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Lewis Hamilton vs The Stig

Formula One phenom, Lewis Hamilton appears on Top Gear and is interviewed by Jeremy Clarkson. On the racetrack he pilots the McLaren Mercedes MP4-23 but on the road he prefers the Mercedes GL420 Diesel with 24" rims. "It's a pimp wagon."

Hamilton takes the Suzuki Liana around the Top Gear track to try and beat the Stig's time. Unfortunately it's on a wet track and the times aren't comparable.

I love Paris Hilton.

Paris had no trouble getting out.

Getting in was another story.

I bet the engineers at Mercedes Benz and McLaren never thought of this problem when they designed the 617 hp and almost half a million dollar SLR McLaren. How do you prevent a celebutard from decapitating herself on gullwing doors?

Greatest Driving Road - Stelvio Pass Italy

The Stelvio Pass is located 130mi (200km) from Monza, Italy or 100mi (162km) from Innsbruck, Switzerland. Click on the blue place marker and get directions to heaven.

Here is the Top Gear crew driving an Aston Martin V8 Vantage N24(James May), Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera(Jeremy Clarkson), and the Porsche 997 GT3 RS(Richard Hammond) on the quest for the best driving road in the world. The Stelvio Pass footage starts at 4:09 on the 1st video and continues until the end on the 2nd video. This road should be on everyones must drive list.

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Why Paddles Suck.

VBH of Fifth Gear track tests the difference between an 2007 Audi TT Manual Transmission and the Direct Shift Gearbox. The DSG adds 44 lbs (20 kg) of weight and loses the man pedal all for an additional $1400. Let's see if the DSG is worth it.

So for everyone arguing that DSG, S-Tronic, SMG, Tiptronic, or whatever your apology for a proper manual transmission, is better than a clutch pedal and a fun stick watch the video again and weep.

BMW 335i vs Audi S5

The lovely Vicki Butler Henderson, of Fifth Gear, lets the track decides on who deserves the mid-size luxury coupe title, the all wheel drive Audi S5 or the rear wheel drive BMW 335i. The BMW's 3 series is the perennial favorite for the class as such it's a big target which Audi takes aim at with the new S5. Let's see who wins.

Audi S5BMW 335i
Engine TypeV8inline 6Displacement4.2 liters3.0 litersCompressornaturally aspiratedtwin turbochargerHorsepower354 hp @ 6800 rpm300 hp @ 5800 rpmTorque325 ft-lbs. @ 3500 rpm300 ft-lbs. @ 1400 rpmDriven Wheelsall wheel driverear wheel drive
limited slip differentialstandardnot available
Weight3792 lbs3571 lbsM.S.R.P$50,500$40,800Fuel Economy22.8 mpg28.6 mpg

Importing a Car to Canada

Here's an excellent post from Hecuter on how he went about importing a BMW to Canada from the USA. With the slumping American dollar this process could save you 10% from buying in Canada.

For all those interested in bringing your dream car into the Great White North, this is for you. I'm still in the process, but I'm nearing the final steps, so I thought I'd share what I learned here with everyone else. What follows is a walkthrough on all the steps you need to take to get your baby back home.

Numbers You'll Need:

Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV)
Phone: 1-888-848-8240
Fax: 416-626-0366
Mon-Fri 7:00am - 12:00am EST
Sat-Sun 7:00am - 5:00pm EST

Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA)
Phone: 1-800-461-9999
Outside Canada: (506) 636-5064

Transport Canada
Phone: 1-800-333-0371
Outside Canada: (613) 998-8616/2524
Fax: (613) 998-4831

Lynden Border Crossing (The one I chose to go through, Choose the one closest to you)
Phone: (360) 354-21…

Colin McRae Tribute

Colin McRae and Nicky Grist wins the World Rally Championship in 1995. Colin is on the right in the picture hoisting the trophy.

