By naterisch
11/23/2015
Is the off-season really an “off” season? I can’t speak for other sports, but in auto racing, it certainly does not seem like it. In fact, the off-season can be even more hectic than the racing season itself. With a season that ends in October and starts in January, that’s three months of chaos with drivers, teams, manufacturers, and sponsors all sorting out their plans—as well as developing any new cars before the 2016 season begins.
By naterisch
11/23/2015
The week before last, I was driving Old Blue around the block, under cover of darkness, in ever-widening, ever-quickening circles, trying to see if I had wrenched it across the line from Stage 4 (drivable) to Stage 5 (roadworthy), when the driveline began making a pretty good thunking and thrumming sound anywhere above a certain speed. 
By naterisch
11/16/2015
When we members decide to engage in modifying our cars, it means that the factory work product isn’t quite sufficient to meet our standards; some of us simply demand more—or at least something different—out of the machine. Whether for aesthetic or performance reasons, modifications exhibit the owner’s personal priorities of what a car should do, how it should look or feel, or even explore the maximum limits of what it can be.
By naterisch
11/16/2015
“I could fill every waking hour by working on the cars I own and writing about it.” No, wait: It’s more specific than that. Let’s just look at the three tii’s: “I could make a career out of simply fixing tii’s and writing about it.”
By naterisch
11/09/2015
No one ever accused me of being a car-detailing fanatic. You know the type: washing the car every week, polishing and waxing until it looks new, spending hours scrubbing every crevice of an alloy wheel designed by BMW or BBS to make the task impossible. I respect these people for their devotion to pristine paint, but that wasn’t me.

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