After nine straight seasons of the FIA World Rally Championship being won by Sébastien Loeb, the cycle is finally broken by… another Sébastien, this…
It’s the successor to Peugeot’s 207 S2000 rally car and former IRC Rally Champion, Kris Meeke, is hoping his test role with Peugeot will…
It’s been something of an ignominious end for MINI’s World Rally Championship return – having rolled up at the start of the 2011 season with the newly developed Countryman WRC, the car was initially competitive in the hands of drivers Chris Meeke and Dani Sordo.
It’s the mark of a great driving video that even when frozen still – in a photograph – you can still soak in the unique experience of Ken Block at maximum attack on the streets of San Francisco. Gymkhana FIVE: Ultimate Urban Playground has already made an impact just days after it was released earlier this week.
It’s here, the fifth episode in the web’s most successful social video series and for the first time Gymkhana is let loose on the city streets of San Francisco, home of the iconic Steve McQueen car chase film, Bullit.
If ever there was one automotive brand that has re-invented itself successfully, it’s Skoda.
Once the butt of jokes like: How do you double the price of a Skoda? Fill up the tank. Why do Skodas have heated rear windscreens? To keep your hands warm while you’re pushing it. And the classic: What do you call a Skoda with a sun roof? A skip.
Although it never truly dissappeared, having been adopted by Europe’s historic rallying classes, Michelin is sponsoring a new event that aims to recreate the passion and atmosphere from the adrenaline fuelled 80s and 90s at the UK’s only multi-venue rally for Group B cars.
If you read my interview with Ken Block a few months ago – The Accidental Hero, then you’ll already know about Ken’s prodigious talent as a graphic designer, photographer and marketer.
After watching this video, you’ll probably be thinking as I was “..wouldn’t it be great to pit a Ferrari FF against a Lamborghini Aventador and Porsche 911 Turbo on a frozen lake, fitted with suitably narrow winter tyres?”
This week we’ve been celebrating the Top 20 Global Social Video Ads of 2011 with Unruly Media, and while Volkswagen’s The Force has been the phenomenon of the year, there is another which vies for the crown and which has not benefitted from the full-on promotional boost of the NFL Super Bowl.
Honda’s Civic 237 bhp Type R MUGEN first emerged on the scene in 2010 – a hand-built, motorsport-derived hot hatch, with a 20-strong limited edition production run. But despite the appeal of its unique specification, only 16 cars were sold.
With the 9th generation Civic soon to be revealed at Frankfurt, Northampton-based MUGEN Euro have worked their magic again, producing a final version of the MUGEN Type R with even more power and torque.
You may not be a fan of Ken Block’s Gymkhana videos, but there’s no doubting their popularity, with Gymkhana 3 having now clocked up more than 36 million views on YouTube and becoming the most watched automotive video of all time. Well Gymkhana FOUR completed filming last week and will be hitting the interweb next Tuesday 16th August.