Category Archives: Racing
Off-Road racing has always been my passion. I love the trucks, jumps, sounds, and horsepower. When all four tires are leaving the ground, it adds a whole new element to the race.
For 2014, the Robby Gordon Formula Off-Road Stadium Truck Series returns to Toronto with the Honda Indy. This is another amazing race series that you have to check out.
It’s off-road trucks…but they are set up to run on the Indy track before the main race. How amazing is that??
I’m super pumped to see these trucks as well as the Indy cars. July 20th can’t come soon enough.
Check out the details of the race series here.
Here is some footage from last year.
The Honda Indy in Toronto has become a pretty big deal.
The Honda Indy is not just about racing anymore. The event has attracted some amazing side shows to the weekend to help bring a little something for everyone. Not just the car lovers.
This year, in addition to features like Gourmet Food Trucks, the event has also added live entertainment like the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series for its Canadian Championships. Fans in attendance will be able to see top professional logger sports athletes compete in such events as the Standing Block Chop, the STIHL Stock Saw, the Underhand Chop, the Single Buck, the Springboard and the Hot Saw. You will also see the Toronto leg of the SCOTT FireFit Championships, a series of events that have been described as Olympics for firefighters and smokeaters.
You can also check out the return of the JR Honda Red Riders to see the fundamentals of offroad dirt biking.
I’m going to be at the end trying to take it all in. There will be so much to do, and I will only be there for one day to do it.
Are you going to be at the Honda Indy in Toronto this year?
I love Auto Racing. More than the racing itself, I love the engineering and dedication from the race teams to make it all come together. It’s a constant struggle and search for more speed.
The Subaru Rally Team USA has put together an amazing web show called Launch Control to show you the progression of the Subaru Rally America and Global Rally Cross Teams. It’s an great series showing behind the scenes of auto racing.
Check it out
Interested in a WRX STi?
In other parts of the world, the Honda Fit is called the Honda Jazz.
And in other parts of the world, the Honda Jazz is used as a full blast rally car!!! Intense!
If you have come in and talked to me about the Fit, you know that I’m completely amped about this platform. I think the potenial of being a track race car is amazing, and it would be a blast to slam through the gears, but I never even considered it as a rally car.
Check out this video to see the Honda Jazz Rally in action.
I love Motorsports. On-Road Racing, Off-Road Racing, doesn’t matter. So imagine how excited I get when you combine the two? Oh yeah!!!
Rally Racing has always been one of my favorites. But stage rally is not doing much in North America as far as running events and broadcasting on TV. But that’s where the Global Rally Cross comes in.
Global Rally Cross is more of a circuit style Rally race that is catching on all over the world. Races are usually held on a built race track before another major race event like Nascar. Add a little dirt and some jumps, and tada!!! You get Global Rally Cross.
Racing like this has helped attract some of the world’s best drivers like Tanner Foust, Brian Deegan, Rhys Millen, and Travis Pastrana, as well as some of the worlds best sponsors like Red Bull, Rockstar, and Subaru.
Check out this link to watch a full event
It’s rare that you see a car as amazing as this come into a dealership. Clean and cared for, this is going to make someone very happy.
This car is so clean that you could eat off the carpets. But that’s not all. It has a great list of well done modifications that sets this STi above all others.
Following vehicle information & MODs:
USDM 2005 (so it has HIDs).
World Rally Blue.
Full detail 2-3 times a year, washed bi-weekly, waxed monthly.
Garage parked @ home and garage parked @ work – stored in the winter.
Local owner since 2008.
auto dim rear-view mirror, boost gauge and short shifter.
Turbo XS turbo back exhaust (catted and silencer).
Pro-tuned @ Speed Industries for 93/94 octane with AccessPort v1
SG Motorsports AOS.
EBC Yellow Stuff pads.
Agency Power SS brake lines.
RCE Black Springs.
RCE front and rear sway bars.
Com-C front top hats.
Group- N rear top hats.
Whiteline Anti-Lift Kit (sport).
free caster mod.
Perrin front shifter bushings.
Whiteline Steering rack bushing.
Kartboy exhaust hangers.
Primal Al Skid plate with cut-outs for drain plug and oil filter.
flapattack mud flaps.
polyurethane front lip.
Synthetic oil change ever 4800kms with factory oil filters.
Financing available for 36 months
Call me for bookings
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second oldest motor sports race in American. Since 1916, this race is run on a 12.42 mile course with 156 turns that beings at 9,390 feet and finishes at the 14,115 foot summit of the Pikes Peak Mountain.
The Pikes Peak race has always been the true test of driver, machine, and pit crew. As the cars climb the mountain, the air thins out and robs the cars of 30% of their power by the time they hit the hill. Drivers also have to contend with the dangers of insane speeds into hairpin corners with cliff drops that you could not walk away from. All in the quest to be named ‘King of the Mountain.”
For 2014, Honda has joined Pikes Peak as a partner in the race. With their support, Honda is looking to extend their racing heritage and compete on all levels.
In the past, Honda has entered the Fit, and the Odyssey in the race, as well as motor cycles and quads.
With this partnership, we can expect to see even more coverage and participation from the Race Teams at Honda.
I’m excited to see what Honda has in store with the Pikes Peak Hill Climb Race.
Check out this video for Sebastian Loeb’s record setting run up the Peak.
Since I was old enough to know what they were, cars have always been my motivation and drive to do better. They have always been my milestone goals and target prize for excellent performance.
It’s good to know that I’m not the only one. It seems that the world is addicted to cars, and the things that you can do to cars. It inspires art and drives innovation to the next level.
Check out this video of a drift battle between a car, and yeah…a semi!!! Wow! It’s amazing what can be done with engineering and the need to do something silly.
Haven’t have enough new release and up coming vehicle released from the who’s who in the auto industry? Me neither!
This next week is going to be another major event in the auto world. The New York International Auto Show. This will be another event for manufacturers large and small to showcase their products and release new information for their markets.
I’m excited to see what is going to get released on this one.
There is no shortage of quality when it comes to performance at a good price between Honda and Subaru. Being able to sell them both, I find myself being torn between the new Civic Si and the BRZ Sport Tech.
Both cars perform and are equipped at a high level, and are priced almost the same. It’s amazing.
Both cars are at or just above 200 Horse Power.
Both cars put all their power through an amazing 6-Speed Manual Transmission
Both cars offer an amazing driving experience
And Both cars are priced under $30,000 and are loaded with great features like Navigation, Push Button Start, and a Premium Sound System.
One of the biggest differences between the two is that the Civic Si is Front-Wheel Drive, and the BRZ Sport-Tech is Rear-Wheel Drive.
It’s not an easy decision. Which would you pick?