We’re about to welcome in another new week of Speedhunting, but before we get into that, it’s time to take a quick look at some of the videos we’ve been checking out over the past seven days.
Let’s kick things off with a new clip from Chris Petruccio, aka Krispy Media…
Clean Culture’s ‘SoCal Season Closer’ held at Dodger Stadium back at the end of November attracted a huge turnout of cars – 4,000 the number being floated. In this slick, 20-minute 4K production, Krispy and his collaborators take a look at the event in between featurettes of a few standout LA builds, some of which Speedhunters regulars will surely be familiar with.
Next up, it’s an onboard ride around Fuji Speedway in the 1968 Japan Grand Prix-winning ‘Monster Bird’ at the recent 2016 Nismo Festival. A defining detail of the 5.5L Chevrolet V8-powered Nissan R381 was its huge ‘aero stabilizers’ rear wing, in which two blades move independently each other, and although the car is not being driven anywhere near race pace in this clip, it’s still a very cool ride-along – especially with a couple of GT500 and GT3-spec R35 GT-R flybys in the mix.
We’re used to seeing EKanoo Racing rewrite the drag racing record books, but the Bahrain-based team have just racked another – and it’s a biggie. Yes, the Door Slammer ET record now has EKanoo’s name next to it too, a 5.44-second pass – made on a 273mph (440km/h) run by Khalid Mohamed – the new ET (elapsed time) to beat. EKanoo’s Lexus RC F Pro-Mod runs a Proline Racing Hemi V8 with twin 94mm turbos and MoTec M150 engine management tuned by Shane Tecklenburg.
Finally this week, it’s the official trailer for the long-awaited Roger Donaldson film, McLaren. From his humble beginnings in a small garage in New Zealand, Bruce McLaren’s story is an inspirational one, and if this sneak peek is anything to go by, the forthcoming movie on his life will be a superb watch.
That’s all for now, but as always, if you’ve caught a cool car related video in the last week, go ahead and share it in the comments section below.