Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Indiana pizza joint won't cater your gay wedding

Freedom(tm). The father seems like a real hoot.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Alex Roy breaks trans-continental speed record

Roy and two cohorts drove from New York to LA in 26 hours 28 minutes in an Infiniti Q50 powered by a modified GT-R engine. It had radar absorbing paint, smokescreen, and NASCAR-style pit crews along the way. The most inspired part of the story? Dual steering wheels to eliminate time wasted switching drivers.

Two TTAC articles here and here.

The Beast of Turin at Goodwood

New Mad Max movie trailer

I hope they haven't shown all the good parts in this trailer.

Indiana religious freedom law in 2 graphics

As many of you know, Indiana just passed a law purporting to protect Christians from being persecuted. The example most often given is that a conservative Christian florist should not be forced to do business with a gay couple for their wedding.

The governor, who has delusional aspirations to become President, claims that the law was meant only to defend freedom, not to take away gay rights. When looking into a law, it's always helpful to examine which constituencies supported its passage. Here is a picture of Governor Pence and the gang, with annotations from the Southern Poverty Law Center:

And for a more light-hearted take, this is from Mad magazine (remember them?):

Monday, March 30, 2015

I saw a Ruf today!

I saw an understated Porsche 996 today with the badge "R Turbo". I didn't realize until after some Googling that I saw a Ruf!

Interactive Malaysia GP

Click here and just scroll down.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Where would you sit at Suzuka?

Any and all suggestions appreciated. I don't want to spend more than $300-400.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

1988 Mustang and Celica convertibles reviewed

I can remember only three convertibles in my high school parking lot. A white FC RX-7 belonging to my chemistry teacher (she had so many problems with it, Mazda shipped it back to Japan for repair), a white Geo Metro belonging to a student, and a blue Celica belonging to a guy named Boris. Boris always drove it with the top down (probably because the top was such a pain in the ass to put back up) with his girlfriend. They were two years older than me and they seemed so mature, like they were in their 20s!

No one at school drove a Mustang convertible. In the mid-90s, I test drove a co-worker's Mustang LX convertible. It was looser than a Gumby doll after 20 minutes in the convection oven. He bought it brand new when he was 19 and working as a bellboy at a swanky San Francisco hotel. I guess guests tipped generously. Frankly, driving that thing on the narrow streets of Berkeley was terrifying. It was loud, obnoxious, and had horrible steering, braking, and handling. It literally felt like it was going to fall apart.

And I can't post a Mustang GT video without also posting this video:

Friday, March 27, 2015