Archive | June, 2013

El Capitan

30 Jun

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This is what the Spanish settlers called this famous mountain in the Colorado Rockies. Standing just over 14,000 feet, it’s one of the tallest mountains in the US, as well as being a national landmark. And since the early 1900’s, it’s been home to one of the most heart pumping races in all of motorsport.

The Race to the Clouds as it’s come to be known, used to be run on a course that was paved in some parts, and unpaved gravel in others. The cojones it takes to run here are massive; big heavy brass ones. In 2011, the road was fully paved. However that doesn’t make it all that “safe”. The course measures just over 14 miles long, and rises 4700 feet during its 156 turns. Between the hairy turns, the normal mechanical attricion rate, combined with the effects the altitude has on anything with a fuel burning engine, it’s always a blast to watch

This year we may see some new course records broken – to tune into the live feed, Racecar Engineering magazine has the event live streaming on their site.

Here’s the live feed link: http://www.racecar-engineering.com/articles/features/test-page/

While you’re at it, if you’ve never seen the famous short film Climb Dance, it’s most certainly worth a watch.

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Wingspan

29 Jun

Aero has come a long way in recent years

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New Eye Candy From Volk

28 Jun

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Volk has released a new wheel: the G27. This multispoke wheel comes in 19’s and 20 inch sizes for a range of vehicles. It’s features Volk’s legendary 1 piece forged construction, making it both durable and lightweight. It also features a new spin on center cap design for a nice clean look. Comes in Prism Dark silver (shown). Prism Light Silver or White are optional finishes.

Contact z1sales@z1auto.com for price and availability.

Calm Before the Storm

28 Jun

A calm corner at the Nurburgring

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Solitude

28 Jun

Pikes Peak – now featuring asphalt

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Feed the Need

27 Jun

Saw this posted on Motoringconbrio Blog. Their assertion is that this short film embodies the essence of owning a performance car that you’re absolutely in love with. It will bring a smile to your face.

Like Velcro

25 Jun

In this heat, sticky tires pick up everything

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Birds Eye View

24 Jun

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Pics by P. Geudon

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Old School is So Cool

22 Jun

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Contact z1sales@z1auto.com for all your SSR Wheel needs

Fix a Wrecked Ferrari in 26 Seconds

21 Jun

Needs some “Flight of the Bumblee” in the background

The First Goat

20 Jun

Ferrari did it first…..

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Frogger

20 Jun

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LeMans 2013 Spotters Guide

20 Jun

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courtesy of spotterguides.com

available in both big and small pdf format

On the Grid

19 Jun

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Photo courtesy of James Moy

And Then, The Brits

16 Jun

Some of the more interesting cars from across the pond

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