Top Gear (a post for dudes)
The way I see it there are two types of guys. “Car Guys” and “Gay Guys.” Being the prior rather than the latter, when we were offered a discount on a trip to the Miller Motor Sports Park racing school we were all over it.
You start off the experience at the Carol Shelby museum. This is a collection of cars owned by Larry H. Miller that have some connection to Carol Shelby. If there are any girls reading this Carol is the most manly dude in the world and his parents had to give him a girls name to allow mere mortals to stand in his presence. He makes Chuck Norris look like a girl scout.
Anyway the museum was crazy cool these two pictures are of the two most valuable cars in the world. The number 13 car is worth $15,000,000 and the #1 car is worth $11,000,000.
After the museum we spent about 30 minutes in the classroom learning some driving techniques like high speed cornering.
Then we went out to the track where we found this fleet of mustangs. I am not a huge mustang fan but this was a very cool site to see.
The whole time I was expecting some guy to come out and give us a long list of rules and it just never happened. It was so cool how relaxed they were. They never even asked us if we could drive a stick.
So the deal is you get 10 laps in the car and then you take two “Hot Laps” with professional drivers so you can see how it really should have been done. These cars have been modified into race car like form but the engine is basically what you would get from the factory with a few bolt on upgrades. But they were still scary fast around that track.
Here is a video of the hot laps from the flag tower. If you are a dude you should turn it up because the sound is amazing.
So I know this post sounds like a boring report of the events that occurred but please don’t let my lame writing ability prevent you from doing this. This was one of the coolest things I have ever done and I am now totally addicted to racing. I wasn’t able to go fast enough even with the pro driver and I am now craving it every day. I have decided that I need to figure out how to be a bagillionaire so I can drive race cars every day. There are not many places in the world where you can experience something like this and it’s only about an hour away. You have got to do it.