It was a beautiful sunny day in Sydney, Australia as it played host to the one of the best meets Sydney has ever seen; Showcased presented by THE-LOWDOWN.com. This was the perfect opportunity for enthusiasts from all over Australia to come together and share their love for cars, whether it’s a time attack machine or a show car on bags, this meet had it all. With cars from interstate driving more than ten hours to attend and workshops working overtime to get their car ready to be debuted at Showcased. Read more
Let me take you back to the Nurburgring 24 hour race once more. Due to the trip both Allard van Grafhorst and myself made to the Le Mans 24 hours these photo’s have been laying around catching dust. Here is more on the Sunday of the race. Read more
Come March I always feel a bit excited! The racing season is kicking off and and it is great to see all the new cars, liveries and teams through all the divisions of the Motorsport calendar.
While March get’s the excitement going, it’s May and June that will really get my blood pumping. With both the 24 hour races at the Nurburgring and Le Mans approaching, it is the right season for the endurance race fan. Read more
The world’s first and so far only BMW M Dealership. In Singapore. A small island of 5 million people. The local running joke in Singapore being that even the dot used to pinpoint cities on a world map is bigger than the country. Yet in spite of this and the astronomical car prices in Singapore (a Toyota Corolla starts at SGD $109,000) the sale of supercars and the like are flourishing. Prompting BMW in partnership with Munich Automobiles to create this dealership which serves the discerning car enthusiast. Read more
With a clear sky and a sunny track, the first GT3 race kicked of at 15:42hr on Saturday afternoon. With ear deafening loud roars and high pitched revs the cars came out of the formation lap to decide who would be the king of the dunes! Read more
The whole week running up to the 24 hour race at the Nurburgring is one big automotive festival. With parades in the streets of Adenau, Porsche Carrera Worldcup races and plenty of other support races on the track, drifting could not be left out to complete the party. The Mullenbachschleife on the Grandprix section of the Nurburgring turned into a smoking piece of Eiffel when the cars started sliding and the roar of the fans became louder than the cars itself. Read more
With Le Mans just two weeks behind us the world of endurance racing had already another adventure to look forward to. The 39th running of the 24 hours of the Nurburgring!!! There were over 200 cars competing with 800 drivers behind the wheel on the largest racetrack in the world. This was going to be something special… Read more
24 Hours of close racing, heavy crashes & continuously changing weather conditions. The 2011 edition of Le Mans had all the drama that you would expect from this famous race. After the race started at three o’clock I stayed at the grandstands watching the race for a good hour before I started walking around the track. I always like to watch the race at the bottom of the Dunlop Bridge. The view is amazing as the cars pop over the crest before they head into The Esses section of the track. Read more
As soon as I approached the city of Le Mans I flipped the car’s audiosystem to Radio Le Mans. It was early wednesday morning but the guys over at the station were in full swing. Immediately the whole endurance vibe was back with all the great stories flying through the air. The seven hour journey was instantly forgotten and the notorious Le Mans bug started to master my brain. The free practice sessions were scheduled later that day and it was the perfect time to see all the cars run for the first time. Read more
The first race of the Super GT 2011 season was tough, as it is often the case at Fuji when the weather takes a turn for the worse. Usually when it’s raining over there, it’s raining a lot. As such, the race result was difficult to guess before the start since the rain added yet another level of uncertainty over the many unsolved questions arising for the first time the new cars, drivers and teams gathered to race at last.