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.
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.
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
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
SRT Viper In / Dodge NASCAR Out - SHAKEDOWN
Leo Parente and ShakeDown parse facts on Dodge leaving NASCAR and SRT Viper joining the American Le Mans Series in its quest to return to the LM24. Why did Penske leave Dodge? Why did Dodge not attract a replacement team? What does Viper Racing need to do to work - For Chrysler, racing fans, and car enthusiasts? And then we have Dodge / SRT / Ram in Global RallyCross, SuperCross, TORC racing. All to get "younger, hipper, cooler"? Something NASCAR's declining popularity does not deliver. But, Olympics Rowing does?
Bonneville Salt Flats August 11-17
Pikes Peak August 12
SD Viper Debut Interview
SD Viper Rumors
SD SRT SoundBite from NAIAS
Ten Cars That Want To Kill You -- ROAD TESTAMENT
Some of the most exciting cars in history are exciting because they appear to want bodily harm done to novice drivers. What are the most unforgiving cars on the road for drivers without the right skills? With Matt Farah.
1971 Chevrolet Camaro: Mary Pozzi, Queen of Grip - BIG MUSCLE
For its season opener BIG MUSCLE hangs out with the Queen of Grip herself, Mary Pozzi. We traveled to Northern California to meet up with Mary, husband David and her highly modified LS2 powered 1971 Chevrolet Camaro. We talked racing, car set-up, touched on her SCCA autocross championships as well as her inclusion in Sony's upcoming Gran Turismo 6. Then we took out her stunning prized Camaro for an all day flog in the California canyons.
Hennessey Venom GT: The World's Fastest Tuned Car - TUNED
DRIVE EXCLUSIVE: With only six examples built to date, the Hennessey Venom GT could be considered the fastest street car in the world. Built off the Lotus Exige, this tuner car packs a 1200+ horsepower punch with a theoretical top speed of 272mph. Host Matt Farah takes a quick ride in the million dollar Texas built supercar for the Season 3 premiere of TUNED on DRIVE.
Grand-Am American Le Mans Series Merger, Day 1 - SHAKEDOWN
Leo Parente and ShakeDown look into the meaning of the Sept 5, 2012 Press Conference announcing the joining of NASCAR's Grand-Am series with IMSA's American Le Mans Series. The 4 leaders of the 2 groups didn't say much about specifics, but said a lot as to intentions. The success of this venture will be in the details. Both the leaders and ShakeDown call on the fans and racing experts to provide input to make this new path great.
The future of North American Sports Car Racing is at stake. Respecting that his new team needs time to forge its plan, ShakeDown, with this video, takes its 'out lap' into this new G-A / ALMS world somewhat gently. But, like everything in racing, time will tell the difference. And the clock is ticking to Daytona24, January 2014.
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!
Why Lamborghini Needs More Racing -- SHAKEDOWN
Leo Parente and ShakeDown presents the case for why Lambo bringing out the Urus SUV requires the brand to race harder. Then, SD looks at other brands, like Pirelli and Lotus in the racing news, to show how / why this sport helps and hurts brand image. No, this is not a Marketing 101 class, but a way to connect the dots on the headlines in racing this week.