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If you've never heard of iconic Japanese Porsche tuner RAUH-Welt, hold onto your hat. If you know about RAUH-Welt, and Nakai-San's incredible creations, simply enjoy the goodness of these two videos (kudos to Maiham Media for a great job on the videos) ...
You can view the videos here ...
There's a fantastic purity to Nakai-San's work. Respect.
created on 2011-09-06 by TTG.
Racing is often so fast paced that the human eye misses details.
Click on the link below to check out these three amazing "super slow motion" videos for an incredible look at the details the human eye can miss ...
created on 2009-12-12 by adamr.
When Nissan went to the Nurburgring for the final testing of the 2008 R35 GT-R, Best Motoring were invited along with their cameras for the event.
Onboard footage of the full lap is included.
created on 2009-12-02 by adamr.
This weekend in Sydney Australia, the Tasman Revival was held.
It's a mindblowing event that happens every two years, and features some of the finest machinery in the world, everything from vintage formula racers right up to old Group A touring cars.
Matthew also took the photo above, so many thanks to him for sending it to us to use as the photo for this story.
A simply amazing weekend. We can't believe we have to wait two years for the next one.
created on 2008-12-01 by adamr.
2010 World Time Attack Challenge / Superlap Round Up - Fantastic results achieved by cars sponsored by The Tuners Group
The 2010 World Time Attack Challenge / Superlap was an very successful event for The Tuners Group and for the cars which we sponsor.
The Tuners Group sponsored 3 cars in this event:
Marek Tomaszewski's Nissan R35 GT-R (Clubsprint Class)
And Stephen Kakavas's Kakavas Racing Subaru WRX.
Click on the link below to read our roundup article about this incredible event, to view videos and pit lane photos from the event, and to read about the great results achieved by the 3 cars we sponsored at this event ...
created on 2010-05-25 by adamr.
At the recent LA Motor Show, a contest of great interest was the Motor Sports 2025 Design Challenge.
The brief was for designers to come up with designs of what they thought racing cars might look like in 2025, and the results are amazing.
Entries were received from Audi, BMW, GM, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Mercedes and VW.
Toyota entered a wild looking Le Mans racer design shown above.
Audi also entered this cutting edge Le Mans racer design.
Mitsubishi's entry (shown above) was particularly interesting. As it says on the Design Challenge website ...
"While the look is shocking, the multi-terrain, omnidirectional wheels consist of eight independently-controlled motors, allowing for “8 x 4” wheel drive so that the car can be driven forward while pointing in any direction. The MMR25 drives sideways into a corner and points the nose of the car outwards before even reaching the apex of the curve while driving sideways or backwards.
The MMR25 also uses special Oblique Aerodynamics to give the vehicle aero advantages. The center wing acts as a spoiler, actuated by pneumatic and fabricated from Memory Metal Alloy while the front and rear spoilers double as suspension blades which are able to control stiffness and ride height."
So if you thought the future of motoring was going to be all about boring design, and electric vehicles that you could outrun on a pushbike, think again ... how much fun does this look ? ...
Check out the gallery of entries at
created on 2008-11-15 by adamr.
It's that time of the year again !Porsche RS Spyder Cockpit
With just over 2 days left until the start of this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans (or as the French call it "24 Heures du Mans"), we're totally juiced for 24 hours of non stop racing action this weekend !
We've been massive fans of Le Mans for years, and were fortunate enough to see our good friends at TRG take the chequered flag in 2002 in their first ever race at Le Mans - an incredible achievement.
There are a host of incredible cars entered this year with a total of 99 cars entered.
We'll be watching the Porsche RS Spyders and Pescarola / Lola Mazdas in LMP2.
In LM GT2 there is likely to be an epic battle between the five Porsche 911 GT3 RSR's and a massive ten Ferrari F 430 GT's ! There is always strength in numbers, but our money is on one of the GT3 RSR's taking the chequered flag.
Here are a list of a few of our favourite 24 Hours of Le Mans links:
- 24 Hours of Le Mans Official Website
- 2009 Le Mans Official Photo Gallery
- les24heures.fr - in French
- History of the race on Wikipedia
- Porsche RS Spyder Official Site
- GT Racing section on Ferrari's Official Website
- Audi R15 Info
- Flying Lizard Motorsports (LM GT2 911 GT3 RSR)
- Flying Lizard Wallpapers / Desktops
- Lola Motorsport Official Site
TV & Radio Coverage
Online Radio:Porsche GT3 RSR
Flying Lizard Team Radio Web Broadcast (live on raceday)
TV - Europe & Asia/Pacific: Eurosport2 broadcast live starting with first practice session on June 10. Full live race coverage.
TV - USA: SpeedTV live broadcast starting at 5:30 am PT Saturday June 13 (not continuous). See Eurosport.com and speedtv.com for schedule. (broadcast times may vary by market - check your local listings)
TV - Australia: In Australia where we're based, the race will be telecast on Network 10's new One Digital channel on free to air digital.
One Digital's high definition channel is digital 1 and standard definition is digital 12, and may be available on Foxtel in some areas.
At 3.30PM AEST on Thursday 11 June, and again at 8.00am AEST on Saturday Sydney time, One Digital is broadcasting the one hour Official Film of the 2008 race.
Coverage of the 2009 race starts from 10:30pm AEST on Saturday.
In terms of Foxtel, One Digital's site reads ... "If you are cable Foxtel subscriber and can already access HD Foxtel channels then ONE will be immediately available for viewing."
You can check broadcast times in your local area in Australia by entering "Le Mans" into the search box here ...
Put the coffee on, people - it's going to be an epic weekend !
created on 2009-06-11 by adamr.
