RallyCross

Ariel Atom V8 vs 600hp Citroen DS3 vs BMW HP4

Posted in BMW, Citroen, European Rides, Rally, RallyCross, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | May 22nd, 2013 | 1 Response |

Ariel Atom V8

Want to know what happens when you pit one of the lightest, most aggressive little sports cars, against a German super bike and a 600 hp French rally cross car in the rain?

Awesome, that’s what happens. Nothing but awesome!

Source: Autocar.com

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THIS IS BRESLAU – A Magpul Film

Posted in Best of, General, Racing Coverage, Rally, RallyCross, Videos by MrAngry | March 3rd, 2013 | 1 Response |

THIS IS BRESLAU

When it comes to off-road rallies and events there is no doubt that Europe has the U.S. beat hands down. That doesn’t mean however that U.S. teams can’t participate. The following video covers Team Magpul as they tackle the infamous Breslau Rallye off-road race that starts in Germany and ends in Poland. This is a race that no matter how well prepared you are, can and will bite you in the ass at the worst possible moment.

You’ve been warned.

Source: BangShift.com

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Tanner Foust says goodbye to Formula D.

Posted in Drifting, General, Promoted, Racing Coverage, Rally, RallyCross, Top Gear by Jennifer Nicole | February 12th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

Tanner Foust

Two-time, first ever back-to-back title champion for one of the most popular racing events of the decade, and as one of the most recognized drivers to the sport, Tanner Foust, is temporarily saying goodbye to Formula D. After standing on the podium five times last season during seven events, he has proven undoubtedly that he is a force to be reckoned with. He holds the highest score in both Formula D and D1 and was also voted to be the “Best Representative of Drifting” by his former competitors. He is indisputably one of the best drivers for precision and car control. Since Tanner is saying goodbye to his former crew at Papadakis Racing, it will be interesting to see last years Rookie of the year, Fredric Aasbo, who has since partnered with Papadakis and Team Need For Speed to step up and take the wheel for the upcoming season.
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Hyundai To Take The Veloster Racing

Posted in Hyundai, RallyCross by Kurt Ernst | February 10th, 2011 | 1 Response |

Hyundai is positioning the new Veloster as their “sporty” coupe aimed at Generation Y. The challenge they face is getting the car noticed above the others in the coupe or hot hatch segments, so Hyundai is reverting to age old wisdom: win on Sunday, sell on Monday. Hyundai isn’t going stock car racing (which isn’t big among Gen Y, anyway); instead, they’re going to campaign three Velosters in Rallycross and Summer X Games competition. Want to see a Veloster fly? Check out the video below. Read More…

Here’s Ken Block’s New Car, 2011 Schedule

Posted in Babes, FIA WRC, Rally, RallyCross, Videos by Kurt Ernst | February 9th, 2011 | 1 Response |

Ken Block may just be the hardest working man in show business. For 2011, he’s piloting the Ford Fiesta WRC car you see above in Sweden, Mexico, Portugal, Argentina, Germany, Australia, France, Spain and Britain. In between, he’s running select Rally of the Americas and RallyCross events, launching a “Gymkhana World Tour” in Los Angeles, Australia and Austria, and competing in the Summer X Games. In his downtime, he’ll film Gymkhana Four and Gymkhana Grid, visit the Goodwood Festival of Speed (again), attend the Weston Festival of Transport and drop in on the Monza Rally Show. Just for fun, he’ll be working on three other, top-secret project and hanging out with scantily-clad blonds. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it. Video below. Read More…

Tatra 815 4×4 is Dakar Rally Equipped.

Posted in 4x4, Car Tech, Cool Stuff, Diesel, driving, Off-Roading, Racing, Rally, RallyCross, Videos by MrAngry | January 4th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

The Dakar Rally is one of, if not the most grueling off-road event in the world. It pits teams from all over the globe in a race that covers every type of off road terrain there is. Mud and gravel, to some of the largest sand dunes in existence make up a course that will test the constitution of every team member. The vehicles and competitors that run this race are as hard as they come, and their preparation is almost as grueling as the event itself. Vehicles are forced into conditions the likes of which would disable a production vehicle in a matter of minutes, thus these competition vehicles are engineered to the max. The above shows the Czech Dakar Team testing for this years Dakar Rally (currently underway). Their weapon of choice – a Tatra 815 4×4 truck that is powered by a massive Caterpillar diesel engine. This is not some little runabout, but a full on off-road beast that is capable of taking mass amounts of punishment. Watching the Czech Team sling this thing around like a slot car is simply astonishing and something that I think everyone will enjoy.

