Category Archives: Auto racing

The searing imagery of “Rush”

Kathy and I watched Ron Howard’s latest film, Rush last night. It’s a terrific film (and true story) that deserved many more awards and kudos than it received. Far better than stupidly decadent Wolf of Wall Street or the mind-numbing … Continue reading

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How hybrid cars improve driving safety

As a recent hybrid car purchaser I have quickly noticed some distinct safety benefits from driving a hybrid car over a standard motor vehicle beyond the obvious gas mileage improvement. However, even the best hybrid car can get less than … Continue reading

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Rednecks versus red carpets

Don’t know about you, but it is fascinating to me that both the Daytona 500 and the Oscars are being held on the same day (Feb 26th). I can hardly think of two most politically and culturally opposite events on … Continue reading

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A tragedy that NEVER should have happened

You might be wondering why I am writing another post about the tragic loss of two-time Indy 500 Champion Dan Wheldon.  There are several reasons. On a personal level, he was my favorite driver on the current IndyCar circuit – very likeable, … Continue reading

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Indy 500 Champion Dan Wheldon (1978 – 2011)

I am at a loss for words over this horrible tragedy in auto racing. Two-time Indy 500 winner (including this year), Dan Wheldon has died from injuries sustained in today’s race in Las Vegas.  May he rest in peace. My heartfelt … Continue reading

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Catch some solar arrays – go see Quantum

If you live in Michigan, northwest Ohio, or northern Indiana, or if you just happen to be visiting Michigan at the right time, there is a unique a unique opportunity starting Saturday, July 16th to observe the latest in solar-powered … Continue reading

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Not history, but one hell of a finish

An amazing and unbelievable finish to the centennial anniversary of the Indy 500. Words cannot adequately describe what happened. Even if you are not an auto racing fan, you will understand the wide range of emotions. Check out the video … Continue reading

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Hoping for history at the 2011 Indy 500

UPDATE – What a finish! Dan Wheldon wins his second when the leader, JR Hildebrand wrecks on the final turn. Danica led the race for the second time. On both occasions, Dan Wheldon became the eventual winner. Congratulations to Dan … Continue reading

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