Step 1 of Haas F1 racing is to build a viable business model, to ensure they're able to stick around for more than a year or two, which means taking advantage of opportunities to save money wherever possible - whether that be partnering with Ferrari or buying stuff on the cheap from a team liquidation. » 12/16/14 6:01pm Tuesday 6:01pm

This reminds me of something that drives me crazy when I watch Jay Leno's Garage - he's always around various fantastic cars, many of which aren't his, but he's always wearing a metal watch and blue jeans with rivets and is constantly touching and leaning against the cars. In the last episode featuring the V8 MG he… » 12/15/14 12:24pm 12/15/14 12:24pm

The loophole is mainly that the NHTSA doesn't follow up on treadwear rating data unless they're given a reason to which is unlikely to happen on low-volume streetable race tires (which is basically what ZII, R-S3, RE-11, Rivals, etc are). » 12/14/14 12:01pm 12/14/14 12:01pm

Very cool! I also just recently was given the opportunity to fly a plane for the first time. Somebody gave me one of those flight combat experiences so I got to go up and play around in a SIAI Marchetti SF260 and do some aerial laser tag. Was a mix of horrifying and really fun/exciting. Also almost hit a flock of… » 11/29/14 1:09pm 11/29/14 1:09pm

What's really annoying is that the Sync voice activation button on the steering wheel is *really* easy to accidentally hit during rapid steering inputs. Pisses me off when during an autocross Sync is suddenly lecturing me about how whatever noises it's hearing aren't valid commands. » 11/25/14 2:21pm 11/25/14 2:21pm