Category Archives: Road Racing

PRI 2015–more cars

In our last post there were celebrities of the human kind and many of the four-wheeled kind.  Plenty to view, but there were more, much more. Here are some for the Chevy fans out there: Putting cars on their sides … Continue reading

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24 Hour ChumpCar Racing at VIR

As I wound my way to Virginia yesterday I thought about the excitement of going back to one of my favorite tracks, Virginia International Raceway.  It is just about a half mile over the North Carolina border, but it takes … Continue reading

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Taggart Autosport–in Cary, NC

Tonight we attended the grand opening of Taggart Autosport in Cary, NC.  While Jim Taggart has occupied this 20,000 square foot facility for the past six months, this was the first time that everything was put together for a truly … Continue reading

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Coming Soon, Very Soon–PRI

Yes folks another year of Professional Racing Industry show in Indianapolis, Indiana.  I’ll be heading there next week and will bring you photos and commentary on this huge gathering of the racing fraternity. There are often many celebrities and we … Continue reading

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A Big 3 Day Weekend at VIR

Virginia International Raceway has opened up the full course track to host several great events this Friday through Sunday. The SportsCar Vintage Racing Association has come to VIR and brought along several classic vintage race cars. This Saturday I spent … Continue reading

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Formula One–Please un-confuse me

I have been a long-time fan of Formula 1.  I lived through the sixties with the no-seatbelt and drivers surrounded by fuel tank era.  I lived through the seventies with the wobbly wings attached directly to the suspension and the … Continue reading

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Tommy Kendall–TransAm–He’s Back!!

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VIR–A whole new track

Virginia International Raceway has a well deserved reputation as one of the great road courses in the United States.  I have enjoyed many track days there since 2000 and hope to continue to.  Over the years there have been a … Continue reading

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The New 2014 Formula One Season

The changes to F1 this year are enormous.  Smaller turbo engines and a completely new ERS (energy recovery systems) that mean far different braking, and much more torque.  The aerodynamics have been changed with smaller front wings, DRS (drag recovery … 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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