Formula 1 Launches Video Site

I’m a huge Formula 1 fan so any extra coverage is a huge plus in my book. The Official Formula 1 website just launched a new video section. They have quick (2-3 minute) recaps of all the 2008 races. Thanks for the tip UXMag.

You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me

Words can’t do this one justice, one of you guys or girls may be gutsy enough to ride this thing. Me? I’m cowering in the corner.

[Via: Gizmodo]

Cars + Typography = is a look at cars from an interesting perspective, the fonts used in naming and marketing them. Here’s a cool hood emblem used on the S15 Silvia:

S15 Hood Emblem

[Via: ILoveTypography]

Weekend Motorsports Crash Recap

It was a bad weekend for Forumla1 driver Heikki Kovalainen and LeMans Series driver Stephane Ortelli

Early Sunday morning Kovalainen’s McLaren Mercedes had a sudden loss of tire pressure sending him careening off the track head-on into a tire wall at over 150MPH. He was embedded in the tire wall for about 10 minutes. Live coverage of the race on SPEED did not show emergency crews freeing Kovalainen’s car leaving most fans assuming it was a deadly accident. Heikki waved to fans while being stretchered off the track and is reported to have suffered no injuries. 

Video of the crash is below [Via: F1Fanatic]:

Later Sunday afternoon Ortelli lost control of his ORECA Courage LC70-Judd in what I’m sure will be replayed forever in those “Worst Wrecks” DVDs and late night TV shows. All said and done Ortelli has a broken ankle. I won’t even try to explain this one, check the video [Via AutoBlog]:

Not to be outdone the fine folks at NASCAR decided to have every single car on the track crash…

… and Dario Franchitti broke his ankle.

Looks Like Santa Came Early...


Christmas is coming early for TRU Customers! We haven’t had help from Santa’s elves, but we have been working hard to get as many product lines cleaned up and loaded for you. Included in this latest load are:

 DBA - Disc Brake Australia - Replacement Rotors, Light Weight Two-Piece Rotors, Patented ‘Kangaroo Paw’ Drilling Pattern and Thermal Stability Profiling for Heat Resistance.
Drive Shaft Shop - Upgraded Axles and Driveshafts.
MagnaFlow - Performance Mufflers, Exhausts and Exhaust Fabrication Components.

NRG Innovations - Quick Release Hubs, Suspension Components, and Accessories of all types.

Password: JDM - Intakes, Suspension and so Much More. Password JDM makes tuning fun again.
Snow Performance - The company that perfected Water/Methanol Injection. Look tot hem for all your needs.
Tomei - Get TOMEI Powered with a Full Catalog of everything from Intakes and ECUs to Turbo Kits and their Godzilla Like Fully Built Engines.

 Additionally, we have released a few updated for current Brands.

ACT - New 2008 Pricing.

MSD - New 2008 Pricing.

REMINDER: TRU Motorsports Holiday Hours

Just a friendly reminder that we will be closed for Christmas on the 25th of December (that’s next Tuesday), however we will be open the 24th from 11am-3pm. If you have any questions or need any help please get it into us this week.

We’ll also be closed NEXT Tues. (1st) for New Years.

…And here’s my favorite online-Christmas-movie. Originally recorded by The Drifters in 1954. Make it full screen, turn up the volume and enjoy!


Speed Racer Movie Trailer

Check out the first trailer for the new Speed Racer live action film.  Directed by the guys that did the Matrix (The Wachowski Brothers) the live action cast includes Emeile Hirsch as Speed, Christina Ricci as Trixie and John Goodman and Susan Sarandon taking the role of Mom and Pops. 

I think I was more excited about it when all I saw was the Mach 5, but, hopefully the nostilga will pull this one thru.  

Also note the cameos of Racer X and the Shooting Star in this trailer.