Entries Tagged as 'Video'

Hype Video: BMW Tapps Chris Forsberg To “Initiate” M4 Coupe To The M Family With Drifting

Posted on 08.26.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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The M4 is the newest edition to the M family and is taking a prominent role by replacing the M3 coupe.  That is a tall order for a new car with such a rich heritage!  If previous generation M3′s were real people they might be a bit skeptical of this new edition.  BMW, being empathetic to this decided it would introduce the M4 coupe to its M3 coupe predecessors in style.  How? By tapping Formula Drift champion Chris Forsberg to drift around them!  Scroll down for two minutes of German-engineered sideways action!

 

WARNING: RANDOM SPECULATION BELOW!

Ok that was a cool video right? Yet, it made me think about something… Why was Chris Forsberg chosen to be the driver for this video? Granted he is definitely a skilled driver but a company like BMW could have grabbed any Hollywood stunt driver for this.  Perhaps there is more here than meets the eye…  Could Chris Forsberg be in negotiations with BMW for the 2015 Formula Drift season?  This isn’t the first video put out by BMW this year which features drifting so they obviously have an interest in it and if trends continue Chris Forsberg is on track to be the 2014 Formula Drift champion.  So, If BMW were to make a foray into Formula Drift it is likely they would want to do it with the reigning champion.  Of course all of this is pure speculation and there is no hard evidence to support this theory, but its fun to imagine!

What do you think?  Will Chris Forsberg leave Nissan for BMW?  Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Indy Car Hype: GoPro Grand Prix Of Sonoma Quick Result (With Video)

Posted on 08.25.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Ok, before you say it I know I missed out on the last race but I had a good reason; personal, but a good reason trust me!  Anyhow on to the next!  Over the weekend Indy Cars returned to Sonoma Raceway for the GoPro grand prix.  This race is the final road race of the season and after this comes the MavTV 500 at California Speedway.  So who came out on top?  Who is leading points going into the season finale?  Scroll down to find out as well as check out a video of race highlights.

 

SPOILERS BELOW!!

1st: Scott Dixon
2nd: Ryan Hunter-Reay
3rd: Simon Pangenaud
Current points standings (Top 5):

1st: Will Power (626 points)
2nd: Helio Castroneves (575 points)
3rd: Simon Pagenaud (545 points)
4th: Ryan Hunter-Reay (534 points)
5th: Scott Dixon (523 points)

 

GoPro Grand Prix Of Sonoma Highlights:

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F1 Hype: Belgian Grand Prix Quick Result (With Video)

Posted on 08.25.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Formula One finally returned from its summer break this weekend as it made its return to the extremely fast Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.  If you missed it, well things were uneventful for the most part unless you count the part where Nico Rosberg totally sliced Lewis Hamilton’s tire with his front end plate basically ruining the race for his closest rival in the points championship.  Oh, does that interest you?  Well you will find a quick video on that below and I am sure you will here more about it later.  As  you can imagine everyone on the Mercedes GP team is pissed, especially at the revelation that Nico himself admitted that he did it to “prove a point”!  Dramaaaaa!  Anyhow, you will also find the race results and a highlight reel.  Check it all out below then discuss it at the watercooler.

 

SPOILERS BELOW

Race results:

1st: Daniel Ricciardo
2nd: Nico Rosberg
3rd: Valtteri Bottas

 

End of race highlights:

Nico Rosberg vs Lewis Hamilton incidient:

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Gaming Hype: Forza Horizon 2′s Social Features Detailed In New Video

Posted on 08.13.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Today, the world got a bit more insight as to just how social Forza Horizon 2 will be once its released this September (9-30-14 to be exact).  Playground Games, the studio behind Forza Horizon 2 released a video for Gamescom (think of it as a European E3) which detailed some of Horizon 2′s social features and how they will be integrated into the different game modes.  After watching the video it appears that Playground Games really wants to make it easy for players to connect with their friends no matter what mode they are in.  It will be easy for players to find out what their friends are doing, contact their friends, and play with their friends from just about any screen in the game.  The video also provides a few more details on the in-game “Car Meets” and how that will change the way players browse tunes and paint schemes.  There have also been tweaks to enhance popular multiplayer modes like “King” and “Infected”.

To get a full rundown of how the social features work just watch the video below!

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Hype Video: Forza Motorsport Profiles Quadriplegic Racer Mario Bonfante Jr’s Inspirational Journey

Posted on 08.06.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

Forza5Story_MarioBonfonteJr No matter what we do, we never really know what will happen to us tomorrow.  You could have the best laid plans ever and do everything right to realize the goals of those plans and then something completely out of your control can happen at a moment’s notice and potentially turn all of those plans on its head.  I use the word “potentially” because it is really up to you if you will let the hand of fate disrupt your dreams and goals.  Mario Bonfante Jr is someone who did not let fate deter him from what he wanted. Mario always wanted to race and in his early years his weapon of choice was anything with two wheels.  He graduated from BMX racing to Motocross and from Motocross he moved onto cycle racing where he quickly established himself as the next American Moto GP prospect.  Unfortunately, Mario injured his neck while riding a bicycle and became quadriplegic as a result.

