In 2014, I didn’t post on |StartingGrid| nearly as much as I’ve wanted to. Mostly, because I was focused on getting my feet stable in competition karting. I’m not upset with that at all, but I decided at the end of the year that I wanted to put more attention back into having fun with the blog.
I’ve been chatting with some people about some topic ideas that would be fun to write about, so below are some of my ideas.
It turns out, no matter how we try to avoid it, that we are creatures of habit. I was turning back the clock this morning, just curious of what I was doing this time last year in 2013. Turns out that I was writing another blog post like this one.
Well, it’s my blog. So, if I want to do the same thing, I can! FYI, this blog post might get kinda emotional/sappy, so if you want to skip it and come back to some car stuff, check in later.
They don’t call Sabine Schmitz, the Queen of the Ring, for no reason. Watch her at a recent VLN race. She says that between races and her ‘RingTaxi duties, she does about 1200 laps of the famous 13 mile track a year.
Watching this video, I’d believe that for sure.
I’m not going to lie. When Gymkhana 7 came out, I was a little bored after four or five minutes. I always wished that Ken Block had released four or five mini-short videos of his Mustang rather than a 12 hour…I mean minute epic. However, what did excite me was the 845 hp, 8000rpm, AWD Mustang.
I was hoping that someone would make a video to give some technical detail about the car. Enter Chris Harris. This is a nerdgasm about this amazing car.
Even if Gymkhana 7 is still too long.
Honestly, I’m not sure what to title this post, seeing that I wanted to put so many things in it. Now that it’s the winter time, I figured it was a good idea to do a end of the year wrap up post. Seeing that it’s been a few months since the last Gold Cup race, I’d been holding off on any new posts for a little while, as I’ve been wrapping up the year and prepping for 2015.
As Formula E is going through development in it’s initial season, I really like how the series is doing it’s best to spread more media awareness of the cars, series and the technologies around them.
I wish that Formula 1 did this, because I feel like in a year where the series has some of the most technological advanced engines in the history of the sport, no one knows about it.
If you’re into cars, you’ve joked about it at least once. What would happened if someone took a Formula 1 car to a track day. Well, some clever old guy took an Arrows A22 F1 car out to a club day, and had a go! Watch as basically he just crushes everything out there *and then probably brags to his friends that he does everything “flat out”*.;)
Long story short, this needs to be one of the things I do now. ;)
I have to say that the winter-time is always pretty tough for racing. There are a few winter series races that you can go do, but for the most part it can be pretty slow.
So what do you do to fill the time? Well, the Major of Hinchtown might have some ideas…
So it’s been a busy last few months in the background, which is why there haven’t been as many posts on |StartingGrid| Between work, and getting ready for the 2015 race season, I haven’t taken the chance to post like I’d like. (I still have a season-end karting post that I’ve been meaning to get out.)
However, in the meantime, here is a transporter jumping over a F1 car, because cool things are cool. ;)