Grassroots Motorsports LIVE! on Wednesday January 3: Riley Motorsports Team AMG No. 33 Mercedes-AMG GT3

It’s always interesting to take a closer look at a well prepared race car, whether it’s a $500 ChampCar or a front-running Formula 1 entry. We’ve got a special opportunity to do just that tonight, when the Riley Motorsports Team AMG No. 33 Mercedes-AMG GT3 heads into town for the Roar Before The Rolex 24. Before it gets tucked into its garage at Daytona International Speedway, its first stop will be in our studio for an appearance on Grassroots Motorsports LIVE!

Tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern, we’ll give you a live look at the car, the team, and the prep that goes into fielding a competitive Rolex 24 entry.

Oh, and since every race car needs a tow vehicle, we’ve kindly offered to carry the Mercedes into the track aboard Project Ramp Truck. At the end of the show, we’ll load the priceless car onto our vintage ramp truck for its Thursday morning trip to DIS.

Join us with questions and comments on Grassroots Motorsports LIVE! Presented by CRC industries tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern on our Facebook and YouTube hubs.

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Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Digital Experience Director
1/2/18 3:01 p.m.

Still can't believe they're letting us touch this thing. 

759NRNG
759NRNG Dork
1/2/18 3:09 p.m.

Will you be speaking to Ben K?

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
1/2/18 3:11 p.m.
759NRNG said:

Will you be speaking to Ben K?

No, it's not for sale....I'm gonna restore it.

We hope? Not sure if his schedule gets him here in time for the show.

Bill Riley will most assuredly be in da house, though.

 

759NRNG
759NRNG Dork
1/2/18 4:51 p.m.

Do y'all do transcripts of these sessions..........not down with bookface ?  frown

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Digital Experience Director
1/2/18 5:14 p.m.

Nope. But, you can watch it on our YouTube page if you don’t want to go to Facebook. 

759NRNG
759NRNG Dork
1/2/18 5:50 p.m.

K Kool I'll be sitting front and center.....Hey is there any possibility of getting Johnny O'Connell to come and chat?

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
1/2/18 7:02 p.m.

This is going to be epic!!!!

racerfink
racerfink UltraDork
1/2/18 10:55 p.m.

If Ben does show up, tell him ‘Howdy’ and ‘Gig Em’.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/3/18 10:56 a.m.

Bill and Ben has been longtime supporters of ours. This should be fun. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/3/18 7:19 p.m.
David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/3/18 7:56 p.m.

The car's here in the studio, and we go live in just a few. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/3/18 8:06 p.m.

And we're live:

 
GRM LIVE! Presented by CRC Industries

The IMSA season kicks off this week with the Roar Before the Rolex test session. We have the #33 Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Team Riley Motorsports in the studio for an up-close look

Posted by Grassroots Motorsports Magazine on Wednesday, January 3, 2018

 

The0retical
The0retical SuperDork
1/3/18 8:24 p.m.

Something about those fenders louvers is just so right on that car. 

Looking forward to the ramp truck.

Bolt in roll cage....

mikeatrpi
mikeatrpi HalfDork
1/3/18 9:03 p.m.

Of course the doors come off so easily.  I said "oh no, he's going to forget to close the door and hit the garage..."

I've never done that myself, mind you.  Nope nope nope.

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
1/3/18 9:30 p.m.

I am not sure but I am thinking that this may have set a record for viewers from what I saw in Facebook. 

Thanks for doing this GRM and JG. Great show. This is now must watch “TV” at my house.  

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/3/18 10:51 p.m.

That was fun. Thanks, everyone, for joining us tonight. (I'm the one moderating the Facebook comments.) Bill Riley is a prince to deal with. 

We'll see everyone at the Roar tomorrow. 

Past shows, including tonight's, can be watched on our YouTube channel, and here's the YouTube feed for those who'd rather watch it there:

 

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