Posts Tagged ‘2011’

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…

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.

In the growing excitement of the upcoming Formula 1 season, most of us have been grabbing what news we can from wherever we can find it.  Click on this link to see pictures of the F1 cars for the 2011 season.

To help us get into the swing of things, Red Bull (last year’s champions) has put out a video that shows just what goes on in building an F1 car.  Usually videos like these can be boring or just a marketing exercise for a big sponsor, this one is actually quite entertaining.

Watch the video to find out why…

Source: Autoblog UK

The first race of the Formula One season, set for Bahrain on March 13, was cancelled by Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa following anti-government protests in the country.

The Bahrain Information Affairs Authority quoted via their Twitter site that “Bahrain’s priority is on overcoming tragedy, healing divisions and rediscovering the fabric that draws this country together.

“At the present time the country’s entire attention is focused on building a new national dialogue for Bahrain.”

Bernie Ecclestone, the big boss over at Formula One, will do his best to make sure the Bahrain Grand Prix takes place.  Eccelestone told the Daily Telegraph that “What has happened in Bahrain is desperately sad but one month ago everyone was looking forward to the race.

“No one had a problem with it then.  If everything is peaceful, which we hope it will be, then we will try our best to fit it in.”

The Bahrain Grand Prix has been a set fixture on the F1 calendar since 2004.  The first race of the season will now be the Australian Grand Prix on March 27, to be held in Melbourne.

 

Sources: Top Gear UKAutoblog UK

 

As I’m sure you’ve probably noticed, unless you’re head is beneath a rock, or if you’re hiding in a cave and have the surname “Bin Laden”, the Superbowl in the United States saw the Greenbay Packers taking home the trophy over the Steelers of Pittsburgh.

Seeing as I don’t generally follow American Football, I was surprised to hear that advertising during the breaks are a big deal, with massive budgets and star appearances.  Not surprisingly, car manufacturers make up a fair portion of those that utilize the opportunity to display their products across the US.

Beneath are seven adverts for different cars and manufacturers, each different in style… Which do you prefer? Vote in the poll! Or just leave a comment, your choice…