Tag Archives: Auto racing

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 […]

May 02

Race with Pippa

Racing and breast cancer – the first I love a lot, but don’t have much first-hand experience with; the second I hate, hate, hate and know all too well. Put them together, though, and you get this. Pippa Mann is a British driver who became the first female to win a pole at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. […]

May 01

Senna

Ayrton Senna was more than a race car driver. He was a poet behind the wheel, a relentless perfectionist, one of the fiercest competitors in any sport, ever. He was very religious and passionate, and tended to talk about racing in spiritual terms. He was maddening and exhilarating and a true champion. He was one […]

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 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 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). […]

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 […]

January 01

More Cowbell

Like cowbell, you always need more car photos. Luckily, I have a ton. Believe it or not, the photos you see on the blog are a mere fraction of the total volume of photos I take. Considering I take 200-300 photos at a race and upwards of 700 at a major auto show, I thought […]

December 29

2013: a Look Back

I never thought the birth year of a blog would be a big deal, but here I am, looking back on 2013 through the eyes of this blog, and thinking about all that has happened since I published my first post on May 25. I have been to car-related events in Michigan, California and Texas, […]

December 23

As Formula 1 Turns

Just because it’s the offseason, don’t think Formula 1 is taking a break from its standard drama and political intrigue. The annual musical chairs of drivers and teams has taken place, and the music is just ending. Several drivers have switched teams, and some were caught out when the music stopped. The Bleacher Report has […]

December 20

Gift Guide for the Gearhead

This may be a bit late…but if you’re a procrastinator like me, it’s just in time! Allow me to present Motorista’s First Annual Gift Guide for the Gearhead. In case you know any… Branded Swag Does your favorite gearhead love a particular make or model above all others? Your choices are endless for branded hats, […]

December 07

“I’m not a driver, I’m a racer”

If you are at all interested in racing, take a few minutes to watch this video. It will give you chills!

December 05

2014 F1 Schedule!

The official schedule for the 2014 F1 season was released yesterday. The USGP is moving from the penultimate race to the third-to-last. Which means – F1 weekend falls on Halloween! You know I’ll be up to no good. 😉 As for other news about the schedule – the mooted New Jersey race will not happen […]

November 23

End of an Era

The  Brazilian Grand Prix, the final race of the F1 season, takes place tomorrow. With the end of the season comes the end of an era. Two eras, actually. Mark Webber, of Red Bull Racing, is retiring from F1 after twelve seasons. A native Australian, Webber deserves a lot of credit for his accomplished F1 […]

November 22

F1 Sunday – the Rest of the Story…

Where was I before real life interfered? Oh yes – the USGP. In my grandstand seat on Sunday, sipping a COTA Flame, waiting for the races to begin. As I write this, the temperature hovers around freezing and the rain is pooling in my backyard. Last Sunday it was 86 degrees without much of a […]