When I got the invite to cover the NSX media launch with Temple of VTEC. But to date I’ve never really driven a supercar, so I wouldn’t have any useful points of comparison with the NSX. To fix that, I decided to spend a weekend in Vegas and head on over to Dream Racing to … Continue reading “Driving Exotics at Dream Racing”
Whenever traveling abroad I can’t help but to be intrigued by the differences in automotive culture in other countries. There’s the obvious allure of vehicles that are not sold in the United States, but I’ve always found the choices people make in other countries interesting. Australia for instance has quite a large population of motorcyclists. … Continue reading “Snapshots on the Streets of Australia”
When the wifey and I finally decided that we were definitely going to take a long vacation to Australia and New Zealand this December/January, the first thought that popped into my head was, ‘how can I make it to Phillip Island?’. Some may have a different (wrong) opinion, but in my mind Phillip Island is … Continue reading “A Motorcycle Trackday at Phillip Island”
If you’re an enthusiast who works on their own vehicle, the sweet temptation of cheap tools at Harbor Freight is hard to resist. But if you’ve bought enough stuff from Harbor Freight you have probably had at least one experience with deep frustration and outright failure due to some of Harbor Freight’s lower quality offerings. … Continue reading “Decision Tree: When You Should and Shouldn’t Buy Tools from Harbor Freight”
In Moto GP one of the few things that are constant are rule changes. Dorna and the MSMA frequently make new rules, only to have to roll them back a few years later after belatedly realizing that the rule change didn’t make sense in the first place. For 2014 there’ll once more be another set … Continue reading “Chart: Moto GP’s Rule Change Circus”
One of my favorite beer commercials was the Bud Light “Real Men of Genius” series. I thought it’d be fun to take the concept and apply it to auto/moto enthusiasts. I present to you, Mr. Canyon Carver. Big thanks to my buddy David Goodspeed who did the voiceover.
Some people drifted successfully, some did not Large slip angles and close proximity is occasionally going to end in tears. Craig Grieco Photography Some pro shots of the on-track action at Hyperfest taken by Burst Method http://www.flickr.com/photos/steelsoul/sets/72157634209938165/ Someone getting punted into a rollover in the Spec E30 race: The actual rollover contest: The ever popular Daisy … Continue reading “Hyperfest 2013 Part 2 – OPP (Other People’s Pics)”
So this year marked the second time I set up shop with an Aclr8 booth at Hyperfest. The first time was more of a just drop by and check things out deal with little prep and less signage. Predictably, that didn’t go particularly well. This year I expanded on things quite a bit, got the … Continue reading “Aclr8 at Hyperfest 2013”