When you want to get to know a track that’s new to you, walking it is one of the best ways. And doing it with the advice of expert driving coaches who know it well is even better! Here are videos of track walks with Speed Secrets’ Ross Bentley and Peter Krause. Each video covers … Read moreHow Best to Get to Know a Track? Walk it!
Whatever type of racing you do, preparation of your car is extremely important. You can learn all the racing techniques in the world. You can select with great care and research the car you race While it may not be the first place you think of when you’re selecting supplies, accessories and parts, Amazon … Read morePreparing Your Car to Race
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.
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?
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?
Autocrossing is the entry point for many low-budget drivers starting out on the journey of enjoying their cars for more than transportation. For the cost of a club membership, an accurate tire gauge, a helmet (can usually be borrowed, or buy one here) and little else, you can begin to experience the thrill of driving … Read moreAutocrossing – An Inexpensive and Fun Way to Begin Racing