You think you hate it now. Wait til you drive it.
I stopped watching SPEED when it became NASCARTV. Used to love it, back when they showed other types of racing.
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Regardless this sucks...I agree SPEED because nothing short of the NASCAR channel, BUT....I watch quite a bit on Speed.
Rolex Grand Am
Continental Sports Car Challenge
(and we can assume the ALMS/Grand Am merger series...)
If Fox creates some huge bullsh_t channel with non-motorsports programs, and asshat pundits with overdone graphics and nonsense, f_ck them.
My only hope is that this happens, and someone else steps up and steals all of their motorsports programs and builds a decent channel.
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I don't know about everyone else here, but with the following programs:
my DVR is full between what is mostly programming from SPEED and maybe two or three other channels. There is not even a single NASCAR event on there and I have at least 2 hours of motor racing viewing every weeknight.
Sad to see if Speed goes away, but, if Speed/FOX 1 becomes a free channel and still has all the programming, then that's only a good thing.
Yeah, it's not cheap, but you get to see the races live and can watch every race since 1992. Plus exclusive interviews and onboard footage and all the good stuff. It's the best way to watch MotoGP bar none. In fact, it's the best way to watch any sport IMO. No commercials anywhere in site, just nonstop action.
I don't understand why people are saying the Speed only has Nascar stuff. My DVR is chalked full of non-Nascar racing from Speed. I'm still trying to catch up from some of the mid-August races from Grand Am and Continental. I think I may have some WRC in there too.
Speed is essentially 1/2 Nascar and 1/2 other race series and I'm fine with that.
Hopefully it's replacement channel won't phase out racing coverage and auto-related shows. It would be nice to see them keep things basic but it'll probably end up being super loud and flashy and drive away the viewers who just want to watch coverage of races without all the nonsense.
Velocity gives me the good stuff. Speed has been in the sh!tter since ASSCAR picked them up. Anything worth seeing is always relegated to odd hours when the employed can't watch, so screw 'em.
BTW- Fifth Gear airs on Velocity tonight at 10pm EST. Which is better than ANYTHING on Speed. And better than TG imo as well.
I'm sure Velocity will get the Rally stuff and Le Mans Speed will stop showing.
As others stated, SPEED turned to crap when it switched from Speedvision.
I am wondering if us canadians will get Velocity TV or if we already have access to it?
I miss the days of CBS coverage of NASCAR with Benny Parsons and Ned Jarrett.
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If any motor show, regardless of its network affiliation, that is supposedly aimed at an audience interested in motor sports goes to the macho or just plain stupid guy reality show toilet searching for an audience or starts wasting everyone's time with endless banter by boring talking heads doing what amounts to infomercials I change sports and go 'surfing'. If I can't find the remote quick enough to mute or switch channels I start yelling - SHUT THE F... UP! So many of these shows make the vehicle a prop rather than the star .
I'll occasionally watch some of the auction shows [when completely bored] but with the sound off so I needn't listen to the hamster brain commentators or the 'floor rats' trying to intimidate the bidders to spend more foolishly .
There is plenty of actual racing captured on video each year that would make a weekly motor show a success. Such a show could co-exist with the rest of the crap being sold as motor shows these days. The question is, who's going to sponsor and then air it?
Last edited by Rowayton; 10-04-2012 at 08:37 AM.