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?"
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.
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.
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
Are Self-Driving Cars The Apocalypse -- ROAD TESTAMENT
Google's autonomous cars are coming, and there's not a damn thing we
can do about it. Are self-driving cars a sign of the apocalypse, or
can we cede control of our cars and still be considered car guys? But
will we be watching driverless car racing too?
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 Hell".
Hunter-Reay Admits Genius or Idiot Moment Key To IndyCar Championship - SHAKEDOWN
Leo Parente and ShakeDown had only a few minutes with Ryan Hunter-Reay 2012 IndyCar Champion. So, we got right to work on key events of the season. Team Owner, Michael Andretti kept Ryan on dry tires in the rain in the Baltimore GP. Risky move. Idiocracy or genius? Plus, Ryan talks about his fortitude that shaped his season, that defines his career, his affection for the #28, and more.
The 700 HP Hennessey Camaro ZL1 -- TUNED
Tuned goes to Sealy, TX to test Hennessey's take on the already potent Camaro ZL1, one of the loudest cars we've ever had the privilege of driving. We discuss what it's like to drive a paddle-shifted muscle car and race Hennessey's daily driver CTS-V "Hammer Wagon" down their private drag strip.
Is the Mazda MX-5 Any Good? - Chris Harris On Cars
Chris Harris has been known to not like the Mazda MX-5, even calling it dirty words in an article a few years back. Now he gets to support his point by swapping his Ferrari 599 with Cameraman and Editor Neil Carey's NA Mazda MX-5. Was Chris wrong a few years ago?
McLaren P1 Auto Racing Aerodynamics Explained - SHAKEDOWN
Leo Parente and ShakeDown follow-up on Chris Harris and Mike Spinelli's /DRIVE videos about the McLaren P1 [at the Paris Auto Show] and the Porsche 962C [at Porsche's Weissach Test Track]. Because the 2 cars tell the same story about how racecar aerodynamics and ground effects make for better cars.
Jalopnik.com - McLaren P1 Aero
MulsannesCorner - 962C Profiles
Le Mans 24 winners
Ekranoplan - Wings of Russia
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
Pirelli's Secret Tire Test Facility - SHAKEDOWN
Leo Parente and ShakeDown visit the location for all the wet traction and noise control testing that Pirelli does for all its street tires and many of its race and rally tires. This may not be a show about race cars, but the racing development process is definitely in play. And we show you cars going fast in the wet, on a track!