Thursday, December 5, 2013
This is the most comprehensive write-up on Thompson Speedway to date. It's well worth 5 minutes of your time. I have mixed feelings about the track and some concerns about its safety features but hey -- nothing beats having a track within an hour of Boston!
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
"Having the engine in the middle of the car means it's more agile and turns more quickly than a car with the engine in the front or in the rear."
Everyone got that? Good, now you don't have to wonder any more why your front or rear-engine car turns so slow.
Posted by CT at 1:11 PM
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Monday, December 2, 2013
This is as close as any of us will ever get to driving an F1 car.
It's amazing how low to the ground you sit and how limited the visibility is!
Sunday, December 1, 2013
This is all that remained of the red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven by World Challenge driver Roger Rodas and “Fast and the Furious” star Paul Walker. They both died this Saturday, November 30 when Rodas lost control of the car and wrapped it around a tree. The Porsche burned down (footage was captured on camera, easy to find on Google).
- This is very unfortunate. By all accounts, Paul Walker is one of the most likable Hollywood actors: good-looking, successful, humble, 8.3 million Likes on Facebook (picked over a million more just today).
- The story makes for big headlines and you are likely to see "Fast and Furious Star Dies in Fiery Crash" on the front page of every major news site.
- It is hard to understand how an experienced race driver like Rodas could lose control of the car like that in broad daylight on a dry road. There might have been a mechanical or some distraction around (the accident happened very close to a charity event the two friends were organizing). It's safe to say from the wreckage that they must have been going very fast for a car to get wrapped around a tree like that.
- The Fast & Furious sequel has already grossed Universal Studios $2.4 billion and it has become its biggest franchise of all time. A movie that started a subculture has turned into a mainstream series. A young actor who dies James Dean-style will make the series ever more popular.