Justin Wilson August 31

A True Champion

The 2015 IndyCar season ended yesterday, in a thrilling finish at Sonoma Raceway that left the season’s champion undetermined until the last turn of the last lap. It was pure, unadulterated racing. It also took place under a pall as grim as I have ever seen in any race paddock.  The reason – on Aug. […]

Felix August 21

Surprises

On the way to work today, I ended up behind a Buick that was quite good-looking. A BUICK. More specifically, it was a red Buick Regal and, I have to say, it looks fairly sporty in motion. I was shocked, and I’m not even being snarky about it. Buick’s SUVs are looking pretty good these days, […]

F1 tunnel August 05

Motorista Goes International

I may be dealing with a self-diagnosed bout of adrenal fatigue (I kept calling it adrenal failure until my sister pointed out that that kills you – important distinction!), but I’m not too tired to be doing backflips-excited about my upcoming trip across the Pacific. You guys, I haven’t taken an honest to goodness vacation […]

IMG_7387 August 03

Karma

Heh heh heh.  One down, approximately 1,499,00 to go! Call me evil. Go ahead. :D

Grace Autosport July 27

Grace, At Speed

Somewhere in the whirlwind of the last few months, a most delightful announcement took place that makes me excited for 2016, girl power, and the future of motorsports in general. Ordinarily I would have been shouting this from the heavens on the same day, but I’ve been a little behind… On May 29, 2016, the […]

IMG_6067 July 26

Comeback Kid

So peeps, here’s the deal. This posting once or twice a month gig is not working for me. I miss you guys, plus there are too many rants to be ranted, opinions to be opined, and photographs to be taken to do this on a monthly basis. So…I’m making a comeback! Starting now I’m going to […]

F1 tunnel July 19

RIP, Jules

Very sad news that F1 driver Jules Bianchi, who was gravely injured at the Formula 1 Japanese GP in October, has passed away at age 25.  Bianchi’s death is the first in F1 since Ayrton Senna on May 1, 1994. I will just repeat what I said at the time of his accident. Racing is […]

IMG_6124 July 04

‘Merica!

[Edited to say: Gah! Apparently, I did this before. Same title and everything!] God bless America. And its cars. Happy Fourth of July! Boy, patriotism makes me thirsty.

classic Mini lunch June 27

IS Bigger Better?

Howdy, race fans! It has been much too long since we’ve had a chat. Here’s what I’ve been busy with in the last month or so: running a law firm getting elected to City Council rappelling down a 38-story building (again!) keeping the dogs from eating important documents (FAIL!) Rappelling was the easiest. Now that […]

L1100525 June 01

Motorista – 2 Years and Counting!

It just occurred to me a few minutes ago that I forgot about Motorista’s second anniversary! As of May 25, 2015, we have been up and running for two whole years. Wow. I know my posts have been sporadic since October, and I wish I had the time to blog almost every day like I […]

55 debris May 13

Practice Shouldn’t Be Interesting

The IndyCar folks are at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this month, getting ready for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 24. Between now and May 24, the teams are practicing – working on setups, seeing how fast they can get their cars to go around the infamous oval, etc. Today was…well, interesting. And […]

JCW shifter May 08

Strong Women: Denise McCluggage

Late Wednesday, the car world lost a true legend. A writer, racer and adventurer, who could do all of those things while being a woman! I speak of the one, the only…Denise McCluggage. (You may remember I was thankful for Denise at Thanksgiving 2013.) I hope to be like Denise McCluggage when I grow up. […]

pippa-car May 01

Pink is More than a Color

Welcome to the month of May! In IndyCar world, that means one thing and one thing only – the Indy 500! Like last year, female driver Pippa Mann is racing in the 500, in partnership with Susan G. Komen. Like last year, I wanted to get involved. Luckily, Pippa has made it easy. Last night, […]

