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KEN BLOCK’S GYMKHANA FIVE

Oh you hoon. Ken lights up San Francisco this time.

Cobra Crashes at Willow Springs

January 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Wow, this driver is so lucky! I’m glad he made it out of there alive with just some minor injuries.

On the front straight doing 130mph, something breaks. The cobra veers hard right and off track. The car leaves a 6O foot gash in the asphalt as it veered before leaving the track and continued for an additional 500 feet off track to its resting point. I received only minor injuries to my left knee and bruised ribs.

Subaru BRZ GT300

December 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Subaru’s new entry into the Super GT race series. Good luck lil BRoZ!

Battle Scarred Porsche Racing Car

September 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Porsche flaunts its racing heritage by displaying a battle scarred racing car at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. It looks like it just came straight from the race. I think it is beautiful.

source: Engadget

Toyota Electric Car On the Nurburgring

August 30, 2011 Leave a comment

This is not a Prius. It did a lap in 7 mins 47.794 secs. It has 590 ft/lbs torque and top speed of 161.55651 MPH. That’s quick!

Ken Block’s Gymkhana Four

August 16, 2011 2 comments

Ken hooning again in his Hoonigan Fiesta! So how can I drive like a madman around the Universal Studios lot? What could make this video more epic? Have Epic Meal Time in it too!

Expensive Hooning

August 15, 2011 Leave a comment

I would not call doing donuts in a parking lot drifting. Those fancy safety airbags are trying to predict a rollover accident like the Camaro was a top heavy SUV.

Lucky Squirrel Should Buy Lotto Ticket

This squirrel had his whole life flash before him when a Lamborghini LP670-4 SV passed over him at 100+ MPH.

Heat Tape is Convenient

June 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Have you removed your front brake dust shields and worried about the heat from the rotors melting your  rubber bits in close proximity? Try slapping on some heat shield tape around them like Subaru did on their 24 hours of Nurburgring STI. They placed 21st overall! Here are the race results in PDF.

STI Runs the Isle of Man

June 22, 2011 Leave a comment

A 2011 U.S. spec Impreza WRX STI lapped the 37 mile Mountain Course at average of 115.3 mph by Mark Higgins. He does an impressive save on one section of the course.

Ragdoll Passenger

June 9, 2011 1 comment

Watch as this passenger is thrashed about in the hands of a professional driver on the track.

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Mario Andretti Racing Experience Accident

October 17, 2010 Leave a comment

Condolences to her family and friends.

A Los Angeles woman was killed Friday [OCT 15] while participating in a simulated Indy race at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.

Ashley Sara Phalen, 24, was participating in the Mario Andretti Racing Experience Driving 101 class that taught members of the public the basics of open wheel racing by allowing them to drive replica Indy racecars, according to the San Bernardino County coroner’s office.
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Driving Pucker Moment

October 11, 2010 Leave a comment

A “pucker moment” is the involuntary tightening of the sphincter when one escapes a close call to severe personal injury. You will most likely experience this yourself if you are a track driving enthusiast. I present to you JC Meynet’s pucker moment on Willow Springs International Raceway at Subiefest this past weekend.

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Ever Met This Driver?

August 1, 2010 Leave a comment

This video could use some editing. You may have run into this type of driver at a track day. Do you have a funny story to share? Please post it in the commments.

Interesting Info on Snell Compliant Helmets

July 12, 2010 Leave a comment

The NY Times article is about the dangers of small M2005 rated motorcycle helmets. It was interesting that some think Snell’s test results should be updated. The writer ends up being fired by his magazine.

Source: NY Times