I saw "Senna" last night. It's very, very good IMHO. Not so much a documentary as a review of his life in racing, with in-car and race footage, home movies, interviews with Senna and other drivers and owners, TV personalities, etc. There are also several scenes of pre-race drivers meetings where are very interesting.
His driving skills were absolutely incredible - it's clear from much of the footage how he was constantly "dancing" the car on the edge - and he
I was at a DE this past weekend at CMP in Kershaw, SC (see my previous blog post) and there were two drivers from the Porsche Sport Driving School on hand to give test rides of several laps each in the Cayman R. They were running street tires - Bridgestone RE-050A's - and stock brake pads and AFAIK everything else was stock as well. My driver said he likes the 050's and was impressed by the wear. They were getting 3 to 4 days out of them!
The performance was very, very impressive.
After a great weekend at the track, I was attending a conference on Monday and Tuesday but I've finally gotten around to posting some pics.
A big thanks goes out to Left Hander and Croc'ed for all the great driving advice, track side chats, and general support for the weekend.
Left Handers croc-targa ready for the track
Updated 09-16-2011 at 06:49 AM by Speedy
I was heading from NC to NJ last week to play (poorly, as always) in the charity golf tournament my brother organizes each year, and decided to make a little road trip out of it.
My first stop as I headed north was to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Air and Space Museum near Dulles. For any aviation buff out there, I'd say this is a must see! It has an absolutely amazing collection of aircraft and space vehicles from the Enola Gay B-29, to a SR-71, a Concorde, the Space Shuttle Enterprise,
Updated 07-18-2011 at 07:39 AM by Speedy
It's a very common occurrance to be sitting at a traffic light and have the car next door indicate they want to race. I'm sure alot of you have seen this too. I guess it's part of the price of Porsche ownership. All kinds of cars are involved, and sport bikes too. (Yeah, do I really look THAT stupid? OK, let's not go there... ). For some reason the most common offenders are folks in a Toyota Corolla S... I'd like to make it clear I don't take folks up on these challenges. I'm old enough and
Updated 06-08-2011 at 02:58 PM by Speedy