As we are in the middle of the 2009 World Rally Championship series, today I present you with footage from the most recent WRC series, Rally Argentina, which took place in April 2009. The video begins with footage taken from a higher elevation, and about halfway through the vid you get a front row view from roadside as the cars whizz by and the dust flies from the gravel. Oh, and in case you're wondering...the winner of this series was Sebastian Loeb. Woo hoo!
My blog theme last week dealt with videos featuring redneck cars and racing. This week my blog goes transcontinental by taking a look at World Rally Championship (WRC) and their many exciting races.
First, a little background info: WRC is organized by the FiA (The F?d?ration Internationale de l'Automobile), which is regarded as the official governing body for many racing events (especially in Europe). The FiA established World Rally Championship in 1973, and the series consists of 12 different three-day events at locations throughout Europe focusing on closed roads featuring varying types of road conditions and driving … Read more
This week, my blog has been dedicated to redneck vehicles, drivers and racing. For my final installment in this series, I found this hilarious web video featuring a group of hilljacks racing their pickup truck over railroad tracks at increasingly accelerated speeds. After realizing the truck was thrashed after numerous jumps (and probably after several beers), the redneck buddies gang up on the truck and tip it over into a ditch. Check it out at 3:00 mark. Totally ridiculous.
If there is one word that is usually associated with "redneck", it's gotta be NASCAR. So with my tribute this week to redneck cars and racing, why not have a fun compilation of NASCAR crashes? This particular vid from YouTube supposedly has over 40,000 views...so 40,000 rednecks can't be wrong, right???
So far this week, we've seen the sometimes creative, sometimes jury-rigged, and often times hilarious self-modified vehicles that only the American redneck can concoct. With that in mind, I'm pleased to present the viewer with the motorized cooler, and the world of cooler racing.
This vid comes from dirttraxtv.com, where we get to witness the excitement and drama of an off-road cooler relay race. There's everything here you'd get in a typical car or dirt bike race: a couple of wheelies, some crashes, and some rednecks. This modern invention is quite handy--not only can you … Read more
While looking for redneck racing videos this week, I stumbled upon a video that has supposedly generated over 5,000 hits on YouTube that features the "Redneck Racing Challenge". Basically, this video features a bunch of hilljacks racing vehicles (many of these jalopies have no business being raced at all) in an off-road competition to see who can race the course and do the jumps in the shortest time. Lots of cool jumps, plenty of smoke and dust, and a few nasty crashes as well. Check out what happens to the very first car in the video - … Read more
First things first: racing cars of any sort is an expensive, time-consuming sport. Many drivers begin their training when they outgrow their Big Wheels (although a previous CNET post shows that size doesn't matter when it comes to Big Wheel racing), but just because you weren't born into a racing family or started karting when you were 6 doesn't mean it's too late to become a professional race car driver.
Volkswagen has teamed up with iRacing.com Motorsport Simulations to develop an online racing simulator video game of its SCCA Pro Racing Jetta TDI Cup series. … Read more
This week, Apple surpassed an amazing milestone at the iTunes app store: one billion downloads. Apple had been running a contest called the Billion App Countdown promotion with prizes including a chance to win a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card, a MacBook Pro, an iPod Touch, and more. Though the contest ended once they reached their mark (winners will be announced soon), it's still an amazing feat and clearly implies the apps are going to keep on coming. That's great news for iPhone app lovers like us!
It's no secret that the most popular apps at the … Read more
The game is free and downloads in just a few minutes. In addition to choosing your car (599 GTB Fiorano, 612 Scaglietti, or 430 Scuderia) and color (from a choice of a dozen), players can chose their track and number of opponents. Soon players will be able to race each other online for prizes.
Driving is fairly straightforward, with standard keyboard controls. Cameras, (two chase cameras, hoop, cockpit and bumper) can be changed on … Read more
I finally found something useful on Twitter. Ferrari is offering a free downloadable video game for PCs on their Web site (thanks @GTChannel).
In Ferrari Virtual Race, players can choose a car from a lineup of Ferraris, consisting of the 599 GTB Fiorano, 612 Scaglietti, and 430 Scuderia. Gamers can customize their selected car in the Atelier to get it race ready, and test their driving skills on the Mugello circuit.
For the moment, players race against the computer. However, Ferrari plans to release an online version that enables people to compete against friends over the Internet.
To download the … Read more