Hurley – A Documentary Worth Watching

I recently watched the documentary "Hurley" about the life of sports car racing champion Hurley Haywood. While it's a movie about a racing driver, it's not just about motor sports. It's more a movie about Haywood's life, specifically his life as a gay man in motor sports at a time (70s, 80s, and 90s) when … Continue reading Hurley – A Documentary Worth Watching

A Visit to the Zentrum at the BMW Factory in Spartanburg, SC

Another stop on the first day of my South Carolina/North Carolina road trip was the Zentrum at the BMW factory in Spartanburg, SC. Located just off of I-85 at Exit 60, the Zentrum is a combination museum and showroom that shows off both BMW's history and their current products. Prominently displayed near the center of … Continue reading A Visit to the Zentrum at the BMW Factory in Spartanburg, SC

A Radio Geek’s Thoughts on Formula 1’s Radio Regulations

For those not familiar, over the last few seasons, Formula 1 has set regulations which have drastically limited the information that the engineers and crew on the pit wall can give their drivers during the race. Key among those restrictions are information on strategy and car system settings; according to Formula 1 these regulations are … Continue reading A Radio Geek’s Thoughts on Formula 1’s Radio Regulations

In the Log: W9IMS for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500

Savannah - I don't set many goals in my hobbies, but I did set an amateur radio goal for 2016: to work W9IMS for this year's 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. It's a milestone race for IndyCar, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and for motor sport as a whole so as an IndyCar and motor … Continue reading In the Log: W9IMS for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500

Thoughts on the 2015 WEC Season

For me, the most interesting racing of the 2015 season came from the World Endurance Championship (WEC). Even though there were some dominating season long performances the racing was almost always not just good, but great. It goes beyond that, however. When you look at the LMP1 class, the jump in performance between 2014 and … Continue reading Thoughts on the 2015 WEC Season

Questioning My Audi Fanhood

It's been awhile since I've written a motor sport related post, mostly because I've seen so few races live this season. Most of the time my work schedule has prevented me from watching live on TV, so I've been watching on DVR or You Tube. That's been disappointing because watching delayed isn't nearly as fun as … Continue reading Questioning My Audi Fanhood

Justin Wilson, 1978-2015

Champions are often measured by numbers, by the number of wins and the number of championships. Sometimes, Champions are measured by other intangible attributes. Last night, we lost Justin Wilson from a head injury sustained in Sunday's IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway. He may not have won as many races as others and may not … Continue reading Justin Wilson, 1978-2015

IndyCar: Post St. Petersburg Thoughts

I finally had the chance to watch the IndyCar season opener at St. Petersburg from this past weekend and instead of recapping the race, offering some analysis of it, or posting thoughts on the race itself, I want to revisit the post I wrote a few weeks ago about the aero kits. Without apologies, I … Continue reading IndyCar: Post St. Petersburg Thoughts