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I Autocrossed the Porsche! (no video) I Autocrossed the Porsche! (no video)

Like it says, no video. But, I thought I would give my thoughts, impressions, and maybe a funny tidbit or two. Weather was mid 80s, with a good breeze, if that matters.

Truth is, Cadillac's Great Right Now Truth is, Cadillac's Great Right Now

To this day, the only car with leather seats my parents have ever owned is their 1994 Cadillac DeVille. That car was low (as a kid I often climbed onto the roof from the trunk), softly sprung, and had ashtrays filled with old candy wrappers. That last part wasn’t a standard feature, I was just lazy and no one in my…

Autocross Oppo Autocross Oppo

Alternatively, MR2:Cone as Mustang:Crowd. My subframe repairs are done today, so I’ll be autocrossing for the first time in a while this weekend. Post your favorite autocross cars/setups!

Oppo, educate me on chassis modification Oppo, educate me on chassis modification

I’d like to autocross my MR2 again but my mechanic recommends against it until the front subframe is fixed. Problem is, replacement parts (short of taking them off another MR2) are entirely unavailable. What’s OPPO know about aftermarket options?

Would You Autocross It? Would You Autocross It?

I’ve been thinking about attending a Starting Line event near me and then going to a few Autocross events with my new Buick Regal GS. I’m sure it will be incredibly fun. But is it a bad idea to take such a new and nice car?

What to Bring to an Autocross What to Bring to an Autocross

This video is super dry and I just tossed it together in an hour or so, but thought I’d share here anyways, in case anyone is thinking about trying out their first Solo event. I’ll be making more fun videos over the course of the season.

Exocet Autocross Test Runs (finally!) + KC SCCA Event #4 Exocet Autocross Test Runs (finally!) + KC SCCA Event #4

I was hoping to get it out to a Test & Tune last month, but Missouri weather was Missouri weather, and surprise snow + low temperatures got that event canceled. Thankfully, I had another opportunity during the KC SCCA novice school since I was instructing and one of the perks of that job is free runs during the lunch…

It's flipping Friday It's flipping Friday

I’m getting my race tires flipped by a mechanic friend who autocrosses and understands that balancing race wheels well is important. Unlike my regular shop.

More Autocross in Civic Si More Autocross in Civic Si

From Sunday. I found another 1.3s and topped the PAX index against everyone else in my heat

Debate: Autocross/Mountain car Debate: Autocross/Mountain car

I was discussing my desire for a C5 Z06 with skilled and knowledgeable friends as we packed up from the weekend autocross. One insisted that I should forget about the Vette and get a Honda S2000. This is based on him taking a spin in a prepared STR S2000 CR. I don’t really want a convertible, but I countered with, why…

Gulf-ish livery and fangs Gulf-ish livery and fangs

Two photos for this morning: A MR-2 Spyder with kind of a Gulf livery (seats, too) and a Miata with fangs. For intimidation.

Tesla Model 3 at Autocross Tesla Model 3 at Autocross

The owner previously competed using a Volt. He is excited for today.

FWD Oppos, Which Sway Bar Would You Choose? FWD Oppos, Which Sway Bar Would You Choose?

I’ll be autocrossing a FWD car soon. The stock SCCA class allows the addition of one sway bar, either front OR rear. What are the pros and cons of each? I may make the upgrade soon...

Long Time No See, Oppo... Long Time No See, Oppo...

How are y’all doing this weekend?

Charlotte Match Tour Autocross [Update: Videos] Charlotte Match Tour Autocross [Update: Videos]

Had fun this week with the SCCA autocross Solo National Match Tour visiting Charlotte. It was a convenient way to experience even higher level competition from all over the eastern half of the country. Some pictures at end of post [edit: video links in middle, original post made on Saturday, 3/31/2018].

Sunday chilling with dog Sunday chilling with dog

Having coffee on the couch with my dog. We are making up for lost time since I spent so much time with autocross the last few days.

Less sleep = unhappy wife Less sleep = unhappy wife

Daylight saving time change in the spring really is unappreciated by my wife. Especially when we had dinner with friends until late last night. This included being put on notice that my autocross habit showed a lack of concern for the environment.

The Slow (read: SLOW) Path to Autocross Competitiveness The Slow (read: SLOW) Path to Autocross Competitiveness

Next weekend is my 10th attempt at doing well at autocross. My MR2 might actually be set up properly for it this time.

How did I forget so much? How did I forget so much?

Well, the first autocross event for the Central Carolinas Region was on Saturday, and it was fun, but I’m shocked by how I forgot so many good habits. That said, the summary is that with my new rear sway bar and getting my act together before it was all over, I managed to get close to my competitor from last year,…

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