Leo Parente and ShakeDown look at the 1st visit to the United States for the World Touring Cars Championship. Combined with AutoGP and Maserati Trofeo World Series, this import of racing to Sonoma Raceway begs the question, "Are US racing fans global racing fans?"
700HP in the Baltic Lands: Latvia Part 1 of 2 - /LIVE AND LET DRIVE
Since Alex only wants to drive in places American tourists NEVER go, we
sent him to Riga, Latvia to meet up with our old friend Oto Godfrey. In
Part 1 of our journey to the Baltic Lands, Alex has a look inside and
outside the capitol city, where we find houses made of wood, one of the
fastest cars in the country, and a KGB Headquarters.
Next week on Part 2 of Latvia, we take the car to the track to drift with
an F3 driver, visit a DMV from the far future, and fire AK-103 assault
rifles at paper assailants.
/DRIVE CENTRAL - September 24, 2012
DRIVE CENTRAL, September 24, 2012. Chris Harris drives some old looking
Porsche race car, TUNED has their season finale, Alex Roy goes to Latvia,
and SHAKEDOWN is at WTCC in California.
A hell of a ride: Liri Farfus gets a taste of the Nordschleife.
As the wife of a BMW works driver you follow countless races closely,
always hoping your husband puts in a great result, coming home without a
scratch. However, Liri Farfus wanted to experience a lap of the
Nordschleife by herself - and joined Augusto as a co-driver in the "Green
Baja Trophy Truck vs. Boss 302 and Raptor: HOT ROD Unlimited Episode 17
Ever see an 800hp off-road race truck on the drag strip and road-race
course? Neither had we, which is why we set that up on this episode of HOT
ROD Unlimited. Join Mike Finnegan as he takes a look at the fabrication and
the power behind Cameron Steele's Desert Assassin Trophy Truck that runs in
the SCORE off-road race series, sponsored by Monster Energy and Yokohama
tires. You may also know Steele from hosting action-sports shows on TV, but
in this video he's at the wheel of his desert truck on the quarter mile of
Auto Club Famoso Raceway and the big track at Willow Springs International
Raceway, right alongside us in a new Mustang Boss 302 and a Raptor 4x4.
Watch the surprising results!
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Is Chevrolet Corvette the Greatest Racing Brand in America? - /SHAKEDOWN
Leo Parente and ShakeDown celebrate Corvette winning the 2012 American Le
Mans Series GTE championship and the Grand-Am Daytona Prototype Engine
Manufacturers Championship with the new Corvette DP bodywork. By taking a
snapshot look at Corvette Racing history and asking you to fill in the
blanks with your favorite Corvette racecars and stories. Maybe prompting us
to do a deep dive in the future.
X Games RallyCross Is Ruining Racing! -- /SHAKEDOWN Debate
Leo Parente invites Jalopnik's Raphael Orlove onto ShakeDown to discuss the
disparity of motorsport styles found in this weekend's action -- X Games
RallyCross and Goodwood Festival of Speed. Of course, WRC and F1 find
their way into the discussion of "show" vs "authenticity". Leo and Rapha
debate, but in the end, it's just the wick to light off your thoughts and
Cars That Will Get You Beat-Up In Texas -- /ROAD TESTAMENT
All cars aren't for everybody. No one knows that better than Texans,
who just won't accept the presence of certain cars on their roads.
Show up in one of these cars, and expect to get punched in the face.
At the least. With: Matt Farah.
Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama - Races 12 & 13, VIR 2012
The Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama features drivers racing in
the largest single-make series in North America. Powered by one of the
world's most successful race cars, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 997, the
multi-class structure of this series teaches drivers essential skills for a
career in the American Le Mans Series. The 2012 GT3 Cup races at the 3 mile
Virginia International Raceway road course challenge the Platinum and Gold
class racers like no other track can.
Next Races -
October 19-20 at Road Atlanta with ALMS Petit Le Mans finale
Maserati Hot Laps On And Around The Race Track - /SHAKEDOWN
Leo Parente and ShakeDown visit with Maserati while at Sonoma Raceway [aka
Infineon] during the WTCC [World Touring Car Championship] event. The
Italian brand brought over its Trofeo World Series racing program and
brought us a test drive in their Gran Turismo GT Sport roadcar, the
foundation car for its World Series racecars. Leo is joined by JF Musial
to evaluate the 2013 Maserati Coupe and Convertible. Then, Leo looks inside
Trofeo Series racing and the MC racecar.
Maserati Trofeo World Series
Top 5 Race Cars We Liked As A Kid - /SHAKEDOWN
Inspired by the 'Huayra Kid' /DRIVE found at Pebble Beach and his passion
for his favorite car, Leo Parente and ShakeDown team up with Mike Spinelli
to rip through a list of the Top 5 race cars that made a forever impression
on them. ShakeDown was created by Mike and Leo, so you get to hear their
lists first. YOU'RE next! - In the comments below. What were your Top 5
Race Cars you liked as a kid?
Pagani Huayra At Pebble Beach - DRIVE UNCUT
The 700 HP RennTech CLS63 AMG - /TUNED
Hartmut Feyhl left AMG after 15 years to start his own tuning company,
RennTech, which is now one of the most respected AMG tuners in the world.
His products range from simple software upgrades to full racing builds
based on AMG street cars. We take his new, 700 horsepower CLS63 for a spin
and establish a new benchmark for luxury sedans: must be able to do
burnouts while moving at highway speeds.