Category Archives: Motorsports

May 17

Speed Sisters – A Story That Should Be Told

Have you heard about the only female motor racing team in the Middle East? You’re about to. Director Amber Fares’ documentary about five Palestinian women who compete against men on makeshift tracks in the West Bank is currently in production and seeking funding to reach the finish line. Regardless of your feelings on the Israeli-Palestinian […]

May 12

Think Pink!

You may have noticed that the title of my blog has turned pink. That’s because we’re thinking pink for the month of May! As I mentioned recently, I am so excited to see driver Pippa Mann partnering with Susan G. Komen for the Indy 500 on May 25. What a great way to raise funds […]

May 06

The Corkscrew

Ah, the Corkscrew. One of the most famous turns in racing, at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in California, a quasi-blind turn into a six-storey drop. Woo hoo! I’ve seen it through on-board cameras, but have never watched a race at Laguna Seca. On Sunday, I watched two! The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship held its Monterey […]

May 04

More Carrera of the Americas, Because Porsche

Turns out I took a LOT of photos yesterday. So won’t you indulge me while I do another post? They’re Porsches, after all.     Love the Martini livery! Classic. Green means GO! And so they did. Good night!

May 03

Carrera of the Americas – Saturday

Apparently there are benefits to public speaking. After my recent presentation to the Hill Country Region of the Porsche Club of America, I snagged a very kind invite to attend the 2014 “Carrera of the Americas,” a PCA race weekend held at Circuit of the Americas. I went out there today and snapped a few […]

April 27

Why Sports Car Racing is the Best

A bold claim, you say? Consider this: Ferraris, Audi R8s, Aston Martins, McLarens, Lamborghinis, Porsches, Mercedes, Vipers, etc., etc. tearing around a road course, occasionally on two wheels, their bumpers separated by the width of an eyelash. Sounds pretty sweet, amiright? IndyCar traveled to Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama this weekend, and brought the […]

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. […]

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! Enjoy!

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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). […]

February 10

Seen in Detroit – Race Cars!

Proof that you can take a car girl off the racetrack, but you can’t take the racetrack out of her heart: hundreds of cars to see in Detroit, and my favorites were still the race cars. Like the new Corvette C7.R. Hot, no? It drives the regular Corvette Stingray up the wall.   Mazda’s 2014 […]

February 01

Because, Tesla Drag Race

The title of this post is the answer to a question that doesn’t even need to be asked. Just watch the following video, and be amazed. Tesla is up to a lot these days, including cross country trips relying solely on Tesla “Supercharger” stations and $0 of gas. I previously expressed surprise that the industry […]

January 25

2014 Racing Season – Starting Now!

Despite a nasty cough, the lingering reminder of the cold I got almost as soon as I returned from Detroit, I wish I was in Daytona this weekend for the Rolex 24! This 24-hour endurance race is the first of the sports car racing season, and the very first race of the new United SportsCar […]

January 04

Roar!

No, not the Katy Perry song. It’s the Roar Before the Rolex 24! In other words, the off-season is over. We are back to racing. The Rolex 24 at Daytona is the opening race of the season for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship (which, as of 2014, is the new sports car racing series, combining […]