L1010754 April 23

Want to Tour the New York Auto Show?

I could have saved all that energy I spent pining for New York. The New York International Auto Show teamed up with Google Maps to create a virtual preview of the show. Seriously. Pop yourself a little popcorn and sit down at your computer screen for your very own private screening of the New York […]

Porsche badge steering wheel April 23

A Condo for You…and Your Car

I have never been to Florida, and never had any real desire to go. But now I’m moving to Miami. Why, you ask? THIS. A luxury beach condo tower, with an elevator that takes you AND YOUR CAR right up to your condo, and leaves you AND YOUR CAR in your condo. DESIGNED BY PORSCHE. […]

L1060224 April 21

Swoon: Porsche 918 at Circuit of the Americas

Remember this car? Remember this track? How about we put them together, and throw in Patrick Long, a fabulous Porsche factory driver and all-around good-looker. Let the swooning commence. If only we could see Patrick’s face… And, HEY, did you notice he’s got the $1,800 seatbelt??  

F1 practice 4 April 18

Formula 1: Red, White and Blue?

Heard the news? FIA, the governing body of Formula 1, accepted Gene Haas’ application to enter F1. In real-person-speak: a NASCAR team owner just got the go-ahead to form an American Formula 1 team. Yeehaw, y’all! We’re goin’ Formula 1! ‘Merica! There have been American F1 teams in the past, but not since the mid-eighties. […]

C class interior April 16

Pining for New York…

Like the dead parrot in Monty Python, I’m pining for the fjords New York. The New York Auto Show, that is. I received an amazingly generous offer of VIP tickets for tomorrow but, hey. It’s logistically complicated and ever so slightly expensive to be a globe-trotting Motorista. So I’m sitting this one out, and living vicariously […]

Cadillac racing April 14

Watch Long Beach Right Here!

God bless the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the Pirelli World Challenge for making their race broadcasts available on YouTube. So here, race fans, I present to you this past weekend’s races, right here, right now! (Skip ahead to the one-minute mark to get to the start; the action gets good around 43:55.) Enjoy!

L1070437 April 13

MotoGP – Sunday

Okay, okay, I take it all back. ALL racing is fabulous, whether two wheels or four. The races today (I caught MotoGP2 and MotoGP) were fast and loud; in other words, awesome. Number 93 Marc Marquez dominated the MotoGP race and brought home the win, followed by Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso. All three are […]

L1070292 April 12

MotoGP – Saturday

So I’m unsure about this two-wheeled racing business. It puts me in mind of a literary quote variation: four wheels good, two wheels bad. You know, Automo Farm. I was out at Circuit of the Americas today for MotoGP practice and qualifying, and let me just tell you: these motorcycle racing fans are a different […]

Porsche key April 10

For My New Porsche Friends…

Had a great time speaking to the Hill Country Region of the Porsche Club of America today! Not only are they fun folks, but they let me, a non-Porsche owner, in the door AND listened to me ramble about this blog, racing and cool Porsche stuff in general. My first automotive speaking engagement! As promised, […]

Cow April 08

Smart Car Tipping

Okay guys – I do not condone damaging other people’s property. In fact, I don’t even condone TOUCHING someone else’s car unless you have permission. So I’m not really laughing about this. Except… Did you hear about that recent bout of vandalism in San Francisco in the early Monday morning hours, where person or persons […]

F1 tunnel April 06

F1 Bahrain GP – in Twitterverse

Last race, I wished for at least a few lead changes. Hoo boy! Mercedes listened, and served up quite a corker of a race in Bahrain today. Allow me to recount the action via tweet, ’cause wasn’t that fun last time?? It's #BahrainGP time! 6 laps in, and HAM leads from ROS, MAS, PER, BOT.— […]

L1060129 April 05

That Little Cadillac Commercial

You know which one I’m talking about, right? The one that stirred up all the controversy and set people atwitter. The one that’s been dominating the water cooler (do those still exist?). This one, titled “Poolside”: Honestly, I don’t really see what the big deal is. If I had watched this before I read about […]

Chevy bowtie April 03

GM Recallgate

By now, you may have heard that small news item about the GM recall. A recall that is now quite massive in scale, and that was precipitated by a defective ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths. Yeah, it’s kind of a big deal. I had all sorts of things to say about Recallgate, […]

