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UBCSCC AutoX 101

I have wanted to run AutoCross (AutoX) events for quite some time as they are much more affordable than full track-days and do not devour consumables (brakes, tires, clutches, etc) anywhere near as quickly. Now I finally have a vehicle wort…

British Airways Catering

This is a tale of two economies. On our flight to Britain we were seated in BA’s World Traveler Plus (aka Premium Economy) and on our return flight we were in their World Travel (aka steerage) seating. Both flights were on the upper deck …

Family Meeting

When mom calls a family meeting and suggests to bring Timmies. It is apparently an important meeting so felt something better than Tim’s was in order.

First Drive of the Year

Finally out in the Miata again. This evening, the weather gods shined upon us so we jumped at the opportunity to take the nimble roadster out for a spin! We just needed to clean the thick, 4 month old layer of dust off the windshield first :p. Whe…

Gas Prices – WTF

I know it keeps getting hashed over but my God! It’s like $1.679/L or so for Premium locally. I just got back from Lynden and after conversion and bank fees I just paid $1.089/L CAD or $1.039/L if you factor in my 4% cash back on my card. Tha…

A Day At Tork Motorsports

It’s 2:45 in the morning, pitch black out and the homeless are starting to gather around the lawn of the 7-11 at the end of the driveway again. Me, the shop owner, and Eddie are pushing a non-running Miata and Sylvia back into the shop after …

B-Spec Fiat 500 Racer

Well, my mind is wandering again. I know, incredibly dangerous. Latest thoughts are on building a B-Spec Fiat 500 to race at Mission. The B-Spec series was created to allow B-segment cars (Fiat 500, Ford Fiesta, Mazda 2, etc) a cheap way of sp…