However, he did not let that stop him.  Now, Mario is not the first person to overcome a disability to make it in motorsports.  Military Veteran Liam Dwyer suffered a horrific injury in combat and lost part of his left leg but he over came that to become a Mazda MX-5 cup racer.  There is also the famous story of Alex Zanardi who lost both legs in a Champ Car accident but came back to racing with BMW in touring cars.  However, what makes Mario different is that he literally engineered his return to racing himself!  I won’t spoil it for you here because you really should watch the video below to see how he did it!  I will say that Forza Motorsport was involved in his return to racing in a really cool way.

 

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Gaming Hype: Codemasters Reveals F1 2014 Gameplay Footage, Plans For The Future

Posted on 08.04.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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One of my favorite driving franchises is the F1 series from the gang at Codemasters.  To some controversy their last game F1 2013 was released on what is technically “last gen” consoles (Xbox 360, PS3).  Well, it looks like Codemasters may be sparking some of that controversy again as they have announced that F1 2014 will also be released on the “last gen” consoles.  However, they have also promised that F1 2014 will be their last F1 game that is exclusive to Xbox 360 and PS3 and they have also promised that F1 2014 will be a fitting send-off.

To quell any interweb-rage about F1 2014 not coming to Xbox One or PS4, Codemasters gave a little preview of what we can expect in F1 2015.  One of the biggest tidbits is that the release cycle will likely change. Typically, Codemasters releases their F1 games at the end of the season and before the next season.  This is because Codemasters doesn’t know what new tracks, teams, or drivers will be added to F1 before the season starts so they have to wait until it all shakes out and then make their game.

However, starting with F1 2015  Codemasters will look to release their F1 games earlier in the season rather than the end.  This is because due to the architecture of Xbox One and PS4 it is easier to release content like new teams, tracks, and drivers via DLC (downloadable content) as the season unfolds.  So far, that is all we know about their future plans but Codemasters’ has hinted that they will reveal more about their next gen F1 games once F1 2014 is released this October (October 21st, 2014 to be exact).

I personally can’t wait to see what the team will do with the new consoles.  But I am equally excited for F1 2014!  If you share that sentiment then feel free to scroll down and check out the official gameplay trailer!

[Source: Codemasters Blog]

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Indy Car: Hondy Indy Toronto Double Header Quick Results (With Video)

Posted on 07.21.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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There was (kind of) a double header in the great land of Canada over the weekend but if you are reading this post you probably missed it.  There was supposed to be one race Saturday and another on Sunday but quickly after the first race started it began to rain…hard.  In fact it rained so hard they had to call the race and move it to Sunday!  That’s right, two races in one day!  Crazy right?  Scroll down if you want to see the results from each race as well as highlights.

 

WARNING SPOILERS BELOW!!!

 

Honda Indy Toronto Race 1 Results:

1st: Sebastian Bourdais
2nd: Helio Castroneves
3rd: Tony Kanaan

Honda Indy Toronto Race 2 Results:

1st: Mike Conway
2nd: Tony Kanaan
3rd: Will Power

Race 1 Highlights:

Race 2 Highlights:

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Formula Drift Hype: Watch Formula D Round 5 LIVE Right Now! Like…NOW

Posted on 07.18.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Can’t make it out to Washington for Formula Drift? No worries!  Watch it right now below! Thank us later!


Formula DRIFT Seattle #FDSEA (LIVE) by driftstream

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Hype Video: Awesome CEO Ralph Gilles Does Awesome Burn Out In Dodge Hell Cat Because Awesome

Posted on 07.16.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Usually when we think of a “CEO” we think of some stuffy old person in a suit who most likely doesn’t use or much less enjoy the products or services they hock on the rest of the population.  Sure, Bill Gates uses Windows on his home computer but do you think hes on Xbox Live once a week yelling profanities as he gets aggro on newbs in Halo?  Probably not!  This is why a guy like Ralph Gilles is refreshing.  Sure he ran the business end of SRT and has to do all the boring stuff but at heart he is a car nut like the rest of us.  He is every bit of the enthusiast and he is not afraid to show it one bit!  Hence the video below in which Mr Gilles peels off one heck of a monster burn out in the upcoming 707HP Dodge Challenger “Hellcat” in front of a roaring crowd.  Seriously, can we just make this guy the next President already?  I’d totally vote for him!

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Indy Car Hype: Iowa Corn Indy 300 Quick Result (With Video)

Posted on 07.14.14 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Here we are again.  Its Monday and in your whirlwind of a weekend you spaced on the Indy Car race and have no idea what happened, who won, who crashed, who got out of their car in the middle of the race to pee, nothing!  Tsk tsk!  Oh well, I will fill you in on the winners and even show you some highlights from the race.  Its all below!

 

WARNING!! SPOILERS BELOW!!!!

 

1st: Ryan Hunter-Reay
2nd: Josef Newgarden
3rd: Tony Kanaan

 

Race highlights:

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