Source: Dakar.com

16:24 of Pure Porsche GT3 Bliss…

Posted in Porsche, Rally, RallyCross, Videos by MrAngry | December 30th, 2010 | 2 Responses |

Trust me when I tell you that you need to watch the entire length of this video. This is the Pro Rally team of Olaf Dobberkau and Alexandra König. Their car is a Porsche GT3 and the way that they pilot it is simply incredible. Now for those of you who have never been in a rally car of any type I can tell you the car itself is a pretty amazing piece of machinery. The drivers though, they’re on a completely different level. You see rally drivers don’t possess that little switch in their heads that tells them that danger is approaching. In fact when they actually see danger they just stare it in the face and look for a way to either go through it, or around it. I’m a big fan of speed, but it took me only one stint as a passenger in a true rally car to understand that these guys possess skills that are simply not of this planet.

Source: Youtube.com

Sainz and Coma Ready for Dakar 2011.

Posted in General, Motorcycle, Racing, Rally, RallyCross, Videos by MrAngry | December 22nd, 2010 | 2 Responses |

For those of you that don’t know, Carlos Sainz and Marc Coma are two of the top names in motor sports. Here in the United States WRC (World Rally Championship), isn’t followed too closely. If however you do follow it than you’ll no doubt know the name Carlos Sainz, as he holds the most WRC records for points, podium finishes and career starts. Basically the guy is a legend. Marc Coma is another motor sports legend, but prefers two wheels instead of four. He’s actually won the Dakar Rally twice, in 2006 and 2009 and by the looks of it has no plans on slowing down. The above video shows us just a little glimpse of Carlos Sainz and Marc Coma getting ready for the upcoming 2011 Dakar Rally this coming January. I know that this is work for them, but for some reason it looks as though they’re having just a little too much fun.

Source. Streetfire.net

Foust spanks Block at his own game!

Posted in 4x4, Cool Stuff, Corner Carvers, Drifting, Ford, General, Racing, Rally, RallyCross, Videos by MrAngry | December 6th, 2010 | 2 Responses |

This past Saturday at Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, California, gymkhana Drift King Ken Block got his ass handed to him at his own event. You see the Gymkhana Grid Series was launched by Block as a way to help bring the sport of gymkhana further into the mainstream media. Competitors such as Tanner Foust and Vaughn Gittin Jr. were on hand not only to support Block, but to compete as well. A problem arose however when drift champion Tanner Foust, not only beat Block at the sport that he made famous, but beat him at his own inaugural event. Now I don’t know about you, but if I were Block I’d be feeling a bit sheepish right now. The video is a bit long but totally worth the watch, it should also be noted that Mr. Foust is a total class act. Click play and you’ll see why…

Source: Youtube.com

The Heroic Days of Motor Racing 1902-1951.

Posted in Crash Testing, Crashes, Formula 1, General, Grand Prix, Horsepower, Old Cars, Pro-Touring, Racing, Rally, RallyCross, Safety, Track Events, Videos by MrAngry | December 6th, 2010 | 1 Response |

Automobiles are safer now than in any other time in history. Built in roll cages, crash boxes and crumple zones as well as airbags and all manner of safety restraint systems are in place to keep occupants safe from harm. In the early days speed ruled the roost and driver safety was more of an afterthought than anything else. Racers would run flat-out at speeds upwards of 100 mph in some of the most archaic machines ever made, all in the quest for victory. There were no seat belts, fire retardant suits or helmets for drivers to wear and because of this being a race car driver was one of the most lethal sporting events one could partake in. The above video shows us just how the pioneers of motor sports won, lost and sometimes even died. Be warned, some of the images are graphic, but once you see them I think you’ll be amazed at how far we’ve come in terms of the technological advancements that have been made to the automobile over the last 100 years.

Source: Youtube.com