New headshot March 31

The Racing Weekend That Wasn’t…and a Photo Shoot

So the weekend turned out to be a bit of a bust on the racing front, despite its potential. Bad weather in St. Petersburg, Florida forced the cancellation of the first race (Saturday) of the Pirelli World Challenge. Then, I slept through Formula 1′s Malaysian GP, despite setting my alarm for the 3:30 a.m. go […]

Oct 26 driving March 29

Let Them Drive…Still

Today, in conjunction with President Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia, Saudi women again protested the ban on women driving by getting behind the wheel. Organizers are focused not just on obtaining the right to drive, but on increased democratic reforms and human rights in Saudi Arabia You may remember me writing about this topic here, […]

karting March 26

Le Racing Weekend * UPDATED*

Happiness is race weekend, and we’ve got a doozy coming up. This weekend marks the season opener of the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge, with the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Florida, not Russia). As I may have mentioned once, or perhaps twenty times, I love the Pirelli World Challenge – some of my absolute favorite […]

Alfa 4C March 23

Get Excited About the Alfa Romeo 4C

Finally! Alfa Romeo, a division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is returning to our fair shores, and it’s bringing a humdinger of a car to herald its arrival – the 4C. This mid-engined, 4-cylinder, two-seater, turbo’d, sexy Italian falls somewhere in between the no-compromises Lotus Elise and the superb but well-mannered new Porsche Cayman. Those lucky […]

Senna WEC March 20

Tomorrow’s Google Doodle Explained

Tomorrow, if you go on the Google start page, you will see a drawing of a man. He will look like a fairly ordinary man – not an iconic profile like Gandhi or Mandela or Martin Luther King. But he is no ordinary man. March 21 would be Ayrton Senna‘s 54th birthday. May 1 will […]

Lambo Superleggera March 18

Sweeeet Videos

Have to share some more videos with you, because they are awesome. First up, a fabulous pit stop for the Ferrari F1 team at the Australia GP in 2013 – 3 seconds total, which I believe was the record until Lotus beat it with 2.8. Correct me if I’m wrong. Isn’t this beautiful?? Next, the […]

F1 practice 3 March 16

F1 Australian GP – in Twitterverse

Yes, I stayed up and followed the Formula 1 Australian GP from 12:30 to 3 a.m. (Texas time). No, I couldn’t watch it on TV or use the Formula 1 App (acting dodgy), so I followed the action through the live timing feature on the F1 website (which included good commentary) and on Twitter. Don’t […]

L1030744 March 15

12 Hours of Sebring 2014

Apparently, there is a saying that the 12 Hours of Sebring is longer than the 24 Hours of Daytona. Having watched this year’s Sebring race, I get it. This year’s race holds the dubious distinction of eleven full course cautions. ELEVEN. As a frame of reference, last year’s had FOUR. This year, there were a […]

L1030764 March 15

Sebring and F1 Weekend! *UPDATED*

What a great way to end a busy work week: a weekend stuffed to the gills with racing! The 12 Hours of Sebring (part of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship) is happening NOW – watch the broadcast online here (commercial free!). This is the second race of the season – you may recall me talking about […]

F1 March 11

360 Degree F1 Lap

I feel like the parent leaving their kid in front of the TV: busy work week, so I’ve gotta stick you with some videos to keep you entertained until I get back. Start with this one; I predict it will rock your socks off. http://www.mercedesamgf1.com/en/car/f1-w05-360-video/ This on-board lap with Nico Rosberg of the Mercedes F1 […]

L1060662 March 09

Seen in Detroit: BMW M4

M3. For BMW fans – or, indeed, car fans in general – that name connotes everything we love about cars: power, speed, handling, balance, the perfect companion for the road ahead. At least, it used to. As the high-performance version of BMW’s venerable 3-series, the M3 has appeared variously as a sedan, coupe or convertible […]

F1 practice 2 March 07

A Whole New World: Formula 1 in 2014

The 2014 season of Formula 1 kicks off in Melbourne, Australia one week from today, and everything, from the cars to the people to the rules, will look a lot different. Allow me to walk you through it (thanks to Autoweek and the various racing Twitter feeds I follow for making all this relatively clear). […]

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