Why is pole position a Bad Thing? Cos it leaves you with no car to focus on and it may make you judge your braking point incorrectly therefore going to hard into a corner (which to my defense was slightly hidden from view due to a small crest) and spinning it 180 degrees :D
Still, the car and I survived and I was able to continue my track session (or more importantly, not stopping anyone else’s) as if it never happened… except that I have it all on tape!
Watch me go
Pictures can be found in the gallery
The Cannonballers that is. Again, it is one of those annual events (2003, 2004 and now 2005) that we go to as it is such a good spirited event and some of the cars you will only see or hear once in a lifetime (unless I get 6 numbers this Saturday).
On the first leg they had to get to Sweden, a mere 959 miles away!
So I lied about the stickers ;)
This years event was again a fantastic day out, and apart from some minor ‘injuries’ to the car I survived it again. During my (what appeared to be my) last lap I managed to overshoot the braking point into a fast right hand corner, lock it up completely and enter the grass verge sideways. The result? A bend alloy :(
See for yourself in DivX or Quicktime.
Fortunately my good friend Dave has kindly offered to pass his spare alloy onto me, so as soon as I’ve found out where I can have it refurbished in the same colour as the other alloys I’m back in business again!
More pictures in the gallery
It’s becoming a bit of a tradition to visit the annual Chiltern Hills Vintage Vehicle Rally, and since the weather was absolutely fantastic we had no reason to stay at home this year.
See more pictures in the gallery
Yes! Time to dig out a lid and spare the tyres… we are heading to Bruntingthorpe again on Saturday the 18th of June.
Last years event was a great success and I am glad BRISKODA is organising it once more. It sure is addictive this brisk driving ;)
Oh, and in case you’re wondering… No, I’ll not be applying any stickers this time :)
In the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes – Andy Warhol
So here are a few of the sites linking to Awooga!!!:
Digg.com (where it all started)
Automated Home UK
Nordic Hardware (Swedish!)
Ever had the desire to display your digital pictures in a frame without going through the hassle of printing them and re-framing? My inspiration came from the write up on Applefritter and I decided to take the plunge and destroy a hand-me-down IBM Thinkpad 560X in the name of science ;)
Over the space of a couple of days, I disassembled the laptop and carefully assembled only the bare minimum required parts on the back side of a wooden picture frame. I’m quite pleased with the result if I say so myself :)
We start off with an old laptop, and remove all the plastics to get it as thin as possible. Make sure you test the laptop after you finished.
Now it is time to slowly put everything together again inside the pictureframe.
Make sure that you can still access the vital ports on the laptop after it is closed.
Until I’ve sorted out a proper on/off solution this little stick will do just fine ;)
And finally, this is what the finished product looks like.
Have a look in the gallery
for some more pictures
Expression used when one is in panic.
Abandon ship! Black Hole approaching. Abandon ship… (The siren stops) Oh, God, now the siren’s broken. Awooga, awooga. Abandon ship!