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Monday
Jul182011

Racing and Money

The other day we were reading thoughts making reference that some folks have more money than racing ability, and that it should be a case of more racing that money ability. Yes...you can certainly insert several incremental variations. 

Any form of motor racing requires resources to go a "little faster", yes...its ingrained in the human psyche to go a little faster, to be competitive, and to win. 

Who remembers drag cars with a tow bar attachment on the front, free wheeling hubs on the rear wheels for the tow, and often using a station wagon as the tow vehicle? We probably all have our own stories and recollections of racing and the various budgets. 

Usually the folks racing with the modest budgets, often made reference to the folks with the "cubic money" accompanied by "can't keep up with the cubic money". Anyone involved in racing also knows that to go really fast, the last tenth of a second requires substantial resources. 

The pit scenery has gone from a tow bar, to open trailers, to goose neck trailers and dualy pick ups, to full fledged transporter, private coaches, and in some series they have the mobile accommodations for the various PR folks and sponsors. 

NASCAR is finally evolving from carburetors to fuel injection, the carburetors/intake manifold knowledge base is being shelved for fuel injection. Yes...there are fuel injected engines running on dynos, there are various configurations of intake manifolds, and cylinder heads being considered. Yes...whoever has the most financial resources can usually explore the most creative perspectives, and often acquire an advantage.

Folks can rent/lease race cars, or various components especially engines. 

All major racing events are the same, there are the front runners (cubic money), the mid runners (less cubic money), and the back of the pack (even less cubic money) that make up the field. 

What do you think...

 

 

Saturday
Jul162011

Casey Stoner in Slo-Mo

Extreme coolness...enjoy!

 

Thursday
Jul142011

Detroit V8 Iron

With the resurgence of pony cars from the Detroti 3, there is an immense pool of opinions expressed and exchanged on the various cars (you know the one's) with the V8's. 

Its usually to the effect that the cars are big, bulky, heavy, seem to prefer straightlines, while implying that there are other vehicles "out there" that do a better job of going from A to B. Obvious they are also fast, and can do burn outs.

Sounds like the same stories being recounted from over 40 years ago...or close.

Here is the deal....

For many individuals some older, and some younger there is an undeniable fascination, interest, captivation with a good ole' domestic V8 pumping out some power, coupled to a manual transmission with a clutch pedal, rear wheel drive, and a generally heavy feel. 

Are these cars every day drivers, not really...were they every day drivers 40 years ago...not really. 

Perhaps all the folks that have one, have understood that the cars provide a good level of old school performance, fun, and enjoyment for the money...the cars are a strong performance value proposition. 

 

 

 

Wednesday
Jul132011

Buddy Guy

if you're a Buddy Guy fan, and he'll be 75 at the end of the month, and everytime he tries to do Albert King he breaks a string....enjoy!

 

 

Wednesday
Jul132011

Holding Back The Years

Just cool....and you wonder which manufacturers in Canada would love to "hold back the years"...