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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…
Flying Porsches And Rally Spectators

Flying Porsches And Rally Spectators

I found this on Jalopnik just now and blown away. First by the flying Porsche. It’s setup for a tarmac rally meaning slammed suspension which provides very little suspension travel. Yet the driver sends it over the crest anyway. The little Porsche flies pretty good. Then I notice the spectators.…
Brakim Racing Tests For Ojibwe Forest 2015

Brakim Racing Tests For Ojibwe Forest 2015

If you don’t know Brakim Racing you probably haven’t been following rally. Brakim is the rally racing team of Matt Brandenburg. Elliot Sherwood usually co-drives and Dan Thorton helps build the madness that Matt creates, including their current rally Lamborghini project. Yes, Brakim is building a Gallardo for rally racing.…
Basic Tips For a Video Interview

Basic Tips For a Video Interview

There will come a time when someone wants to hear you on camera. It could be a quick sound bite or they might be looking for an introduction, like bio, for the series website. There are many different ways to handle a video interview and its best to find your…
Koenigsegg Breaks Previous Record

Koenigsegg Breaks Previous Record

     You probably have heard of Koenigsegg but if not, they are a Swedish car manufacturer know for building very fast cars. How fast? Well their latest creation, called the One:1, just broke the world record for being the quickest car to go from zero to 300km/h (186 mph) and…
The Death of America’s Highways

The Death of America’s Highways

It seems hard to believe. “The Death of American Highways” Really? How is that even remotely possible? If you take away the infrastructure that supports the highway system then it goes away. And to be clear I’m not talking about the concrete. I’m talking about the jobs that exist around…
The Most Expensive E30 M3 in the World

The Most Expensive E30 M3 in the World

This Ebay listing has been sent to me twice today. Both times the message said “Is this guy high?” Well it is for sale in La Jolla, CA so I think the answer could be yes because Medical Marijuana. But seriously, why do my friends ask that question?  Mostly because the…
Why No WRC In The USA?

Why No WRC In The USA?

It’s been 28 years since we last saw the World Rally Championships on stages in the USA. The Olympus Rally, outside of Seattle, was the last time we saw the top level cars in the United States and that was back in 1988. Could you imagine F1 taking a 30 year…
So You Think You Can Drift?

So You Think You Can Drift?

You think you can drift? Really drift? What about in a pickup truck? Can you drift a pickup truck? This man can…And its not some stripped down truck for a drift show. This is a Chevy Silverado 2500 work truck at the spectator drags at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, ME. That…
For Sale: Vintage NASCAR ’66 Galaxie 

For Sale: Vintage NASCAR ’66 Galaxie 

This is a pretty cool “For Sale” post because of the car’s history. We love race cars, but old race cars are special. This one is a vintage nascar 1966 Galaxie needing a complete restoration. The seller claims that it is fully documented with pictures, and video footage from the 1960s and…
Buying the Scout

Buying the Scout

Last winter I bought a 1974 International Harvester Scout II. Yes it’s made by a tractor company. Or maybe you know the company simply as international… the same company that makes the horrible school buses from our youth. But somewhere along the way they made these awesome trucks! My dad…
For the Love of Ford!

For the Love of Ford!

The Ford Escort might be the coolest of all the old school rear wheel drive rally cars. It was so light and so fast and so fun to drive that even today they are being converted into rally cars and fitted with crazy expensive race motors designed for open wheel…
Goodwood Officially Launches Festival of Speed 2015

Goodwood Officially Launches Festival of Speed 2015

Today Goodwood is delighted to officially launch the 2015 Festival of Speed – for the first time exclusively online. The 2015 Festival of Speed centres, which will be held on June 25-28 around the theme Flat-Out and Fearless: Racing on the Edge, pays tribute to the drivers and constructors throughout…
[BROKAGAIN] – The Cost to Autocross – Livery

[BROKAGAIN] – The Cost to Autocross – Livery

Thanks for following along with me on my 2015 autocross (and more) season. This post is a completely optional step when getting into racing, but I thought it may be something people are interested in learning about. In this series I’m going to discuss working to get sponsorship for your…
Wooden Go-Kart Kickstarter!

Wooden Go-Kart Kickstarter!

So you want a go kart… But you can’t weld. Now what? Make it out of wood! Why wood you ask? Sure, steel karts are fun and strong, but they require a large number of specialized tools to build, repair or modify. Tools that most people don’t have. Wood, on…
DIY Tech: How To Rebuild a BMW E30 Differential

DIY Tech: How To Rebuild a BMW E30 Differential

My name is Dan. I race a 1987 BMW 325is in rallyx, hillclimbs, and other random events. But mostly Rallyx and hopefully stage rally in time. Past few events I had some people telling me that one of my drive wheels was doing nothing while I was trying to keep…
2015 VW Jetta Secret Lock

2015 VW Jetta Secret Lock

I’m sure the VW fans have know about this for a long time but I was blown away when I first saw it! You know how the manufacturers keep pulling physical key locks off the doors? Well the latest Jetta’s don’t appear to have any locks at all!  So what happens…
Brakim Racing: Sandblast 2015 – Stage 2

Brakim Racing: Sandblast 2015 – Stage 2

This in-car video is interesting for so many reasons. First off, Matt Brandenburg, the man behind Brakim Racing, is a madman. He’s building a Lamborghini rally car for example… But this video comes from The Sandblast Rally last weekend where Matt entered is E36 M3 with a fully built VAC motor fitted…
Susie Wolff Blames Nasr for Barcelona Crash

