All posts by Joe Baaklini

Just your average petrolhead and adrenaline junkie

2017 Spring Rally: Final Results

Apr 02, 2017Joe Baaklini

April 2, 2017 – Roger Feghali defied the bad weather conditions during the opening round of the 2017 Lebanese Rally Championship, the 33rd Spring Rally,...

Test Drive | Infiniti QX60: When bigger and better isn’t much more expensive

Mar 31, 2017Joe Baaklini

March 31, 2017 – When RYMCO gave me the keys to the Infiniti QX60, the first question I asked myself was: How is a single...

Raafat Al Mohtar joins the R5 league in 2017 Lebanese Rally Championship

Mar 31, 2017Joe Baaklini

March 31, 2017 – Raafat Al Mohtar will race a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX in the opening round of the 2017 Lebanese Rally Championship, the...

This 1000hp Toyota Corolla will compete in Formula D this year

Mar 30, 2017Joe Baaklini

March 30, 2017 – The Formula Drift championship has a variety of brilliant drift machinery, including Vaughn Gittin Jr’s Ford Mustang RTR and Chris Forsberg’s...

Watch a BMW 1 Series with E46 M3 engine drift a Hill Climb

Mar 29, 2017Joe Baaklini

March 29, 2017 – Spanish racing driver Sergi Morilla unleashes his BMW 1 Series and its M3-sourced S54 engine in a Spanish Hill Climb. Instead...

Ahmad Khaled confirms first ever Lebanese Rally Championship participation

Mar 28, 2017Joe Baaklini

March 28, 2017 – Ahmad Khaled has confirmed that he will be taking part in the Lebanese Rally Championship for the first time in his...

Lebanese rally champ Tamer Ghandour reveals full 2017 program

Mar 27, 2017Joe Baaklini

March 27, 2017 – Tamer Ghandour won his first ever Lebanese Rally Championship last year in a phenomenal season that saw him secure his maiden...

Watch 15 little Toyota Hilux RC trucks pull a full-size Hilux

Mar 24, 2017Joe Baaklini

March 24, 2017 – Surely, 15 remote-controlled Toyota Hilux trucks cannot pull a full-size Hilux that weighs 3200 kilograms… except that they actually can and...

This Ford Mustang RTR is the ultimate tyre slayer

Mar 24, 2017Joe Baaklini

March 24, 2017 – We all know Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s unique Ford Mustang RTR drift weapon, which is no longer unique because it now has...

Hill Climb champ Paul Kossaifi confirms his plan for 2017

Mar 23, 2017Joe Baaklini

March 23, 2017 – Paul Kossaifi has confirmed that he will be racing a Mitsubishi Evo IX in the Lebanese Hill Climb Championship and Lebanese...

Watch Chris Forsberg drift a V8-powered Nissan 370Z up a mountain with zero practice

Mar 20, 2017Joe Baaklini

March 20, 2017 – Ken Block practices a lot for his Gymkhana videos, something that Formula Drift champion Chris Forsberg did not do when he...

This is how you race a VW Golf Mk1 to the limit in a Hill Climb

Mar 17, 2017Joe Baaklini

March 17, 2017 – In one of the most awesome Hill Climb videos we’ve seen in awhile, Daniel Wittwer takes a Volkswagen Golf Mk1 to...

Group N champ Nicolas Amiouni returns to the Lebanese Rally Championship

Mar 16, 2017Joe Baaklini

March 16, 2017 – Lebanese rally driver Nicolas Amiouni has announced his return to the Lebanese Rally Championship after a 2-year absence. The 2014 Lebanese...

Lebanon’s Fadi Bakhos finishes 7th in Bahrain Superbike round

Mar 16, 2017Joe Baaklini

March 16, 2017 – Lebanese motorcycle racer Fadi Bakhos successfully completed the 5th round of the Bahrain Superbike Championship that was held on the Bahrain...