While I was putting practice laps in and Al was discussing the finer points of independent label hip hop distribution, Ray was going gaga for the helicopter filming on-track action. Expect more video soon.
Here's Cadillac's official video take on yesterday's Jalopnik Vs GM race. The real heroes here are the challengers who came out in their own vehicles and, in Michael Cooper's case, even outpaced the all-mighty CTS-V.
It appears GM, even a just-emerged-from-bankruptcy GM, still has the power to beat a blogger. Our Wes Siler, in a $41,000 Mitsubishi EVO, has fallen to "Maximum" Bob Lutz driving a $60,000+ Cadillac CTS-V.
The lap board's updated here at the Jalopnik Vs GM CTS-V Challenge and Wes did — well, about what we expected. Take a look at the lap board below.
I never thought when I started here almost four years ago I'd see one of my writers facing up against GM's "Maximum" Bob Lutz. Yet, here we are — blog vs. Bob. And we've begun. Group 1 results below.
Jaguar PR just called saying they've withdrawn their pledge to let Wes race the XFR Thursday against GM's Bob Lutz in a Cadillac CTS-V. Apparently, not because they're afraid to lose, they're afraid the XFR just can't take it. Pussies.
It's official. Jalopnik's Wes Siler will race GM's former vice-chairman Bob "Maximum Marketing" Lutz on October 29th at New York's Monticello Motor Club. Better news? You may be able to race Bob and Wes. May the best car win, bitches.