Sunday, December 11, 2016

What's On TV?

Now that we're into December, there isn't any live NASCAR for this year. IndyCar is over for the year. The Formula 1 folks wrapped it up a couple of weeks ago. So what is a poor driving fan to do? You can always watch YouTube videos of stuff that has already happened of course. Funny how the YouTube FUTURE channel doesn't exist to show us races in the future, so maybe some day it will be invented!

A couple of suggestions for you are Jay Leno's Garage on CNBC every Wednesday night, and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld on Crackle, which is an internet "channel" for programming. You might have seen some of Jay Leno's car stuff on his internet only show "Jay Leno's Garage", but this new show is a regular on cable CNBC. On his December 7th episode, Jay had stories about cars and water, which included his turn driving a Navy LCAC vehicle like the ones we autocross next to here in Virginia.

FIAT and LCACs

The big news is that the former Top Gear guys (British version) are back with an all new show on Amazon called The Grand Tour. They are releasing new shows on Fridays, so if you haven't seen them yet you're about 4 weeks behind all the cool kids. I'd recommend seeing the first episode if you've missed it, it has a rather dramatic opening, and plenty of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May.

One more photo related to these shows is of a McLaren F1 that I saw in the Petersen Automotive Museum in LA. Jay Leno's show had a couple of commercials he did for Michelin tires, and one commercial was all about the Michelin tires on his McLaren F1. One of these would be great as a Christmas gift too!

McLaren F1: I like the driver's seat, right in the center!

2 comments:

  1. Grand Tour rocks! Maybe even better than Top Gear was (GT vs TG...get it?).
    I've been surviving on that, Jay Leno's Garage and Wheeler Dealers.

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  2. I think the Geand Tour is just getting started

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