Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sad News: OneHotLap.com Is Closing Down...

Friends,

It deeply saddens me to share that OneHotLap will be closing down this Sunday. It has been an epic journey through performance driving but like all good things, it has eventually come to an end. I will forever cherish the great OneHotLap stories that have been shared on multiple occasions by the likes of Jalopnik, Auotblog, WorldCarFans and many other automotive sites. Sadly, we have come to the realization that with gas prices hovering over $4 for premium, as well as increasing environmental awareness, a green site would be better able to contribute to society's well-being!


OneHotLap will therefore rename itself OneGreenLap effective April 1. Our new focus will be coverage of fuel efficient vehicles that have significantly reduced emissions. Our sponsor Toyota Motor Corporation has generously offered to donate a Prius to each one of our contributors' family members to be used for environmental research. These fantastic appliances will come with highly coveted efficiency options available only to OneGreenLap.com and will feature extra large battery packs, super skinny energy efficient tires, and unibody chassis construction free of drag-limiting gaps in the car's body.

We are very excited about some of the initiatives we have under way. OneGreenLap will continue to visit racetracks like Watkins Glen, NHMS, Tremblant, Lime Rock, and Calabogie, however, we will no longer need to drive on them. The competitive portion of our events will take place on the way to and from the track. The driver that uses the least fuel for the round-trip will be declared winner on each trip. We have not settled on a minimum time to get to and from the racetrack yet but we are thinking or limiting it to a week per round trip. Toyota will use the real-life research from the trips to further improve the aerodynamics and fuel efficiency of their Priuses. Our target is to prove that 100 mpg is entirely feasible with the automotive technology current used in mass production.

Thank you for all your past support and we sincerely hope you will stick around and help us promote our new venture! One Green Lap is GOING GREEN!!

Sincerely,
Christo

p.s. As a result of this transition, I have a super fuel-inefficient 2008 BMW Z4 M Coupe and a just-OK 2001 BMW 325i for sale. These must go fast. Please send in your best offers.

19 comments:

  1. MY FAVORITE BRAND OF BRAKE PADS FOR PERFORMANCE DRIVING IS:

    Stop This Nonsense (STP)

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  2. What he said. LOL

    Stop smoking GREEN.

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  3. I was really hoping for some support here guys... The next two write-ups are on green cars and ready to go. Watch out for them on OGL. I promise.

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  4. The thoughts of a confused man:
    I look at the title of your new site, OGL and think of the times I have looked at a woman's cleavage.

    I have always taken great pleasure out of getting greater than 30 mpg. at over 70 mph in my Cayman or the times I have stayed with considerably more powerful cars at various DE's because of it's inherently efficient design.

    I hope that parts of my life involve critical thinking and good conversation with good people rather than the justification of my position by proving everybody else is wrong. I prefer to think it is not either/or.

    Good Luck.

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  5. Ah Ah, good one. You got me going for a second.

    Nicolas

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  6. How do you get from OGL to cleavage?

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  7. ogle-to stare with obvious desire

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  9. Then can we vote for OneLapDance, speaking of the "ogle-to-stare" ratio? Really, green is so 2011...

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  10. You know, a green man can have dark thoughts. Why can't we all get along in the pursuit of sanity.

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  11. Serenity NOW!! Insanity later...

    C'mon guys - I was really hoping for some support here. Autoblog.com has AutoblogGreen http://green.autoblog.com/ - why wouldn't it make sense for us to do that too?

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  12. I like that thought on OneGreenLapDance, it goes well with the "OGL"e concept. Best part, it's all natural and good for the environment!! Well, OK , we should limit the events to, ugh, naturals only. No modifications allowed!

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  13. That is a good compromise. Some would say it was in "the middle of the road"

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  14. But that may not be the proper line.

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  15. Maybe "One Green Apex" for a name then?

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  16. Oh Boy I have been so sad to think this Bloody AWESOME site could sadly come to an end, I went out and drank many pints to rid my head my sadness, as I stumbled to my flat I recalled this is a funny day in America, April fools day, well you got this Englishman & I thought the English were the spanksters.
    Oh to the fat Balerina -

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  17. Hey Fattie, good to hear that you are OK. Please stick around. We need dancers of all shapes and sizes.

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