Mad about cars
We’re all fans. Whether we race, crew, spectate, collect or watch on tv, we’ve been hit by that certain something that turns a hunk of metal, glass and plastic into a thing of great beauty and passion. Seeing something rare roll down the street stops us in our tracks. A certain smell reminds us of an event gone by. That model car on our desk or poster on our wall gives us a pleasant pause each day. But we’re all fans in the end.
Racerhead is a collection of all the things that make being a fan more enjoyable. Maybe you’ll find out about a race, museum, or event you really need to go to next. Perhaps you’ll discover a collectible to make the days in between car events go quicker. We’ll take a look from the stands or display ropes and share that with you.
If you are anything like a racerhead, you too like the fast and noisy but would like to reason that we can handle electric cars when they get truly interesting (maybe a baseball card clipped to the wheel spokes might help). So enjoy the array of thoughts on these pages with the hope that you’ll find something here that stokes your deep passion for cars and motorsport.
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the racerhead dossier
the racer: Two years racing a short track sprint kart, 15 years of 100mph roadrace karting.
Tracks kart-raced: Road Atlanta, Mid-Ohio, Watkins Glen,
Summit Point (main track and Shenandoah),
VIR (North Course), Pocono Raceway (full road circuit),
New Hampshire International, Bryar, NJMP (both tracks),
Westhampton Kart Track, Oakland Valley Kart Track.
Rental karts, indoors: GPNY, F1 Boston, and London;
outdoors in Orlando and Tampa.
Car track days: Lime Rock, Bridgehampton,
Spa Francorchamps (It was great. Read more)
Autocross: Metro NY area
the spectator: USAC Champ Cars at Trenton Speedway, Pro Formula Atlantic at Bridgehampton, Donohue in the 917/30, Villeneuve in the rain at Watkins that mythic day, Hunt in the Hesketh and Greenwood in his Vette at Watkins, crazy-fast GTPs at Lime Rock, Posey and Stuck in factory CSLs at Lime Rock, Sebring 12hr, LeMans 24hr, BTCC at Oulton Park, Chaparral 2K at Watkins, CART at the Meadowlands, Indycar roadrace at Indy, NASCAR short track at Riverhead, NHRA at Englishtown, plus….. (I may be old[er], but I saw the good stuff)
the racer-hobbyist: Slot cars, RC cars (1/8 and 1/12 gas) and 1/43rd scale race car collector/kit builder.
the racing collector: Around 35 hanging art pieces, 2 racing tire “tables”, a couple of Goodyear blimps and a Transformer that turns into a Porsche 962 .
the model car dealer: Formerly, that is. From 1989-1995, and from time to time thereafter.
the human: I found time to get married and sire four children. Go figure.