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drgitlin
Jul 25, 2003



BMB5150 posted:

Yeah from the spy shots jalopniks theoretical car is very close to the spy shots. But also doesn't help having a camp grounds on a hill overlooking at the track. I'd say secret car testing will end at COTA.

Can we please give credit where it's actually due? All Jalopnik did was read Mike Fuller's blog and regurgitate it.

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Butt Wizard
Nov 3, 2005

It was a pornography store. I was buying pornography.

You Am I posted:

Don't worry, Red Bull and Jamie Whincup will be making the V8 Taxi Supercars as forgetful as possible

Someone has to channel the undead ghost of Alain Menu when it comes to the bump-and-run without any official consequences.

ColonelJohnMatrix
Jun 24, 2006

Because all fucking hell is going to break loose

Cygni posted:

I feel like people don't care as much about Ford/Chevy/Dodge anymore anyway. Even rednecks have a softer edge now that they all bought Tundras.

While this is probably somewhat true I've experienced the crazies first hand that feel genuinely offended when someone changes brands. I've worked at Bigfoot on and off the last 11 years. In that time I was there when Ford pulled out as top sponsor (back in 06 if I remember right). It was a difficult time. Funding was hard to find. Appraisers came out to see what the company would worth to several investors if the operation went belly up. Really scary times where no one knew if/when paychecks would stop. Summit Racing and Firestone came through at the 11th hour.

Fast forward to 2010 and Firestone struck a deal with MLB and wanted to feature Bigfoot at the MLB All-Star game. Since chevy was the official sponsor of MLB, they said they'd love us there if we put on a Chevy body. Firestone requested we do it, so we did it. Holy cow the shitstorm that ensued. I got to answer a bunch of nasty emails and talk to customers who did everything but spit on me. When I explained that Ford said their demographic wasn't important to them (they told us as much in even cruder terms) and that Firestone kept food on our plates (and they requested us to run the Chevy stuff as a courtesy to them), most seemed to begrudgingly understand. Some still hooted and hollered. Whatever. It would've been great to keep the Ford gravy train rolling but they wanted out so what are you gonna do? Just say "well, that's that, lets go out of business"?

I'd imagine things were pretty scary at JFR with two major sponsors pulling out. Good for them for finding funding.

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Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


Yeah, drivers and teams are one thing, but people that think fans have given up brand loyalty are delusional. Just glance at racing video comments on YouTube once in awhile.

ColonelJohnMatrix
Jun 24, 2006

Because all fucking hell is going to break loose

Yeah, sorry for long winded post...seeing the comments section of the john force/chevy article brought back some memories. It's funny seeing people call him an idiot (or worse) for changing brands. JOHN FORCE WHY U CHANGE TO GUVERMINT MOTORS FORD FAN 4 LIFE HERE I'M NO LONGER A FAN

The fact that the NHRA has been bleeding sponsorship dollars makes it even more impressive.

edit - I'm not trying to say that being a hardcore brand fan is wrong or anything. It's just the excessive loons who are brand warriors beyond reason that drive me nuts.

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Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


In Funny Car that type of thinking always had me perplexed anyway, because every loving car uses a variation of Chrysler Hemi pioneered by Ed Donovan and perfected by Keith Black. poo poo, even the later versions of Bigfoot used those types of engines, didn't they? Or were you guys still using the Ford poo poo? Those are alky motors so maybe you were.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007





VikingSkull posted:

Yeah, drivers and teams are one thing, but people that think fans have given up brand loyalty are delusional. Just glance at racing video comments on YouTube once in awhile.

That breaks the first rule of keeping your sanity, which is to never read Internet comments ever. (If you're wondering, yes, that's the second and third rules too). But it's another case of people wanting to join tribes for life but not understanding how close-knit everything actually is behind the scenes.

