Category: cars

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Torque

Many, many years ago, I worked on a data acquisition unit for a Formula 1 racing car. It was a very clever contraption. When it worked, it could collect eight channels of data while...

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Tutto Italiano

Peter & I went to Tutto Italiano today. That’s an annual event at the Larz Anderson museum which celebrates Italian cars and motorcycles. It was a beautiful day, and there were a lot of...

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A New England Noah

I hadn’t had a chance to see the NYTimes recently, so I missed this article last week. It’s a really nice profile of Charles Gould and his micro car collection. We mentioned him recently...

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Lime Rock 2011

We just got back from the vintage car races at Lime Rock. There were an amazing number of MGs there this year. One of the nicest MG’s was this one from the Simeone collection....

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Forza Warthog

So Forza 4 is coming out in October. I haven’t been paying much attention to it but this might just make me pay some attention. This is a video of Jeremy Clarkson introducing another...

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Senna

We saw the movie Senna last night. It’s in rather limited release, but if you get a chance, it’s certainly worth seeing. Roger Ebert didn’t seem to enjoy it, but I think that the...

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DeltaWing Racing Car

One of the most interesting racing car designs in recent years is the DeltaWing. It was designed as an Indy car when the IRL was looking for a standard chassis. Dallara won that contract,...

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Goodbye Greeny

23 years ago, Massachusetts switched from one green license plate to two red ones. There were good reasons for this, but a lot of people have resisted the change. I didn’t go as far...

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New Morgan Trike

I can’t say that many new cars really excite me these days. They’ve all become awfully similar to each other. Lots of silver jelly beans. But at the Geneva auto show, Morgan announced something...

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Skid School

Today Tom and I went to skid school. Most driver’s ed really doesn’t teach you much about how cars work and what you should really do in an emergency. In skid school, you get...