Tag Archives: IndyCar

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, […]

October 19

Motorsport ADD

Whoever controls the master calendar for all racing events (Bernie Ecclestone? God?) is trying to kill me. As I write this, on a Saturday that is almost Sunday, there are three different races going on, in three different series, in three different time zones. My OCD is in mad overdrive, and I seem to be […]

October 17

Consider This My 2014 IndyCar RSVP

The 2013 season may not end until this weekend (I’m having a watch party), but the 2014 IndyCar schedule is now live, and I like it! There are two Texas races (well, three; Houston is still a double-header): Texas Motor Speedway (Dallas) and Reliant Park (Houston). Both are in June. Both will be attended by […]

October 07

H-Town Double Down, Round 2

Day 2 of Father-Daughter Grand Prix of Houston Weekend dawned rainy and cold, the USF 2000 cars throwing spray into our faces as they skittered past on the soaking track. The rain had mostly stopped by the Pirelli World Challenge race, and gave way to beautiful blue skies and a very comfortable breeze for the […]

October 05

H-Town Double Down, Round 1

Turns out my dad had always wanted to go to an IndyCar race. And now he has. Hot diggity. It was hot indeed at the Grand Prix of Houston today. We baked, we broiled, we dried out, then broiled again. It was fab. We watched IndyLights, ProMazda, IndyCar and a little Pirelli World Challenge TC/TCB. […]

October 03

Double Down in H-Town

Camera? Check. Schedule? Check. Spotter’s guide? Check. Tickets? Check. Dad? Soon to be in transit.   Having a little father-daughter time at the Grand Prix of Houston this weekend. The festivities begin tomorrow with a ride to Houston in the Red MINI and continue Saturday and Sunday with Pro Mazda Championship races, the Pirelli World […]

September 06

Maserati Weekend: the Published Version

The story of my Maserati weekend is online, and not just here! The kind folks over at Jean Knows Cars invited me to write an article on my experience, since it was all their fault anyway. The article went live today, over on the Jean Knows Cars website: here it is! It’s exciting to be […]

August 26

Maserati Trofeo, Day Two

Day Two included a third and final Maserati Trofeo race. But it also included Pirelli World Challenge. And IndyCar. I call that a good day. There will be an in-depth write-up of the entire weekend very soon. In the meantime, here are a few moments I captured on Day Two. Maserati Trofeo Pirelli World Challenge […]

August 10

How Do You Say “Holy Crap!” in Italian?

I blame JeanKnowsCars. A week ago, they posted a story on a charity eBay auction for a “Maserati Day,” the chance to drive a new Maserati in a rally drive and watch the Maserati Trofeo and IndyCar at Sonoma Raceway, in the Maserati VIP suite. The auction proceeds support Parkinson’s research. My first thought was, […]

June 21

Motorista Meets Motorsports

I confess, dear readers. Until the Circuit of the Americas racetrack was built, practically within spitting distance of my house, I was not that familiar with motorsports.  As in, I could not really tell you the difference between NASCAR and Formula 1.  I fear that disclosure may have dented my reputation as an enthusiast, but […]