Scenic cityscape of downtown Toronto Ontario Canada during a sunny day
A friend of comedian Tom Mabe has more than just an alcohol problem, he has a drinking and driving problem. In fact, the unnamed buffoon has been charged with Driving Under the Influence an incredible five times. Mabe and a mutual friend of the guy decided to teach him a lesson. IThe next time he passed out drunk in his truck, they moved him to a fake hospital room. When he woke up from his drunken sleep, he was told by hospital staff that he had been in a coma for 10 years. The confused man asks to see his daughter, then tunes in to a fake news broadcast and learns what Miley Cyrus and “President Hillary Clinton” are doing in the year 2023.
Posted on December 8, this video has already been viewed an incredible 10 million plus times. It’s arguably to most epic prank ever.
Porsche takes a look back at the American Le Mans Series
With the merging of Grand-Am and ALMS complete, the Tudor United Sportscar Championship is just a month or so away from kicking off at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Porsche had some good times in ALMS and have put together a compilation of videos looking back on the series. Watch closely and you will see an overhead shot of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Road Bike Party 2 – Martyn Ashton
Remembering that this is Wheels.ca, the Insider Report is always open to sharing videos of anything with wheels, provided it is cool. If the crazy wheelchair rider a couple of days ago didn’t do it for you, then perhaps you will prefer this two wheeled adventure. This is what happens when you send a trials bike rider like Martyn Ashton out on a road bike. Utter insanity.
Ahh, the things that guys dream up to have fun. “Let’s take that beater Honda over to Iceland and terrorize the place.” Yup, sounds like a plan, don’t forget your racing helmet!
You have to admit that this looks like it was a whole bunch of fun! A great job by Matt Johnston and his crew. Watch for the footage from Johnston’s camera drone. I can’t wait to get one of these things!
Old school street racing in Ontario
Back in the early to mid Eighties, a crowd of street racers used to hang out in the parking lot in front of McDonalds at Warden and Sheppard. Deals would be struck and racers would head north of Steeles, still farm country then, to light ‘em up. I remember being amazed that some guys would show up in full on race prepared door slammers, rumbling by as I sipped a shake while sitting on the hood of my ’69 Plymouth Fury. Some of these guys were really serious about their street racing.
A few weeks ago I came across an early video of some street drags in Detroit, but today’s video is the first one I have found that was from right here in Ontario. Dating to 1979, the video features a guy named Dieter and his ’70 Cougar, lining up against an NHRA Street Stock Camaro. I love how these guys show up and install drag slicks on the side of the road before racing each other down the two lane blacktop. A friend has suggested that the scene might be Pine Valley Drive, which was another hot spot for street racers back in those days.
A bit of reading tells me that Dieter is Dieter Scharschmidt, a regular at the the Jane & Falstaff Harveys back in the Seventies. The car was a 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator that had been part of Ford of Canada’s drag racing team in 1970. Yes, Canadian auto manufacturers did those things back then. Scharschmidt was the top dog in Southern Ontario street drags, and competitors came from far and wide to have a chance at beating him. He only lost one race, which he reports was due to a jumped start by a ’69 Camaro SS.