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Also handy for roasting oxen

Posted by on Jan 29, 2010 in Racing | 5 comments

That’s my racecar-under-construction (a Honda S2000, though it’s hard to tell right now) on a rotisserie. Why go to the trouble of custom-welding a set of brackets, then bolting an automobile to a giant spit? This will make our lives easier for the next few weeks as we painstakingly chip all the sound insulation from the unit body (aka the tub);...

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Trend watch: logos

Posted by on Jan 23, 2010 in News & Events |

Last spring, I took the family to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams. The lapel stickers they pass out to indicate you’ve paid caught my eye. (Sorry about the bad cell-phone pic, by the way.) Hating the weak teal color but loving the M in a box, I saved the sticker with an eye toward stealing the look for letterhead or a...

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Protecting me from myself

Posted by on Jan 15, 2010 in Racing | 1 comment

To you it’s a bunch of ugly metal tubes. To me, this rollcage will look positively beautiful if I one day find my race car tumbling merrily along the track – with me strapped...

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Wall of Shame

Posted by on Jan 8, 2010 in Racing | 4 comments

When anybody from Team Flatout wrecks a race car, we celebrate by hanging high the crinkled body panels (photo credit goes to Jacki Rigoli). Why don’t you see any bright-green parts bearing my number, 05? For starters, we’ve run out of space. This is a relief to many clients; believe me, we could quadruple this display if we had room. Also, I...

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74,978 (Part 2)

Posted by on Jan 2, 2010 in Conway Sax, Writing | 5 comments

Where was I? Ah yes, the ultrapredictable year-in-review post, a staple of lazy journalism. Consider yourself fortunate I don’t bookend it with the equally tiresome 2010 Predictions piece or, worse, Resolutions. In Part 1 I accounted for 36,225 words of my 2009 output; that’s what I wrote to finish Purgatory Chasm, the third Conway Sax book....

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