Spinning Wheels: A Trip Through the Desert

As part of my new op-ed column for Jim Beaver, #SpinningWheels, I summed up my first desert racing experience in a chase truck for this month’s General Tire Vegas to Reno, the latest round in the 2018 Best in the Desert season.   Read it here: http://www.downanddirtyshow.com/spinning-wheels-a-trip-through-the-desert/

Acura #PeakPerformance

Today I posted the final installment of one of the coolest projects I’ve ever done: Acura #PeakPerformance, which appeared on the Rally America website and iRally all this week! Here’s the whole series… The Plan: http://rally-america.com/…/…/peak-performance-part-1the-plan The Vehicles: http://rally-america.com/…/peak-performance-part-2the-vehic… Working Together: http://rally-america.com/…/peak-performancepart-3-working-t… Conquering the Mountain: http://rally-america.com/…/peak-performance-part-4conquerin… Behind the Scenes: http://rally-america.com/…/peak-performance-part-5behind-th…

Opening Day

I don’t tend to talk a lot of baseball in my racing exploits, but that doesn’t mean I’m not a huge fan. In fact, I went to as many minor league baseball games as I could during the previous Red Bull GRC season. I’m a huge, huge baseball card collector. And Opening Day is one of…

Been a while…

Most of my personal writing right now is over at Metal Fuel + Rubber, as I’ve been going into the depths of my diecast collection. As we move towards 2018, I’m considering taking a page out of the Red Bull GRC Cards I’ve been doing for my day job and changing up the aesthetic of…

Smarch Madness: Sweet 16/Elite Eight Update

Sometimes life happens, people get busy, blah blah. Anyway, it’s not as if I haven’t been watching the tournament these past few days, I’ve just had a few other priorities take precedence. But Monday morning seems like a great time to reset. To the scores: SWEET 16 1 North Carolina 92, 4 Butler 80. It never…

Smarch Madness: Sweet 16 Update (Part 1)

I just learned that Will Ferrell and I have both picked Gonzaga to win the national championship. This makes two things that he and I share in common, the second being that both of us have worn Wonder Bread firesuits at some point in our lives. (Even if mine was just a Halloween costume.) To…

Smarch Madness: Day 4 Update

Upsets upsets upsets! To the scores: 7 Michigan 73, 2 Louisville 69: Well, this portion of my bracket is totally ruined now. I had both teams in this game but Louisville winning (and then losing to Creighton). Not a great start… 2/2 TEAMS, LOSER 2 Kentucky 65, 10 Wichita State 62. This one could have been one heck…

Smarch Madness: Day 3 Update

Well, I walked into yesterday with a mixed bag: 25 out of 32 right in the first round (an all-time high… maybe I should just never watch college basketball again), but two of my Elite Eight teams eliminated (thanks for nothing, SMU and Creighton). But the good thing about not having quite as many dogs…

Smarch Madness: Day 2 Update

Another day, another stream-of-consciousness blog post on how my random bracket picks went before spending an entire day watching college basketball. No time to waste—let’s get right to it… 7 Michigan 92, 10 Oklahoma State 91. I got to watch some of this one and saw all the stuff that Michigan went through the past couple…

Smarch Madness: Day 1 Update

The most fun way I can think of to track my (probably) lousy Smarch Madness bracket is to look at the scores before I actually look at my bracket. After all, I didn’t do any research before I made my picks… so what’s more fun than a stream-of-consciousness blog where I check the scores and then…