And yeah I agree, I'm sure the photos were timed as such to leak out like this. Nothing comes out of the Ring without corporate approval, and while the Chevy Indy follies at COTA were funny they're the exception and not the rule. Notice how nothing leaked out when they were testing in Arizona? Yeah. Also I have a sneaking suspicion there were promo stuff being done with the car at COTA too, but that's probably my brain adding a livery where it doesn't exist.

Boomer The Cannon
Oct 27, 2011

Gotta see it live!




I think one of my Chinese New Year's resolutions will be to watch more touring car racing.

I guess Trans-Am is on a bit of an upswing this year as well - C/D?

Xisticide
Nov 27, 2005


Motors TV is going to America

They're at least showing live WEC, ELMS & GT Open and same day WRC. Not sure about their coverage of V8s, Dubai 24, African Eco Rally, FIM Enduros or these things which are on all the time here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hWko5xErzQ

Ev
Aug 3, 2006


Exciting but I'm afraid it'll end up being one of those channels that's on a tier with a bunch of other stuff I have no interest in and would be another $15 a month. Plus, doesn't Fox or NBC have at least some distribution rights to those same series in the US?

BMB5150
Oct 24, 2010

2018 Indianapolis 500 Winner



Ev posted:

Exciting but I'm afraid it'll end up being one of those channels that's on a tier with a bunch of other stuff I have no interest in and would be another $15 a month. Plus, doesn't Fox or NBC have at least some distribution rights to those same series in the US?

WEC is with Fox, Blancpain is with CBS, ummm that's the 2 main series looking at what they show in Europe that would conflict with channels here. Everything else is free game I believe which with the amount of racing they have, I'd be thrilled.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Daytona 24 spotter guide: http://www.imsa.com/sites/default/f...tersGuide_0.pdf

orange juche
Mar 14, 2012



Upset Trowel

Ahaha watching the free practice/qualifying for Round 4 of Formula E in Buenos Aires is surprising, as the drivers really have to struggle to control the extra 67 horsepower they have in qualifying trim. Lots of sliding, skidding tires and locking of wheels trying to keep the cars under control.
(In race trim the Formula E cars generate 201BHP, but during qualifying and practice sessions the drivers can choose to drive at either 150kW/201BHP or 200kW/268BHP). They drive completely differently with the extra power, and it is great to watch.

track day bro!
Feb 17, 2005



Grimey Drawer

For people who want to watch BTCC, iirc the ITV website isnt geoblocked as i'm pretty sure some of the American goons were able to watch champions league coverage on it. You may be able to watch the whole package live.

Well if this link works.
https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/itv4

jammyozzy
Dec 7, 2006

Is that a challenge?

Looking at the racer.com Daytona 24 resources page, and an ad slides in from the bottom "Looking for single man's DVD?"

Solkanar512
Dec 28, 2006


College Slice

So is there a legal way to watch WRC this weekend? I couldn't find it on my tv listings, but maybe I'm just blind.

EDIT: In the United States, sorry for not specifying earlier.

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Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Solkanar512 posted:

So is there a legal way to watch WRC this weekend? I couldn't find it on my tv listings, but maybe I'm just blind.

EDIT: In the United States, sorry for not specifying earlier.

It's on MavTV, with a 1 hour Live broadcast on Thursday, and two more on Sunday.

If youre wondering if you get MavTV, no, you probably don't. Its not even an option on Comcast for me. Which is a shame because its basically what Speed used to be. Like today, they are playing nothing but obscure motorcycle racing (sidecars!) all day.

Solkanar512
Dec 28, 2006


College Slice

Cygni posted:

It's on MavTV, with a 1 hour Live broadcast on Thursday, and two more on Sunday.

If youre wondering if you get MavTV, no, you probably don't. Its not even an option on Comcast for me. Which is a shame because its basically what Speed used to be. Like today, they are playing nothing but obscure motorcycle racing (sidecars!) all day.

Lame, but thanks for checking!

