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Tuesday
Jul262011

Management

Thought provoking presentation by Gary Hamel...

 

Monday
Jul252011

ALMS at Mosport

At times you simply have to take in the entire 360 degree atmosphere of motorsports (racing), although you see more actual racing on TV, when you experience the entire spectrum of racing in person there is no substitute.

VP by the barrel + Extract the transmission folksWhat better way than at Mosport one of the Canadian shrines of racing, who has recently come under Canadian ownership. Yes...Mosport is a storied venue, and hopefully the Canadian owners will continue what the previous owner (Don Panoz) started. By the amount of folks that were present, motorsports is alive and well in Canada. 

To start a Sunday morning with the unique fragrance of racing fuel...yes that familiar fragrance wafting through the air. In addition its a glorious day, its warm on the direction of being hot, it will be totally cool.

Its the ALMS race with many familiar players on the scene...we appreciate fast cars, and the folks that make an effort to go fast.

Jake...Yes we have our own preferences, or soft spots, or whatever else you would like to call it. When you have preferences, you have a better understanding of the competition, rivalries, and the intellectual games that will get played out during the afternoon.

One must get up close and personal with this years GTI Class winner at LeMans, and take in the entire experience.

As well as understanding that their major competitiors for this race are set up next to them (BMW), and the other is not very far (Risi/Ferrari).

Corvette...

 

The car...

 

Yes...they won LeMans..

Up close...

These guys are fast...

 

Another look...

With the coolest coach...

The other fast car...

Hardly working on this car...

Flying Lizard...

More Flying Lizard...

Jaguar...

More Jaguar...

The Jaguar coaches...?

Patron...

The cars...

More cars...

Access to the Patron Hospitality was so exclusive that there was hardly any folks all day. Almost comical, a good lesson that you can make something so exclusive that no one will show...although its only tequila.

Pits...

More pits...

One of the supporting Porsche race...

 

Track...

Do we have to tell you that we have a ton more photos that we will upload on our Flickr account.

The race results from Autoweek are...here

LPR 

Monday
Jul252011

Eurocopter X3

Cool flight demo with novel camera positions...enjoy!

 

 

Saturday
Jul232011

Vintage Racing

By now you know that we have an affinity for "old race cars" the Kohler International Challenge at Road America is probably as good as it gets for vintage racing. Its Saturday take a few minutes enjoy the extensive photo gallery, that will surely fire up memories...here.

In the meantime...

 One more...

 

Friday
Jul222011

Vroom Room 

Good Morning!

Its Friday, yes...its the Vroom Room come in, we have cappuccino and biscotti make yourself comfortable. 

Agreed...we have been under/in a heat bubble this week, breaking a few records.

Did you notice, The Colonel missed a Vroom Room, imagine after all these years missing a Vroom Room...he did...he atoned and shared some of his thoughts...this week.

We must have started something in Canada with Car Wars last year, with the fender to fender competition between BMW and Mercedes. When BMW blinked we mentioned that some folks were not counting correctly...this year it seems that again the count is not correct...YTD June BMW 14,454 and Mercedes 14,502 they might just start "trading paint" during the next 6 months. As usual, same as last year some folks count the Sprinter when comparing sales. Lets agree to keep the Mini, smart, Sprinter, motorcycles out of the count...what do you think?

Perhaps we should throw CPO vehicles in the count, they are fender to fender with CPO too...YTD June BMW is at 6,482 and Mercedes at 6,124. Yes we have been mentioning Certified Pre Owned for some time now.

There is a real possibility that BMW and Mercedes will be trading paint with new and CPO vehicles in the following months till year end....stay tuned.

If you remember Stanley Mouse, and perhaps had a "something" air brushed leave a comment. 

Take a moment to peruse Nowness...here.

The ALMS race is at Mosport this week end...

This week its a bunch of old dragsters, and a drag racing video from way way back in the day. The long lever is not a shifter, it the brake lever...take a look...here. If you went to drag races when the "flagman" was starting the races...leave a comment.