Friday, 28 August 2009

All Star Bash 2009

Some lovely drifting footage from this year's All Star Bash, courtesy of speedhunters.com

Wandering Escort at Santa Pod

This mkII almost gets it very wrong as it crosses the line...

STI-engined Beetle

The Volkswagen Beetle, as we all know, has a rear-mounted flat-four. So what else has a four-pot boxer? Well, the Subaru Impreza for a start... so you'd think that the one would naturally lend it's motor to the other, yes? You'd be right.



Road-racing at Reims

Speedhunters have featured a lovely little retrospective on the Reims-Gueux road-racing circuit. Click here to see.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Vintage drift

A gloriously obscene way to treat a '48 Pontiac.

Street-legal bumper cars

The picture speaks for itself really - a simple(ish) and effective way of putting a smile on the faces of all your fellow motorists.


Click here if that glorious image isn't enough for you.

Accelerator!

Hilariously awful.

Monday, 10 August 2009

Joshua Herron - 'The Gauntlet'

Another Joshua Herron video - I'm just blown away by the quality of this guy's work.

Click fullscreen to fully appreciate, and click here for more.

Formula D, New Jersey - "The Gauntlet" from Joshua Herron on Vimeo.

Hammond crashes again...

It's not exactly stuffing a jet-car at 288mph, but Richard Hammond's managed to plough his uber-rare Morgan Aeromax into three other cars just outside Gloucester. He's fine. His wife and kids weren't involved. Bit of a non-story really, sorry. Great shame about the Morgan though - it'll be a bugger to source those Lancia rear lights...

Formula Drift - Las Vegas

A beautifully-compiled set of highlights of Formula Drift Las Vegas, courtesy of Joshua Herron. (Via Will Roegge.)
Expand to fullscreen view for maximum enjoyment!


Formula D Las Vegas "All In" from Joshua Herron on Vimeo.




...and here's Will Roegge's own edit. The juxtaposition of frantic action and relaxed soundtrack is inspired. (Again, fullscreen is best.)

Formula D Las Vegas 2009 from Will Roegge on Vimeo.

Ken Block does Bonneville

Block and co larking about on the salt - it's like Jackass on wheels...

Friday, 7 August 2009

V8 Matiz

I feel a bit dirty. I never thought it'd be possible to look lustfully at a Daewoo Matiz. OK, it does have a 7.0-litre V8 from a Corvette Z06 - the 550bhp enabling it to hit 60mph in 3.7 seconds - but still... there's a yawning chasm between 'you can' and 'you should'.







Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Renault 8 Gordini: slippery

Just a quickie - some lovely old 'how-to-handle-a-swing-axle' footage.



I'd love an 8 Gordini. Effortlessly cool.

'Become indecently rich'

As a promotional tool for the Belgian national lottery (slogan: 'become indecently rich'), this oddly Barried-up Rolls Royce Silver Cloud is certainly effective. Whether or not its creators can sleep at night knowing what they've done is quite another matter...
Via Pistonheads



Goodwood Breakfast Club - Soft-Top Sunday

The sun was out on Sunday, so we threw down the roof on the MX-5 and popped down to Goodwood for the Breakfast Club. If you get an opportunity to go, do - great atmosphere, superb selection of cars, and it's free! A lovely way to pass the morning.