Category: Opinion

Miata Hits S2000 on Track: Whose at Fault? S2KI S2K S2000 Honda Spec Miata Track Accident Crash

S2000 driver feels slighted after pass goes wrong on race track. This story has blown up in the Southern California racing scene, prompting a massive debate on track etiquette. This S2000 driver attempted to pass a Miata on track at Buttonwillow Raceway Park. However, it seems that the Miata driver lacked awareness and ended up […] More »

  Comments | By - July 20, 2017

Review: Forza Horizon Demo

*Disclaimer: this review is based solely on the DEMO for Forza Horizon, released on October 9. Forza Horizon is best described as the condensed automotive fantasies of every male between the ages of 15 and 25. It packs exotic cars, mountain roads, dirt trails, an improbable music festival, and lots of street racing into a […] More »

  Comments | By - October 10, 2012

Motorsports for the Common Man

  My autocross student was driving a VW Beetle. Not the new one; a 1966 model in shades of rust and yellow, to which he had fitted a 2-liter motor and no safety equipment whatsoever. The phrase “deathtrap” seemed to emanate from every chipped, greasy panel gap. After a mental check of my life insurance […] More »

  Comments | By - July 31, 2012

The Emperor’s New Driving Skills

People say revelations come at peculiar times. For me, it was during a frantic search for a gas station in Newport Beach, with the fuel gauge bouncing between “Empty” and “Imminent Disaster”. Despite the increasingly frantic salesperson next to me, the vaguely disturbing fact that I’d had a quarter tank remaining twenty miles ago, and […] More »

  Comments | By - June 26, 2012

The Future of Fun

This is the EV-ster. It scares me. I love everything about internal combustion. I love the noise, the mechanical complexity, the endless variation in character and delivery between motors; the smell of uncatalyzed exhaust wafting from the track is better than coffee on a cold morning. Electric motors have precisely none of these things, yet […] More »

  Comments | By - January 27, 2012

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