Wednesday, October 22, 2014

du Pont Registry Cars & Coffee Spooky Style

For the October Cars & Coffee  I am celebrating Halloween early with this version of the October 18th show- shot from a different perspective.   My camera disappeared as soon as the sun came up - kind of spooky.   ( Just Kidding) The morning dawn comes late in October before the time change and here's a different look at some beautiful machines.  It almost makes you wonder if they are alive, or creatures of the night.

 For dramatic affect, look at these picture and put on some music by Spooky Tooth. You rockers from the late '60's   know the band.  'Evil Woman' might be one rift for starters.  The 'Woman' could be your honey or your car- either one! For any of you younger readers you might want to check them out- cool stuff by today's standards.    Making it easy for you, here's  four You Tube videos to play and minimize as you view the pictures. As good today as they were back then.   True Halloween atmosphere!  (Except the 1969 sweet surprise - the same guys.)

Spook Tooth - Evil Woman

Waitin' For The Wind

Better By You, Better than Me

That Was Only Yesterday- 1969 Sweet!

Enjoy the pictures:
The Gray Ghost  &  The Goat (GTO)

The Hulk's Muscles

Look At The Right Rear Of The Car
Is That A WITCH!  OMG!


This Vette's Eyes Are on Me!
Could Be A Scary Face 
Lady of the Night

I'm Watching You
They Went That way
Slipping In On The Green Slime
Beam Me Up, Scotty!


Friday, October 17, 2014

Tudor United Sportscar Championship

Here's a photo summary of the winning teams for this, the inaugural year for the Tudor United Sportscar Championship.  I attended the Daytona, Sebring and Watkins Glen races and can attest to the excitement this new format has created.  The new series brought with it some unexpected situations and naturally the mistakes that come with a  new set of rules but on 'balance' as one might say as in 'Balance of Performance', it was a very good year.  Thanks to the teams, the drivers and the organizers, everyone tried to make this a best foot forward showing.  I think the future holds a lot in store for us.  Get ready for Daytona this coming January.  I have my tickets!

Finally, for your viewing pleasure, I have attached a link to the broadcast the final race of the season at Road Atlanta.  See at the bottom of this post.  Cheers!

 Winning Team Summary

                                                 Prototype -  Action Express Racing

Prototype Challenge- Core Autosport
GT Lemans -  SRT  Motorsports
GT Daytona - Turner Motorsport
Watch This Video!  Click Below:

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Guns or Roses? What Do You Prefer?

That's right, Guns or Roses not Guns n Roses is the title of this post.  I had to come up with a comparison of something my readers could relate to when trying to understand the differences in my two cars.   I also promised last week to return the next post to racing so I've thrown in a nice video from a lap at Monaco in a Formula 1 car.  But first I ask what you prefer, a powerful heavy weight with a deep voice or an agile athlete that is nimble but can scream with the push of the gas pedal.  Feel free to send me a vote on your preference.

 Subject #1 is my 1987 Trans Am GTA with a Corvette motor that has tree stump pulling torque and an exhaust that rumbles and then barks out bursts of short backfires like gunshots. This is like driving a  3800 pound sledge hammer until you come to a corner and realize this car acts like a featherweight with ballet shoes, considering the weight factor.  Pontiac did a really good job on the suspension tuning back in the day.

Love the Wing and the Lace Wheels

Subject #2 is my 2000 Porsche Boxster that has a docile sound until you put it in second gear, get the rev band up to 3000 and feel it surge with a howl up to 6500 RPM in seconds as it sucks in air through the intake on the rear fender.  It's like like you just gave it a sip of nitro.  Come into a corner hard and the car acts like a go cart- this one's only 2850 pounds and it has almost perfect weight distribution with the motor mounted low and behind you, like a Formula 1 race car!

Two cars could not be more different but they are equally fun to drive, only for different reasons.

Flat Out Love The Color and The Looks

So Which One Do You Like Best?      Send Me Your Vote at

Now for two videos I think you will like. The first is a continuation of the theme- which car do you like better and the second is an amazing video of one lap with a Red Bull F1 car at Monaco. Shifting as fast as Slash can finger pick a guitar and engine revs up to 18,000 RPM's.   Don't try this, only a few people in the world can drive this way!

Which Car Do You Like Video.  Very Nice Choice of Vehicles   Click Below

Firebird or Firebird?

CRAZY FAST - And shifting almost as fast a Slash on a Guitar!  Click Below
One lap Of Monaco With Red Bull Racing