What do you get if you drop a 500 horsepower Porsche 993 twin turbo motor into a 1962 VW Kombi van ? ... the incredible Swiss "race taxi".
Click on the video above to see it in action.
created on 2009-02-20 by adamr.
If you're into your retro racing cars (and let's face it, who doesn't love the racecars of yesteryear), do yourself a favour and check out a new free online publication called Motorsport Retro.
Motorsport Retro is an online publication celebrating classic motorsport. It’s about the classic machines, events, design, riders and drivers of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.Rich and Ray Fowler
The site was launched in 2008 by Richard Fowler, a former Formula Ford driver who raced in Formula Fords in Australia alongside Red Bull Formula One driver Mark Webber, V8 Supercar drivers Jason Bargwanna & Jason Bright, Nascar driver Marcos Ambrose, and a host of other familiar names.
We spent a couple of seasons travelling all over Australia with his Rich Racing Formula Ford Team - some very memorable road trips with a very professional and successful team.
Rich was extremely quick in a Formula Ford - click here to view a video of him winning the national round at Eastern Creek (and claiming the lap record) back in 1996.
You can also view videos of Rich driving the Supercharged 911 by clicking here.
The articles on Motorsport Retro are written by Rich Fowler, motorcycle journalist Darryl Flack, long time Porsche Power editor Ray Fowler, and motorsport historian, current Goodwood Festival of Speed commentator and Autosport veteran Henry Hope-Frost.
created on 2009-08-22 by adamr.
This weekend was a massive weekend of motorsport with some great results achieved ...
First up, Mark Berry won the Powercruise Promotions Time Attack 1 Lap Dash at the Japanese Nationals at Lakeside Raceway.
Mark posted a 0:55.05 second lap in the R32 GT-R to win the Time Attack event by 0.34 second from Mick Sigsworth's Evo 9.
The Tuners Group sponsors Mark's R34 GT-R (pictured above). The R32 GT-R is Mark's old car which has an incredible history in Australian motorsport and was driven by Russell Newman at the 2010 World Time Attack Challenge. Congratulations to Mark on yet another great result.
Finn's Evo Wins Best Engine Bay AwardARC Airbox - All the ARC products on this car are available from The Tuners Group
Also at the Japanese Nationals at Lakeside, Finn Slater took out an award in the show section of the event.
Normally seen tearing around the track, Finn's car was entered in the show section of the event on the weekend and won the Best Engine Bay 2000-2009 award with his immaculate Evo 9 engine bay filled with a host of ARC goodness. It's a credit to Finn that this track driven car is so clean that it can compete in the show section of an event.
Click here for more photos of Finn's amazing Evo and to learn more about the parts used on his car ...
Marek's Result In The CAMS NSW Supersprint Series
And finally, Marek Tomaszewski was competing in the CAMS Supersprint Series in his R35 GT-R, sponsored by The Tuners Group.
The final event of the 9 round season was held on Sunday at Wakefield Park Raceway.
By round 5 of the series in the outright championship, Marek was 4 points behind the series leader, with 4 round to go.
With 10 points awarded for a win and 9 points for second at each round, and the cars very close in performance, Marek needed to pull out some very special performances in the final rounds of the series to have a chance of winning the title ...
The final rounds
Playing catch up on series points in the latter part of the season, Marek posted a strong performance in round 6 at Wakefield, taking the outright points win and the important 10 outright championship points.
At the next round (round 7) at Eastern Creek, Marek posted a flying 1 minute 38.8263 seconds lap and again won the outright points at the event and took another 10 outright points.
At round 8 at Eastern Creek Marek again claimed 10 outright points for the outright pointscore win, with the series leading getting 8 outright points at that round.
Marek had just won three rounds outright in a row.
So Marek had narrowed the points gap so much with one round left to run that whoever won the final round between Marek and the series leader would take out the series Championship.
The Final Round Of The Championship
At the final round on Sunday at Wakefield Park, Marek started the day strongly with a 1:01.6480 lap on his third lap of the day. On his second last lap of the day, Marek went even faster, with a 1:01.3880.
Unfortunately Marek was pipped at the post for the championship when the series leader posted a 1:00.8261 on his third last lap of the day, so Marek had to settle for 2nd place in the Championship outright, 2nd place in Type 4, and 2nd place in Class 4D.
There is always next season.
Incredible consistency - finished 1st or 2nd in Class 4D at every round of the championship
While second place in the championship is a great result, the barnstorming charge from Marek in the latter rounds of the season was a great effort.
According to the official outright pointscore and Class 4D pointscore results as at the end of round 9 on the CAMS Supersprint Series website ...
- Marek's car took 3 outright round wins in a row in the second half of the 2010 NSW Supersprint Championship season.
- In the last four rounds of the season the car finished 1st, 1st, 1st and 2nd.
- In addition it took the Class 4D win in 4 rounds of the 9 round series, and second place in Class 4D at the other 5 rounds ... so the cars worst finish in Class 4D pointscore all season at all individual rounds was 2nd.
So it was definitely a barnstorming end to the season. To finish first or second in Class 4D at every round in the championship is an excellent achievement and a credit to the consistency of the driver and the car.
Importantly, the car took the outright pointscore win in two of the three rounds held at Eastern Creek, so that bodes very well for the car's chances at events like the 2011 World Time Attack Challenge.
The Tuners Group of course has a number of ideas about how the car can be made even faster next season.
So that wraps up a huge weekend of motorsport and the completion of the 2010 CAMS NSW Supersprint Championship.
Congratulations to the teams for their great results. It is always a pleasure to see teams which we sponsor achieving great results.
created on 2010-09-29 by adamr.