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Bucket List: Jaguar / Land Rover Event (Part 2 of 2)

Me (in blue), and my instructor in the Jaguar F-Type

Me (in blue), and my instructor in the Jaguar F-Type

In Part 1, I shared a bunch of pictures and tried to put into words how much fun it was to slog a bunch of Land Rover vehicles over hills, into mud, ruts, and sand.  In Part 2, I’ll be attempting the same thing, only on the Jaguar side, where I actually got to drive a Jaguar F-Type S Convertible around Summit Point Motorsports’ Jefferson Circuit.

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Bucket List: Jaguar / Land Rover Event (Part 1 of 2)

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Me (in blue) and my instructor-for-the-day, who goes by DVD.

Ever since the movie The Bucket List came out, everyone’s crafted their own, and I am no exception.  Most of mine are automobile related, as you can imagine.  On the weekend of June 29th, 2014, I got to cross two items off my list; legitimately off-roading, and driving on a race track.  In Part 1, I’ll go through the off-road section of my day with the crew at Summit Point Motorsports Park and Rosenthal Jaguar/Land Rover.  Part 2 will detail my seat time on the track in a Jaguar F-Type S convertible, and wrap up the day’s fun.

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Off Road: … and stuck!

Stuck F-150 DistanceWhen you own a 4WD vehicle, snow can become a fun thing, like being a kid again.  You look forward to driving in the snow, so long as the 2WD cars aren’t anywhere around to slide into you.  You boast about your two-speed transfer case and your off-road skid plates and tires.  Or, if you’re like me, you don’t quite look forward to driving in it, but know that you can go (almost) anywhere you need to, and can usually get yourself out of sticky situations.  Well, that is, if you know what’s underneath the snow.

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Time-Lapse Video of F-150 Being Washed and Waxed

WashAndWaxTruck_ScreenGrabI’ve only had my GoPro Hero3 for a week now, so I’m still playing with all the settings and related software before posting a thorough review.  Since it was time to give my truck it’s spring wash and wax, I thought it would be a good time to catch some time lapse footage.  While I recorded in regular speed, I used the CineForm Studio software from GoPro to speed it up, creating the time lapse.  Click past the jump for the video and more details.

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Spock vs. Spock: New Audi Commercial Serves Up Laughs, Highlights Tech (w/Video)

Audi Commercial Screengrab SpockIn a new advertisement, Audi serves up laughs as two logical beings match wits.  Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy both play up their logical sides as the Star Trek character Spock (Nimoy, of course, the original, while Quinto is portraying Spock in the latest Star Trek movies.  Where they differ is in their chosen transporter; Quinto in the new Audi S7, while Nimoy is piloting a Mercedes-Benz CLS 550.  While we’re used to seeing the four-ringed brand hitch its halo car, the R8, to the Iron Man franchise, it looks as though the luxury brand is branching out.  Hilarity ensues, so check out the video after the jump.

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Video: Jeff Gordon Pranks Used Car Salesman

PepsiMaxCommercialScreenGrabPepsi Max and Jeff Gordon teamed up to prank an unsuspecting used car salesman, using a mis-marked Chevrolet Camaro (Chevrolet didn’t build the new Camaro for the 2009 model year), some strategically-placed cameras, and a clever idea.  Putting the NASCAR driver behind the wheel of a street car leads to some not-safe-for-work language (which is bleeped out) and general hooliganism.  While it’s most likely staged, it’s still quite entertaining.  An article explaining some of the production can be found here.  Check it out below.
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