You never saw the magnificent race track of Nurburgring under this appearance: covered with snow. Better! The snow has frozen. Worse: A pilot takes a formula car on a trip around the track and we can have a peek. No speed record for sure but a very unusual show. YouTube link
Rather than using electricity to power a car, here is a prototype using Coke Zero and Mentos. YouTube link But, when you’ve been using so much coke, you need to clean your car. Just don’t try to do it the same way as… Two guys vs. a car wash spray hose
You certainly know the basic principles of the operation of a 4-stroke engine with its different phases: piston going down to suck gas and air in piston going up to compress the mixture piston going down pushed by the explosion piston going up to push burnt gas out of the cylinder Let’s admire the actual… Read More
Yesterday, I was in Le Mans (France) to assist to the official practice session of this most famous endurance car race: les 24 heures du Mans. This was an obvious reason to bring along a photo camera in order to click the shutter onto this colorful and very active show. It’s technically very demanding for… Read More
See what happens to video game players, when a real World Rally Championship (WRC) pilot takes them to the real dirt. “Are you ready for the real thing?” Ken Block is not only a good driver, he’s trying his best to have them p…ing their pants. YouTube link Source: Autoblog.
After a demonstration of how cars evolved or progressed in terms of security in the last years, I also found some old crash tests where you can see what happens with a dreadful combination: High-speed (60+mph) and poor security car design. YouTube link1 YouTube link2
We tend to forget it easily, but automotive technology made astounding progress in the past decades. And, there is a domain which has been simply transformed by this leap forward: Car safety. 1970’s cars were crushed by the energy of car accidents. The following video is a witness of what happened to pretty good cars… Read More
This factory exists in Dresden (Germany) and the visitors can see all the steps of the building of their own car. Right before your eyes. YouTube link However, my own experience with other car factories is that -even if they are not completely different- this is really slow manufacturing.
In automobile racing, if you start from the last position, it is difficult to come back to the 1st position. But if you have the same car as the other drivers, this is even worse. Dean Evans, in 1985 did much better than this in an Australian car race where all the competing cars were… Read More
I learned (in karting) that you should not break and that you must choose the best trajectory. These French and Italian drivers are decidedly learning. And they crash so many cars that they are helping reduce the impact of recession on car manufacturers. Be ready for more than 90 minutes of broken WRC cars, or… Read More
If you liked my photos about Le Mans, you’re just in time to jump to Michelle Roohani’s web site. Excellent blogger, graphist and photographer, she has just posted a series of photos of Delahaye, Hispano Suiza, Kurtis 500, Bentley, Ferrari, Bugatti.
Click on the thumbnails image to enlarge them After looking at these images I shot myself, I advise you to visit the excellent web site of Thomas Baekdal about Le Mans. 24 heures du Mans, 2008.
Here is a good example of a photographic opportunity caught at the right time. I am going to the first qualification runs of the 24h of Le Mans (endurance car race in the West of France). Of course, I did not forget to bring some photo hardware with me, even if I was told that… Read More