Not that it's any of
Notes from the
Across the Border
Mail to a friend
Baby You Can Drive
Family and friends
This Summer I Hear the Drumming
The music goes on and on.............ALMS visits Mid Ohio.............whirl keeps
Rick Dole had his D3s set to stun..............situation normal................. more
Twenty Four Seven
Like it................ more
"The "Big Figure" (as seems to be my new moniker) approves of street circuits.
Sure, the racing can be processional, sometimes, but the opportunity for the
fans to get up close and personal to the action can't be beaten and whilst there
may be less overtaking, the racing is certainly interesting in many other ways....
Generally, the fans recognise this also, and do turn out.........more
Tin Top Heaven
The 2008 WTCC finally finished its tour of the Americas and landed in Europe
last week at Valencia.
As ever the show was first rate, even Mister Huff managing to get past the first
corner to win a race.
To match the action on track David Lister had to be in top form, well as you can
see he did not disappoint.
Watch out Pau, the Big Figure is rockin' and rollin' ................ more
Bay City Blues
To Laguna Seca for the final round of the 2008 ALMS...........by any
standards it has been a very successful year for the Braselton based
organisation, with the strongest and most diverse grids in Sportscar
racing, some might say in any form of motor sport.
Works supported efforts from Audi, Porsche, Accura, Peugeot,
Corvette, Ferrari......petrol, diesel, hybrid, E85......crowd figures on the
up in a generally depressed market............everything is fine and dandy
Another race, another great performance.......... no, not bloody McNish, Dole!
Or as he put himself
Petit Le Mans.
Look at it.
Love it..............more >>>
The 2008 WTCC headed into the second half last week at Brands Hatch.......a
big winner was Jorg Muller, taking victory for the first time this season, a loser
was his team mate Augusto Farfus who managed to convert pole position into
zero. However it must be said that his charge from the back of the grid in race
two would be a strong contender for drive of the day..... more
Signs Of The Times
“Il est difficle de vaincre ses passions, et impossible de les satisfaire.”
- De La Sabliere
Les Poupees Russes is a small lingerie boutique on the high end of
Rue Wilbur Wright in Centre Ville, Le Mans. Friday, the day before this year’s
race, the street was a human viaduct........ more
A Different Kind of Race
On my fifth day in China, I realized I was experiencing a real-life
version of the movie The Truman Show. I was one of the thousands of extras,
each of us repeating our steps from the day before – busily hurrying across the
same street each morning, either walking to a venue a couple of blocks away or
trying to catch a bus to a remote locale. Every one had the same expression on
their face – smile and excitement this day early in the month of August, only to be
replaced by looks of fatigue and weariness as the days wore on. .... more >>>
This last weekend, I was blown away (literally, as well as metaphorically) by two
events that were held in Southern California. Two events that, on the face of it,
appeared as different as two automotive-related events can be. Yet both are tied
by the common bond of car-culture, and, as I am a car-nut, and I am visiting
SoCal, both were also firsts on my dance card..........more >>>
On the Waterfront
I could have had class, I could have been a contender. I could have been
Well, that would have been the story line for the R10 back in 2007 but on the
mean streets of Long Beach, Audi made the transition from contenders to