Last April, Monster Energy harnessed B.J. Baldwin and his 850-hp Trophy Truck for nearly seven minutes of off-road insanity called RECOIL. There was fast music, dramatic, slo-mo video, burnouts, powerslides, spins, jumps and other off-road skullduggery. And there was a hot chick in a little black dress and heels pushing a GT-R to the limit, after which B.J.’s machine goes airborne over her and the Nissan clearing them by a good 5 feet. That was definitely the high point.
Ever since gymkhana master Ken Block wowed us—with his crazy driving skills, yes, but also by somehow making a Ford Fiesta cool—car enthusiasts have been all over gymkhana, drifting, hillclimbing and other crazy exhibitions of speed. Now the Web is jam packed with these vids. This one is an oldie but a goodie: Here, Kenneth "Fastkenny" Moen (super creative name props, by the way) attacks Lillehammer, Norway’s feared Kraken Lysgardsbakken ski jumping mountain.
This Leaselocatorsracing.com Evo 8 dyno clip is a quick preview of the in depth feature that Revvolution.com will bring to you early this week. It’s also a not so subtle reminder that no matter how bad you think your ride is, there are unassuming, thousand-horsepower sleepers out there that will happily half-throttle your simple behind into the rear view.
Recently, Jalopnik, an obscure automotive site that believes in shooting brakes but not copy editors, posited that there is no such thing as a “chick car.” Now, this kind of PC lovefest is expected of a big-city media site run by shadowy Jezebel writers. However, this NYC-centric viewpoint falls flat in our world.
It is a world many of us are in denial of living. We knew the time was coming, but we’d hoped that some sort of salvation would have been procured by now. Instead, things have only began to appear more drastic … more dismayed. We heard the warning cries. The warnings that our paradise could not last—it was unsustainable and we were crazy for even thinking that it would continue forever uninterrupted. We turn our heads away, shaking them in disbelief.