Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

Alright, so this is probably one of the coolest things that I have seen in a while.  This is a new music video done by the band OK Go in partnership with Chevrolet.  To be honest, I’ve never heard of this group until I stumbled across this little nugget. After this though, I think I’m going to be quite the fan…

OK Go set up over 1000 instruments over two miles of desert outside Los Angeles.  They drive a Chevrolet Sonic through an obstacle course of these instruments, fitted with retractable pneumatic arms designed to play the instruments as they drive past.

The video took four months to prepare and 4 days to shoot.  Everything is legit, no stand-ins or anything.  Front man Damian even took stunt-driving lessons.  Get this: the pianos had their lowest octaves tuned to the same note so that they’d play the right note no matter where they were struck.

Genius.  Now watch and learn.

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New TopGear Trailer!

Posted: June 17, 2011 in News, Videos
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This is for fans of TopGear out there.  The new season starts on 26 June, and in the trailer we’ve been given some hints as to what we can expect from the boys this time around.

From driving over cars in a monster-truck type vehicle, to a race against Winter Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams and her skeleton bob sled Arthur, the new season looks promising.

Have a look at the trailer…

A head-on collision involving a Ferrari 456 was caught on CCTV in Buenos Aires last week.  After having lost control, the supercar swung sideways across the road directly into an oncoming VW Gol.

Reports have said that the Ferrari driver didn’t sustain any major injuries, but more importantly the driver of the VW Gol survived and escaped with several broken bones and other minor injuries.

Here’s the video:

Source: Autoblog UK

In the news today you can read about how the Nissan Leaf is going to be driven by Chad Hord at Pikes Peak.  They’ve left it pretty bog standard, except for the addition of bucket seats, harnesses and a roll cage, and most of the interior software has been removed.  The engine hasn’t been touched.

So it’s going to battle to reach the podium, but it does have the small advantage of not needing air, so when it hits the higher end of the course it won’t suffer from any power loss.  I’m still a bit sceptical though…

I found this commercial for the Leaf online and it made me laugh.  Enjoy.

Formula One reached its peak at the Canadian Grand Prix.  The race lasted for over four hours from lights to flag, thanks mostly to the rain and the safety hazards that came with it.  Below is a video by Allianz with post race news…

This posting is just for fun, because like a dullard I was slow to react to the unveiling of the new Lamborghini Aventador.  However, seeing as I’m a massive fan of Lamborghini, and seeing as this is my blog where my rules apply, I’ve decided to showcase a gallery and two videos of the Aventador.  Enjoy the eye-candy!

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Ford has set about marketing the new Focus – to be released in 2012 – using a viral marketing campaign that will give you a good laugh.

He comes in the form of an orange puppet, and his name is Doug.  The slightly chauvinistic, yet disarmingly charming puppet has been brought in as Ford’s spokespuppet with the aim of… Well, I’m not quite sure what his job actually is.

He’s been at this for a while now and he’s getting quite settled into his new role at Ford, but at the same time he seems to be unsettling his co-workers.  Watch the videos below and see for yourself.

 

 

I found this video today, and it made me laugh, so it’s now here on the blog.

On the Friday practice of the Malaysian GP, Hispania Racing’s Vitantonio Liuzzi’s F1 car runs into some trouble.

So Liuzzi heads off to the pits while some F1 Marshals are kind enough to push it off the road.  And then it happens.  Watch the video and have a chuckle.

Ok, I probably used up my exclamation quota on that title, but it’s fairly appropriate.

Here’s a random thing to happen: a tractor, with no driver, doing laps in a Walmart car park and destroying poor, innocent by-standing vehicles.

Fortunately, a good Samaritan had the foresight to record the mayhem, so that everyone outside of Richmond Hill, Ontario, can gawk in horror too – thoughtful, yes?  Most of the action takes place in the second half of the video, so be patient.

Not the most clever of headlines, but it works.  I’ve found a couple of cool vids from around the net, the first is a nice high-def video of a Dodge Viper pulling off some great burnouts, but due to copyrights or some story, I can’t post it on my blog, so click here to watch it on youtube.

The next one is not as exciting to watch, but the content is great as it shows the highlights from this year’s Geneva Motor Show.

And lastly, I just thought that this was a cool looking game, and you can watch the launch trailer for it below.  Driving supercars and buying luxurious houses on an international scale… What’s not to like?