The Weekly Five For May 11th, 2012 - 3 Series History, VLN, v8 Miata, 60 Year Old Drag Racing, Porsche and Coffee

The BMW 3-Series and Racing

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The BMW 3-Series is a good car with a powerful background in motorsports. As this epic 3 minute BMW motorsports history lesson states, the BMW 3-Series shares many components with its racing versions and has been ever since BMW started racing. Whether it was in BMW's early 90's DTM German racing series with their E30, or with the M3 GTR in numerous endurance races, the BMW 3-series has been through a lot, and shows in its countless motorsports wins and racing pedigree, even BMW's return to DTM is powered by its latest 3-series, and is set to write even more BMW motorsports history. Enjoy this short tribute to BMW.

The Start Of The First VLN Of 2012

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The German VLN racing series that takes place on none other than the Nurburgring Nordschleife, is one of great intensity, difficulty, and in this case noise. The noise is demonstrated in this fantastic video taken by YouTuber "nurburgdale" on the sidelines of the racing battleground, and gives a raw idea of what it would be like to actually be near a race of this caliber. With noises from countries of all backgrounds, it really makes for quite a symphony. Enjoy.

A Clean V8 Miata Drift At Mulholland

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Mulholland Drive, located in the swooping hills of Southern California, is a fantastic road that all kinds of car enthusiasts drive. However, how many drift? Well, forget how many and simply marvel at this innocent little Mazda Miata take a corner in one of the most popular bends at Mulholland Drive - sideways, without even crossing the double-yellows. Oh yeah, and did I forget to mention, its got a V8? The music's a little too loud, but the music from that little car's V8 is just loud enough. Enjoy.

60 Years Old Drag Racing An E55 AMG

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"You're never too old to drag race." Its unclear as to how many times that has ever actually been said in history, but one thing's for sure, it certainly applies in this video. At 60 years old, and armed with an Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG making around 475hp, this lady sure knows how to make noise and have fun. Running 11's in the AMG while her husband's 10-second Viper sits on the sidelines, you begin to wonder, can you ever be too old to drag race? Enjoy.

911 GT3 RS 4.0, Drifting, Patrick Long, and Coffee

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Flinging Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0's around on a track while delivering coffee may very well be your idea of fun, but chances are that fun will remain imaginary. Professional ALMS and American Porsche test driver Patrick Long, however, can make your dreams come true - for himself - as he drifts a stunning 911 GT3 RS 4.0 while delivering coffee. Enjoy.