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Hennessey Venom GT 0-300km World Record Run – TUNED

Posted in Car Reviews, Domestic, Domestic Review, Domestic Rides, DRIVE, European Rides, General, Lotus, Newsworthy, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | January 25th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Hennessey Venom GT World Record

When the guys from TUNED were asked to fly down to Houston, TX and join John Hennessey as he made a record setting run to 186 mph in just 13.36 seconds, they really couldn’t say no. I mean hell, even the guys guy from Guinness World Records was on hand. Click through and check out the video.

Source: Youtube.com/DRIVE

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Auto-X, Road Course or Drag Racing? What’s Your Pleasure?

Posted in Best of, General, Newsworthy by MrAngry | May 2nd, 2012 | 5 Responses |

Road Racing

If you’re into automotive competition then odds are you fall into one of three categories. You’re either a road racer, auto-crosser or a drag racer. Sure there are those who go outside the box and participate in things like rallying or drifting, but for the most part the above three are where it’s at. Personally, I’m a road course guy. Give me a nice track with a great straightaway, some high speed corners and a few elevation changes and I’m in heaven. Auto-X is fun as well, but I generally like to get out of 2nd gear from time to time and drag racing… well, it just seems like an awful lot of effort for 10 seconds of fun. How about you guys though – what, if anything do you like to compete in?

AMS Alpha Omega GT-R Top Speed: 233 mph Drift!

Posted in General, Import Rides, Newsworthy, Nissan, Nissan GT-R, Rides by MrAngry | April 6th, 2012 | 2 Responses |

AMS Alpha Omega Nissan GT-R

Ask anyone on the street what “fast” is and the odds of them quoting you a number over 100 mph is pretty damn good. Ask them what “really fast” is and most likely you’ll hear above 150 mph or so. Now imagine that you’re doing over 230 mph and your car has a hiccup – OH SH*T! In that instance you realize that the fear of death begins to fight the rush of adrenaline and in one memorable moment your life flashes before your eyes. This is what I assume happened to Ivan Phillips as he piloted the AMS Alpha Omega GT-R to a record top speed of 233 mph. Click through and watch the action begin.

Source: Youtube.com

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AC/DC’s Brian Johnson To Suit Up For The Rolex 24

Posted in Newsworthy, Racing Coverage by Kurt Ernst | November 9th, 2011 | 1 Response |

Brian Johnson in concert. Image: Matt Becker

AC/DC front man Brian Johnson is teaming up with Fifty Plus Racing of Chattanooga, TN, to support the Austin Hatcher Foundation, which helps to fight pediatric cancers. Johnson will suit up in Nomex to raise money for the “Highway To Help” program, which is looking to rase $1 million in donations during next year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona. Read More…

VW, Audi Recall 2.0 Liter TDI Models For Fuel Leak

Posted in auto industry, News, Newsworthy, Recalls, Safety, Volkswagen by Kurt Ernst | October 7th, 2011 | 2 Responses |

VW's 2010 TDI Cup Street Edition Jetta. Image: Volkswagen

Volkswagen and Audi are recalling certain models equipped with the 2.0-liter TDI turbodiesel engine to repair a potentially leaking high pressure fuel line. Affected by the recall are some 168,275 models, including: Read More…

Allstate Confirms: Washington, DC Drivers Are The Worst

Posted in Lists, News, Newsworthy, Police, Safety by Kurt Ernst | September 8th, 2011 | 1 Response |

Image: Yuri Long

If, for some unknown reason, you really want to get into a car accident, the best place in the country to live is Washington, DC. In DC, your chance of having an accident goes up by 107 percent compared to the national average, which probably explains why so many law firms call DC home. Read More…

Score That Australian Outback 6, Mercedes’ G-Wagen 1

Posted in Mercedes Benz, Newsworthy, Off-Roading by Kurt Ernst | August 9th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen. Image: Mercedes-Benz

If you’re Mercedes-Benz and you’re launching a new version of the legendary Geländewagen in Australia, you probably want to demonstrate how rugged and off-road capable your new truck is. What better way to do so than to pick a trail known to be among the most challenging in the world, like the Canning Stock Route that traverses the unforgiving Australian Outback? Some 1,150 miles long, the Canning Stock Route was used by early 20th century ranchers to get cattle to market. It really hasn’t been improved in the century since, and driving its length is a strain on both driver and machine. Read More…

Brazilian Bar Runs Brilliant Anti-Drunk Driving Campaign

Posted in Bizarre, Educational, Funny, Newsworthy, Promoted, Videos by Kurt Ernst | July 10th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

Wait, you mean this is a career option?

The premise is simple: no one would give the keys to their car to someone who’s obviously drunk. To prove this point, a Brazilian bar asked their valet to tie one on before reporting for duty. As expected, not one patron willingly relinquished their car to the staggering drunk valet. Here’s the kicker: printed on the valet parking ticket was a message that read, “Never let a drunk driver take your car. Even if that driver is you.” As the video below shows, the concept is so brilliant that we wonder why it hasn’t been done before. Read More…

Ford To Bring Back The Capri?

Posted in Concept Cars, Ford, Newsworthy by Kurt Ernst | July 7th, 2011 | 1 Response |

Ford's Iosis Max concept, the new Capri? Image: Ford Motor Company

Autoevolution reports that Ford will bring back the Capri in honor of the car’s 40th anniversary. That sounds like good news to us, but here’s were the good news ends. Unlike the original car, which was front engine and rear drive, the replacement Capri will be front engine, front drive. Also unlike the original car (the 1970’s version, at least), the new Capri won’t be good looking. In fact, it’s rumored to be styled on the lines of the Iosis Max, a concept shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 2009. Read More…

Porsche 911 Faces Death By Firing Squad

Posted in Funny, General, Hoonage, Newsworthy, Promoted, Videos by MrAngry | June 26th, 2011 | 3 Responses |

Porsche 911 Death By Firing Squad
*Photo Credit: John Beauchemin

Have you ever been to a point in your life where you’ve just said, “Enough is enough!” Well that’s exactly what happened to one Porsche owner whose 911 just wouldn’t cooperate. The dearly departed 911′s chronic engine problems were apparently enough to push the owner over the edge to the point where he’d rather see the car get destroyed then sink another dollar into it. To fulfill his wish the car was donated to Massachusetts group Comm2A, an organization dedicated to preserving the second amendment of the United States Constitution. The car was towed to a firing range where 140 members of the group pumped more than 10,000 rounds of live ammunition into the silver Porsche. Brent Carlton, president of Comm2A stated,

“We’re incredibly grateful to the owner for donating the car and he seemed more than happy too – he took the first shot.”

On a good note the unhappy Porsche did manage to raise $4,000 for the organization from event participants. Only in America people… only in a America.
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