged after running straight into a wall high in second gear. I feel bad for the guy but you can see it coming the moment he gets on the throttle. I also know it’s not nice to make fun of people but man he…
Porsche 918 vs. LaFerrari Vs. McLaren P1

Porsche 918 vs. LaFerrari Vs. McLaren P1

You have to love Chris Harris. The man can drive but he’s also gathered enough respect to request cars like a LaFerrari or McLaren P1 for a track test and comparison. He’s driven all three but never back to back. Never on the same track. Any idea which car is…
Ella Anderson: “I am a Bill Caswell A$$ Hat”

Ella Anderson: “I am a Bill Caswell A$$ Hat”

I read that Bill Caswell thinks people who take up 2 spaces are A$$hats probably because they think their cars are too nice for just one space. (Caswell: I do think that people who take up two spots are Asshats and generally self centered, entitled people. But there are exceptions, see below)…
Team Oneil Tips: Carjacking 

Team Oneil Tips: Carjacking 

The Team Oneil Rally School is the best rally school in North America. They not only train rally drivers but they teach winter driving courses and advanced driving techniques on loose surface. They also train security personal. Their Facebook page is a wealth of information and they regularly put out…
1978 Motorsport Documentary

1978 Motorsport Documentary

I just found this on Jalopnik and felt it was worth sharing. Im still not entirely sure what it is, but I know its interesting and its footage that I’ve never seen before. It also covers a pretty cool year in F1 so you get to see Lauda, Andretti, Regazzoni, Hunt,…
XP1K3 Trailer Looks AWESOME!

XP1K3 Trailer Looks AWESOME!

T​he highly anticipated third installment of RJ Anderson’s mind bending viral off­road video series has completed production and is currently in final stages of editing. In the latest of the XP1K series, The Martelli Brothers and their production team, Mad Media, created an array of massive man made obstacles spread…
Rally Tips: Pacenotes By Team O’Neil Rally School

Rally Tips: Pacenotes By Team O’Neil Rally School

The Team Oneil Rally School offers a ton of useful information on their Facebook page and it’s worth following. Their most recent post was about best practices for using pacenotes. Its pretty good so we reposted it here for future reference. One of the more difficult aspects of rallying in…
Launch Control S03:E09

Launch Control S03:E09

Episode 9 of Launch Control is out covering the NEFR Party, testing in NH, and Racing at Ojibwe, and GRC at Los Angeles. Ojibwe Forest Rally is the penultimate round of the 2015 Rally America championship. Subaru’s David Higgins and Craig Drew have already locked in the title, but that doesn’t…
Drifter Girl Pretends To Be A Student Driver

Drifter Girl Pretends To Be A Student Driver

My gut reaction is that this video is fake but its still pretty fun anyway. I don’t know the girl in the video but it looks like she drifts in her free time from the video intro. Then she disguises herself as a student driver and takes some lessons. At…
Win 50 Motorbooks!

Win 50 Motorbooks!

Motorbooks is turning 50 this year and is offering 50 books of your choice to one lucky winner. The contest is here on their Facebook page. It looks like you need to make a short video but 50 books is 50 books. Motorbooks was started back in 1965 when North America was…
Gromkhana II: Fast Times At Gromkhana High

Gromkhana II: Fast Times At Gromkhana High

I’m surprised no one filmed something like this earlier. We’ve all seen Ken Block’s Gymkhana videos and I find it hard to believe that some motorcyclists haven’t knocked it off on bikes. Well someone finally did and its pretty awesome. Technically this the second Gromkhana but I never saw the first.…
Toyota Trucks Preferred By ISIS

Toyota Trucks Preferred By ISIS

We all know the Hilux is pretty awesome and apparently the guys of Isis have figured this out as well. Almost every truck in their promo/propaganda video is a Toyota. Sure there are a few Land Rover’s in there but now the US Government wants to know where all the…
Engineered – Drive Channel’s New Series

Engineered – Drive Channel’s New Series

Drive Channel just launched a new series called Engineered. The motto for the series is “Learn on Monday, wrench smarter on Sunday.” I love that. The first episode covers Betim Berisha, founder of BBI Autosport and one of the primary engineers on Jeff Zwart’s Pikes Peak car. He discusses heat management…
How Real Is Dirt Rally?

How Real Is Dirt Rally?

Codemasters new rally simulation is AWESOME! I finally got a chance to play it and I’m seriously addicted. The car’s physics feel real. The cars handle the way you would expect. The force feedback feels great and the graphics are top notch. Especially Monte Carlo at night. You really can…
DUI Stupidity: The Raccoon Made Me Crash!

DUI Stupidity: The Raccoon Made Me Crash!

When I first saw this story I was sure it was fake. It’s so ridiculous that it’s not possible for the story to be real. You wouldn’t even see this in a bad Seth Rogen movie. I first thought the driver swerved to avoid the Raccoon but no, it’ way more random…
What’s The Best Motorsport Tattoo? 

What’s The Best Motorsport Tattoo? 

I seen some Senna tattoos that are pretty cool. I see a lot of Ford, Chevy and Mopsr stuff. Even Ken Block’s fans have inked themselves with his logos and liveries. But I usually don’t see too many tattoos about Rally racing or even motorsports in general.  Then I found…
Provisional F1 Calendar And New Rules

Provisional F1 Calendar And New Rules

The provisional calendar for the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship was updated yesterday and it looks pretty good. It’s sad to see all the historic tracks go away but pretty cool to see all the countries that F1 will visit in 2016. 20 March Melbourne Australia 3 April Bahrain…
Alaska: The Road Trip Of A Lifetime!

Alaska: The Road Trip Of A Lifetime!

Travis Marr takes an incredible adventure every August for his Birthday. Last year it was Japan. This year he choose Alaska. And he choose to drive his Land Rover Discovery II the whole way north from San Diego and back. All 8,800 miles of it. Travis left San Diego in…
Could This Be The Future Of The Racetrack Surface?

Could This Be The Future Of The Racetrack Surface?

Tarmac has developed a new permeable concrete called Topmix Permeable that can withstand up to 880 gallons of water at a time.  Topmix Permeable is based of an existing permeable concrete, but has been built to withstand the weight of traffic.  It is intended to be implemented in urban areas…
BMW Loves It’s Balls More Than Motorsport

BMW Loves It’s Balls More Than Motorsport

I can’t blame BMW for sponsoring golf. They sell hundreds of thousands of cars and most of their customers could car less about motorsport. But it is a shame that they don’t do more to support races and other car enthusiast events. How hard would it be to hold a…
You’re Mowing The Wrong Way!

You’re Mowing The Wrong Way!

I saw this and immediately thought “Why didn’t I do this in high school?” Mowing the lawn sucks. It’s a complete waste of time. It grows back in two weeks and you have to do it over again. Sure it looks pretty and if you have kids, it keeps them…