Saturday, June 30, 2007


Heard Tyler Travedek or whatever at PCM talk about stuff.

At lunch in the paddock.

Tech inspection, notice that the Champ Car Orange truck matches our bedroom.

PT from the stands, though the best views were available in GA.

Oriol under the bridge to the paddock.

Oriol Servia, everyone's favorite Catalonian with the best helmet in racing.

Dan Clarke was bored during the practice because his gearbox done broke.

Paul Stoddart.

Awesome cliffside views overlooking the track.

Good times, nice weather except for a bit of rain here and there which made things interesting. It is a very nice, very fast track. This evening we had dinner and listened to the head of Champ Car PR and Eric Gagnon(overheard at the track guy).


Friday, June 29, 2007

Traffic in Montreal was really bad , so we didn't get to see any cars on the track and most of the drivers had left the autograph line when we got there. Tomorrow, we will be there bright and early. Oh, we were late because Cyndy had a job interview at Albany Medical Center this morning. She was hired on the spot as a secretary for the Activity Companion Program. It is related to what she studied in school, so she is happy. But, I was late to the track.
Swapping out gearbox internals.

Our room, we are staying at a ski resort village thing.
We have fire.

The fake village thing, it's pretty big.

We saw a really big maple fall down behind the house.

Really big.

More tomorrow... Gummy Bear on provisional pole!? Cyndy brought my Oriol Servia car because she wants it signed, I've got the Dale Coyne card Noah gave me.


Monday, June 25, 2007

I am glad to say that Joel's birthday weekend is oficially over. After a surprise visit to the "extreme indoor gokart" place, 2 bar nights, a picnic on the beach, a whole day at Autocross racing, a trophy for 4th place (out of 23), a BBQ and great presents, I am ready to rest for next year.

Here are some picture highlights of the weekend. There is also a link to a video I took of him racing. Donnie, thanks for knives!

Pictures from Noah's June 24 autox event

(To be followed by pictures and video of my June 24 autox)

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Don's new cell mate
Happy Birthday Joel!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Found- movie poster, Steve McQueen in "Bullitt" Whose is it and what should I do with it?

Wednesday, June 20, 2007



More to come.
A few pictures from North Carolina:



Stock cars too:
New COT cars

Monday, June 18, 2007

Today is a perfect day iin Stillwater. Although, you know the saying,

"a bad day in Stillwater is better than a good day any where else"

And we have a dozen or so lady slippers blooming in our yard.

First picture from this weekend. Upper Hudson River RR.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there.

We had a wonderful trip to California. The high point was going to Sacramento to meet Rachel's parents. It is a wonderful city and we had wonderful hosts. We also toured Frank Lloyd Wright's last building- the Marin County Civic Center. If you ever get stuck with a dreary government job these enchanting offices would make it bearable. We went to the Berkeley Bowl- in comparison, the P&C in Lowville is sad, very sad. Somehow forgot to take a picture of Cindy in a cell at Alcatraz. We stopped at an Aston Martin, Lotus, Ferrari, Bentley dealer in Silicon Valley. We went to a wine tasting at an old monestary in Los Gatos.

We had Pakistani and Burmese food, soup in a sourdough bread bowl, 3 great homecooked meals, a salmon BLT, and dinner at Chez Panisse. The picture of that last dinner that Peter put up was the starter, not the main dish. The dinner was awesome, the building was beautiful and we got a tour of the kitchen at the end of our meal. This is the restaurant that was in the news recently, for deciding they would no longer serve bottled water for environmental reasons. When you are seated they give you a choice of still or sparkling water served in a carafe. We had cured salmon with cucumber and beets, cassoulet with fava beans and peach leaf ice cream. all fresh and made on the premises.

Cindy seemed to have a good time- she found Peter and I very amusing.

Peter just caught a 12 inch bass.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Tim McCreadie is starting in the ARCA race today at Michigan. He is driving a Richard Childress #31. Sam Hornish has the pole. Race is today (friday) at 5pm live on Speed. Any Picks on the F1 race?

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Grandpa for your birthday I tuned up your car.

Happy Birthday Dad. Should have a birthday greeting from the kids when they finish up with the repairs.

Happy Birthday Peter! He is relaxing on the porch with a book and a cat even though he is 65 and sick (he has my cold)

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007