Category: cars

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Chickens and the Auto Industry

Have you been following the recent trade squabble between the US & China? The US imposed a tariff on Chinese tires, now China is threatening to respond with a tariff on US chickens. It...

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Inboard Brakes

A discussion of hub motors (ala the 1899 Lohner-Porsche) on Ned’s blog, got me thinking about inboard brakes. Traditionally, making the engine (or motor) unsprung has been considered a bad idea because of ride...

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John Fitch

A little bit more Lime Rock in the news this week. Hemmings Motor News had this really nice interview with John Fitch. John was an important part of Lime Rock (and all sports car...

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Maker Faire Rhode Island

There was a Maker Faire in Rhode Island last week. We visited on the final Saturday. It was a pretty fall day and everyone was out showing off the things they’d made. For example,...

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Paul Newman

We were remiss not to mention Paul Newman in our posts about Lime Rock. You may know him as an actor, but he was also a race car driver. A serious driver too, not...

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Lime Rock 2009 – The Races

My previous Lime Rock post was primarily about the cars we saw at Sunday in the Park. The cars are nice, but the whole point of the Vintage Festival is the races. Lime Rock...

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Lime Rock 2009 – The Cars

We’re back from Lime Rock. We had a great time, met lots of interesting people, saw lots of spectacular cars, and took lots and lots of photographs. I’m going to break this into a...

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W154 at Lime Rock

The Lime Rock vintage races are this weekend. We’re really looking forward to them. The highlight this year is that a 1939 Mercedes W154 Silver Arrow is coming. I’m sure we’ll come back with...

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Ferrari 458

The new Ferrari is coming soon. It is called the 458 Italia it is the replacement of the 430. It looks like the 430 combined somewhat with the Enzo. Top Gear has recorded the...

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Micro Mini Car Day

Today we went to Micro Mini Car day at the Larz Anderson museum. It’s a really fun event where owners of tiny cars get together and show them off to the public. Unlike a...