Am I alone in thinking that seat swaps are some of the funnest motorsport-related videos to watch? In this clip, BMW Motorsport got together 2012 DTM champ Bruno Spengler and 1989 DTM champ Roberto Ravagila with their pair of M3s for a little fun at Hockenheim.
The whole thing is pretty interesting, but the sound of the E30 alone makes this video worth a watch!
I’m in love. I’ve seen this car on the internet many times. In my eyes it’s a thing of beauty. This is a car with a soul. The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia has the chassis and mechanicals of the Type 1 Beetle. This car is the coupe version from the early ’60s. Convertible versions were also [...]
In yesterday’s event overview, I spoke about how Dubshed rewarded your curiosity. There just always seemed to be something waiting to be uncovered, or something that you could easily miss on first viewing. I’ve tried to put together a selection of cars that really embodied this thesis for me, whilst all being different in their [...]
Dazed, sleep-deprived and confused. That’s how you can sump up the demeanor of your average Speedhunter after a day covering one of the many events on our calendar. It all began abruptly at 4 am for me this morning; that irritating alarm buzzer once again interrupting my rest. There was no time for a couple [...]
I’ve never owned a BMW. In fact, I’ve never owned a European car – since I got my driver’s license I’ve had eight Nissan/Datsun automobiles. The only time I had a chance to drive an M3 was years ago when I was still actively competing in Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) autocross. One of [...]
For this article we’re heading back to Zakspeed Racing in Germany, pioneers of extreme reinterpretations of Ford’s finest during the 1970s such as the awesome Ford Capri Turbo. But Zakspeed’s renown stretched well past that decade and continues right up to the present day. A further connection with Ford in the shape of their sports [...]
BMW have undertaken a major change of platform for their 2013 North American sportscar campaign – the latest chapter in an illustrious history on the continent that stretches back over 40 years. Ahead of the introduction of the E80 next year, the outgoing E92 M3 model has been honourably retired after four seasons on point [...]
For my last post on the Premium Day, I will be concentrating on some more tuner cars I came across on the paddock as well as checking out some of the entrants that participated in the Option Magazine organized Super Lap time attack session. I’m going to kick things off with this Yashio Factory candy green [...]
It’s not often that I go to Daikoku PA during daytime, but a couple of days ago I made an exception. I’d heard that a lot of supercars and various car clubs would be holding a meeting across a series of parking areas, starting off at Tsuzuki in Yokohama and eventually ending up at the [...]
I am going to move along with the coverage from the Tsukuba Super Battle now with one final round up of pictures highlighting the day’s action. You will see some new cars that I haven’t touched on yet, as well as some we have seen already and that I couldn’t resist reposting more pix of, [...]
As cool as watching the clock while famous drivers wrestle cars around a track is, one of the most interesting and more fascinating aspects of time attack for me has always been the cars themselves. So while I really do enjoy to shoot action, it’s the paddock that attracts me the most at the yearly [...]
After a somewhat disappointing event last year, spoiled by snow, rain and a track that didn’t want to dry, the Tsukuba Super Battle couldn’t have been blessed with better conditions today at Tsukuba. Freezing air and cloudless blue skies are always the perfect recipe for optimal time attack conditions, and the 78 cars in attendance [...]
Here’s to the crazy ones. Here’s to the racers all over the world: the professionals, the amateurs, the once-in-a-lifetimers who get out on the circuit no matter the conditions and do what they love doing, no matter the car, the opposition or the track. Here’s to the teams; there seems to be no such thing [...]
Autumn has been my favorite time of year for as long as I can remember. There’s something refreshing about the days getting shorter and the weather colder, particularly in the American Southwest where the winter is pretty mild. The fall also signifies the end of the motorsport season and with it one event that I [...]
In their first season back in the DTM since 1993 BMW have won a clean-sweep of the 2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Driver, Manufacturer and Team crowns, with Canadian Bruno Spengler taking not only the race win but also topping the Driver’s points table after the final round at Hockenheim. Spengler won four times during the [...]