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Solkanar512 posted:

Lame, but thanks for checking!

Dish/Directv/fios and others have it, though. I would check just in case.

Speaking of that, IMSA is going to be streaming all 24hrs on their website if you are in an area without coverage, like Canada. Also helpful if you dont have cable and happen to have a VPN...

Kilonum
Sep 30, 2002



FiOS has mavtv but you need the top tiered TV package to get it

ColonelJohnMatrix
Jun 24, 2006

Because all fucking hell is going to break loose

I have MavTV on Directv and its fantastic.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007





Cygni posted:

Speaking of that, IMSA is going to be streaming all 24hrs on their website if you are in an area without coverage, like Canada. Also helpful if you dont have cable and happen to have a VPN...

Oooh, that's good to know.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



24 practice starts today

Shank in P, PR1 in PC, BMW in GTLM, and Magnus/Porsche in GTD fastest in the first session, second session going now.

http://scoring.imsa.com/

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Quals streaming live:

http://www.fanschoice.tv/watch-live/imsa/tudor

Dudley
Feb 24, 2003

Tasty



"It's never a good day when part of the car does a different laptime to you"

Brilliant.

CactusWeasle
Aug 1, 2006
It's not a party until the bomb squad says it is

Radio LeMans

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Nice lap from Davison/AMR.

Xisticide
Nov 27, 2005


GTLM Porsches are slow.

Dudley
Feb 24, 2003

Tasty



They appear to be down on the straights.

CactusWeasle
Aug 1, 2006
It's not a party until the bomb squad says it is

Well thats it, im pulling for the Spongebob PC car

jammyozzy
Dec 7, 2006

Is that a challenge?

CactusWeasle posted:

Well thats it, im pulling for the Spongebob PC car

Basically came here to post this.

Butt Wizard
Nov 3, 2005

It was a pornography store. I was buying pornography.

Loeb leads after the Shakedown at Monte Carlo.

gently caress rallying.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


I know it's by no means new news, but I was so depressed when I saw all the photos of the WRC 2015 lineup and all the loving cars look exactly the same gently caress the WRC and gently caress Red Bull.

CAT INTERCEPTOR
Nov 9, 2004

MY WOLRD IS FIRE AND GO TEAM VENTURE

Butt Wizard posted:

Loeb leads after the Shakedown at Monte Carlo.

gently caress rallying.

I am completely certain the poo poo has done a deal with the devil.

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


Alain Post posted:

I know it's by no means new news, but I was so depressed when I saw all the photos of the WRC 2015 lineup and all the loving cars look exactly the same gently caress the WRC and gently caress Red Bull.

the further we move away from it, the more I miss bug-eyed Scooby dominance

Butt Wizard
Nov 3, 2005

It was a pornography store. I was buying pornography.

VikingSkull posted:

the further we move away from it, the more I miss bug-eyed Scooby dominance

Bring back Group A, let me buy more road going suicide machines.

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


Butt Wizard posted:

Bring back Group A, let me buy more road going suicide machines.

it's crazy to think, but only Dodge really offers that anymore

Hellcats are gonna kill so many people lol

Jehde
Apr 20, 2010



ERC is more fun to watch really.

Butt Wizard
Nov 3, 2005

It was a pornography store. I was buying pornography.

VikingSkull posted:

it's crazy to think, but only Dodge really offers that anymore

Hellcats are gonna kill so many people lol

There's been a rumour that the Focus RS is going to be AWD but I've more chance of getting to the moon than that ever happening.

You can buy racing 86s for the road off the internet in NZ but it's not quite the same.

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CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



There are only two BTCC videos on ITV's site and they look like interviews.

Dudley posted:

I believe the new TCR series is going there.


If there isn't let me know and I'll try and organise something.

Yeah, unfortunately I don't have time to sit through all three races full-length, which is why I was looking for the one-hour condensed shows from ITV. I've found 10 minute videos which will have to do.

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