Hi. I almost forgot what day it is.
History suggests that I’m more likely to crash when driving reasonably on a warm, clear, and dry night in May than when taking pictures of myself while driving 50mph on freezing, slick, snow-covered highways in the dead of winter.
Anyway. I’m glad everyone around me was being considerate and leaving the Subaru/Audi/Jeep lane open for those of us who are more confident in ourselves and our vehicles. Or… maybe they saw some crazy guy taking pictures while driving through heavy lake-effect snow and decided to save themselves by giving him plenty of space.
Baby, Please Don't Go
'74 Jailbreak (EP) (2003 Remastered)
On the road. (Taken with Instagram at 590 North)
On the road. (Taken with Instagram at Rochester, NY)
On the road.
Current status: in my happy place.
Keep your goddamn foot on the gas if you look left and see no oncoming traffic!
Citroën Sport C4 WRC
Why can’t this be me?
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This is great. Also great is the fact that the highways from Harrisburgh, PA down to D.C. look much better now than they did last night.
I’ve got some conflicting feelings about Ken Block’s new contract with Ford.
On the one hand - as a Subaru-fanboy - it’s sad to see his great relationship with Subaru come to an end. It was mutually beneficial to Subaru, to Ken, and to Ken’s DC brand. His Gymkhana videos are the things of legend.
On the other hand, an American driver (Ken) racing an American brand (Ford) in the biggest rally series in the world (WRC) should do good things for the popularity of rally in America. Hopefully he finds some success when playing with the big boys in his seven WRC events. Success could help shed the international impression that America doesn’t care about rally (which is generally the truth), and more importantly, it could help grow the popularity of rally in America. However, I anticipate that he will not be successful. I predict that he won’t finish at least 4 of the 7 events, and in those events he does finish I think he’ll be well down the leaderboard, scoring points in none.
He’s proven that he can be competitive in Rally America when he doesn’t drive recklessly and he keeps his car on the road, but if he can’t even consistently beat Travis Pastrana in this country, why should anyone believe he’ll be able to even compete with WRC upstarts Sebastien Ogier and Evgeny Novikov - let alone super-talented veterans Mikko Hirvonen and 6-time world champion Sebastien Loeb - in international rally?
Regardless, the new Fiesta is a nice looking machine and Ford’s full-time commitment to Rally America is a good thing. Competition is a good thing. The Mitsubishi EvoX has proven to be a bit of a disappointment in professional rally (although it’s been a tremendous success in the consumer market), and I look forward to seeing if the Fiesta can give Subaru and the STI a run for it’s money.
I want to drive on this road, unsafely fast, with every ounce of my being.
You want to drive up here and come visit me, don’t you?
Absolutely yes I do.
(I’m one of those crazy bastards that loves driving in snow)