Fast & Furious 4: The Cars and Trucks
FAST & FURIOUS COVERAGE @ INSIDELINE.COM:
Opens Friday, April 3!!!
In the movie business, cars are expendable. They're not respected, nowhere
near cherished, subject to abuse and constantly thrashed. It doesn't matter
if the cars are Ferraris or Ford Crown Vics, the job of any vehicle in a
movie is to tell the story effectively — even if it must be destroyed in
order to do so. And in a movie like Fast & Furious (opening April 3) the
cars do a lot of storytelling. We should know; we went behind the scenes.
In October of 2007, Dennis McCarthy was hired as the picture car
coordinator for Fast & Furious, and after leasing a 60,000-square-foot shop
in Southern California's San Fernando Valley and hiring a staff of
mechanics and fabricators, he got started building the 240 or so cars that
would be needed for the production — to portray about a dozen on-screen
cars tied to a character. After all, duplicates were needed of every car to
ensure the production never had to slow down; to perform specific stunts;
and to be wrecked in the most spectacular way possible.
Using documentation from the production's picture car department and
in-person interviews with McCarthy and his hard-working team of
fabricators, Inside Line has created the most comprehensive guide to this
year's hottest movie cars. Here it is: Inside Line's guide to the cars and
trucks of Fast & Furious.
Hemi Buildup on a '55 Chevy Bel Air! - Roadkill Ep. 29
In Episode 8 of Roadkill we introduced you to the greatest engine swap
project ever—a Hemi into a 1955 Chevy Bel Air. Nearly two years later, we
finally get Mike Finnegan's Mopar-powered Tri-Five on the road, but not
without a few problems along the way. Blown head gaskets, frayed wires, and
severe sleep-deprivation are all overcome as Finnegan, Freiburger, and
friends push to get this polarizing project car running again in time for
an epic road trip.
The BlaspHEMI '55 Chevy rides on a Jim Meyer Racing Gasser tube chassis
with Viking coilover dampers and Firestone Cheater slicks out back. Up
front the car has a tubular straight axle, parallel leaf springs and tires
small enough to fit on a VW Bug. The rear axle is a John's Industries
9-inch with 5.43:1 gears. The Hemi began life as a 528ci Mopar crate
engine, which Finnegan rebuilt with a 0.030-inch overbore, ported aluminum
heads, and a Comp Cams solid roller cam. The mill is topped off with a
Hilborn stack injection system with EFI controlled by a FAST EFI ECU. An
Aeromotive Stealth fuel tank and pump provides the fuel while MSD provides
the spark. The engine is backed by a Tremec Magnum six-speed manual gearbox
with an American Powertrain installation kit and a twin-disc clutch. The
car was wired with a Speedwires kit and the guys built their own fenderwell
headers using parts from Hedman.
To save weight, the original steel front clip was swapped out for a
lightweight fiberglass tilt front end from Unlimited Products and the
windows were replaced with lexan parts from ProGlass. The rollcage is a
10-point arrangement built from chrome-moly steel and TIG welded to the
floor and frame. To save a ton of time, High Tech Auto Wraps covered the
car in flat black vinyl instead of paint while the last of the parts were
installed onto the car.
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Drifting 101 featuring the Drift King Keiichi Tsuchiya
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Brought to you by the producers of Best Motoring International, Drifting
101 gets RJ de Vera close and sideways with the Drift King, Keiichi
Tsuchiya. Drifting & Modification tips, and Exclusive interview with the
King! Featured cars : Kei Office D1 S15 Silvia, Honda S2000 and AE86.
JDM Allstars - HD Drifting film
Filmed & Edited by Al Clark - www.trackdayfilms.com
FIRST SONG NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD!
Al Clark Drift intro (soundcloud.com/al_clark/on-slide-row)
Lee Major & A Clay - DJ Means Dangerous Jag
Dizzee Rascal - Bonkers (Doorly Remix)
Chic - Goodtimes (Jaguar Skills Rusko Refix)
Lethel Bizzle - Pow TC - Where's My Money (Caspa Remix) High Rankin - No
Money For Guns (Jaguar Skills VIP)
Al Clark 'Piano Song' (not available).
