Go out and have some fun, but be sure to stop and enjoy the things that surround you. We often have tunnel vision in our day to day lives. As a professor once told me, “Take the time at least once a day to look up at the sky, marvel at the lives we lead, and appreciate what we have.”
Just a little break by the sea side, even though this car will be the death of my wallet. Need to replace the valve cover gaskets and get the Moroso oil pickup installed. Just want to get another track day in, just don’t know when that will be.
Exactly one year ago today I lost my father. All my life, I never expected to lose such a great part of my life as soon as I did. To say the least, most of 2015 was spent on mourning this missing part in my heart.
The biggest reminder of my dad and our times together is this 1970 Boss 302. I grew up with this in pieces in several garages, and saw much of the construction of this machine. From visiting the paint shop to rolling the bare chassis around the driveway, this car has came a long way since 1987 when my dad decided to purchase it. This car certainly has a long history of abuse before my dad decided to restore a piece of automotive history. Lets just say that the rev limiter was removed from the car, and had been in many drag races during the late 70’s.
Even though it sits in a garage now, hearing the sound of the solid lifters, smelling the natural aroma of this car, and bringing it up though the gears brings a smile to my face as I drive something that was touched by such an influence in my life. This car embodies his personality of perfection. From the hand laid stripes to the hand stretched headliner, everything about the Boss screams attention to detail. Even if I just drive it down to fill up the tank, people just have to stop and talk about the quality of the car. It gives me joy to know that even after his passing, that my dad’s legacy will live on in many ways including the Boss.
New Mayer Hawthorne solo album being worked on? We can definitely dig that. Can’t wait to see what this next one sounds like, hopefully more of the same funk.
It’s always nice to be able to go to the track, relax, hang out with some cool people, and listen to some awesome cars. Marios’s Evo, is definitely one of the coolest cars out on track. He’s a major part of SpeedDynamics, which is a local Northern California track day provider. Check them out here, http://speed-dynamics.org/. This event commemorated the one year anniversary of SpeedDynamics, and what an event it was.
There was no shortage of cool BMW’s on track. These two E46’s were probably my favorite, plus just look at those Te37sl’s matched with the 6-pot Brembo’s.
I can’t wait for their next event, hopefully they secure a spot at Laguna Seca so I only have to drive 20 minutes to the track. Expect more track day coverage in the future, especially with friends that hold race days.
Happy new year to everyone! Let’s move on to 2016 with some new great stuff to come. The overall plan is to update the blog with some new visuals, post more often, and create a community through the blog.
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Let’s ride out the rest of the year on a groovy one.
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I can’t wait to finish this semester of school. This has been my main view for the past couple weeks. To be able to get out and take pictures gets me excited for the end of this week, as well as seeing family, friends, and getting to work on my car. Definitely some cool things coming soon to the blog. Keep posted…
Film flashback from the August TD Garage Thunder Hill West track day. I’m so glad that I live in Northern California, and am able to be around some of the coolest built cars. Can’t wait to be back up at Thunder Hill taking some pictures for the upcoming Speed Dynamics track day. There definitely will be some coverage of that, so stick around.
With schoolwork piling up, it’s always nice to get some music to power through the work. What better than some soul for this lovely Sunday. Mayer Hawthorne is always on point with the mixes.