Words and photos by Michael Chandler
As you’ve seen, we can convey the story from a race day or show reasonably well. We can tell you who won, how fast they went, and maybe give you a little insight on what these guys and gals go through during race day, and the days (and even weeks) leading up to an event. What we can’t tell you are some of the stories that brought the drivers, shop owners and other personalities into our lives.
You know that Matt Guiver, Todds Ainsworth and Green, and Alex Whetman split seat time in the Paul Mitchell Miata, but do you know how they formed up like Voltron? Or how they even got into racing in the first place? Did you know that, before Lyfe Motorsport came to be, Cole Powelson worked at the now defunct Race Co. Did you know that I used to drive by his house when I was delivering pizzas years ago? Did you know that Steven Costello restores Formula 1 cars, and has a pretty interesting history relating to Formula 1? Do you want to know these things, and other things about other people? Well, we’re going to try and help you out if you answered yes…
We’re bringing back the podcast. Yeah, we had a podcast, but nobody seemed to enjoy it and producing them was a chore. This time it will be different! First off, there won’t be any video accompanying it. You don’t have to stare at the awkward staff! Secondly,they’ll be coming out once a month. I want these, and the rest of the posts you see on the site to be great. I need time to make them so, hence the once a month schedule. Could they come out more frequently in the future? We’ll see, but for now: once a month. And finally: these are going to be fairly laid back. There are things I want to know, but I’m not going to force anything because I want them to tell their stories.
This is an entirely new endeavor for me, and hopefully it’ll be something you enjoy. I’m excited to get going on this, and I hope you’re excited to hear some stories from some of these folks.