I’ve done a lot of things on motorcycles including jumps, wheelies, rolling burnouts, and donuts, but never have I seen or heard of motorcycle drifting. This is definitely a first for me. As if that isn’t enough for a great video, then they drop a Corvette powered, 2300lb, 3rd Gen RX7 into the mix for official brain mushification. Watch it, stew on it, and let me know what you think.
We’re about a month out from the start of the 53rd annual Daytona 500. With every year that passes and when the green flag drops during the Daytona 500, you can’t help but think of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and what he meant to the sport.
I’ve been to the Daytona 500 many times myself and was fortunate enough to have been at the 1998 Daytona 500 with friends and family when Dale Earnhardt Sr. won. If you weren’t a Dale Earnhardt fan,on that day you were.
This was the car that hooked me on racing. I remembered my father coming home one night from the auto body shop and saying to me “Let’s go to the dragstrip, the four engine dragster is up”. I was about 7 years old and the wheel standers and jet cars were also running that night.So may dad loaded me up in the car and off to the track we went.
Let me guess. It wasn’t your fault? Suuuuuure…. Continue Reading
You may have heard a rumor that the New England area is getting riggidy-rocked by a snow storm right now. I would like to go ahead and confirm that rumor. I know it’s true because I was outside in my dark driveway pegging my snowblower off the rev limiter at 6am. Luckily, my neighbors like me……well, they used to at least. Anywho, I assume that some of the 1A Auto blog readers are probably sitting on the beach right now in the hot sun with a margarita in 1 hand laughing at us New Englander’s, and I wanted to show off how much fun snow is. Please excuse the dark pictures. Again, it was 6am and I’m not 100% sure that I was even awake when I took them.
So that is what about 6-7 inches of snow looks like, but its raining down on us at an amazing rate. By the end of today we will have to dig 15 inches down to find the earth again. I’m just hoping that it stops before I clean my driveway again so that I won’t have to do it tomorrow morning as well.
Yay snow. Ugh….
If your a car nut and enjoy a good movie,and if you still haven’t seen it Tucker:The Man and His Dream, is a great one to watch.
The movie is about the life of Preston Tucker, and a dream to build an automobile that was way ahead of it’s time that the average person could afford.The cars were to be built with features such as a rear engine,disk brakes,a water cooled aluminum block,seat belts,and a third headlight that turned in the direction of the car enabling you to see better at night.Continue Reading
The Great Race from New York To Paris in 1908 was a publicity stunt dreamed up by the New York Times. In 1908 6 cars left Times Square in New York city at a whopping 35 MPH heading to Paris from NY. Back in 1908 there were not to many cars and there were no roads as we have today, so these six cars drove through conditions beyond extreme.
The cars were bound for Alaska but when they got there the travel was impossible due to deep snow and melting rivers.With this obstacle in the way the cars were shipped back to Seattle,and them shipped to Japan to continue the race.Continue Reading