Archive for June, 2011

Start Drifting Young – Kids in Power Wheels

Posted in Drifting, Fun, Video with tags , , , , on June 13, 2011 by FullLockAndTwoSmokingTyres

Well this is a breath a fresh air, the thought that parents are actually setting their kids off ¬†on the right foot by teaching them the essential skills of oversteer and opposite lock ūüôā

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What a Lucky Escape

Posted in Audi, Crash, Motorsport, Video with tags , , , , , , , on June 11, 2011 by FullLockAndTwoSmokingTyres

Now Allan McNish is one LUCKY Scotsman to have managed to walk away from a horrific crash like this. I have an interest in photography and of course the main subject I’m interested in is cars but I think I would have to be excused to change my pants if I’d been on that corner snapping away!! What a lucky escape by one and all, Driver, Marshalls and Paparazzi alike, but how gutting is it to see a beautiful Audi R18 come to its dimise like that (at least it died doing what it loved).

Black Current – Electric Dragster under 10secs 1/4 Mile

Posted in Classic, Dragster, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2011 by FullLockAndTwoSmokingTyres

Two brothers from Hungerford, Sam & Olly Young,  have not only managed to piece together a fully working electric car from a 1965 VW Beetle shell and an old milk float but they have by some amazing feat managed to make it go from 0-60 in 1.6 secs, it can eat a 1/4 mile in less than 10 secs (9.51 to be exact) and it crossed the finish line doing 135mph!!

Now I don’t know about you but I think there would be a rather large queue at the dairy when they advertised a vacancy as a float driver if these boys where the mechanics there!! I know I’d love to have a go, the acceleration must be amazing and the whole experience quite surreal as I associate fast-moving motor vehicles (dragsters being at the top of this thought pile) to be loud but this Black Tarmac eating Machine has a very quaint hum about it.

The long and short of it is I want a Morris Minor version please LOL

Rhys Millen Backflips a truck

Posted in 4x4, Drifting, Fun, Video with tags , , , , on June 6, 2011 by FullLockAndTwoSmokingTyres

Rhys Millen is well established as¬†one of the Top Drifters outside of Japan but back in 2008 he decided that if a motocross bike can do it twice and a BMX can do¬†it three times, why the hell can’t i get a truck to do a backflip!!

Nakamura Coke Bottle

Posted in Drifting, Fun, Video with tags , on June 3, 2011 by FullLockAndTwoSmokingTyres

Now this is a drifting party trick, a short but beautiful wall ride with the pièce de résistance of clipping a coke bottle off the top of the wall at the end with his spoiler

LEGEND

Mini on the slopes

Posted in 4x4, Drifting, Rally, Video with tags , , on June 3, 2011 by FullLockAndTwoSmokingTyres

When I first started to watch this I almost had to tell my self it was not a scene from a Bond film. I don’t really like the new Clubman but this definitely puts it in a more favourable light!!!

Both Monster and RedBull seem to have that Midas touch!

Freightliner Gymkhana – Eat your heart out Ken Block

Posted in Drifting, Truck, Video with tags , , , on June 2, 2011 by FullLockAndTwoSmokingTyres

Ken Block does indeed put on a great show but Mike Ryan just takes it to a whole new level in his 1,950 horsepower¬†(more than 3,400 pound-feet of torque) Pike Peak truck weighing in at about 10’000 pounds (or about 4.5 tons to us Brits). Sit back and enjoy (takes a few min to get into it bu then the tyre smoking started)

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