Hey Chris, that's some good news for all of us. Me and some gearhead friends of mine have been watching CHoC for a long time and didn't feel that the move to /Drive was wise (even when it was free). Looking forward for your new videos! »
I think Lauda back in his time had a nice share of crap at Ferrari.. check his expression at 0:55..
"the Ferrari is a very good car"... priceless »
Nikasil was widely used in many engines here in Europe: BMW's M60, M51 (straight 6), Jaguar V8s, Renault's 1.5l, Ford's 1.7l, and many more. Suzuki used a similar alloy, too. If I'm not mistaken, it's present on the Ferrari F50.
We even have the terms "nikasilation" and "to nikasilate" in our language. »
Here in Spain it was the car that got a whole generation moving. Lots of families started travelling with them for the holidays (5 people plus dog and baggage, travelling from the inner cities to the coast) and it probably meant the beginning of the car culture here. For many, it is a symbol, and a cult object. »
That's the 1997 Benetton-Renault.
The car has #18, but the '1' looks like a later addition. If it's really the #8 car, it was driven by Gerhard Berger and Alex Wurz, and it won the German Grand Prix in the old, long, glorious Hockenheim. It was the last win both for Berger and Benetton.
That engine is not the 50 hp NA, it's the later 70 hp 1.6 Turbo. Add an intercooler and some more boost pressure and that thing is good for 100 hp, which won't feel that sluggish (and that car is light). »
Hi Travis, the plane was an MD83 belonging to Swiftair, a spanish company, and they were covering the route for Air Algerie. »
As far as I know, when (the state owned) Olympic Airlines went bust, (the privately owned and newly formed) Olympic Air was given all the routes and assets from the old company. They were forced to serve the old routes for some time, and they decided to "drop some ballast". In order to cut costs they abandoned several… »
The official investigation blamed the KLM's commander because he never received clearance for takeoff from the tower. However, it's been said more than once that ATC wasn't totally clear on their communications with both planes (Pan Am missed the designated runway exit) »