Ride along with rally champion Marcus Gronholm as he storms up the Peak course in the Ford Fiesta RallyCross in an homage to the famous Climb Dance Pikes Peak run.
One of my favourite cars ever made is the Honda s800, especially the tin top. The s800 is what I believe to be the innovator of a style of cars I love more than any other (think suzuki cappuccino/mx5/s2000 )
The S800 is a sports car from Honda. Introduced at the 1965 Tokyo Motor Show, the S800 would replace the successful Honda S600 as the company’s image car and would compete with the Austin-Healey Sprite, MG Midget,Triumph Spitfire and Fiat 850 Spider.
Like the S600, it was available as either a coupe or roadster and continued the advanced technology of its predecessors. The 791 cc straight-4 engine produced 70 hp (52 kW) at 8000 rpm, thus making this Honda’s first 100 mph (160 km/h) automobile, but still allowing for 35 mpg (6.7 L/100 km). In April 1967 the car was described as the fastest production 1-litre car in the world thanks to its high revving engine and the manufacturer’s history of manufacturing powerful relatively low capacity motor-cycle engines.
Early examples continued to use the chain drive and independent suspension in the rear, but after these cars (752 roadsters and 242 coupés) were produced, Honda switched to a conventional live axlerear end with four radius rods and a Panhard rod. 604 roadsters and 69 coupes were built with this setup before disc brakes replaced the frontdrums.
In February 1968, the S800M (aka S800MK2) was introduced with flush mounted interior door handles, side marker lights outside, dual-circuit brakes, lean burn carburetion under the bonnet (hood) and safety glass. These changes were made for the Americanmarket, but the car was never imported officially. Production ended in May 1970 with 11,536 S800s produced. Honda did not manufacture another S roadster for nearly thirty years until the release of the S2000 for the 2000 model year.
Pinched from Wiki^
With the recent passing of this years Isle of Man TT, I thought I would take a moment to touch on the strange and beautiful place, and the race itself. I feel images and video can do that job better than I can.
On board with Guy Martin on his cbr1000, note square curbs, drains on the road, stupidly narrow sections, stupidly fast speeds, and what would have to be balls of tungsten.
One of the best motorcyclists of all time, champion of many surfaces in many countries around the world, and countless amazing stories, star of the On Any Sunday series King Kenny Roberts Sr has once again brought a taste of championship winning history to the track. This time on bitumen with his YZR500. No wheelie control, no traction control, brutal 2 stroke power curves and nothing more than controlled madness.
Everyone has seen the Arab “drifting” which was more or less stupidly fast hand brake slides at speed on a slippery road. In the video Vaughn Gitten Jr shows how drifting should really be performed in Saudi Arabia in his Formula Drift Falken Mustang.
From 2010 Formula Drift Champion, Vaughn Gittin Jr.: “Earlier this year, I had the pleasure to visit Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a guest of Ford Middle East to perform in a demo as part of the Action Ha race weekend at of Al Reem Circuit. I didn’t know exactly what to expect heading to the Middle East, but I’m always down for new experiences and adventures. Once I arrived I was completely blown away by the love of motorsports, and even more specifically, the love for drifting by the locals. Everyone I met, from Princes, to other professional drivers, to swarms of fans, treated me with amazing hospitality and kindness. It was an incredible experience that I will never forget and I look forward to coming back to the K.S.A!
With a second overall in sweeden with a stage win, WRC rookie Mads Ostberg definately has a few eyes on him. To Lay your own eyes on him checkout his onboard video below.