Insider Report: Security camera captures smash-and-run driver
We’ve all seen the news videos of runaway cars that have crashed through a storefront or into a crowded restaurant. Usually the drivers of such cars are the elderly or someone who has suffered a medical condition and they rarely are able to flee the scene. The following video is beyond strange in that the offending vehicle is driven away from its parking space, only to return into the frame moments later, when it gets really weird. For some reason, the driver mashes the gas and the car climbs a flight of 8 steps before crashing into and through a wall. The driver doesn’t stop there though, as he/she changes gears and then speeds down the steps and flees the scene, leaving a trail of rubble and bits of car.
Would you have bought this Batman Tumbler for $17,000?
As a kid growing up in the early Seventies, the original Batmobile was the coolest car I had ever seen. Except of course for the Mystery Machine, or maybe the Munster Coach. Despite all of the cool movie cars the Bat has driven over the years, the original is still the coolest, but I can definitely understand the allure of the Tumbler. The problem, other than expense, of the more recent Batmobile type movie cars is that they are huge things that are not overly easy to drive on public roads. This Tumbler replica on the other hand was build from the ground up on a golf cart chassis. Sure, it doesn’t look exactly like the real thing, but it is close enough that EVERYONE would know what you were driving.
So where exactly does one drive a hyped up golf cart like this? Well, my cousin lives in a gated community in Texas and he tells me that everyone there has a golf cart to travel to and from dinner parties and not a single one is bone stock. They all have custom leather, lots of bling and sound systems. Wouldn’t this be a great machine to one-up the neighbours?
EPISODE 1: Welcome to Iceland. Four best friends. One rusty wagon and an amazing adventure ahead.
A teaser from a new project by my friend Matt Johnson and his crew.
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park announces 2014 schedule
Without exaggeration, 2013 was the most exciting year in the circuit formerly known as Mosport’s history. Sure, we have seen Grand Prix, Can-Am and Trans Am racing in the past, but between track improvements, advanced landscaping and the new event centre, the buzz around CTMP has been nothing short of electric. Add in the final ALMS race and an utterly fantastic showing by the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and we all got to experience a landmark season.
Track officials have just released the 2014 major event schedule and it promises to be even more exciting than 2013.
May 16-18 Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series; Pirelli World Challenge (Touring & B-Spec); SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series; Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin; Canadian Touring Car Championship; Toyo Tires F1600 Championship
June 13-15 Canadian Historic Grand Prix
Triumph vs. MG Canadian-American Showdown; Regular classes include Historic & Vintage Production; Sports Racers; Group 70+; Open Wheel
July 10-13 SportsCar Grand Prix
TUDOR United SportsCar Championship; Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge; Cooper Tires Prototype Lites; IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge; Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America; SCCA Pro Racing Playboy MX-5 Cup
Aug. 15-17 Superbike Doubleheader Weekend
Mopar Pro Superbike; Pro Sport Bike; Amateur Superbike; Amateur Sport Bike; Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup; Honda CBR250R Series
Aug. 29-31 Chevrolet Silverado 250
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series; NASCAR Canadian Tire Series; Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin; Canadian Touring Car Championship
Note that this does not make mention of any potential events at the newly redeveloped Driver Development Centre!
Tuerck’d Oregon Trail: Ryan Tuerck Drifts The Ultimate Dream Road
Take an incredible road, add in a couple of rear wheel drive race cars (ok, so drift cars) and throw in a bunch of cameras and you have a recipe for some stunning footage. It looks like Ryan Tuerck and Rob Primo had a great time filming this video and the footage is spectacular.