The biggest, loudest closest drift event in Europe returns on exceptional
form with one of the best show-drift tracks designed. With 70mph entries,
huge sweeping corners, jumps (yes - jumps), and walls to scrape - this was
always going to be a lot of fun.
In the end, it turned into one of the best top 32's ever seen, and the
standard of driving was gobsmacking. The event was comparable in atmosphere
and skill to the RedBull world championship finals with Formula D last year
- a testament to how hard JDM have worked on this event, and also how much
the skill level has improved yet again within Europe.
Thanks to everyone for the really kind comments!
Super car driver idiots [NO pics, only videos]
I got bored with all the "super car crashes"-videos here on YouTube that
only contained PICTURES, CRAPPY MUSIC or/and clips of pure racing cars on
official racing events.
This compilation DOES NOT include pure racing cars on official racing
events - only real life FAILures on the STREETS, made by people with more
money than driving skills...
(Though, even the best car drivers can crash too of course.)
Notice 1: The "Dodge Ram" may not be a super car, but still it's a SRT10
with the 8.3L Viper V10 which produces 510hp. Pretty super for a pick up,
don't you think? It has more power than several of the cars in this video.
The intention with this video was to show that skills doesn't come with
Notice 2: Tire is the preferred spelling in the U.S. and Canada. Tyre is
preferred in most varieties of English outside North America. And I'm from
Sweden. So please think outside your box (country), you who claims "tyre"
is incorrect spelling.
2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R vs. 2014 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition - Head 2 Head Ep. 55
On this episode of Head 2 Head, two of the best driver's cars on the market
face off. The 550-horsepower Jaguar F-Type
Coupe R and 430-horsepower Porsche 911 50th
Anniversary Edition both have carbon ceramic brakes, active dampers, and
active differentials, and both are rear-drive. Both are intent on making
driving enjoyable and rewarding. But which one does it best? Watch and find
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Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle 2
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The sequel to the Icon original video: Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle -
Nick 'Apex' Brocha is back and this time he brought his Empire teammate,
Ernie Vigil. The two are mounted on a pair of crackling Triumph Speed
Triples - built by Roaring Toyz for the sole purpose of going sideways.
Over the last year their quest to find the ultimate drifting playground has
led them to the rolling hills of High Plains County. Low traffic, perfect
asphalt and endless twisties have kept them busy resurfacing roads with
their rear tires for weeks. The only problem is the local authorities have
had enough. Enter Police Officer Dan Brockett, the only man with the muscle
to keep these two in sight. His 550 horsepower Ford Mustang Cobra was built for speed and
he's got a license to use it...
*NO ANIMALS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS FILM
Icon Apparel (Nick Apex & Ernie Vigil)
Helmets: Icon Variant Helmet
Jackets: Icon Overlord Prime Jacket
Gloves: Icon Justice Touchscreen Glove, Icon Overlord Short Glove
Pants: Icon Overlord Prime Pant
Boots: Icon Reign Waterproof Boot
Icon Apparel (Dan Brockett)
Icon Alliance Helmet
Gloves: Icon Justice Touchscreen Glove
Boots: Icon 1000 Elsinore Boot
Canon 5D MKII, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8, 16-35f2.8
Panasonic AF100, 7-14 f3.5, 45-200 f4-5.6, 14-140 f4-5.6
Panasonic GH1 (hacked)
RC Car: Traxxas Slash VXL Ultimate + 11.1v 5000mah LiPo
"She Don't Know" by: Five Horse Johnson
Courtesy of Rumblefish Music Licensing Store
"Odella" by: Five Horse Johnson
Courtesy of Rumblefish Music Licensing Store
Original Music by: Lehtmojoe
performances by: Cory Graves, Mark Moncrieff, and Jonathon Pounds
SloMo - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Nk3IqKKjL0&feature=youtu.be
Officer Dan - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNvBLB-mEuU&feature=youtu.be
Dan Brockett would like to thank his sponsors:
Performance Fuel Injection
Pulstar Pulse Plugs
Nissan GT-R vs. Scion tC Drift Cars
Executive editor Edward Loh pits our long term Nissan GT-R against its
strangest competition yet -- a pair of Scion tC drift cars from the Formula
D drift racing series.