We all went go-karting today. No special reason, just were all into trying to beat each other on the track but telling each other were not competitive, and we love it. Jesus the girls were quick too!, even faster than Turk!
I had to share this stupid photo we took afterwards
Stupid posing photo alert
I have to share my favourite karting video too, if youve ever played Mario Kart on the Nintendo you’ll get this.
The fastest and possibly ‘coolest’ wagon in the world ready for its virgin track outing
I said I would take the RS4 family wagon or ‘Kraut Wagon’ as mines been nicknamed by the guys in the Lotus club, on the racetrack once to see how it goes, it was real fun and what a car.
I’m glad I went, it was good fun, Me and Ben in his Lotus Elise had a great battle over 10 laps swapping places on the last session of the day in complete darkness. Amazing the power on the straights, I was able to pull away from even the supercharged Lotus’s over 100kph.
The ‘Kraut Wagon’ as nicknamed by the guys in the Lotus Club
So much fun to drive, I was literally trying to get the car out of control to induce a slide, then turning the front wheels where I wanted to go and flooring the accelerator and the all wheel drive Quattro system sorted it all out, amazing, clever, faultless. I’m now aware how safe a car handling wise it is on the road and have a massive respect for how something so big and heavy can change direction and accelerate so well.
One of my highlights of the evening was watching on TV ‘My Kitchen Rules’ at 200 kph on Eastern Creeks main straight 🙂
Red Hot brakes proving I was using them well, yee har
Nothing beats a Lotus for shear fun on the track though (apart from Barry’s top machine) for maximum fun and involvement.
Wagons had its fun, its back to cruising the Sydney streets at 20 kph on the urban crawl at the hands of Sanna.
P.S if your wondering what the hell I’m on about ‘Wagons’ that’s what Aussies called ‘Estates’ over here.
For all you iPhone junkies out there, I made this ringtone of one of 2010’s most popular House/Electro hits ‘Wolfgang Gartner – Space Junk’. Actually I made a version 2 also which is a little bit more banging than the first one, enjoy the 8 bit sounds to annoy all your work colleagues
How to put these on your phone, if you have iTunes installed its easy:
- Click on the above ringtones and click ‘Open’
- iTunes will now play the ringtone and will also automatically add it to your ringtones folder in iTunes Music Library
- Now connect your iPhone and sync your ringtones
- On your iPhone, go to Settings -> Sounds -> Ringtone and select your ringtone from the Custom section
- And all done!
Here it s the February edition of our little show supercar spin, I think this month turned out pretty good. We had a couple of small changes this month:
- The intro layout is now a short 15 seconds blast of all the upcoming news bits for this month, then it goes to the intro titles then onto the main show. This was Jays idea to make the beginning of the show more impactful, I think it works much better.
- The supercar stats or ‘Hot specs’ as I call them, are now scrolling across the bottom of the screen in a news ticker style way. This is good as in future episodes we can leave the techy stats stuff down there scrolling along and leave the main talking in the show to a more personal natural discussion.
Some good stuffs been happening behind the scenes, we were approached by a women who likes the show is really into her cars and is keen to get involved if she can as a guest presenter on the show. Were in discussion with her now on that so we’ll see if it works out as a trial.
Lastly Jay the master of Adobe editing (you can see some of his editing work here) is cooking up a new title sequence to replace the current one I made. I know he will make something pretty dam sexy and in HD and featuring a lot of supercars of course, we’ll see.
Check out the temperature in Sydney, 2nd hottest day ever it was recorded. Walking around in an oven, I felt like a Christmas turkey.
Here are a few quick photos from Australia Day 2011. Australia Day is about aussies just having a public holiday off to celebrate being all things Australian, food, beer, sun and being with friends and family.
I don’t know how the aussies do it but every Australia day for the past 7 years I’ve been living here, its always been a beautiful hot sunny day and this year was no different.
Every Australia day I go down to look at all the classic cars at the big NRMA sponsored classic car display. They close off the roads around Hyde park and all the classic car clubs of Australia get together to show off their pride and joys.
Every year there is a Red e-type series 1 Jaguar Roadster owned by a guy called Neil by memory. I go look over the car each year and have a quick 10 minute chat to him (so I should remember his name). I absolutely LOVE this car, its my mornings highlight of each Australia day to go look at this car, I always tell Neil I want it to be my car for my wedding one day.
Red e-type series 1 Jaguar Roadster
After I went and looked at the cars I went for a mountain bike ride with friends Ian and Trent around centennial park for an hour in the 30+ degrees heat and then joined Sanna at our swimming pool afterwards to cool off.
In the afternoon we went down to look around the cars again! (well mostly I did) and walked down to the harbour front to meet some of Sannas friends at the Opera bar. It was close to 35 degrees in the shade, it was just too hot with no breeze. We then went to the old rocks area where there was a slight cooling breeze and we headed into 2 separate pubs, one with a roof top beer garden with a great view of the harbour.
Sanna, Brendon & Josh
In the evening we headed to darling harbour for the big Australia day fireworks which are always really good as your up very close to them. Me, Sanna, Brendon, Josh and a Indian guy we made friends with who just got off the boat from India 3 weeks ago, all had a meal and drinks over looking the darling harbour fireworks. A great busy day!
Australia Day 2011 fireworks at Darling harbour