This weeks Nascar race has to be one of the coolest races of the season. I really have to hop on a plane and catch one of these 4th of July night races at Daytona one of these days.
This is Saturday night racing at its best. With 2 1/2 miles of high speed highway and 31 degrees of banking, watching Daytona under that stars is like watching your local short track on steroids.
From the electricity of the fans in the grandstand to the drivers behind the wheel, sparks are going to fly and tempers will flare, who will have the best dance partner in this new two car tango that Nascar has gotten these guys into?
I couldn’t even imagine driving 200MPH pushing the guy in front of you, plus having to communicate with your own spotter and switching to the spotter of the guy that your pushing. The cockpits of the Daytona cars will have dials on the roll cage so that these guys can turn the switch and pick up the other teams spotter for the car that they are pushing.
Some teams go with 2 or 4 different frequencies that they can tap into. Last year we saw a couple of cars with about 15 different spotter frequencies that they could dial up. We also we heard one driver say “Who am I talking to?” lol like a 200 MPH phone call there’s not much time for chatting.
Will Trevor Bayne work with Jeff Gordon once again? Will Dale Earnhardt Jr. finally win and break his losing streak at a track that he seems to run so well at?
Stay tuned because this is a race that you’re not going to want to miss!
A few months ago, we talked about a Blue Painted Delorean that had a colorful, yet unconfirmed history with it. With some of our DMC expert readers chiming in on the topic, along with the owner himself, the story evolved into a far more legitimate sounding tale. Today I am bringing to you a sweet candy colored, DMC-flavored first hand confirmation to one of these legends. Continue reading You Want To See The Candy Apple Red Delorean?
The other day, our very own Scott Young was needing to remove some fancy factory striping on his 1985 Pontiac Fiero GT. Why? Well, it’s a long and complicated story. Let’s just say that he and I swapped his car from a notch back to a fast back, and we replaced a few lower body panels at the same time. Some panels had stripes, others didn’t, and it looked completely ridiculous. As much as I love stripes, even I knew they had to go. However, I also knew the dangers of removing stripes with heat and a razor blade. I have a nasty scar on my finger to prove it. 11 years later and I still cringe thinking about that hospital trip. LUCKILY! Scott found a much, much better way of handling this task than I did so many years ago. Continue reading The 3M Stripe Off Wheel Does NOT Disappoint.
Well, you’re too late, because BMW already did it in “Part 2″ of their BMW 1M viral video marketing campaign. I’ll be the first to say, they are two for two. Not too shabby. If you missed the first video, click this, and you will find it. It is a BMW 1M drifting through concrete walls. Strange, I know, but it’s quite impressive.
Yesterday I found myself in a parking garage in Boston. I got out of my lowly Subaru, turned around and KaPow! In front of me was a beautiful Mercedes Benz posing for a picture. Since I am never one to deny the 1A Blog from automotive beauty, I quickly snapped this picture. I really need to start carrying a better camera, or photographer.
In any case, what we are looking at here is a newer Mercedes Benz CLS-Class. I’d say it is probably a 2006-10 model. It appears to be lowered a bit and sitting on wheels that are worth far more than my truck. These cars make close to 500 horsepower, and 500 foot pounds of torque, so attempts to escape one from a stop light will likely be futile.
In the beginning of the 1970’s muscle cars were it. The more cubic inches you had, the more you could brag. Then the big bad catalytic converter jumped into the car scene, and ruined everybody’s fun. Way to go smog. By the time the late 1970’s came around, the best you could hope for in a new car was a manual transmission, some groovy disco stripes, and t-tops to let your hair breath. In short, you hoped for this Road Runner.
Flat out, I have no idea what year this Road Runner is, but I’m quite sure its between 1976-80. The front bumper is throwing me off because it has the parking lights in it. I’m not sure if that was a specific year thing or a Road Runner thing. No matter what year it is, this car is the bees knees. Just look at it for god sakes! 360 V8, manual transmission, t-tops, side pipes, chrome Cragars, window vents, a hood scoop, and those frickin stripes! Oh god, I gotta have those stripes! If cool options were land mass, this Road Runner would be the Louisiana Purchase. I’m serious. I would put a comb in my back pocket, bury my foot into the cutpile carpet, and rock this thing hard. Would chicks dig it you ask? Who knows!? Who cares!? Just look at those stripes!
Reed Sorenson ended up being the winner of Saturday’s Bucyrus 200 at Road America. From what shaped up to be a pretty crazy finish, it initally was Jason Allgaier who took the white flag and looked as though he had the cat in the bag to drive his machine to victory lane when Aric Almirola’s car stopped over in turn 5.
Allgaier who was in the lead ran out of gas in turn 6, handing the lead over to Reed Sorenson. When that happened the flagman waived the yellow caution flag which freezes the field on the last attempt of a green-white-checkered finish. Ron Fellows matted the gas on his machine after the yellow came out passing Sorenson which confused the winner of the race. Continue reading Reed Sorenson Wins At Road America