L1110734 April 25

Red Poppy Car Show, 4/25/15

It’s nice when there’s a car show that is walking distance from your house. Slightly fewer logistics than, say, Detroit. That being said, Thing 1 accompanied me and pretty much bossed me around the whole time, so I didn’t get very many photos of all the classic cars lining the main drag in my town. […]

L1110692 April 18

La Bella Macchina, Jr. – Alfa Romeo 4C

A welcome oasis in the recent Motorista drought – a playdate with the new Alfa Romeo 4C this afternoon! This mid-engined beastie, the little sister of the magnifcent and mellifluous Alfa Romeo 8C, is fairly new to our shores and designed to stir the passions and lead feet of enthusiasts in preparation for Alfa’s USA […]

Abarth speedometer night April 13

Car Hacking: My Article in Texas Lawyer

Are our vehicles’ computer systems the next frontier for hackers? Call me crazy, but I say, if not no, at least not YET. But it’s an interesting topic of discussion. See my recent article in Texas Lawyer for my take on the latest phantom menace: TLhacking_Eby. And goodness knows I’ve been storing up lots of opinions […]

L1110520 March 21

Pirelli World Challenge at Circuit of the Americas

The Pirelli World Challenge sports car racing series had its season opener at Circuit of the Americas at the beginning of March, and your faithful motorsports reporter was there for the Saturday race! (I had plans for Sunday.) I may have mentioned before that I love Pirelli World Challenge, but let me recap: I love […]

L1110546 March 19

While I Was Out

So I’m finally getting caught up on my Automotive News (weekly industry newspaper) backlog. As in, I’ve made it from July to November in the last several weeks. Turns out I missed all sorts of interesting things, like the Takata airbag recall (flying shards of metal are NOT okay), Cadillac raising a stir by relocating […]

IMG_6088 March 01

Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution

You just never know how one thing can lead to another. After my Texas Lawyer article on self-driving cars was published, a producer from the Legal Talk Network called and invited me to appear on a podcast of the show Lawyer 2 Lawyer, discussing legal issues with autonomous vehicles. I taped the episode on February 18, and […]

IMG_6516 February 21

Cars and Coffee Austin – February 8, 2015

Okay, enough sad! Let’s get back to happy, aka Cars and Coffee, from two weeks ago. Spyker C8 Spyder McLaren P1 Scenes And then the Italians took over… Thank you for your indulgence. Never look a Camaro directly in the eye. My favorite car there, of course. The SRT Viper racer.  

IMG_6560 February 20

Strong Women: Julie Dollahite

This has been a week of loss. At last count, four people I know have died since last Friday. The most personal, and recent, loss was my aunt. She passed away last night after a struggle with breast cancer. Life sure is challenging sometimes. Relevant to this blog, today I attended the memorial service of […]

L1020158 February 04

Self-Driving Cars: My Article in Texas Lawyer

Look out – two posts in one month! How do I even live at this speed?? In a bit of exciting news, I recently had another automotive article published in Texas Lawyer.  Remember the one I did a few months back on the GM recall? Well, the new one is about the legal questions surrounding […]

L1010836 February 01

Teach ’em Young, Teach ’em Right

Hi, race fans! I’ve missed you! There’s plenty to talk about – both cars and life – but I just had to share a delightful development in the care and feeding of my young protege, Auto Buddy. You may remember Auto Buddy from his W Hotel rappeling observations and his impudent ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. […]

IMG_6088 January 02

To Clarify – Not Goodbye!

A few of you thought my prior post was bidding adieu to the world of cars and blogging. Not so! In the words of Inigo Montoya: let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up. Fortunately for me, my professional life is overwhelming me with opportunities. Unfortunately, from a time management perspective, […]

L1100525 December 31

The December Post

Let it not be said that I failed to post in the month of December. Here it is. There is a lot going on, race fans, and I don’t know how active I will be able to be on this blog anymore. I’ll keep you posted but, in the meantime, I hope you are welcoming […]

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