Archive for June, 2007

Happy Canada Day and 4th of July – Drive Safe!!! [Warning: Might shock some viewers]

With important long weekend holidays in both Canada and the US coming up, spirits will be high and many will be in party-mode. Although this video does not have any connection with any holidays or drinking and driving it serves as a sober reminder to everyone to exercise common sense and plenty of caution when driving on today’s busy roads.

This clip of an accident appears to be from Asia somewhere. There is no other background info available. Warning: Might shock some viewers

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[Video] The Smoking SVT Cobra

Can you think of a better way to send off last season’s Mustang SVT Cobra’s worn out tires than to give them the final salute?

Exactly, I didn’t think so.

I’m not sure who had more fun, me filming this, or my friend doing donuts. :)

Cheers :)

[Camera Man: WhipDaddy]

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Weekly Darwinian Award (Idiot Of The Week)

All to often we all observe some extreme and rediculous behavior on the road. Whether its in your neighborhood, during your commute to work or even on a hazy Sunday drive in the country, one thing is certain -> Idiots are on the road. Statistics have proven that 99% of the world is comprised of Idiots, so its of no surprise to me that sooner rather than later you are bound to run into these Idiots on the road. Please keep in mind that 33% of all statistics are usually false.

Either way, this weeks Darwinian Award goes to:

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I noticed this stock SRT-8 pulling out of a gas station and the cap was out and the gas door was open. What a combo!! I mean most of the time I see the cap in, but the door left open, pretty common automotive fallacy when you’re rushing. This guy was going for the double header of rediculousness!

About 5 minutes later, the same car passes me at the stop light. I take a look assuming he would have been privy to the fact that his fine SRT-8’s fly was down and cap was hanging out. NOPE! Even funnier, the door was closed… I have one theory but need to test it out next time I am in a charger: will the gas door close if you go fast enough?? I hope so, because otherwise the only other logical explanation is that he noticed it and decided to just ‘shut the door for now’…. Hilarious.

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If you have a camera handy, cell phone included and observe idiots on the road, feel free to email them to us to showcase the worlds most sophisticated drivers!!

[Photo: WhipDaddy @ MadWhips.com]

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2008 BMW 6 Series Gets Minor Restyling….simpler iDrive

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The 2008 BMW 6 Series styling changes are so subtle that only those intimately familiar with the current model likely will notice differences in the car when it goes on sale in North America later this year. However, new drive line technology, including a brake energy regeneration system now in the 5 Series, improves the 6 Series’ already impressive performance.

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Video Test drive: Gemballa Mirage GT (Porsche Carrera GT)

Crank up the volume, and listen to this 672 hp V10 Porsche Gemballa Mirage GT sing.

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Spy Shots: Porsche Panamera

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Autoblog Reader Herschel Brown has captured what appears to be the best Porsche Panamera spy shots to date!

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Formula 1 Testing at Silverstone

Since Rookie Superstar Lewis Hamilton has been DOMINATING (see the ‘Race Pos’ column) 2007 Formula1 season, interest in the sport has been rising across the planet.
One place where interest is sky-high is in the United Kingdom. The British Grand Prix takes place at the Silverstone racetrack on July 8th. Until then the English get treated to F1 Team testing currently going on at Silverstone, as well as the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which takes place this weekend.

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Spy Shot: 997 Porsche 911 GT2

Thanks to DavidN over at AutoConcourse.com for the tip on this spy shot!

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[Source: AutoConcourse.com]
[Photo: Chris Doane For Benda Priddy & Co.]

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Video: The $5 Million Dollar Modified ENZO FERRARI

New York Hedge Fund manager and movie director Jim Glickenhaus liked the 330 P3/4-era Ferraris so much that he took his Enzo out to Turin, Italy, to recreate the classic cars based on state-of-the-art technology. The entire upgrade cost $4 million USD on top of the $1 million USD sticker price of the Enzo = $5 million USD Ferrari P4/5. Yes, quite NUTS.

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