Desert Dog Racing 927
Dec28

Desert Dog Racing 927

Sitting by a campfire, Thanksgiving2014, the McNeil’s and the Conroy’s came up with a crazy idea. Why don’t we buy an off-road race car and become race car drivers? That night is when we formed Desert Dog Racing made up of Ken, Mitch, and Chaz McNeil along with Jay and Johnny Conroy. We found a class 9 race car and started testing. We quickly found out that our car would need to be completely rebuilt. The engine and transmission had...

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motor>spirit in Italy’s Motor Valley
Dec16

motor>spirit in Italy’s Motor Valley

By Rob Alen Please visit www.themotorspirit.com | YouTube “themotorspirit” Italy’s Motor Valley Italy’s Motor Valley: visiting Museo Lamborghini in Sant ‘Agata Bolognese; Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola; and Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari in Modena and Museo Ferrari (“what if Ford did buy Ferrari.”). In Conversation with Corrado Lopresto Corrado Lopresto collects unique cars: one-offs, prototypes; and is...

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motor>spirit in Sicily: The Targa Florio
Oct21

motor>spirit in Sicily: The Targa Florio

By Rob Alen Please visit www.themotorspirit.com | YouTube “themotorspirit” Targa Florio Went to Sicily. Was curious about the Targa Florio. It has been 100 years since the first one in 1906. Last race was in 1977 and, as a race, is up there with Mille Miglia, Le Mans. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 2016 season concluded this past weekend. Motor>spirit contributed to the Monterey Bay Veterans guest shuttles. Thank you for supporting them...

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motor>spirit: Monterey Car Week 2016 & More
Sep09

motor>spirit: Monterey Car Week 2016 & More

By Rob Alen Please visit www.themotorspirit.com | YouTube “themotorspirit” Monterey Car Week 2016/themotorspirit.com Motorspirit is in Monterey for car week. Plenty of cars and car people all over the place: Laguna Seca, Monterey, and Carmel. MONTEREY CAR WEEK: Impressions from 2016 Monterey Car Week — plenty of shiny stuff and car-guy camaraderie. SPONSORS…CHECK YOUR WALLETS! Who is watching motorsports?* F1 TV ratings:...

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motor>spirit: Mille Miglia, Goodwood, Pebble Beach
Aug11

motor>spirit: Mille Miglia, Goodwood, Pebble Beach

By Rob Alen Please visit www.themotorspirit.com | YouTube “themotorspirit” 2016 Mille Miglia and more Motorspirit in Rome for Supercar Roma Auto Show; Mille Miglia arrives in Rome, then onto Parma 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed Motorspirit at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed; celebrating the internal combustion engine, race cars, and the people who drive them. Pebble Beach “bits and pieces” 2016 The motorspirit at...

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motor>spirit: World Superbike at Laguna Seca this Weekend
Jul13

motor>spirit: World Superbike at Laguna Seca this Weekend

By Rob Alen Please visit www.themotorspirit.com | YouTube “themotorspirit” Laguna Seca has a long tradition of hosting some of the best motorcycle racing and riders. One of the high points was in the late 80’s and early 90’s with the U.S. International Grand Prix, the Formula One of motorcycles, with 500cc and 250cc classes. The track had to be lengthened to meet FIM track length requirements, new were Turns 3, 4, and 5....

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