All posts by Joe Baaklini

Just your average petrolhead and adrenaline junkie

Lebanon will race in Dakar Rally for the first time ever

Sep 07, 2017Joe Baaklini

September 7, 2017 – The 2018 edition of the Dakar Rally will feature the first ever Lebanese crew as Jad Comair and Antoine Iskandar gear...

Someone was crazy enough to put a 2JZ in a Rolls-Royce Phantom

Sep 01, 2017Joe Baaklini

September 1, 2017 – There are common engine swaps such as putting a Toyota 2JZ in a BMW, and there are unusual engine swaps like...

6 interesting numbers from Rally of Lebanon 2017

Aug 29, 2017Joe Baaklini

August 29, 2017 – Racing is all about numbers: with every race comes a series of new numbers, records and statistics, and the 40th Rally...

Rally of Lebanon 2017 Final Results

Aug 28, 2017Joe Baaklini

August 28, 2017 – Roger Feghali extended his unbeaten record to 13 victories in Rally of Lebanon as he triumphed in the 40th running of...

Ken Block goes off-road in new Terrakhana video

Aug 22, 2017Joe Baaklini

August 22, 2017 – We’re used to seeing Ken Block burning rubber on closed off city streets. However, in his new video, dubbed “Terrakhana”, he’s...

Motortune Racing to race with 12 cars in 40th Rally of Lebanon

Aug 22, 2017Joe Baaklini

August 22, 2017 – Motortune Racing will have the biggest squad in the 40th edition of Rally of Lebanon, with 12 crews competing in the...

This is the M3 Compact that BMW never built

Aug 15, 2017Joe Baaklini

August 15, 2017 – The 3 Series Compact was a small rear-wheel drive hatchback introduced by BMW in 1993 and it was based on the...

2017 Lebanese Drift Championship Round 4 Results

Aug 05, 2017Joe Baaklini

August 5, 2017 – The fourth and penultimate round of the Lebanese Drift Championship proved decisive today in Kfardebian as Kifah Hilal powered to a...

2017 Red Bull Car Park Drift Lebanon date and location revealed

Aug 01, 2017Joe Baaklini

August 1, 2017 – The 10th edition of the Red Bull Car Park Drift Lebanon will take place for the first time in Warde Parking,...

2017 Cedars Rally Final Results

Jul 10, 2017Joe Baaklini

July 10, 2017 – Roger Feghali and Joseph Matar claimed victory in a chaotic 26th Cedars Rally that saw just 10 cars cross the finish...

Mercedes is selling its 2013 Formula 1 car

Jul 06, 2017Joe Baaklini

July 6, 2017 – The new AMG GT R is the fastest Mercedes road car that you can buy, but why stop there when you...

This 650hp Ford Fiesta has Mitsubishi Lancer Evo mechanics

Jun 30, 2017Joe Baaklini

June 30, 2017 – This might look like an ordinary Ford Fiesta race car, except it’s anything but ordinary as it hides a Mitsubishi Lancer...

Roger Feghali makes Skoda R5 switch for Cedars Rally as Nasser Al-Attiyah entry confirmed

Jun 30, 2017Joe Baaklini

June 30, 2017 – Roger Feghali will switch from the Mitsubishi Evo X R4 to a Skoda Fabia R5 for the upcoming Cedars Rally, in...

Driven: the sexy new Infiniti Q60 Coupe

Jun 28, 2017Joe Baaklini

June 28, 2017 – Head-turning, charming and seductive. I can go on all day, but that’s exactly how I would describe the new Infiniti Q60...