I was told over a year ago that it'd cost me about 40k to build a competitive SM. As to cheating, my dad raced in the late 50s and early 60s. Dr Thompson raced Alfas for a bit, and would cut the door glass down to just above the door with the window all the way up. Then he'd shave it to look like the top of the… » 10/15/14 12:42am 10/15/14 12:42am

Open Letter to the Media and Tony Stewart

I'm going to weigh in now that the entire Stewart-Ward issue is at least criminally/potential jail time over. First, I have some stuff to say to the media. For SHAME, you should have known better. To crucify Tony before the process played out is unprofessional, unethical, and incredibly disheartening. Where was the… » 9/24/14 7:14pm 9/24/14 7:14pm

In NY it's not always about criminal intent, etc. I feel this was the right result with the circumstances. Had no drugs been in Ward's body, it could have been involuntary vehicular manslaughter. I'm glad it's not, the NY process was followed and it worked. » 9/24/14 5:00pm 9/24/14 5:00pm

As a former SF member, you can be assured we have lots of SF and CIA affiliated troops in these areas. We'd map targets, and often in the much lower tech 90s when I served, there would be much direct engagement to eliminate any other threats. » 9/23/14 12:36pm 9/23/14 12:36pm

I met him in 2012. My dad started talking to him and told him how thy raced in F2 several times. Sir Stirling looked at him, thought for a second about the race they were talking about, and said "I remember you. You were the last car I lapped. You got second!" » 9/18/14 2:41am 9/18/14 2:41am

I have made a big deal in parking lots yelling that someone dropped something while picking up their food bag etc and giving it back to them. I've also picked up cigarette butts I've seen dropped and thrown them back in the car or put them under the wiper blades. One time a woman kept doing it at my apt, so I finally… » 9/16/14 10:58am 9/16/14 10:58am

The Miata is great, but all versions feel a bit soulless to me. But I grew up around mostly British cars. My last girlfriend had one of the first 2013 Club Sports. It felt huge compared to my Triumph Spitfire. The Triumph has covered 58,000 miles since March of 2010. It has more legroom but not air conditioning so… » 9/03/14 2:16pm 9/03/14 2:16pm

Another one is MG. Apparently every British 2 sear convertible sports car is an MG. I get it all the time from people when I'm out in my Triumph. Or when I had Morgan, Jensen, Austin Healey, etc cars. "Nice MG" was so frustrating to hear. Read the lettering fool! » 8/26/14 12:30pm 8/26/14 12:30pm

I was backed into while in my Triumph Spitfire while -wait for it - sitting at a red light. 10 pm. I had been behind the guy for about a mile. Nighttime so my lights were on. My car is used in autocross so it's not exactly quiet. We're at the traffic light, he's in his GMC SUV with a hitch in front of me, I look down… » 8/20/14 1:54pm 8/20/14 1:54pm