By on February 3, 2016

1991 Oldsmobile 442

I love road racing. I grew up about an hour away from the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and spent many summer weekends wandering the grounds while soaking in the sounds and smells unique to the track. I’m pretty sure my first race was the Lumbermens Six Hours IMSA race in 1983, won by my local hero Bobby Rahal. I was four.

While I certainly enjoyed watching the CART and IMSA races, I always looked forward to the support races leading up to the main events. The best battles of the weekend were often dealt by the showroom stock classes, with small coupes and sedans bashing fenders and doors to get an edge in the corner.

Perhaps even as a kid I knew that I’d never be able to afford to race the big bore stuff, and adjusted my expectations downward. That must be why I adore homologation specials.

(Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • Inside Looking Out: You all do not get the idea behind Uber/Lyft. It is the ride SHARING. It is not a taxi and...
  • j lu: Funny…. To clarify, I registered with TTAC some time ago and just received a new password. Nowhere in my...
  • Inside Looking Out: They are dressed as a gentlemen.
  • Inside Looking Out: What was the handwriting on the wall about, can you remind me? I wish I were there fifty years...
  • Vulpine: @Crosley: “As a side note, I have ZERO interest in subsidizing apartment dwellers with electric...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber