It was supposed to be an ice race, but the recent stretch of warm weather meant it was more of a slush/snow/ice/water/gravel race. Regardless, it was an absolutely amazing time!
During the morning, Protege2886, Aero, and I piloted Caboose (#33) through three single-car practice sessions around the snow-x track at Capital City Speedway. Caboose was [...]
While I stood in line at registration back in August 2008 for my first ever autocross event, I was pretty sure I was going to like this driving quickly through cones thing, but I never imagined that first day among the cones was going to be the gateway it has since proved to be. I [...]
Back on the 18th, I spent a couple of hours on Shannonville‘s “Long Track” layout (much more fun than the Fabi lay-out). I’m happy to report that the Big Enchilada sure made a difference in horsepower. Back in June, pre-mods, Ginger topped-out at 145kph on the long back straight. This time around, she [...]
Where do I begin? First off, I guess I have to say that the autox crowd is full of incredibly helpful folks. Everyone is willing to lend a tool, a hand, or a safe place to park. Some, will even offer a trailer or a tow to a comrade in need.
And was I ever [...]
We just got back from our first “test trip” in Ginger during which we explored the twisty roads of New York State’s Adirondack Park, staying one night in picturesque (and rather posh) Lake Placid, at the local Best Western. We logged approximately 980 km in 1.5 days of driving, which brings [...]
Miraculously, my order shipped from Toronto and was avaiable for pick-up at No Limits Auto Parts on Friday after work. Immediately upon arriving home, I installed the calliper and began adjusting the e-brake. Ped then helped me
It has been too long since I posted, but I can explain myself. I’ve been spending all my time surfing forums and websites learning about Mazdaspeed MX-5s, their likes/dis-likes, things that make them go faster, stop harder, corner better… I’ve also
For those who know me well, it will be hard to believe that I don’t have the words to express how much I’m enjoying Ginger. Driving her puts a smile on my face, even when the ambient temperature is just above freezing and the top is down (note to convertible owners: unless there is moisture [...]