By naterisch
09/21/2015
Austin, Texas is hot, even in September. But that’s where Circuit Of The Americas (COTA) is located, and where BMW competes in the penultimate round of the Tudor race series. And when Michelin flies in two lucky BMW CCA raffle winners, plus guests, and asks you to come along to write about it, you brave the heat.
By naterisch
09/21/2015
We’re going to take a little break from what has become Siegel’s Nonstop Tii-Related Adventures and go straight to what every man, if he’s honest, wants—something that pushes the boundaries of Roundel as a family publication.
By naterisch
09/13/2015
Every time I get behind the wheel of a race car, my job is to maximize the speed I can get out of it. I have to be flexible in my driving approach. Being able to drive a race car fast, lap after lap, is a constantly moving target, and as a driver, I have to be open-minded in order to extract the most out of the car. Every race, every lap, I make minor changes to my driving in order to get the best out of it. As my driving coach, Mike Zimicki, always taught me, you have to be able to drive the car you have, not the car you want, in order to be fast.
By naterisch
09/13/2015
I was planning on writing about fixing my friend Mike’s 2002tii—the second one I’ve recently encountered with rust contamination of the fuel system—but I think I’ll stick with Otto for another week, as this item has continued to be the main event.
By naterisch
09/08/2015
A few years ago, I found myself sitting in a buddy’s car shop, discussing the classic-car market. The conversation, ironically, was conducted in the presence of a collection of Ferrari Dinos, Daytonas, and race-bred Lancias—the crème de la crème of collectible Italian iron.

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