View from the grid at the Grand Prix of Atlanta
April 21, 2013, 10:21pm Permalink
Hi, I'm Ian. I'm preoccupied with cars and driving them to the limit.
I keep a photo blog of my favorite car images at motomania.tumblr.com »
Listen to some of my favorite driving music at stopthedisco.tumblr.com »
My wife keeps a fun food blog at bentobloggy.blogspot.com »
Past Project Cars:
1994 Mazda MX-5 (NA)
1988 BMW 325is (E30)
1987 BMW 325is (E30)
1987 BMW 325is (E30)
Honda S2000 (AP1)
Mazda RX-7 (FD)
Porsche 911 (993)
Darkness has fallen fully on Daytona. 13 hours and 18 minutes of darkness. We’ll witness the carnage when the sun finally comes up.
The 2013 endurance racing has started with the 24 Hours of Daytona. I look forward to a long year of Ferrari vs Audi, BMW, Corvette and Porsche battles.January 26, 2013, 7:14pm Permalink Reblogged from gearheads and monkeywrenches.
Vintage Racing Today (Ben Cissell, 2012)
When I see how much fun the vintage racers are having, how relaxed the atmosphere is at the track and how awesome the classic cars are at the Mitty Speedfest each spring, I wonder why I’m not out there racing with them. This movie really stokes that desire. If I keep looking, maybe I’ll find a cheap, race-ready Sprite or MG buried in the online classifieds…
From the internets:
“My elderly co-worker Serio is an ex-Ferrari mechanic who wrenched for the team back in the 60’s and 70’s. He will ask me to pull up a chair and tell random stories out about when he was growing up, working on Ferrari’s, Lamborghini’s, Alfa’s, ect. He comes in today with some old pictures of himself with the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO #3987 he worked on back in the late 60’s.
“This particular chassis is the one that Roger Penske won the 12 Hours of Sebring with in back in 1963 (in GT), was later driven by Alain de Cadenet and is now owned by Ralph Lauren.
“In the photo, Serio is in the red check shirt and the guy in the white shirt with the pipe is Dr. Baumgardner, the car’s owner at that time. Note that the car had the orange lights on the roof that were needed to run at Le Mans.”
Cool story bro!December 28, 2012, 12:10pm Permalink
Never a dull moment in the Petit Le Mans paddock
Always a crowd during the Petit Le Mans grid walk
People of the Petit: Kuno Wittmer, Jorg Muller, Justin Bell, Patrick Dempsey, Wayne Taylor, Max Angelli and Ralph Gilles