Monday, March 31, 2014

The Power is On!

Will Power Wins The Firestone St. Petersburg Grand Prix

Full report and photos to follow- I'll be out of pocket until next week working on a special project.

Saturday in St. Pete was not the best, but the weather turned beautiful for a perfect day of racing on Sunday.

The full page ad in this morning's Tampa Bay Times said it all- Thank You St. Pete. That was a nice touch by race organizers and Verizon Indycar Series folks. Congrats Will!

No matter who won, the fans had the most beautiful race track in America to enjoy.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Rain Delays Saturday Activities At Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

As the rain came down the party moved indoors along the quaint streets of St. Pete. Here's a view of Central Ave. with favorites like Mastrys and The Detroit were the fans gathered inside.

However qualifying resumed at 5:00 in the afternoon.

Here's the latest update:

While We Wait For The Grand Prix of St. Petersburg To Start:

Inside The Helmet

Check out this amazing video 'Inside The Helmet' taken at Sebring two weeks ago compliments of IMSA. Hear what the driver hears and see what the driver sees- and experience a precise 'landing' in the pit box.

One of the cars in the film - Click on highlighted text above to see film and enjoy.

Friday, March 28, 2014

IndyCars Arrive In St. Petersburg

Time to go racing- are you ready? Here's some information if you are going to the 'party'.


NO These are not IndyCars- These are the cars the IndyCar drivers drive to the race track (at least some of them). Actually this a picture I took one year ago in St. Pete for the Porsche Club's Wash and Shine event. For all my friends in Rochester, NY this is what you are missing. This weekend's race is America's version of the Grand Prix of Monaco.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Preview

The quiet waterfront streets of St. Petersburg are about to get loud with the scream of IndyCar engines as the first race of eighteen in the series comes to beautiful St. Petersburg Florida on Sunday, March 30th. It may not be Monaco, but the view from the water is impressive for all that make the trip here.

Preview Information By The Numbers: Essential Information

Story - Helio Castroneves Driver
Welcome to St. Pete- I hope you enjoy the race! Look for my pictures next week. Cheers!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Announcing The Porsche Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS

Boxster Fans Want More Power? Read on:

Porsche Adds Punch To The Boxster and Cayman


Part of the family tree- my 2000 Boxster with 220 HP- what could I do with 330HP? Wow

Check out this picture of my Boxster that was just posted on the Picture of the Month feature under the membership tab on the Porsche Club of America website:

12 Hours of Sebring Report

Ganassi Racing Wins!

So here’s the scoop on the poop that happened at Sebring. The good news is the weather was as perfect as you could wish for so all the fans got a real nice day to be out. There were over 64 cars on the track and it was a car guy or gal's candy store on display! I loved walking around, getting some nice camera shots and not sweating my behind off. The bad news is that IMSA still has to figure out some deatils for keeping four classes and 60+ cars straight when it comes to officiating this large party. You can't be too hard on them as they have a hard job, but after reading Marshall Pruett's account of a penalty they levied on the #22 Weather Tech Porsche running in the Daytona Class, they need to get some training in the art of common sense. I suggest reading Marshall Pruitt's account of what Road & Track called ' How Incompetent Officials Ruined the 12 Hours of Sebring'. The Reader's Digest version of who won? Ford took the first overall win at Sebring since 1969 with it's production based Eco Boost engine. Real nice to see that, even though my dad was a Chevy dealer and I drive a Porsche Boxster as a weekend car. Next in GTLM class was the factory team Porsche RSR #912. In the Prototype Challenge , or PC class the winner was an Orca FLM 09, car number 8. And in GT Daytona, or GTD class, the Porsche GT America #44 won.

I attached a couple of my camera shots - lots more are available if you are interested. Contact me for a full catalog of my 'keepers'.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

CarCarmeraStory Blog Launches Tonight

Even Ferrari's are green today! Look for a report on the Twelve Hours of Sebring and some of the awesome cars that raced there, coming soon..