Susie Wolff Blames Nasr for Barcelona Crash

Williams test driver Susie Wolff had an unfortunate collision with Felipe Nasr during the first day of Formula One testing at Barcelona. She called the incident an “unnecessary coming together” and pretty much said it was his fault. By the sounds of the incident she seems right. Wolff was hit…
EVO Ultimate Track Car

EVO Ultimate Track Car

This is the best video for determining the ultimate track car. It starts out with 80hp Caterham’s and quickly moves into “bonkers front wheel drive hatches” but then we move to the sweet spot. One of a kind bizarre track day weapons that are generally only available in the UK…
The Cal – 2015 Pirelli Calendar (NSFW PHOTOS)

The Cal – 2015 Pirelli Calendar (NSFW PHOTOS)

The Pirelli Calendars are amazing. But you can’t have one so don’t bother trying to order one. Seriously. They make them all super rare so only famous people can have them. But here are the photographs from the 2015 edition. They are crazy hot and way inappropriate for work. (Don’t…
Ferrari Doesn’t Like The V6

Ferrari Doesn’t Like The V6

Ferrari submitted a proposal to the Formula One Strategy Group asking that they replace the current V6 engines with twin Turbo V8 power for 2017. Naturally it was rejected. Mercedes and Honda rejected it outright and supposedly threatened to leave F1. Looks like we’ll hear the V6’s for a while. …
“Adrenalin” – The official BMW Touring Car Story

“Adrenalin” – The official BMW Touring Car Story

I always wondered why BMW never put out a video on their touring car history. Ive read the BMW touring books which are amazing, but nothing is better for race cars than video! And BMW finally made one! It’s a called ADRENALIN – THE BMW TOURING CAR STORY. It’s about charismatic…
“I Was Just driving”

“I Was Just driving”

Robert Kubica wasn't born rally driver but take a look at this video from Monte Carlo a week ago and you would never know he drove those fancy Formula One deals. He was hustling all weekend and sure he had some off's, but his pace seemed way faster than previous…
Next Gen Tire Chains?

Next Gen Tire Chains?

                            Sure the video is 5 years old but I have yet to see these chains on the road. Has anyone ever used them? They looks like they would so much more effective than what is currently…
Nicky Grist on Co-driving

Nicky Grist on Co-driving

Nicky Grist is one of the top Co-drivers of all time. He has ridden with the best of them. And here he is explaining how to co drive. He covers all the basics. Even reading maps for old school style rallies. But he also covers traditional notes and everything in between.…
FOR SALE – 2JZ BMW 2002!

FOR SALE – 2JZ BMW 2002!

This ridiculous BMW is up for sale! Its got a 2JZ swap which means 700bhp and 664lb ft of torque. Even better is that it only 1182kg. $25k and its yours… well you can’t really bring a trailer. But you get the idea.  If you’re still on the fence, take…
Supercharged Grand Prix Cars 1924-1939

Supercharged Grand Prix Cars 1924-1939

Some say this is the golden era of Grand Prix cars and I know very little about the period. I know Auto Union and Mercedes battled in those giant monsters in the 1930’s, but no real appreciation for how we got there.  Or where Bugatti came from or why the…
Turbo F1 Engines – How They Started

Turbo F1 Engines – How They Started

2014 isn’t the first year that Formula One has tried turbo power. Back in the early 1980’s there was a little rule allowed the use of a turbo charged engine but with smaller displacement. It was Renault that first moved to turbo power but the other teams quickly caught on.…
MDU Rd 4: Streets of Detroit

MDU Rd 4: Streets of Detroit

The fourth round of this seasons Midwest Drift Union Formula D ProAm, brought us back to the decaying landscape of downtown Detroit. Serving as a grand backdrop, the abandoned Roosevelt Park train station stands in stark contrast to the life and energy radiating from the streets below. Video by Adam…
2014 Blancpain 24 Hours of Spa

2014 Blancpain 24 Hours of Spa

This year’s Blancpain 24 Hours of Spa brought together 60 cars in 3 different categories for one spectacular event.  If you are thinking of seeing a European 24-Hour event, you might think of going to either Le Mans or to the Nurburgring 24 Hour events. Both are phenomenal events. But…
BRAKIM Racing New England Forest Rally 2014

BRAKIM Racing New England Forest Rally 2014

 Stories are circulating of adventures passed and untold from #NEFR14. We all know that #BRAKIM does NOT hide their awesome moments and offs, that is THE MOST FUN part of rally. Tthe rest is a video game of sorts once you’re all strapped in,  we have stories but this time we prefer to tell it…
Subaru Motorsports App with 360 Tech

Subaru Motorsports App with 360 Tech

Subaru of America announced today the release of their new content-rich Subaru Motorsports app, which includes a motorsports industry-first 360 degree HD mobile video player. Available to iOS and Android users, the app debuts an interactive 360 degree video playback capability that provides users a virtual racing experience like none…
Bull Run Crash – Why Not Go To Racetracks?

Bull Run Crash – Why Not Go To Racetracks?

The videos from the 2011 Bull Run accident of the supposed “flat tire” crash are finally online. Flat tire because that’s what the police report said. Which three years later is obviously a complete lie. The driver of the R8 simply moved over into Ice-T and caused this massive mess of…
AUDI RECEIVES ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME AT LE MANS

AUDI RECEIVES ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME AT LE MANS

The traditional Scrutineering at Place de la République marked the beginning of the ‘final countdown’ to the 82nd running of the Le Mans 24 Hours that will be started by Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso at 3 p.m. local time on Saturday. A large number of fans and photographers –…