My life has been full of cones. My first enounter with a cone was as a 7-year-old goalkeeper. Because when kids are too small to use a full sized soccer pitch, you make a mini-pitch and mini-goal with cones. Despite all of the lines painted on high school gymnasium floors, basketball practices are still littered with cones that define space […]


I hate when I realize that I’m not yet a master. Here I was… so ready to move on to something else, or somewhere else… and yet it’s clear I have so much more to achieve with my boring C-Street ZN6. The Canadian National Autoslalom Championship (CNAC) was last weekend. It was not a great autocross weekend, but it was […]

One More Year of Endurance

Finally a shot with some motion! I have now smashed PAX at two practice events, but with only one real event under my belt, I have yet to find that overall win that I’m looking for. It was supposed to be easy, with this car and it’s “cheater springs”. I guess I’m not the conquering hero I thought I was. […]

On Teasing and Winning

CSCC Solo 2 Event #3 featured a slalom that could be entered from either side… and while this is not an uncommon feature of local auto-x courses, this was a rare case where it was a question as to which side was faster. Debate raged, and while most of the experienced drivers arrived at a consensus, they ALL got beat […]

Choose Your Own Failure

Not driving that well… but I at least am starting to remember the rewards of auto-x. Andrew and I have driven at three events so far this year, which is more than either of us have in the last 5 years combined. The car is not really prepped for any class, but we have found challenge competing with each other… […]

We’re Actually Driving… Sort Of…

I came in with caution.  Lots of guys talk about bringing there daily drivers out to rally-x.  Lots of guys drive 100hp 2WD cars.  Lots of people drive brand new Subaru’s.  My experience is that stuff breaks.  Prior to this event I had attended three rally-x events in two different cars… and replaced on those two cars, one clutch, two […]

Celica In Dirt