Believe it or not, one of the items that mechanics check when doing regular maintenance is the shocks. When things like struts wear out, they can cause all sorts of problems from tire wear to a bit of a bouncy ride, which makes them a safety issue. All too often, when someone can’t afford the repair, they just sell off the problem to some unsuspecting buyer. That’s what appears to have happened to Brianne Corn when she recently bought a $600 Subaru she found on Craigslist.
The rear struts on the Sube are so badly blown that you wouldn’t believe what happens when braking if you hadn’t seen it for yourself. Corn was nice enough to post a video of the car in action.
Fortunately, Corn is no poor unsuspecting consumer, she is an accomplished racer and race car builder, so you can be sure that this Craigslist disaster will turn out just fine. Let this be a lesson folks, keep up on the regular maintenance and inspections!
Corvette Generations: C6
As the spy photos keep coming and the C7 Corvette comes closer to breaking cover, Chevrolet has moved quickly though their Corvette Generations web series. Featuring Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles, this latest episode focuses on the C6 generation of ‘Vette. The highlight of the clip has to be seeing the 60th anniversary big block convertible Corvette on the track. It looks great in white with the simple silver stripe.
Nitro Warriors: über cool stop motion flick
Most gearheads spent a great deal of time on the floor with their Hot Wheels and Matchbox diecast models when they were kids. Sadly, many folks abandon their toys as they “grow up”. Fortunately for us, Brendan Kent and Paul Geer never stopped. Instead, they recently spent six months with a fleet of little cars and an iPhone, creating Nitro Warriors. That’s right, a miniature police chase that lasts three minutes took six months to create. Good for them and good for us!
More burnout madness from Down Under
Last week I showed you a crazy compilation of Australian burnout action. Today I have come across another, more homey display of smokey insanity from Down Under, this time from someone’s back yard. Mike Brasher has a large concrete pad on his property, just big enough to host a burnout competition. Not content to have just any old backyard BBQ smokeshow, Brasher decided to take it to another level by inviting a helicopter to film the action from above. This is some wild stuff!
Congratulations to AIM Autosport for winning 2012 GRAND-AM Rolex GT Sports Car Series
Shortly before the start of the 2012 season, it was announced that Woodbridge, Ontario based racing team AIM Autosport would be partnering with Foreign Trade company FXDD to campaign a Ferrari 458 Italia in the GRAND-AM Rolex GT Sports Car Series. Driven by Jeff Segal and FXDD Chairman Emil Assentato, the team has won the 2012 series championship.
AIM has been a top team in North American sports car racing for years, but this is their first “big” overall championship. A great effort by everyone involved!
The image above was captured by New York photographer Megan Green at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut over the weekend, where the team had a difficult race, finally finishing 18th out of 26 entries in the class. The season wraps up on October 27-28 at Kansas Speedway.
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