Jean Girard

Tue Jan 28 2014 18:27:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Early racer at what appears to be Lime Rock Park?

Jean Girard

Thu Dec 12 2013 15:41:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Pit crew practice.

Jean Girard

Fri Nov 01 2013 19:32:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

This video is a 'best of' compilation of many different BMW cars I have recorded at the famous Nurburgring, Nordschleife. BMW is a very popular trackcar to use on the Nordschleife.

A list of models you can see in this video:

- BMW E30 M3 1100HP with Toyota Supra engine
- BMW E39 M5
- BMW 1M Coupe
- BMW E46 M3
- BMW E46 M3 CSL
- BMW E46 M3 ESS CFR 550
- BMW E60 M5
- BMW E60 M5 (Eisenmann Race Exhaust)
- BMW E92 M3 Coupe (with Akrapovic exhaust, SuperSprint F1 Exhaust etc)
- BMW E92 M3 GTS
- BMW E92 M3 GTS with Akrapovic Exhaust System
- BMW E92 M3 Manhart MH3 V8 Kompressor with Akrapovic Exhaust System
- BMW E92 M3 V8 GT by Schirmer Race Engineering
- BMW M5 F10
- BMW M6 F12

Jean Girard

Fri Nov 01 2013 19:45:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

I'm going to guess this car doesn't belong to this little guy, but maybe one day.

Jean Girard

Fri Nov 01 2013 19:51:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The ultimate Essex boy racers: Pair turn heads with homemade Formula One cars that have a top speed of 170mph and go from 0 to 60 in just 3.5 seconds (and are even road legal)

Russ Bost and Mark Harrison, from Essex, are turning heads in their incredible homemade Formula One racing cars
The red Ferrari car and blue Red Bull car have a top speed of 170mph

They also have a 190 brake horse power engine - taking them from 0 to 60 in just 3.5 seconds

The impressive vehicles were built from scratch

They would not look out of place speeding around world-famous Formula One circuits like Silverstone, Monza or Monaco.

Ultimate Essex boy racers Russ Bost and Mark Harrison are turning heads with their incredible homemade racing cars - which have a top speed of 170mph and go from 0 to 60 in just 3.5 seconds.
They get an 'unbelievable' response driving the sports cars - which were built from scratch - through the streets of Epping.

Mr Bost, 56, has built a red Ferrari car to mimic the expensive sports model driven by Spanish racing driver Fernando Alonso.

He has also created a blue Red Bull car for friend Mark Harrison, who is a fan of German champion Sebastian Vettel.

Jean Girard

Wed Oct 16 2013 13:58:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Curse of James Dean's Porsche.

Friends told James Dean that the car was trouble when they saw it - a rare Silver Porsche Spyder, one of only 90 in 1955. Nicknamed "The Little Bastard," the car carried the iconic screen rebel to his grave on September 30, 1955.

After the accident, many fans refused to believe Dean was dead. A story circulated that he was still alive although terribly disfigured, and in true urban legend fashion this tale took on a life of its own.

I won't go into all the James Dean as a cult idol stuff except to say his mystique has staying power. For example, his tombstone was stolen twice in 1983, and in 1985 had to be replaced because of damage done to it by fans. Seems he was still the popular fellow despite having been dead for three decades.

After the tragedy, master car customizer George Barris bought the wreck for $2,500. When the wreck arrived at Barris' garage, the Porsche slipped and fell on one of the mechanics unloading it. The accident broke both of the mechanic's legs.

While Barris had bad feelings about the car when he first saw it, his suspicions were confirmed during a race at the Pomona Fair Grounds on October 24, 1956. Two physicians, Troy McHenry and William Eschrid, were both racing cars that had parts from the "Little Bastard." McHenry died when his car, which had the Porsche's engine installed, went out of control and hit a tree. Eschrid's car flipped over. Eschrid, who survived despite serious injuries, later said that the car suddenly locked up when he went into a curve.

The car's malevolent influence continued after the race: one kid trying to steal the Porsche's steering wheel slipped and gashed his arm. Barris reluctantly sold two of the car's tires to a young man; within a week, the man was nearly involved in a wreck when the two tires blew out simultaneously.

Feeling that the Porsche could be put to good use, Barris loaned the wrecked car to the California Highway Patrol for a touring display to illustrate the importance of automobile safety. Within days, the garage housing the Spyder burnt to the ground. With the exception of the "Little Bastard," every vehicle parked inside the garage was destroyed. When the car was put on exhibit in Sacramento, it fell from its display and broke a teenager's hip. George Barkuis, who was hauling the Spyder on a flatbed truck, was killed instantly when the Porsche fell on him after he was thrown from his truck in an accident.

The mishaps surrounding the car continued until 1960, when the Porsche was loaned out for a safety exhibit in Miami, Florida. When the exhibit was over, the wreckage, en route to Los Angeles on a truck, mysteriously vanished. To this day, the "Little Bastard's" whereabouts are unknown.

Jean Girard

Fri Oct 04 2013 16:02:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Idlers club. Their cars always look so right.

Jean Girard

Wed Sep 18 2013 13:21:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A sidecar named Disaster.

Jean Girard

Mon Aug 26 2013 16:59:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Drag Racer Barbara Hamilton's street version of her old race car. So cool!

Jean Girard

Mon Aug 26 2013 16:52:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Doing a quick check over before the race.

Jean Girard

Wed May 22 2013 18:49:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

One of the first rally races - Marcel Renault during the 1903 Paris-Madrid race.

Jean Girard

Wed May 15 2013 19:52:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

4 X 4 truck OUTLAW 10.5 Drag Racing

Jean Girard

Sun May 05 2013 17:09:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1914 Driver and Mechanic for Peugeot. Image source

Jean Girard

Sun May 05 2013 17:31:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

mjenneke93 via Instagram: Jeremy Clarkson just reminding me that I'm about to race a 545 horse power Nissan GT-R @topgearlive #NissanGTR #thatsalotofhorses #topgearfestival #topgear

Jean Girard

Sun Apr 28 2013 19:21:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

I think the idea that Lewis left McLaren for more money may be unfounded

Jean Girard

Sun Apr 28 2013 19:22:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Inspirational, powerful and moving; Countdown To Victory looks at the men and women who push machines on and offroad to the limit and hang it all on the line for glory, and victory.

Few words, a decent helping of engine noise and four minutes of footage of the masters doing what they do best. Great stuff.

Jean Girard

Sun Apr 28 2013 19:30:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ricciardo receiving a trophy at Formula Renault 3.5 event today

Jean Girard

Sun Apr 28 2013 19:33:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Mika Häkkinen qualifying in San Marino 2000

Jean Girard

Sun Apr 28 2013 19:35:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Professional F1 simulator, tested by Jonny from fifth gear.

Jean Girard

Fri Apr 19 2013 00:19:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1938 Mille Miglia seen in this photo racers Clemente Biondetti and Aldo Stefani with an Alfa Romeo 8c 2900b

Jean Girard

Fri Apr 19 2013 00:35:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Stig + 2013 Aston Martin Vantage

Jean Girard

Fri Apr 19 2013 00:45:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

RX-7 LEGEND - Hot Version International

Jean Girard

Fri Apr 19 2013 00:46:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas in the LMP1-Porsche