SASC


Rain Event #1
The first solo of the season was today… and it was soaking wet.  With a full year of events behind me in this car, I was a bit surprised to realize at the days beginning, that it was going to be my first opportunity to really flog the car in wet conditions. I have always loved driving in the rain… but […]

2016 SASC #1 – Rain


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The Lexus gets a flat tire, and I have no choice but to “unleash the beast” and load the trunk up with punctured Pirelli’s.  Car is tame… more so than the IS300… but the sight of it is enough to turn me on.  The smell too.  Yah my ZN6 with less than 10k km on it has another major oil leak. […]

Rip, Torn.



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Too many friends have keys to the shop? This was a funny surprise, as I have actually been toying with bringing the car out again. Winter has been short, but challenging. Paying monthly on a car that sits is not a new thing, but it isn’t particularly comfortable when no money is coming in. With spring comes employment opportunity. There […]

Spring Sprung


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Yay for a short break from wheels. Winter has come and I finally got a chance to try the IS300 out on the ice. My expectations for the car were not high. It is a great daily driver, and from what I have experienced on the street, very well balanced and behaved. However, on glare ice with Subaru’s breathing down […]

Driving Rear Wheels Only



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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 […]

Cones.


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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



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Unlike road racers, auto-xers are a friendly bunch most of the time… until national titles are on the line. My CAC experiences are already tainted from my experiences twelve years ago. 12!!! Put some money on the line as well though, and there are sure to be some weenies inspecting cars with micrometer and magnifying glass. I just hope I […]

A Divide Between Brothers


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The SoloPro Driving School has been coming to Calgary for six years now, and this year, not because of my own great motivation, I was given a chance to partake… and I learned something. Every event that I attend, I try and take something away from it that can be applied to future driving… but it’s rare these days that […]

SoloPro Driving School



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One auto-x down… kind of. The event was actually a practice event with the SASC at Ft. MacLeod last Saturday. The actual competition was on Sunday, but other obligations forced me to miss that. So how was the car? My first runs were about as uncomfortable as any runs I have ever taken. I chalk that up largely to a […]

Real Break In


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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…