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Sharkwerks Porsche GT2: The Slightly NSFW Review

My Friend, Colleague, and Podcast Co-Host Jason Connor has driven the absolutely bonkers Sharkwerks-tuned 997-generation Porsche 911 GT2, and he’s fallen in love. By hook or by crook, he’s determined to find a way to get this car in his own garage, perhaps through the sale and trade of vital organs. Who cares if you’re deathly ill when you’ve got one of the most powerful cars to ever come out of the Sharkwerks facility in Nor Cal?

This turbocharged terror is absolutely amazing to drive, and it will absolutely change your idea of what a fast car is. Jason knows fast cars, but he had no idea what he was in for when he went up into the hills near Santa Cruz to test drive this 8th wonder of the world. Once you put your foot down, you quickly find out that this is a car capable of making you shout four letter words. All it takes is sticky tires and nearly 800 horsepower routed through the rear wheels. There is no other car in the world the provides the sensations that this car does, be it the horsepower shove, the sound of that turbocharged flat-six engine, or the perfect sports-car size and weight of a 997. Anyone want a kidney?

 

The DFL Show: Episode 10 – Everybody Went Off

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10-11 June, 2016, Fort Worth, Texas USA Graham Rahal beats James Hinchcliffe to the checkered flag ©2016, Phillip Abbott LAT Photo USA

Eric, Brad, Stef, and Pat are on board this week, as Duncan was out sick. We recap Trans Am (Eric was there!), NASCAR, Formula 1, IndyCar, IMSA, Supercars, Whincup’s 100th win, GRC in Atlantic City, We briefly talk about Super GT, Blancpain, ELMS, and more!

News segments, talk about our favorite race cars ever, a long discussion about non-driver race track safety, Formula 1 the video game, and a ton more. It’s a long episode, not quite as long as last week’s, but still worth listening. Awards this week are awesome, especially Jabroni of the week. So comment below what you’re watching next week, and what you think about any other topic we discussed. Thanks for listening!


The DFL Show – Everybody Went Off

Hooniverse Motorsport News For August 29th, 2016

Bradley Brownell August 29, 2016 Motorsports

26-27 August, 2016, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin USA Michael McDowell ©2016, Barry Cantrell / LAT Photo USA

This was a pretty busy weekend of racing, as there were sports cars and open wheelers and stock cars racing pretty much everywhere. Iconic circuits and ovals and street courses and dirt. If you’re into some kind of motorsport, there was something there for you to watch. I was busy naffing off with a bunch of Porsche owners in Santa Cruz, so I didn’t get to watch much racing, but I’ll do my best.

Read along to see what good stuff happened this weekend. Summer is winding down a bit, and the racing is running to the end of the championships, so we’ll do our best to help keep your finger on the pulse. Just be aware of the fact that this post is filled with spoilers. Giant carbon-fiber, multi-element, DRS-equipped, Gurney-flapped, Spoilers! Oh, and in case you missed it, I am also hosting a new motorsport podcast these days…

Formula One Goes For Waffles and A Spa Day

IndyCar’s Texas Time Travel

IMSA Gets GT With It At VIR

NASCAR is smitten with the Mitten

Supercars in Sydney

XFinity Right And Left For America

Trans Am Gets Even More American

ELMS for tea at Paul’s

Blancpain Sprint is Hungary

Super GT @ Suzuka

BTCC Rocks Rockingham

GRC Gambles on Atlantic City

TCR in Buriram (“Hey, where’s Buriram?”)

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 125 – Pebble Batch

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Cam, Brad, and Jason are joined by multi-time guest Manuel for an excellent hour of discussion and revelry. Three of the four were recently in Monterey for Car Week, and met up at the infamous Pebble Beach Concours. This particular episode is a lot of fun, as the events were all spectacular, and there was plenty to talk about. Enjoy listening along, hopefully you learn something.

This week’s topics include: Drinks, Werks Reunion, Acura, Mazda, Infiniti, Fiat, Jeep, Concourso Italiano, The Quail, Supercars On Cannery, Concours D’LeMons, Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Porsche, Cam’s dumbass motorcycle’s dumbass fuel tank, Auction recaps, Maserati’s new SUV, and lots more. We all had a great time, except Cam, because he didn’t go. He thought life would be better with a Harley. What a chump.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Pebble Batch

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Quick Pic: Lamborghini From Above

Bradley Brownell August 25, 2016 Quick Pics

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I’m in Santa Cruz this weekend for Porsche 912 Rendezvous. Something that is ostensibly “work”. I go every year, and it’s always a great time. This year over 50 cars are attending. Anyhow, our car show is this weekend in Canepa’s parking lot, so we dropped by Canepa this afternoon after lunch just to check things out on a non-busy day. This shot was taken from the catwalk around the top of their workshop. I’m never one for a Countach, they just don’t do anything for me, but to see such a complex design stripped down to the bare essentials makes me a little bit happy.

