3:07 PM Michael Satterfield No comments
The lines stretched as far as you could see four lanes wides. Thousands of fans showed up to pay their respects to the late Paul Walker and Roger Rodas by visiting the crash site. For the most part the event went smoothly and the local Sheriff's department did an amazing job directing the event. Below is a short video we shot while at the event, it is nothing fancy but it will give you an idea of what it was like to be there.
12:27 PM Michael Satterfield No comments
Racing fans fond of gaming are sure to be excited about the upcoming release of Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo 6 for the Playstation 3. The long running series is well known for its realistic driving physics as well as the sheer amount of vehicles available for in game use. This latest iteration though promises something special for fans of vintage racing – the chance to drive Mario Andretti’s 1948 Hudson Hornet, the car that started his legendary racing career.
Few names are as instantly recognizable and synonymous with Motorsport as Andretti’s. Over the last half century, he has been active in everything from Formula 1, IndyCar, and Nascar to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. To date, he remains the only driver to win the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500 and Formula 1 Driver’s Championship –accolades which make it no surprise that Sony and Polyphony wish to honor him in GT6.
The First Love campaign, an interactive experience which began late last month, features a short film featuring Andretti recapping his time racing the Hudson with his brother Aldo. Currently, a team of mechanics is working diligently to re-create a real life version of Andretti’s Hudson, using an early 1950’s Hornet as its base. Upon its completion, Andretti will be reunited with the iconic car.
The film, as well as a live stream of the ongoing build may be found here, with the finished car being presented to Andretti on Decemember 16th.
1:35 PM Michael Satterfield No comments
If you did not get to see it at SEMA the Liberty Walk Ferrari is making he rounds to local car shows. Today at Auto Club Speedway the car was on display at the Nitto Tires Auto Enthusiast Day. The car is even more striking up close and its not afraid to get wet... Check out the Video below for more from the show.
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By Michael Satterfield
I was lucky enough to an invite to the West Coast VIP unveiling of the new 2015 Ford Mustang. The event was attended by celebrity car guys and racers like John & Ashley Force, Vaughn Gittin, Chad McQueen, and many more. The car was unveiled at the TLC Chinese Theater in Hollywood, and it even made its own iconic "footprints" in the concrete by driving across a slab of wet cement. The car is radically different from the previous generation of Mustang, its wider, longer, lower, with three engine choices including a 305HP EcoBoost Turbo 4 cylinder, a 300HP V6, and a 425HP 5.0 V8. IRS, Paddle Shifters, and a refined interior are all major changes to the new Mustang, the best way I could describe is "the peoples F-Type". It offers all the style and charisma of the Jaguar at about half the price.
Check out the images below from the unveil.
4:18 PM Michael Satterfield No comments
Back before the seven figure Featherlite rigs that grace most race tracks today, car haulers were a bit simpler, and there is a group on Facebook that is dedicated to sharing cool images of classic car haulers. Click HERE to visit the Getting There Facebook group for more images of classic haulers.