The Truth About Cars » summit point http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:11:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Unsponsored Content: Fifty Dolla Track Daze Yo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/unsponsored-content-fifty-dolla-track-daze-yo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/unsponsored-content-fifty-dolla-track-daze-yo/#comments Sun, 04 Aug 2013 14:30:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=498103 It’s one of those too-good-to-be-true things that turns out to be true anyway: Volkswagen is sponsoring a fifty-freaking-dollar trackday at Summit Point’s Shenandoah Road Course. You need to be a VW owner and you need to bring that VW to the track. There are probably a few other little caveats and fine-print things in the […]

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It’s one of those too-good-to-be-true things that turns out to be true anyway: Volkswagen is sponsoring a fifty-freaking-dollar trackday at Summit Point’s Shenandoah Road Course. You need to be a VW owner and you need to bring that VW to the track. There are probably a few other little caveats and fine-print things in the […]

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Mustangs: Drift v. Race http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/mustangs-drift-v-race/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/mustangs-drift-v-race/#comments Fri, 31 Aug 2012 15:18:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=458495 TTAC has some great Mustang coverage coming your way in about a week, including multiple tests of two different Shelby GT500 models ranging from a 168-mph blast down the back straight of Virginia International Raceway to a pedestrian-frightening growl through the streets of downtown Toronto. We’re busy writing apology notes to Ford for the state […]

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TTAC has some great Mustang coverage coming your way in about a week, including multiple tests of two different Shelby GT500 models ranging from a 168-mph blast down the back straight of Virginia International Raceway to a pedestrian-frightening growl through the streets of downtown Toronto. We’re busy writing apology notes to Ford for the state […]

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Oh, Deer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/oh-deer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/oh-deer/#comments Mon, 18 Jun 2012 17:44:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=449402 Did you miss “HyperFest” this past weekend? If you did, then you missed out on what is turning out to be a genuinely American tradition: road racing, drifting, beer, open lapping, brawling, bikini contests, and general debauchery, all held at Summit Point’s outstanding Main Course. The video above shows an incident that had everybody talking: […]

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Did you miss “HyperFest” this past weekend? If you did, then you missed out on what is turning out to be a genuinely American tradition: road racing, drifting, beer, open lapping, brawling, bikini contests, and general debauchery, all held at Summit Point’s outstanding Main Course. The video above shows an incident that had everybody talking: […]

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Trackday Diaries: Consider Phlebas. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/trackday-diaries-consider-phlebas/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/trackday-diaries-consider-phlebas/#comments Mon, 21 May 2012 16:43:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=445366 In his uneven but interesting book Guitar: An American Life, Tim Brookes notes that acoustic players “pick up a guitar in order to meet college girls but wind up talking to other middle-aged men about their fingernails.” I started racing so I could put my merciless, Edward-Green-shod foot on the neck of other competitors in […]

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In his uneven but interesting book Guitar: An American Life, Tim Brookes notes that acoustic players “pick up a guitar in order to meet college girls but wind up talking to other middle-aged men about their fingernails.” I started racing so I could put my merciless, Edward-Green-shod foot on the neck of other competitors in […]

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Trackday Diaries: Distraction, the street-steer mindset. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/trackday-diaries-distraction-the-street-steer-mindset/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/trackday-diaries-distraction-the-street-steer-mindset/#comments Fri, 16 Jul 2010 14:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=360970 Hmm… quite the contretemps yesterday with regards to Web-surfing while driving. Honestly, if I’m endangering any of you by looking at my phone while driving on a freeway so empty that I can’t see a single set of headlights behind me or taillamps ahead, I apologize. And I don’t even own a Martin Backpacker. In […]

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Hmm… quite the contretemps yesterday with regards to Web-surfing while driving. Honestly, if I’m endangering any of you by looking at my phone while driving on a freeway so empty that I can’t see a single set of headlights behind me or taillamps ahead, I apologize. And I don’t even own a Martin Backpacker. In […]

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Trackday Diaries: the long night, street habits on the track. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/trackday-diaries-the-long-night-street-habits-on-the-track/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/trackday-diaries-the-long-night-street-habits-on-the-track/#comments Thu, 15 Jul 2010 16:22:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=360926 If you want to spend fifty days a year on-track, or even twenty, every dollar must be watched. A decent hotel can run eighty bucks or so, including tax, near most East Coast venues. Two hotel nights an event, ten events a year, will run you sixteen hundred bucks minimum. A few years ago I […]

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If you want to spend fifty days a year on-track, or even twenty, every dollar must be watched. A decent hotel can run eighty bucks or so, including tax, near most East Coast venues. Two hotel nights an event, ten events a year, will run you sixteen hundred bucks minimum. A few years ago I […]

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