Monthly Archives: December 2011

2012 Dakar Rally TV Schedule

I am not sure why Versus TV/NBC have made this so difficult, but the TV schedule for the 2012 Dakar Rally is becoming clearer.  This is a great motorsports event, but it gets little (i.e. no) promotion from Versus TV/NBC.  I … Continue reading

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Tony Sheach’s LEJOG 2011 Report

Over the past year I have had the pleasure of corresponding with Tony Sheach, a well-known Triumph TR enthusiast in England.  Tony took part in this year’s LEJOG rally, well not only did he take part in LEJOG, he also finished … Continue reading

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January 2012 Schedule

The following is a schedule of the events that I am watching in January 2012.  I thought that some folks might also find this schedule useful.  It is biased towards things that are local to me in the New England area … Continue reading

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My Car Of The Year for 2011!

I doubt that the world really needs another “Car of the Year” award; however, I am not going to let that stop me from chosing my own Car of the Year.  During the Christmas holidays, I spent two days driving … Continue reading

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John Fitch Doing Very Well

I got a brief note from Bob Melhado to let me know that at age 94, famed American road racer, John Fitch, has made a spectacular recovery from a collapsed lung and the pneumonia that followed.  He had spent seven … Continue reading

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Saab Is Effectively Belly Up!

It looks like Saab is finally going to shut down.  Saab filed for bankruptcy on Monday after General Motors vetoed a plan involving Chinese automaker Zhejiang Youngman Lotus Automobile. Saab was in discussions with Youngman and a Chinese bank to … Continue reading

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WINTR Series Opening Long Way Home Rally Details Announced

Details of the 2012 WINTR Series opening rally, the Long Way Home rally have been announced.  The rally will start and finish at The Yard of Ale pub in Piffard, NY.  On-site registration will begin at 3PM on Saturday January 7, 2012.  … Continue reading

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Cooper-Porsche: The “Pooper”

A few days ago I turned on the television and saw a few moments of a show about this year’s Porsche Rennsport gathering at Laguna Seca.  The race that I saw was won by what was described as a Cooper-Porsche.  … Continue reading

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Kia Announces a New B-Spec Racing Program

In November, Kia Motors America announced a racing car model that is geared towards new and cost conscious racers.  Built by Kia’s racing partner, Kinetic Motorsports, Kia will be promoting the all-new 2012 Rio 5-door B-Spec racecar to provide a … Continue reading

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Chrysler to Revive the Dodge Dart Badge Using an Alfa Romeo

It appears that on January 9th Dodge will be introducing a revived Dodge Dart based on the Alfa Romeo Giulietta.  This will be the first Chrysler model that will be based on the bailout arrangement with Fiat that opened the … Continue reading

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