Thursday, August 14, 2014

LeMons at NJMP, August 9, 2014, Episode 1 - Race Start

The goal for the first few laps is to avoid the inevitable carnage resulting from having 130 cars racing on a 2.2-mile track. I was happy to start the race in P74 and move up to P5 by the end of the first stint.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Onboard The Cosmonaughts During Their Downhill Crash at Lime Rock

Watch The Cosmonaughts clip the curbing on the inside of the Downhill, fishtail across the grass, and crash into the wall on the outside of the turn. Mighty scary and it's really good to see that they were unharmed. Amazingly, they waited in the car for 5 minutes and since it was taking the tow truck too long to get there, they restarted the car and drove themselves back into the pits. Just as impressive, they were able to get the car back on track after 4 1/2 hours. Throw in a Like to encourage them and support them on their Facebook pageThat is one tough team and they also happen to be some of the nicest drivers I have run into at LeMons and Chump.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

24 Hours of LeMons at NJMP, Friday Practice, August 8, 2014

This was my first session in the Near Orbital Space Monkeys' '88 Mustang LX. This is probably the toughest car I've ever driven. Good power and excellent torque but it handles like a brick. This is one of my better practice laps - a 1:48.5 in clean air.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Sketches from Tech at the August 8-10, 2014 LeMons Race at NJMP

Here's the colorful tech line. 

It's good to be the judge - look at the loot they piled up well before day's end. 

Professional videos and interviews during tech

Some teams brought their kids to help bribe the judges. These sweet kids even had 
a cheer jingle ready for the judge. Only a hearltess judge would give this team penalty laps.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

NJMP Turn 1 Slow Motion "Line Samples"

Going down to NJMP for LeMons this weekend and this video really sets the mood right. 
So cool, I can watch it all day!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Epic Driftmob feat. BMW M235i

The choreography is pretty amazing. Wonder how many takes it took them to shoot each frame...

Friday, August 1, 2014

An Epic Chase: The Miata Strikes Back!

Here's Part II of the epic Miata chase at Chumpcar's Lime Rock Park race, July 21, 2014. The Park Bench Racing Team had passed the Miata on lap 15. The onboard action here picks up at lap 18.


Thursday, July 31, 2014

One of The Most Impressive-Looking Automotive Sites I’ve Seen

I think we’ve all grown to expect technology to read our minds and every site to have good usability and offer great overall experience. Like most of us, I love shopping at Amazon but sometimes I wonder why they recommend stuff like the Angry Birds Star Wars Telepods Bounty Hunters Set to me. My son keeps a pretty straight face when I ask if he knows anything about that.

I was looking for upgrades for my 2001 BMW 325i when I stumbled upon - a very cool site for auto parts that has one of the most impressive-looking interfaces I have seen in a while. The first thing that grabbed my attention is the snazzy look and feel, which turned out to be very functional too. But there really are so many cool-looking sites these days. The part that I loved next was that their page header changes seamlessly according to the car make I select for my upgrades. Pick an Alfa Romeo? Super cool! You get this picture:

Luiz And The Mustangs with Jamie Melhuish at Watkins Glen

This is Jamie Melhuish in the GTS4 325i/M3 at NASA's 2013 Thunder at the Glen. Action with Luis Servia in GTS3 and the American Iron Mustangs. An onboard video that will keep you on the edge of your seat!