11 03, 2019

Lap Around the Web – Mar. 11th, 2019

By |2019-03-11T13:12:50-05:00March 11th, 2019|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

The latest season of Top Gear has already started airing on the BBC in the UK but we won't be able to watch it in the US until the middle of April. That being said, they've been teasing out some content on their Youtube channel, including what looks to be an awesome racing challenge between Chris Harris, Matt LeBlanc, and Rory Reid in some cheap (sub-$10K) high-luxury cars. Between the Mercedes 600SEL, Bentley Arnage, and Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, they all look pretty good as race cars but we'll have to wait for the episode to air next month to know which one is the fastest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmhrAbl5Js0   For Audi nerds or just fans of fast, practical, sports cars, there are few things more lust-worthy than the Audi RS2, built in limited quantities between 1994-1995. The RS2 was the ultimate evolution of the Audi 80 Avant platform. With further fine-tuning from Porsche, the 2.2-liter turbocharged 5-cylinder produced 315-hp going to all four wheels, which were also supplied by Porsche along with the massive brakes. All in all, Audi made just under 3,000 RS2s and unfortunately, none of them were imported into the US. However, now that they're 25 years old, that will hopefully start to change. I'll let Jalopnik tell you the rest of the reasons why you should import one right now. Niki Lauda was one of Formula 1's most prolific drivers. Back when he was still actively racing for Ferrari, the cars were much more of a handful than [...]

22 01, 2019

Lap Around the Web – Jan 21st, 2019

By |2019-02-26T09:21:11-05:00January 22nd, 2019|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

It’s unfortunate that winter usually means the end of car season here in Minnesota. The cold temps and slippery roads mean most people tuck their fun cars away for months at a time. In Austria, however, they celebrate the cold weather with a winter motorsports event, simply called the “Ice Race in Zell am See”. Here, loads of beautiful race cars and sports cars don studded tires and take laps around a small race course formed out of the snow and ice. Some of these amazing cars even attach tow straps and pull skiers around the course! […]

18 01, 2017

Lap Around the Web – Jan 16th

By |2017-04-18T08:37:06-05:00January 18th, 2017|Lap Around the Web, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Although it’s cold and snowy here in Minnesnowta, it’s perfect car show season in the southern states. Before all the big auctions in Scottsdale, AZ kick off later this week, the Arizona Biltmore was home to a stunning Concours event full of gorgeous vintage metal, including rare pre-war Bugattis, slick Ferrari race cars, and a delightful mix of other automotive exotica. As you might have come to expect by now, the chaps from Petrolicious made the road trip out from LA to take in the show and share some beautiful photos from the event. Click the link and prepare to pick your jaw up off the floor. […]

25 10, 2016

Austin F1 Adventure: A repeat visitors casual look at the US Grand Prix

By |2016-10-26T13:48:46-05:00October 25th, 2016|Events|2 Comments

 This past weekend marked the fifth US Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, and my third time attending the race. To say I had a good time would be an understatement. To say I thoroughly documented every moment of the trip via photos and video would be a downright lie. You see, because I’d been there twice before and documented past trips, I decided this time around I would simply soak everything in and enjoy the atmosphere. What I found is that things are a bit more relaxed when you’re not staring through a viewfinder trying to capture every moment. So, what follows is a bit of a disjointed look at the race from a third-timer’s perspective based on the limited photos and video I did take. […]

25 10, 2016

Lap Around the Web – October 25th

By |2016-10-26T08:16:53-05:00October 25th, 2016|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

It’s about that time of year where we all start to prep our cars for winter. For those of us fortunate to have a fun car for the summer, that means hibernation, made even worse by the knowledge that we’re about to spend the next four to six months driving our utilitarian winter beaters from Point A to Point B. In Sweden however, there’s now a race series that proves you can have fun in your beater too! Simply called “Folk Racing”, this budget-focused rally-cross series is perfect for all those old Volvos, Saabs, and other unloved cheap cars since after each race, a competitor can buy your car for the equivalent of about $750. Maybe we need something like this in Minnesota! […]

12 07, 2016

Lap Around The Web 7/13/2016

By |2016-07-12T08:48:27-05:00July 12th, 2016|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

Jay Leno has one of the best jobs in the world - getting paid to drive all sorts of cool and weird cars, many of which he already owns. This week, he compares two of our favorite cars from Aston Martin -  the new manual transmission V12 Vantage S and the all-new DB11 - with the help of former Stig, Ben Collins. This marks some of the first ever road or track tests we've seen for either of these cars and it's definitely worth watching the video! If you've been to any of our Formula 1 viewing parties, you'll know that Mercedes has been running away with the championship, despite some fighting between their two star drivers - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Although Rosberg is currently leading the driver's championship by a narrow margin over Hamilton, The Drive put together an interesting piece on why Hamilton will likely win this year's championship on his way to becoming the best driver in Formula 1 history. Give it a read and let us know if you agree. Clive Mason/Getty Images   Since we're on the topic of comedians who happen to be huge car guys, it's worth mentioning that Jerry Seinfeld just put out another episode of his spin-off miniseries called Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Without Comedians or Coffee, Just Cars that breaks down just what it is that makes Italian cars so appealing and seductive. While most of the cars he talks about are fast, rare, and expensive, most of [...]

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