Gymkhana THREE, Part 2; Ultimate Playground; l’Autodrome, France

Ken Block Ford Fiesta

Well folks, it looks like Mr. Block is back yet again. This time he’s out with Gymkhana 3: Part 2. Part 1 of Gymkhana 3 was pretty much a rap music video, but Part 2 which was released today features a very impressive 7 minutes of driving. Even though it’s a Ford – Ken Block pulls off some awesome moves in his AWD equipped Ford Fiesta rally car.

For those of you who missed it – be sure to check out Ken Block’s original Gymkhana video, and his 2nd video. 720p/1080p HD YouTube video after the break!

New Page: Tire Rack Deals

Greetings all! I’ve decided to add a new page to the site titled “Tire Rack Deals”. The main purpose of this page is to provide links to the latest and greatest offers and promotions from Tire Rack. The products listed within this page will cover everything that Tire Rack sells, from tires to shocks to brake pads.

If you happen to come across any deals that I’m missing, please feel free to drop me a line and let me know. I would be happy to post up whatever missing promotions that you may have. You can find a link to the Tire Rack Deals page by clicking here, or by selecting “Tire Rack Deals” from the navigation menu at the top of this page.

So don’t delay, hurry up and order those RE-11’s or Star Specs today!

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 on closeout @ Tire Rack

Just a quick post here – A friend of mine just notified me that Tire Rack has the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 on closeout! However, only a few select sizes are left. Hurry up and grab a set while you can!

Check out the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 at TireRack today!

Pastrana’s 269-foot jump shatters world record

There really isn’t much to say, except this video is a must watch. Even with preparation and the proper setup, I’m still surprised Travis Pastrana went through with the jump. Now it’s just a matter of time before Ken Block comes up with something new. Video after the break!

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25

Here in Massachusetts it’s been snowing quite a bit for the last few days. In fact, we’re supposed to get another 8 inches tonight. I finally got to drive my car in some heavy snow this year while out running some errands this morning.

At one point, I found myself driving through part of an unplowed parking lot, which had about 6″ of fresh powder. My STi cut through the snow with ease, without a hint of trouble. Looking back, I realize this was primarily due to my choice of an excellent snow tire; the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25. I purchased a set of these tires from Tire Rack about 2 years ago for my STi and picked them up in a 225/45/17 size. Currently, I’m running them on the stock 17×8 BBS wheels.

This setup has proved to work very well over the last 2 years. Last winter, I went on several ski trips which involved lots of snow driving. Again, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25’s proved strong, and got me through the snow without issue.

I did plenty of research prior to purchasing my Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25’s. One helpful resource for me was reading user reviews from consumers who had already bought these tires, such as the one you’re reading now. The Tire Rack website is a great resource to find reviews such as these, which are written entirely by the consumers themselves. You can find a link to the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 review’s page here. (Scroll down a bit once the page loads)

One of the primary reasons that I went with the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25’s is that they feature better dry road handling than most other “snow tires”. Tire Rack refers to this as increased “European high-speed winter driving performance.” In addition, it’s pretty common for snow tires to be associated with the stereotype of being “soft”, and not allowing for spirited driving. Owners of STi’s typically drive their cars as they’re meant to be driven. Therefore, having a tire that’s capable during the winter months is necessary. Being able to pass RWD pickup trucks in the snow also makes for a good laugh.

I’ve always trusted Bridgestone in the past, which is why I decided to try out the LM-25’s. One of my more recent purchases from them was a set of Potenza RE-01R‘s.

Overall, I feel that I made a good choice. I’ve had the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25’s for about 2 years now, and have driven them through 2 New England winters. Even with some mixed in spirited driving, they still show very little wear. With that said, I think it’s safe to say that these will last me more than a few years, especially since I run them seasonally.

So what are you waiting for? Head over to Tire Rack and pick up a set of Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25‘s today!