Can someone help me find the point? I appear to have missed it. Was this supposed to be funny, informative, or something else entirely? (like a substitute for an article that sam forgot to write and needed to have at least so many words so using the words mark reynolds over and over helped meet the word count like…
QOTD: Most ridiculous combinations in racing... like Takuma Sato and AJ Foyt. Like that kid from Columbia and the Air Force National Guard as a sponsor. Like Depends and Juan Pablo Montoya (though they probably would have been useful when he hit that jet dryer)
$$$$$ and the sport doesn't have it.
When did Xander ever write the AOTD?
The Oppo post about the VW Bettle and the 5th wheel. I've never seen a post on Oppo get double figure recommends. Either that or my spoiler story in the spoiler article that has been promoted a half dozen times.
The engines won't be nearly as reliable at full boost for the race. Add to that the current regulations in the series and the 10-grid spot penalties for early engine changes and none of the teams would want to run that way for the race.
The correct answer to everything is always the Miata right?
For a long time Jalopnik ignored everything in motorsports and particularly F1. There use to be no point in avoiding Jalopnik on a Saturday or Sunday because there weren't any articles there that would tell you what happened unless there was some massive accident.
As you alluded to teams used to bring engines specifically for qualifying. Having specific boost settings for qualifying is not really any different than how it used to be in the past. Having the DW12 competitive in terms of qualifying speeds to the IR07 is important to the sport. The new car shouldn't look and…
P.S. That hat has now been signed by Rubens Barrichello :D
Speaking of having F1 races spoiled. My honeymoon in 2010 ended the day of the first race of the F1 season in Bahrain. My wife and I had just spent 7 hours on a plane (or so) flying from Honalulu to Denver. We had been in an airport since around 3pm local time and it was now 7am in whatever time zone I was in.
I was actually thinking it is an affront to the El Camino.
That is one of the most spectacular images I've seen in a while. I am very impressed.
If we had enough people to push the car over I think I'd pick it up turn it 90 degrees and park in the open space we created where the car was then unable to get out.
I think an LS7 is the most obvious choice, but I'd actually swap in something with a high revving engine. There's something to be said about a throaty V8, but that car actually begs for an engine that screams. I think I'd swap in a Zonda engine.
I've changed my mind about making fun of the car. Do I have to be European to enter? Where do I enter? I want to tell them I'm an elite iRacer and have never been on track before. I want them to let me race one. I want to win it and be the only one in America with one.
What is cute about this car? It looks great from the front and from the side but when you see it from behind you think OH MY GOSH what were they thinking when they designed this damn thing?
Wow after re-reading what I wrote that was poorly written.
So why can't I just build a levitation device and travel around the world by just floating in place?