Exactly five years ago on February 12, 2014, a huge sinkhole opened up in the center of GM’s Corvette Museum, swallowing 8 classic Corvettes. You may remember the news. Since then, GM has recovered and restored the cars, and repaired the museum floor, at a total cost of $3.2 million. In addition they built a … Read moreRemember the big Sinkhole at GM’s Corvette Museum?
Here’s a link to Modern Tire Dealer‘s (a tire dealer trade journal) announcement of a new Goodyear tire that will be available in April 2019. Read all about it. It may be your next “cheater”tire.
Drive Germany’s Nurburgring and Belgium’s Spa! The link in this headline takes you to the whole story on how to join Ross Bentley of Speed Secrets for The Drive of Your Life, as they’re calling it. Ross is teaming up with Tom Roberts (Eurotrack Adventures), along with Ron Simon (RSRNurburg) to bring you this fantastic experience. If … Read moreWant to Drive Two of the Most Famous Race Tracks in the World?
Several years ago, a friend who was a long term Toyota loyal said to me. “I’ve visited Toyota showrooms a couple of times this year, and I see nothing new and fresh. I’m starting to look elsewhere.” That was before they teamed up with Subaru to create the “86-series” cars – the BRZ and FRS. … Read moreBeen Watching Toyota? The Supra Lives Again!
In recent years, in case you haven’t noticed, Cadillac has become a significant player in the area of high-performance automobiles. Gone are the days when most owners of Cadillacs were old rich guys who drove them around at 30 MPH. Over the past 20 years or so Cadillac has built some sophisticated and very exciting … Read moreA New, Hot Cadillac in Your Future?
In several posts on this site, I’ve mentioned that tires are among the most significant factors in racing performance. Think about it! In all racing you’re driving your car as fast as you can maintain control of it. Or maybe, as fast as it will go!. When you lose control, the cause is usually the … Read moreBest Tires for Your Type of Racing?
Here’s a link to the latest calendar of events from MotorsportReg.com. This calendar is dated March 2019. I’ll renew it each month. The header on the calendar says it’s for events near Merrimack, NH. I actually set the calendar to show events anywhere, even though the search is centered on Merrimack. On the left column … Read moreSports Car Racing Event Calendar
Tires and Wheels When you need to buy racing tires – and you will, if you do any amount of racing – The Tire Rack is an excellent place to do it. Your local tire shop, even if it’s a high volume dealer, is unlikely to stock specialty tires or be able to get them at … Read moreWebsite Review – tirerack.com – Great Prices and Great Advice on Tires & Wheels. Suspension Parts Available, too
Hillclimbing is a popular type of competition among many sports car clubs who operate in hilly areas. It’s essentially a time trial (meaning one car at a time competing for the fastest time) road race up a steep mountain road. My own experience is with the Sports Car Club of NH (SCCNH) who sponsors two … Read moreHillclimbing – A Unique Type of Road Racing!
So Many Ways to Compete with, and Otherwise Enjoy, Your Car! There are many types of sports car racing events, and other ways to enjoy your car. Since I’m familiar mostly with Autocrossing and Hillclimbing, I discuss those in detail in posts I’ve written (or will write). Other types of racing events – drag racing, … Read moreWhat Type of Sports Car Racing is for You?