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PRI 2022–the importance of safety

Racing has a history of danger and in the mid-twentieth century safety was pretty much an afterthought.  With the efforts of people such as Formula 1 champion Sir Jackie Stewart, tremendous progress has been achieved.  Where once fiery wrecks were … Continue reading

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PRI 2022–the Importance of Racing Tools

It is fascinating to watch the pitstops of Formula 1 where they seem shockingly long if they take three seconds to change out their wheels and tires.  This past year the record was 2.0 seconds.  Pit stops at the Indy … Continue reading

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PRI 2022–it’s Electric!

If you are like me, you love the sound of a performance racing engine being put to work. But, there is another sound of racing that has made its place in racing today.  PRI is not ignoring EV racing and … Continue reading

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PRI 2022 is now

While the flights to Indianapolis were a complete mess, the shuttle ride to PRI on Thursday morning was smooth as silk. Thursday morning at PRI is always a special as it is a welcome breakfast to the attendees.  There are … Continue reading

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Fall and Virginia International Raceway

I like VIR.  Mostly because it is fairly close.  Just about an hour and twenty minute drive and literally just over the Virginia/North Carolina boarder.  And it is a beautiful place.  Rolling grassy hills and wonderfully kept facilities.  The owners … Continue reading

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On the Side of the Road–Vintage Chevy Pickup Parts

Driving along the road in Minnesota a site to behold popped out at us.  It was a line of vintage Chevy pickup trucks. Who does this?  Sure we’ve seen vintage pickup trucks on the side of the road and a … Continue reading

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Oregon–Green Springs Highway

This curvy highway snakes around the mountains and was a major part of our route between Bend and Hood River.  It was quite a road. I’ve driven Pikes Peak and Mount Washington.  I’ve driven the Tail of the Dragon and … Continue reading

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On the Road–Man’s Best Friend Along for the Ride

As we travel from towns to cities to forests and the high desert it is nice to see fellow travelers enjoying themselves.  This guy was having a good time in the bed of a pickup truck. He loved waiting for … Continue reading

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On the Side of the Road–Titan II Missile Museum

Okay, it’s not a car, but it is a motor vehicle and very fast and it was on the side of the road.  This was quite an exhibit, especially these days. I mean, how often do you get to see … Continue reading

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Pima Air Museum

No it is not a museum about air or our atmosphere.  It is about aircraft!  Faster than a  speeding Hellcat!  Aircraft are amazing and their development parallels the automobile.  The airplane also changed our life and our infrastructure.  This museum … Continue reading

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