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Rick Mercer's rant on All-Season Tires

Posted by Ferdinand 
January 13, 2009 09:46AM
The Rick Mercer Report features Canada's funny guy, Rick Mercer. On one of last month's shows, Rick's Rant was about all-season tires.








The importance of proper winter tires is one of the core principles taught in our Motorsport Club of Ottawa winter driving school, so Rick Mercer was invited out to our track to shoot an episode there. Sunday was our first competitive snowcross event of the season, so while were running timed laps on one portion of the track Mercer's crew were filming his show on another portion.

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The show is supposed to air next Tuesday Jan 20, 8pm on CBC.

I don't know if the BMW will make it onto the TV show, but we kicked butt in the snowcross competition! Because of the Mercer show being there, we had a huge turnout for this event with 51 entries, but because the TV crew were taking up a portion of the track it caused a lot of delays and we only got in four runs. I won the RWD category in which there were only 6 entries, beating Martin in his Nissan rally car on each of the 4 runs. That felt good.

But much more surprising, given the long straightaways of this particular track configuration, was that the old rwd BMW also beat all but 1 of the 27 FWD entries, and all but 5 of the 18 AWD entries. Ya baby!

Results in pdf format.
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YouTube sez: "This video is not available in your country. " sad smiley

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But much more surprising, given the long straightaways of this particular track configuration, was that the old rwd BMW also beat all but 1 of the 27 FWD entries, and all but 5 of the 18 AWD entries. Ya baby!
Outstanding! But haven't you heard? Everyone knows that RWD is "bad in snow." eye rolling smiley

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Dave
'91 325iX
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Ferdinand






YouTube sez: "This video is not available in your country. " sad smiley

Well that sucks.

Try this link instead. http://www.cbc.ca/mercerreport/video.html

In the column in the middle of that page, under "CHOOSE A CATEGORY", select "RMR Season Six", then "Nov 5, 2008".

That should give you 8 clips from the Nov 5th show. Down in the bottom right, click to go to page 2 of 2, and select "Rick's Rant - Nov. 25, 2008".
I assume you mean Nov. 25 rather than Nov. 5. Either way, whatever video I select, an attractive female voice tells me "this content is currently unavailable."

I guess the CBC is scared of Rick Mercer being seen outside of Canada.

A lot of his rants are available on YouTube, but alas not the tire one.

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Dave
'91 325iX
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Dave_G
A lot of his rants are available on YouTube, but alas not the tire one.
It loses something without Mercer's trademark pacing up and down the graffitied alleyway, but here's the text of his rant on all-season tires.

http://www.rickmercer.com/blog/index.cfm/2008/11/25/To-Every-Season-a-Tire-of-its-Own
that's funny, the video works in my country, and im pretty sure i live in the US eye rolling smiley


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daniel
that's funny, the video works in my country, and im pretty sure i live in the US eye rolling smiley
Hmm, it's working now for me too.

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Dave
'91 325iX
Rick Mercer's winter driving school episode aired last night. You can watch it here:






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Ferdinand
Rick Mercer's winter driving school episode aired last night. You can watch it here:





Outstanding! grinning smiley

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Dave
'91 325iX
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