Old Top Gear - Toyota Supra
This is NOT FIFTH GEAR. If you believe me, then don't waste your time
reading the next part. If you don't, then read on...
This is not Fifth Gear...nor is it Top Gear. It's an exact copy of a
classic Top Gear segment that was created by an extraterrestrial government
established by President Obama and the IRS to convince the nation's
population of brain atrophy victims into believing its a Fifth Gear segment
(politics). I haven't any proof but it must be true; President Obama
himself told me so right after I chased a hallucinogenic fortune cookie
with a bottle of bong water.
Moral of the story: It's fucking Top Gear.
DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT CLAIM THAT THIS IS MINE IN ANY WAY NOR DO I CLAIM
OWNERSHIP OF IT IN ANY WAY. THIS IS COPYRIGHT OF THE BBC (and blah blah).
If you want to download this video for yourself or whatever, frankly I
couldn't care less but you are responsible for whatever happens to your own
copy of the video.
The Three Japanese Sports Cars You Need To Buy Now -- AFTER/DRIVE
There are three Japanese sports cars from the 1990s and 2000s you need to
buy right now, if you can find good ones that have been *properly
molested*. What are they? Find out.
(Or just scroll down). With Mike Prichinello and Zac Moseley from Classic
Car Club Manhattan.
Classic Car Club Manhattan
Read the /DRIVE Facebook and Tumblr threads that inspired this show:
MAZDA RX-7 (FD)
TOYOTA MR-2 turbo
Starting the 1909 Blitzen-Benz, UNEDITED, @ Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
The Blitzen-Benz was purpose built to do just one thing, to break speed
records (not racing), and it did repeatedly from 1909 through 1911.
(Edited version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga2HtUHzUuw )
Its speed of 228.1km/h (141.73mph) on April 23rd, 1911, driven by Bob
Burman at Daytona Beach, stood as a record until 1919. Twice the speed of
the fastest airplane, (12 April, 1911, Alfred Leblanc @
69.442mph/111.801kph in a Blériot Blériot) and even shattering the record
speed of 210km/h set by a locomotive in 1903.
This record was not even officially broken in an airplane until 1920!
Of the six originally built, this is one of only two that exist today, and
is displayed at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.
While the extended and nuanced effort required to start the Blitzen-Benz on
a cool coastal morning can try the patience of some viewers, its historical
significance and ground-breaking engineering brilliance still place it
amongst the greatest motor-vehicle achievements of all time, and the dozens
witnessing this effort felt it was one of the highlights of many great
moments at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011.
Here's a great collection of vintage and modern images of the Blitzen-Benz
and other historic speed record contenders:
displacement 21500 cc / 1312.0 in³
bore 185 mm / 7.28 in
stroke 200 mm / 7.87 in
power 149.1 kw / 200 bhp @ 1600 rpm
specific output 9.3 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 137.93 bhp per tonne
Old Top Gear The Beast
Old Top Gear from 1998
Steve Berry drives the Beast, a car with a Merlin (Airplane) Engine
This clip was extracted from the episode that was first broadcast on the
5th March 1998