Australian race fan gives ‘motormouth’ a new meaning with uncanny must-see videos

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Remember the old series of Police Academy movies, where one of the cops had a mouth from which spewed out a countless number of sounds and sound effects?

(For the record, that’s comedian Michael Winslow, nicknamed “The Man of 10,000 Noises.”)

Winslow may have met his match, however, when it comes to mimicking the sound of racing cars.

Australian Daniel Jovanov, otherwise known as “The Human Soundmachine,” does a spot-on job in a blind sound test of four high-performance rides recently at the Rally Australia racing facility.

Using a trio of Volkswagen rally car drivers as judges, Jovanov’s mouth and voice perform an incredible replication of a Red Bull F1 car (the turbo V-6 version), a Lamborghini Gallardo, a Volkswagen Polo WRC car, and a Subaru WRX Group N rally car.

Give credit where it’s due, though: the judges know their cars – and sounds – by accurately picking the cars Jovanov was replicating. By the way, Jovanov is just 21 and was a finalist on Australia’s Got Talent in 2012.

Check out the first video below for an aural concert of sorts like you’ve never heard before, followed by Jovanov’s first appearance on Australia’s Got Talent:

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Andretti Autosport picks James Hinchcliffe for last 3 races of season

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James Hinchcliffe will finish the NTT IndyCar Series season for Andretti Autosport, replacing Zach Veach in the No. 26 Dallara-Honda.

The team made the announcement Friday afternoon that Hinchcliffe will return after racing for Andretti at Texas Motor Speedway, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and the Indianapolis 500.

Hinchcliffe, who also has worked as an IndyCar on NBC analyst and pit reporter, will race in the Oct. 2-3 doubleheader race weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and the Oct. 25 season finale at St. Petersburg, Florida.

“It’s always unfortunate to have to change drivers this far into a season, but we have to look at finishing the year the best we can for the 26 team and start evaluating and looking at options for 2021,” team owner Michael Andretti said in a release. “James has an existing relationship with our team that we’d love to build on and it makes the most sense for him to step in for these last three races. We are looking forward to seeing what he can do.”

Hinchcliffe has a season-best finish of seventh in the Indy 500. He had been working on trying to put together a deal for next season after scrambling to secure a partial schedule this year when he lost his ride at Arrow McLaren SP after 2020 with a year left on his deal.

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“I know, probably better than most, what Zach is feeling right now, and I have to say that he has handled everything about as class act as you can,” Hinchcliffe said. “I’ve known Zach as a teammate, before that as a colleague and even before that as a friend, and he is a guy that I respect in every way. I know he is a fighter and will fight back to where he wants to be.

“For me now, my focus is 100% on racing the Harvest GP and getting the best possible results for Gainbridge, for Honda, for Michael and for the team. I obviously haven’t been on a road course in a while, but at least the last time I was, it was here at IMS! Hopefully that puts us in a good position to go out there and have a strong weekend.”