The 1A Blog Friday Video Wrap-Up

Tony – “Don’t forget your camper this holiday weekend!”

Jeremy – “I realize that no car video this week will live up to the video of the Seagull stealing the gopro video camera, but I do have some great ones for you! Now, if 1 Supra launching is a great time, then three Supra launches are thrice as good. AmIRite?”

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Sometimes You Need A Ford 9 Inch In Your Trans Am

Many of the guys here at 1A have a project of some sort that they are working on.  “1ADan” is no exception, and he is racing to get it drivable for our car show on July 31st. That’s still 30 days away though, what could possibly be so hard?  Well…. if you want the full story, you can check out his entire build thread on thirdgen.org.  If you want the cliff notes, you are in the right place.  » Continue reading more of this post…

Nascar Celebrates The 4th Of July In Daytona

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!

Here’s  a clip from last years Coke Zero 400

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtjhWiUY9W8

You Want To See The Candy Apple Red Delorean?

 

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 more of this post…

The 3M Stripe Off Wheel Does NOT Disappoint.

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 more of this post…

Remember When You Wanted To Drift On Top of a Tall Building?

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.

 

 

Can’t see the video? Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15bQjiwzgUA

Mercedes Benz CLS Is Always Keeping It Classy.

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.

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