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Motorbikes or Cars?

Being a 90’s kid, I’ve always been a big fan of Jerry Seinfeld. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is a humorous and candid show with Jerry taking his friends out for a ride: simply talking and having coffee.

If you haven’t already noticed in the sitcom, Jerry is a major car guy (specifically Porsches). In an episode with Sarah Jessica Park, “A Little Hyer-Aware“, Jerry talks about his youth where he was worried about whether he would be a ‘motorcycle guy’ or ‘car guy’,  believing that there was no way to be both: “I’ve got to decide what I am and who I am and that will determine how I get around”

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Recounting a story in his father’s shop, one of the mechanics rode a motorcycle to work every day. During a rainstorm, Jerry asked the mechanic if he wished he had a car, but only to be bewildered by the response: “No, I just wish it wasn’t raining.”

Do you think you can be only a ‘motorcycle guy’ or only ‘car guy’?

I ask this because I’m seriously starting to question my “allegiance” to the car world. Having a small roadster is the closest thing I drive to a motorcycle. The low side-walls and open top makes you feel free and open. The little 1.6 trumpeting from the back mimics the fluttering of a two-stroke. It’s the closest thing, but it’s not the same thing.

 

World Time Attack Challenge 2013

Its been a while since the last post. I’ve been busy working but I also managed to take a weekend off for myself to catch up with some old friends in Sydney.  It’s easy to get caught up and forget to update the blog . In all honesty, there hasn’t been much to post about. I did however manage to drive to Sydney for WTAC 2013. The 600km round trip wasn’t very noteworthy. I did pass through some of the areas where the Sydney bushfires were, but otherwise, no AC and cruising at 4000RPM, the 3-4hr drive seemed longer than it was.

As for the event, it was well worth it. Time-Attack cars, drift events, show cars. It was a great weekend. Not to mention the parking lot 😀  Oh, and Nob Taniguchi was there. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the chance to take a photo with him 😦 Anyway, here are some of the photos I took.

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The Sound of Senna

With the annoucement of Honda’s return to Formula 1 in 2015, Honda released this awesome film where sound engineers have recreated Ayrton Senna’s record-breaking Suzuka 1989 qualifying lap. Using telemetry from Senna’s lap, speakers and LED lights were lined around the track to recreate the historic run. Definately brings a smile to your face, so turn up the volume and enjoy!