Colin McRae's championship Subaru Impreza.
Colin McRae Videos
During the Championship Year
Career Highlights
Colin McRae on Top Gear
From the 2006 X-Games

For more information about Colin McRae:
Colin McRae at Wikipedia

The Hire from BMW Films

from wikipedia
The BMW film series, The Hire was a series of eight short films (each about eight minutes long, on average) produced for the Internet in the summers of 2001 and 2002. The "first season" films, were executive-produced by director David Fincher with small "interludes" (supposedly "bridging" the actual films together but having nothing to do with them at all) directed by Ben Younger. The three "second season" films saw directors (and siblings) Ridley Scott and Tony Scott take the place of Fincher in the role of executive producer, due to Fincher's full calendar with Panic Room. Fincher did manage, however, to help produce "Ticker". All eight films featured popular directors from across the globe and starred Clive Owen as the "Driver". Each film's story highlighted the performance aspects of various BMW automobiles and are an example of the technique known as branded content.
Here are all eight films. Make s…

SSC Ultimate Aero TT Fastest Car In The World

We finally have actual footage from the world record run.

Move over Buggati, here comes the Shelby Supercars Ultimate Aero TT.
On a closed stretch of highway in Washington State, the Ultimate Aero posted a top speed of 257.11mph (413.83km/h) on its first pass and 254.55mph (409.71km/h) on its return pass to set the new top speed record of 255.83mph (411.76km/h). The speeds were recorded using a series of satellites and several on board sensors, with independent firm Dewetron on hand to monitor progress.Here's the power plant that makes it all possible:
EngineType:Block and Heads (V-8)Displacement:387.2 x Stroke:4.125 x 3.620"Compression Ratio:8.975:1Horsepower:1183 bhp @ 6950 rpmTorque:1094 lb./ft. @ 6150 rpmRedline:7200 rpmFuel Injection:Electronic Sequential PortWeight:422 lbs.Oil:SAE 5W/30 Fully Synthetic RacingInduction System:Sequential, multi-port fuel injection, Twin Turbo Chargers. Dual-Water to Air Intercoolers.Fuel:Premium Unleaded - 91 Pump Octane

For more i…

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Jessica Alba Punkd

Ashton Kutcher's Punkd crew set up the lovely Jessica Alba on a jean shopping spree. A naked dude runs around and the hillarity ensues. Watch for Alba's very cute facial expressions.

Nissan Skyline GTR Story

The 2008 Skyline is on the horizon. This would be a good time to see the history of this Japanese supercar. Here's a video mainly focusing on the R32, R33, and R34 Skylines.

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BMW E61 M5 Touring Review reviews the BMW E61 M5 Touring (Wagon). Here are some memorable quotes:
largest brakes on a wagonnuclear power plantpsychotic war machinechildish mix of practicality and performance.Enjoy the video!

Megan Fox Wet and Barefoot

Megan Fox on the set of "How To Lose Friends and Alienate People." It doesn't matter how she got wet or lost her shoes, the end result is what matters.

And as a bonus Gillian Anderson is by her side.

Top Gear and Toyota vs The North Pole

Top Gear's polar special puts Jeremy Clarkson and James May in a diesel Toyota Hilux against Richard Hammond with sled dogs in a race to the magnetic North Pole. No one has ever driven to the Pole before and the crew see if the Toyota is up to the task.

From tv.comThe distance between Resolute in northern Canada and the magnetic North Pole at Ellef Ringnes Island is 320 nautical miles [450 miles]. It's a journey across sea ice and unforgiving mountainous terrain where temperatures can drop to minus 65ÂșC - a temperature at which exposed skin can freeze in less than 30 seconds. Only fools would attempt such a journey. So Jeremy and James are attempting to do it in the now legendary Toyota Hilux and Richard hopes to make it on a sled pulled by ten Canadian Inuit dogs. Watch the complaints from environmentalists roll in. Here's the modified Toyota Hilux by Arctic Trucks that went on this expedition.

Running of the bulls!

Here's what a 12 hour drinking marathon got us, a 51 sec video of bulls running throught the streets of Pamplona on July 7, 2007! I'll update this with more pictures and a write up in a bit.

Megan Fox From Transformers

If you've outgrown Optimus Prime, Megan Fox is the best reason to watch Transformers the Movie.