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Quick Pic: The Infiniti Prototype 9 is a throwback to an era before Infiniti existed

Infiniti, known for selling tarted up Nissans to people that yearn for the old days of Skylines, has shocked the automotive world with one of most oddball and stunning concepts we’ve seen in a long time. It’s inspired by the amazing and daring Grand Prix cars from the 30’s and 40’s. Yet instead of a giant V12 belching flames and smoke, it’s the conceptual running gear for the next-generation Nissan Leaf.

Yes, seriously.

The coolest concept Infiniti has ever thrown together has a borrowed drivetrain from something… a bit less cool. Crazy right? Hats off to everyone that came together to make this wonderful thing happen.

I just hope it gets driven.

Fun and Frustration with Forza Horizon 3’s Hot Wheels Expansion

Well, I’ve sat on this longer than I wanted to because I’m still not sure how to feel about this most recent release from Playground Games and Microsoft. While the idea is perfect and brings some of the silliest moments in Forza history, I find the execution lacking. Moments of fun are peppered by long periods of frustration. The entire thing feels expensive, but without much real substance. It’s a befuddling thing.  … Continue Reading

Quick Pic: Hot Lap; Hot Car

Well, as apart of this AAP Sports car showdown weekend, Mercedes was nice enough to grant me a passenger lap in this beautiful AMG GT-S. And, since it wasn’t my first rodeo in the side seat of a supercar around the track, my driver, AJ, decided to light them up wherever he could to give me almost a full drift lap of COTA. For now, enjoy the beautiful Mercedes as I try to wipe the smile off my face.

MotoGP at COTA 2017: The Clash of the Two-Wheel Titans

Another year has come and that means the COTA season starts anew with the invasion of the highest classes of Motorcycle racing in the world. That’s right, MotoGP is back and bringing with it new rules, new heroes, and a whole load of action to get things started off with a bang in the Lone Star State. It’s the Yamaha new boy versus the only man to ever win the top class of this event, Marc Marquez. I was there the whole weekend to observe and relay all the happening both here and for The DFL Show, and boy what a treat it was to get back out here for a real race.

Friday was the start of the story, with Maverick and Marquez trading blows with each other; each taking the top spot in a free practice session. It set the tone quite well for Saturday, with the same thing happening going into my favorite part of the race weekend, which is always qualifying.

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IndyCar driver Fernando Alonso is a Bird Murderer. A Birderer.

Pulling what I like to call The Double Randy Johnson, Fernando Alonso murdered two birds at once yesterday when he took his Indycar out for the first time during rookie testing in anticipation of his Indy 500 attempt later this month. I have no idea what these two birds did for the universe to decide that they deserved to be vaporized by the two-time F1 world champion, but what a way to go.

Quick Pic: Got Beans?

While my full writeup for MotoGP is still being worked on as I deal with some medical stuff, I would have hated if none of you were able to see the amazingness that was this Jelly Belly sponsored MotoAmerica bike. Isn’t it just the best? Now if you’ll excuse me I’m gonna go find some beans and finish up some articles.

Quick Pic: Remember the Porsche 918 RSR Concept?

Y’all remember this shit? This dope ass thing was Porsche playing around with the idea of upgrading their 911 GT3R Hybrid race car that raced here and there by sticking the giant flywheel KERS system into the then brand spanking new 918 concept.

While it never raced, and seems to be long forgotten in the world of the 919 LMP1 car, I still have a major soft spot in my heart for this car, and wished it would have reached the race track at some point.

Flat-Sixes Down Under, Porsche Finally Comes To Forza Horizon 3

Patrick Hoffstetter April 20, 2017 Forza

With the EA exclusivity done and dead, Porsche and Microsoft have announced a new six year deal that will include the iconic German in Forza games going forward. This is great news for fans of Forza like myself, with this deal meaning that Porsche should be included on day one for all Forza games going forward.

Along with the car pack that dropped last week, which includes cars like the GT3RS, and the mighty GT4, all this month there will be opportunities for you to win Porsche’s free of charge through the limited time Forzathon events. It’s a great way to introduce Porsche back into the Horizon economy, and a great way to get old players back into the game. I can’t wait to see what this new partnership produces down the line, but for now I’m going to blast across the outback in my GT3 and see how far this thing can fly.

 

Formula Fun: The Italian Stallion Vs. The Thunder Down Under

Well another F1 season has kicked off, ushering in a new generation of cars. Wider, faster, and more demanding to drive, when the lights went out down under we exited the uncertainty of the off season and went headfirst into the drama and action of the racing season. We had new drivers, brand new cars, and our first chance to see the sandbags come off and see how everyone truly measures up to one another. Ferrari might have scored first blood, but there is plenty to talk about, in this, the first post-race Formula Fun of 2017. … Continue Reading

Formula Fun: 2017 Starts Now

Well it’s testing season and Australia grows ever closer, so let’s take this time to run through the storylines that we’ll follow through the next season of Formula One. New cars, new drivers, and the rush to see who will come out on top in these new look Formula. It’s all to play for this year, and all without the reigning champion on the grid! Intrigue, Excitement, Formula Fun!  … Continue Reading