Category Archives: Great Drivers

IMS – Personalities

  While I wandered around Indy I took some photos of some of the drivers.  See if you recognise any.                

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Christmas Books for the Race Track

This is the time of year you might be looking for something special for that person who is caught with the car bug, especially someone who yearns for track days and autocrosses. Here are two books that I can highly … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

Summer is upon us and is the time of year we hope to get some time off, even if it is an hour or two by the pool or at the beach.  Hopefully you will be able to take a … Continue reading

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Indy 500 – Remembering the First

As some of us prepare to watch the running of the Indianapolis 500 today we should remember the first Indy 500 run on the “brick yard” in 1911.  Ray Harroun drove the Marmon Wasp to victory as the only car … Continue reading

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Hyundai Genesis Coupe for 2010

Now why couldn’t an American car company figure this out? This car is amazing.  Three hundred-six rear wheel drive horsepower, Brembo brakes,  track suspension, LSD, and more.  Check out the Hyundai web site for this powerful marketing video of Rhys … Continue reading

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Car Movies – Paris 1976 in a Ferrari

Decades prior to Getaway in Stockhom Claude Lelouch put a camera on the nose of a Ferrari 275 GTB and had a Formula 1 driver take it at high speed through the morning streets of Paris.  At times reaching 140 … Continue reading

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What Has Happened to Racing?

 What has happened to automobile racing?  Like many professional sports it has become focused on the individual instead of the team.  The drivers have become personalities where it is almost more important for them to showboat than it is for … Continue reading

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Great Drivers – Lewis Hamilton

No, he didn’t win the formula One world championship in his rookie season, but he certainly made people stand up and take notice of his incredible talent. The world renound BBC program Top Gear let him loose on their track to … Continue reading

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Great Drivers – Randy Pobst

You can debate whether or not great drivers are made or born all you want, but you cannot dispute when you come across one, and Randy Pobst is one great driver.  This year he raced in two championships and nearly … Continue reading

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Mark Donahue – Early Telemetry

A friend sent me this photograph of Mark in a test car with what looks like an early attempt to use an on-board computer to gather data.   Does anyone know if this is true?

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