5 Things You Might Have Missed</br> This Week

1959 Ferrari 250 TR Recreation

The guys over at Petrolicious have a real knack for finding the most interesting cars and the most interesting stories to go with them. This clip was released a few days ago and features Peter Giacobbi and his 1959 Ferrari 250 TR recreation.


Peter is a master engineer, and along with designing his own car in the ’70s and having a hand in the production of the DeLorean, he’s always had a fascination with the ’50s-era Ferrari racers and their famous drivers like Fangio and Hill. Peter always wanted to know what it was like to race these beautiful old machines, but didn’t have the millions of dollars required to buy one, so he instead built his own. The commotion this engine makes is worth the watch alone!

Jules Bianchi Succumbs

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Chinese Grand Prix - Preparation Day - Shanghai, China

After a massive crash at Suzuka circuit in Japan eight months ago, 25-year-old French driver Jules Bianchi has sadly succumbed to the massive head trauma he suffered when his Marussia F1 car hit a recovery tractor at 110mph amidst terrible weather conditions. Bianchi had been in a coma since the crash, and although there was some hope, the diffuse axonal head injury he suffered on impact proved too severe. This is the first death in Formula One racing since that sad weekend back in 1994 when both Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna died at Imola.

Should the race have been pushed forward two hours to avoid the terrible weather and fading light as many have said? Instead of linking to footage of the crash, here’s some on-board footage of Bianchi absolutely tearing up the circuit at last year’s Monaco GP.

Volvo Buys Polestar


Although Volvo and Volvo tuning tuning specialists Polestar have been working together since 1996, they’ve always been separate companies. Until now… This week, the Swedish manufacturer announced its acquisition of the also Swedish Polestar, which has long been offering both performance upgrades for Volvo’s road cars, and running successful race teams in Australia’s V8 Supercars and the Swedish Touring Car Championship.


Although the race team side of Polestar will still be separate from Volvo, hopefully this will mean more serious performance-orientated machinery coming out of Gothenberg over the next few years. More info here.

Kyusha Heaven Now In Video Form


A few weeks ago, Taryn made the trip down to the countryside south of Nagoya to attend the Dual Factory Meeting at Blume No Oka – one of Japan’s best kyusha meets.

Buzzing with endless amounts of incredible vintage Japanese tin the meet was amazing, but with so many cars to shoot we didn’t have time to grab any video. Luckily enough, Taryn met amateur videographer Keiji Nishibe on the day, and he promised to send us his footage. Enjoy!

AMS Performance Alpha Omega R35 GT-R New Record


Ever since the R35 GT-R went on sale in 2008, Stateside tuner AMS Performance has been leading the charge in making them go quicker – much quicker! Earlier in the month the AMS team hit up Milan Dragway in Michigan to put their Alpha Omega machine through its paces, and came away with a new ET and MPH record of 7.48 at 192mph – making it the world’s quickest and fastest R35 GT-R down the standing 1/4 mile.

Yes, the clip above has been floating around for a little more than a week, but we just had to include it in this week’s round-up. The vision and sound of Alpha Omega lifting its front wheels at launch and blasting through the traps is something best served loud and in HD.

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Jules :(

That shouldn't have been bunched in with the others.


Jules, reposes en paix.


Forza Jules.


Feels pretty disrespectful to lump the death of a fantastic F1 driver with the world's fastest GTR.


What's the deal with the dildo's on the skylines?


ca_bimmer Honoring speed with speed?


clevernamehere You mean there were some that escaped your anus?


Nick. It's motorsports news. I am not offended nor think it's in bad taste. Please don't dishonor him by trying to create an issue.


I've seen you here often and can respect you based upon your past statements. With that said, I don't see eye to eye with you on your opinion and the fact that you feel the need to dismiss my opinion is taking it too far. Many people would agree with what I said. If you don't, keep it to yourself in this case. Now, let's drop this discussion. Please and thank you.


Smiggins clevernamehere ayoooooo


Although I am not one who follows professional racing, rest in peace Jules Bianchi Succumbs. There is nothing that we can do to stop what happened. Instead, we can celebrate everything automotive-related while thinking of Mr. Succumbs and what he means, not only to the car-culture side of things, but also to the emotional side of things that people who were closer to him are experiencing. 

On a side note, damn that Gt-r is quick and Im super excited to see if/what volvo will have in the near future and that ferrari 250 tr is amazing. Whether its an authentic/original ferrari or one built from scratch, it is an amazing piece of machinery  and I hope that peter (the builder) and anyone else associated with the build are respected for building such an awesome damn car!!!


otar "succumbs" isnt a name
it's a word


Nick. I have a life outside of the internet and TV, so yes, I missed most of these and I'm glad they did a nice little roundup for people like me. Nothing was "bunched" in, it's a quick review of important events, if anything they were significantly more tactful because they placed a video, not of Jules' crash, but one of his many highlights. 

"Many people would agree with what I said." I disagree with you entirely.


Okay, let's turn it into to something it wasn't. Congratulations guys!


@cancerman otar Kind of brings a light hearted chuckle out of a terribly sad event. RIP #SuccumbsJB17


Very cool and efficient post ! See next week !


Forza Jules!!

Ive missed just the Japanese Vintege meet video. Tnx Speedhunters !

The 250 TR is my fav this year. The story, the man behind, the part: your is all FIAT parts mine is Ferrari.


clevernamehere Bit of a stretch buddy...


If they would get that GT-R to 60' they would have a killer -- a 1.28 60' is pretty lacking --

get that thing into a 1 flat and they be running a 7.0 or a 7.1


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