Category Archives: Racing

PRI Kicks Off

The day started with a breakfast with thousands in attendance.  The governor of Indiana showed up and expressed his welcoming good wishes as well as Indiana’s recognition of the importance of racing to its economy and success as the world … Continue reading

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PRI–Performance Racing Industry 2013

This morning I arose at the crack of dawn (or a little before) and headed for the airport and caught a flight to Indianapolis, Indiana, for this year’s PRI.  Prior to be acquired by SEMA last year it was known … Continue reading

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Formula E-eeeeeeeeek

Well, I was trying to emulate the sound from the cars of this new race series.  You can go to the Formula E FIA web site and take a look. It is really to showcase an open-wheeled, single seat, series … Continue reading

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My Judgment to Rush–what I think about the movie Rush

I like Ron Howard.  He has brought some really special movies to the screen.  He has had a very long career in the industry and is very professional.  It is because of this that my reaction to all the hype … Continue reading

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Red Bull–How it designs its winning F1 cars

Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel have become just about unbeatable this season as well as the past three.  Next year is a year of big change in Formula One with 1.6 liter turbocharged engines being the new power plant.  The … Continue reading

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Phoenix Arizona–Rising from the flames or carbonizing under the Heat

Today I had a list of three museums to visit.  My first choice (mostly because it was opening the earliest) was the Penske Racing Museum in Scottsdale.  There are lots of towns around the city of Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Surprise, … Continue reading

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Albuquerque and the Unser Racing Museum

I had at least two more hours of driving ahead of me before I would reach Albuquerque.  It gave me time to see some more of the New Mexico countryside. After an hour or so I decided to take a … Continue reading

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Midland, TX–Tribute to Jim Hall

I don’t mind saying that Jim Hall is one of my heroes.  In the 1960’s and 1970’s he seemed magical.  He was doing things with race cars that just blew everyone away.  It all came out of his shop in … Continue reading

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Barber Motorsports Complex–Leeds, AL

When you think of Alabama and race cars Talladega will likely come to mind, but one of the finest tracks in the country for road racing is right there in Leeds, AL. About seven years ago I drove out here … Continue reading

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International Motorsports Hall of Fame–Talladega

Talladega Superspeedway is an incredible race track.  Known as a tri-oval it is 2.66 miles long with the banking in the corners reaching 33 degrees of angle.  It is also the home of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. To … Continue reading

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