Sebastian Vettel

My opulent trip to the 2011 Abu Dhabi Grandprix

Like most of my coworkers at Mojo Motors, I’m a car nut, though I might have the ‘itus a bit worse. You see I’ve been obsessed since I was a kid. For 7 years I ran an automotive performance shop, did a fair bit of racing (and crashing), and just generally got my hands dirty.

Like any good gear head, I like racing, but it’s always been more about the cars than the sport. I follow NASCAR, but from a technology standpoint it just doesn’t do it for me. Formula One however, is what really gets me going. The thing is, Formula One is also really, really boring.

That being said, I’ve been able to look past the boringness, lack of competition, and lack of action (passes in F1… not so frequent) because the cars are so damn cool. 1300lbs, 900 horsepower, carbon fiber construction, crazy aero – it’s got it all. I mean, the steering wheel alone would confuse an astronaut (see below for evidence). I’ve made the track to Montreal Canada numerous times to attend the Grand Prix du Canada and it’s always worth it. The sound of an F1 car alone is worth the price of admission.

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Cars of the Frankfurt Motor Show

burnout frankfurt motorshow imageThe biennial Frankfurt Motor Show, also known as the International Automobile Exhibition and International Motor Show, opens to the public today and continues running through September 25. During the past few days, automakers have been releasing a stream of concepts and new models for 2012 and beyond. This has thrown Twitter into a frenzy of #iaa hashtags and enough pictures to keep your eyes locked in place for hours. Make the jump to see what’s looking hot, not hot, and a couple in between.

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