The DFL Show: Episode 7 – Fabio Has A Six Pack

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Just Brad, Eric, and Patrick this weekend. Brad was at Monterey Car Week, Patrick was in Germany on a trip with Toyota, and Eric was stuck at home keeping score for LeMons Rally. NASCAR had a rain delay, IndyCar had a rain delay, MotoGP had rain all weekend. DTM, WRC, and some stuff from Bonneville rounds out our race recaps.

Patrick went to see the VLN race at the N-ring, but doesn’t remember who won. Brad saw some vintage races, and went to see a Porsche at Pebble Beach. Eric has a quiz. We each talk about our favorite liveries, a bit about the shemozzle in GTD right now, Ben Keating bought a Riley/Ave. IMSA confirms grandfathering for CTSCC. We give our awards, chat about upcoming races, and get out with just a 2-hour short episode for you.

Oh, but Patrick had interviews with Toyota drivers Mike Conway and Alex Wurz. They are VERY interesting, go listen to them!


The DFL Show – Fabio Has A Six Pack

2016 Concours D’LeMons Photo Gallery

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While in Monterey for car week, I attended the Concours D’LeMons. Yes, that’s a stretch MG, and it’s great. That car really set the tone for the event, and I couldn’t stop laughing about it. There was also a porn-sponsored race car, a Hella Shitty Bricklin (crowned later that day as Worst In Show), a bunch of home-brew monsters, LeMons Rally finishers, and Wayne Carini’s silly rusty Karmann Ghia. This event is always great, and I’m glad I went. Check out 90 photos after the jump.

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Hooniverse Motorsport News For August 22nd, 2016

Bradley Brownell August 22, 2016 Motorsports

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This weekend was another mostly racing-lacking weekend, but we’ll make the best of it and tell you all about the stuff that happened anyhow. Some NASCAR, some IndyCar, a bit of WRC and MotoGP. Toss in a DTM race, SuperFormula, and VLN, and it’s enough to chat about for a bit. I was at the Monterey Historics this weekend for a bit, so I’ll share a bit from that as well.

Read along to see what good stuff happened this weekend. Summer is winding down a bit, and the racing is running to the end of the championships, so we’ll do our best to help keep your finger on the pulse. Just be aware of the fact that this post is filled with spoilers. Giant carbon-fiber, multi-element, DRS-equipped, Gurney-flapped, Spoilers! Oh, and in case you missed it, I am also hosting a new motorsport podcast these days…

Super Formula Does Awesome Things From Motegi

MotoGP Brno, Man

DTM Visits Putin

WRC Rally Germany

NASCAR Does The Bristol Stomp

IndyCar Has A Rainy Day In Pennsylvania

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Monterey Car Week

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 124 – New Vinyl

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This week Jason comes back, but we make it a short one, as we all have a bunch of stuff to do this week. Jason and Brad are both recovering from Monterey Pre-Reunion weekend, and preparing for the full swing of Monterey Car Week. Jason talks a bit about his loaner JEEP. Brad’s picking up a 924 Turbo hood for a friend, carrying it on the roof for a couple hours. Jason was a guest on the Driving While Awesome podcast (listen to our show first, then go listen to theirs…). Then we discuss vinyl tops on new cars, and make a few auction action predictions for the upcoming Monterey auctions this weekend. What do you think the R5 Turbo 2, 512 BBi, MC12, and D-type will sell for? Put your own predictions in the comments. I’ll send a decal to the person who is closest.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – New Vinyl

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Quick Pic: Elva Is King Of The Corkscrew

Bradley Brownell August 18, 2016 Quick Pics

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I took this picture at the top of the Corkscrew last weekend at the Monterey Motorsports Pre-Reunion weekend. It’s one of my favorites, as it shows just the kind of elevation change that Laguna Seca is known for. This rare little Porsche 4-cam powered Elva is one of twenty built and it’s being thrashed as it should be. That’s what I love about vintage racing, and this event in particular. The driver is about to drop 110 feet in a second or two, and everything is under control. This was pretty early in the morning, and you can still see the fog as it’s burning off in the distance. Love it.