Well, not quite non-event. It was a non-event for me. I spent all week getting decent times, and getting really comfortable with the Chinese GP track: It’s a tough track (I mentioned that in last weeks post) with a number of tough corners. But, I got down to a personal best of 1m55.292 Considering that … More SimWerks Series: Race 4 – The Non-Event (for Me)
Alright, lets recap Mount Panorama at Bathurst, Australia. It was a bloodbath. That’s not entirely true. There were a couple of major incidents in Group A. If you want to watch their practice, Qualifying, and both races, the link is here: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/374832292 (sorry I can’t embed these) It would also be worth checking out James, … More Simwerks Racing Series: Race 3
Well, that’s the first race down. How’d it go? If you want, you can watch it here: https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Ftrackwerksdriverdevelopment%2Fvideos%2F343637412891915%2F&show_text=0&width=560 My feelings on it? Well. So, I don’t know how to start a race. Sounds dumb, but it’s true – an online start is… I dunno. And there’s no instruction. So, I black flagged both races. Oh, … More Simwerks Racing Series, Race 1
Here we go! If you’ve listened to the podcast at all, you know both myself and Colton are big fans of virtual racing – well, gaming in general, although we try to keep it to automotive related discussions. Sometimes. Thus far, mostly, we’re Forza aficionado’s. No matter what anyone says about the PC Master race, … More SimWerks Racing Series: I’m not as good as I think I am edition
As if I didn’t have enough of a quandary over what project car I look at, or if I even do look at one beyond the Genesis Coupe, Colton has to suggest another one. The eighties legend, the Porsche 944. Stop laughing. It is kind of a legend. It’s no 911, for sure, but it … More The Project Car Diary pt.3: Dammit, Colton
What started this whole silliness about an older car with a potential transplant, and modernized suspension and brakes was, the sixties Jaguar MKII. I spent an afternoon watching the coverage of the GoodWood Festival of Speed, and specifically, their historic racing. When you think of historic racing, you think mostly of people taking their babies … More The Project Car Diary, Part 2. I drive a Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag.
I’m not down with all their rules, but… I am actually going somewhere with this. Right now, there’s a corollary going on in the automotive world, as a couple of things continue to happen – they’ve been happening for a good twenty years now – the take-rate on manual transmissions drops, and the efficiency, and … More “Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad”
For the last two years, I’ve mused occasionally regarding selling the Genesis Coupe. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js I still enjoy it immensely. But I yearn for something newer-to-me, and something that I can feel good having “down” while I do significant work to. At the same time, I want to get a project (maybe) that I can drive … More The Project Car Diary, part 1
A new experience for me. I got invited out by @dan.robertson to check him out at a motorcycle lapping day, at the always popular (and technically challenging) Calabogie Motorsports Park. I wouldn’t be riding (obviously, I’ve never been on a bike in my life!) but I grabbed my trusty cameras (yes, plural) and took a … More Bikes At the Track
Yeah, I know, it’s a bit of an automotive trope these days. But cars SHOULD have names. A4 is a piece of paper, not a compact sedan, 300 is my threshold for “I can buy this toy without discussion” not a fullsize sedan, and 124 is… someone who can’t count?