The Shelby GT 350 Returns…UPDATED

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One car to rule them all…

It’s baaack. And it’s badder than ever. Roll clip, [Read more...]

The Worst Performing Tire I’ve Ever Driven In The Wet? It’s This One…

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Now we’re talking! *image credit Shutterstock

Long time readers know that I’m a bit of a gearhead. I like cars, you see. Fast cars, especially. I like just about everything about them. Engine types, transmissions, gear ratios, suspensions, power adders, you name it. [Read more...]

I’ve Been On Retreat, Climbing A Mountain With An Elevation Of 6,500 RPM…

My Eaton M112, surgically removed.

My Eaton M112, surgically removed.

You probably think I’m off my rocker, but given how unsatisfying this month was shaping up to be, it was time for a break. A break from blogging, hand wringing, and all the other bad stuff happening in the world that I have absolutely no control over.

Did I also mention ridiculous silliness that passes for important stuff these days?

Right. [Read more...]

Do You Like The Ford Mustang? On Its 50th Birthday, Thank The Catholic Who Helped God Create It.

Behold! The Pony Car comes to market, April 17, 1964
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His name is Lee Iacocca. A scrappy, first generation, American Italian, kid who got started in the car business as an engineer (schooled at LeHigh University, and Princeton), he switched gears and became a car salesman to the fledgling dealer networks that had arisen to sate the automotive appetites of post-World War II America. Iacocca preferred people, to machinery, see? [Read more...]

Good News On Michael Schumacher…UPDATED

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Via AP,

GRENOBLE, France (AP) — Michael Schumacher is now showing “moments of consciousness and awakening,” more than three months after suffering serious head injuries in a skiing accident, the retired Formula One star’s manager said Friday.

…”Michael is making progress on his way,” Schumacher’s manager, Sabine Kehm, said in a statement Friday. “He shows moments of consciousness and awakening.” [Read more...]

To Pray For Michael Schumacher’s Recovery UPDATE

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UPDATE

It’s been 91 days since Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident. Put into an induced coma for a craniectomy, Michael has not regained consciousness.  Please continue to pray for his recovery.

 

I found out early this morning that Michael Schumacher, the 7-time Formula One Champion (1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002,2003, 2004) who retired for a second time last year, sustained a head injury while skiing a few days ago.

Please say a quick prayer for his full recovery, ok? I’ll provide you with more details on his accident and condition in a moment, but let me, the resident gearhead at the Patheos Catholic channel, beg you your prayers. [Read more...]

What If God Was One of Us, and Drove a Race Car?

Ayrton would not approve of that typo!

Today is the 20th anniversary of the passing on to God of this legendary racing driver. As such, I’m republishing this post.

I would wager that the answer to my title question would be that if this ever happened, it would look a lot like Ayrton Senna da Silva dominating Formula One circuits.

Who is Ayrton Senna? A race car driver who died eighteen years ago. Prepare for a gearhead hagiography post of sorts. [Read more...]

Ultimate Gearhead Coolness: A Formula One Race Car Cut in Half

Everything you ever wanted to know about a Formula One race car, but were afraid to ask. No problem! Team Sauber cut one of their cars in half, for our educational edification. Check out the awesomeness.

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How close is your butt to the ground again? Gulp.

Music for Mondays, the Speed Edition

A Porsche eating Ford fumes at Le Mans, FTW.

Every time you go racing, you put your reputation on the line. —Carroll Shelby

I’m still grieving the loss of Carroll Shelby. What I’ve decided to do with this little music post, is celebrate ‘ol Shel’s life a little bit with music. Some of the music you may not be very familiar with, while others will be songs that you consider old friends. You know, Maurice Sendak died and the whole world seemingly stopped with all manner of thoughtful reflections on Where the Wild Things Are. Carroll Shelby had a bigger impact on your life than you may know or realize, but only the gearheads sung his praises. So this post is sort of an homage to him and What the Wild Things Drive. And endurance racing experience is why your cars’ engine can last, with proper care and maintenance, for over 200,000 + miles. [Read more...]


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