Queen City Cars & Coffee is back! The past two years hosting this show have been absolute blast, and I'm stoked to be putting it on again this year. Last year, over 90 cars attended, about 30 more than the first year. For QC3 (just made that name up right now and I dig it) the... Continue Reading →
Co-Driver: Track Day Lemonade
Welcome to the brand new Top Dead Center series, Co-Driver. Here, fellow gear heads have an outlet for their automotive passions, whether it's a exciting story to tell, photos to share, or the retelling of an epic adventure. Co-Driver's inaugural entry comes from Shawn Pierce, a talented writer and photographer and friend of TDC, who had... Continue Reading →
The Torque Tube: Synaptic3 Performance
Synaptic3 Performance is a prime example of what this website was started for. Located in an out-of-the-way, unassuming business park in the fully unassuming town of Candia, NH, brothers Ron and Dana Salb have created a world-class performance shop that is turning out some of the most complete builds to be found on either road... Continue Reading →
Kicking The Bucket List: Yuppie Rally 2012 and driving the Tail of the Dragon
If you've spent any time around me at all for the past few months, you've heard me talk (with great vigor) about the Yuppie Rally. Put together by the great team over at Yuppie Racing, the 2012 Yuppie Rally ran from the Aston Martin of New England dealership in Waltham, Massachusetts, down to The Tail of the Dragon... Continue Reading →
Buckle up, it’s about to get crazy!
Ladies and gentlemen, can I please have your attention. I've just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. I need all of you to stop what you're doing, and listen. CANNONBALL! - Ron Burgundy, Anchorman It's about to get crazy here at TDC. Want to know why? Let me break it down for you... Continue Reading →
Cars in the Wild
There is nothing like a Porsche. There are plenty of manufacturers in the same market, other cars in the same category, but no one does it like the boys from Stuttgart. Some of its competitors are better, while many others get their doors blown off, but the people who own Porsches and drive them and... Continue Reading →
What Inspires You?
Good writing can come from anywhere - a particularly articulate essay for school, a legendary novel, a satisfyingly succinct news article, or a exceptionally poetic piece of poetry. As a writer and an avid reader, I can appreciate and enjoy all of these instances of excellent writing. However, there is one area of writing that... Continue Reading →
The Torque Tube: Peter Ladas and Yuppie Racing
Peter Ladas from Yuppie Racing is a self-proclaimed gearhead of the highest order—a diehard fan of the mad vehicles created by Mercedes-Benz's AMG tuning division and owner of brilliant cars like the BMW E46 M3 and Toyota Supra. Ladas' mission with Yuppie Racing was to create a close knit automotive community and re-create the public's ... Continue Reading →
Year One: 2011 in review
Thank you everyone for a spectacular year! The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for TDC and I wanted to share it with you. Check it out, and here's to an even better 2012! Here's an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,000... Continue Reading →
The Torque Tube: Tim Mather and his battle with gravity
grav-i-ty: (n). The force of attraction by which terrestrial bodies tend to fall toward the center of the earth. chal-lenge: (adj). A call or summons to engage in any contest, as of skill, strength, etc. If you're going to do battle with gravity, be prepared to be in for the long haul; the force of... Continue Reading →
Chasing Racing Dreams: Team O’Neil Rally School and Car Control Center
Welcome to the brand new Top Dead Center series, "Chasing Racing Dreams." This series is about the epic adventures that make racing of all kinds so exciting, and it explores the world beneath the driver's helmet. You'll read about what it's like to be a part of a racing team, the experiences of driving a... Continue Reading →
Cars in the Wild
There's not too much to say here. This is the Porsche Boxster Spyder. It's black, fast, a convertible, and hot. What more do you need to know? Posted with WordPress for BlackBerry.