I really liked the latest Gymkhana, I know it wasn’t originally planned to be, but I like that it was fairly simple and more similar to the old ones. But between the Hoonicorn and the old Subarus, the little Ford is uninspiring.
Get the popcorn - it’s 31 minutes.
This dude works really hard at this and hasn’t gotten a ton of traction yet. Well produced videos about fan-made replica movie/TV/otherwise famous cars. Think Petrolicious doing McFly’s Toyota Truck. Owner interviews/stories and driving impressions. A good amount of videos out already; check out the old ones if you…
Paul Gilbert - Everybody Use Your Goddamn Turn Signal
The first rule of Jalopnik and Oppo alike is that the rally car version of every car is the best version of that car. Every car is improved by making it rally capable.
Earlier today, evo put up a cool video of a cool car, the 365 GT4 BB.
The choices in Doug’s top 20 list show a key problem with Democracy: low information voters. This list represents the Trump supporters of the car world. Lacking creativity, style, and substance. In the parlance of Alex Roy: Cowards.
December 7th and 8th are two of the worst consecutive dates in American history. We know about Pearl Harbor on Dec 7 and the more than 2,400 people who were killed. Then Dec 8 is The Other Day The Music Died with the assassination of John Lennon and 24 years later the murder of Dimebag Darrell and others.
Here is part one of a shootout between some cars. They are all owned by one guy and driven by a BTCC driver. At Silverstone. With lap times.
Here’s a brand new Joe Rogan Experience podcast video with Jay Leno. It’s 85 mins long. Some of it is about cars. A lot of it is fascinating stories about the old days of comedy et. al.
Never dismiss the power of the Pinz to draw crowds. Thor brought in $65mil, mainly because the starpower of the 716K Pinz. And now Jurassic World will, in all likelihood, have the biggest opening weekend ever. JP1 and The Lost World also did this when they were released.
Here’s a great new post on Speedhunters. Looks like your everyday, garden-variety Toyobaru. But then some Kiwis got ahold of it and now I’m impressed.
Here’s a quick review of the new diesel Mercedes 4x4 Sprinter. Not a whole lot of substance, but it’s nice to see it in action. The van isn’t kitted out like the one APC had, but that means it’s a blank canvas.
So I’m browsing eBay for E30’s after reading Jack Baruth’s piece about them from a few weeks ago. Sadly, not much came up, but then I spotted this one with a pretty high asking price for a 323i. It says “read description”. Okay. Then I see this:
Here’s a video of the Aventador LP 750-4 SV breaking seven minutes (only just) at the Nürburgring. For context, the 918’s time was 6:57. As for the LaFerrari and the P1? hmm... well? In that company, the SV is a bargain.
This 27min video about the GoPro wranglers of Gymkhana 7 is pretty cool. It shows how they setup the shots and locations as well as life on a shoot (no sleep, much waiting, toy cars etc). There are some interesting unused shots mixed in there too.
Here's a good write up on Vice about some dudes trying to run the Baja 1000 in a old Beetle.
Here's 32 minutes of every little detail of the Pagani Huarya: