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Scion FR-S: Making a Cool Car Even Cooler

Our Chief Engineer needed a fun and economical daily driver for his day job, but it’s got to be sporty, and most of all, MEN LIKE US DON’T DRIVE HYBRIDS (at least until they get cooler and faster). Other requirements: Car can’t be too expensive, and it would be nice to have a good selection of reasonably priced aftermarket goodies to choose from. Might as well also throw in the capability to run the car at the occasional Autocross or Track event, and the list of potential candidates gets pretty small. The new Scion FR-S came out on top, so we snapped one up. Since the price is NOT negotiable, might as well hold out for the color you want (e.g., Ultramarine Blue).

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PCA Zone 8 Time Trial at Pomona Raceway

PCA GPX/SGV Time Trial
February 25, 2012
Pomona Raceway La Verne, CA

photographs by Greg Phillips
video by LightningMotorsports.US

This has been quite a weekend. We hadn’t decided until a week before to participate in the GPX/SGV Zone 8 Time Trial at Pomona Raceway. As this was a one day event, we would be driving up to Pomona and then heading home on the same day. On Hankook R-compound tires.

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2011 Porsche Rennsport Reunion

2011 Porsche Rennsport Reunion
October 15-16, 2011
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Monterey, CA

photographs and videos by LightningMotorsports.US

The 2011 Porsche Rennsport Renunion was held for the first time on the west coast at the historic Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. And we had to be there.

Thousands of Porsche aficionados brought their Porsches to the corrals, as well as a dizzying display of historic Porsche road cars and race cars in the main paddock. Best of all, the attendees got to actually see the race cars run at speed on the historic road course. Hearing a 12-cylinder 917k accelerate at full throttle down the front straight is an experience we will never forget.

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