When I was in primary school I remember my teacher telling me all of the things I wasn’t allowed to do, writing down the very specific mistakes I was making and then watch me like a hawk to make sure any further mistakes were punished with a massive slap to the face. No wait a minute, that doesn’t sound like primary school, that sounds like driving in Victoria. I hate the fact that...
The Season Review
Well it’s been twenty long races and we have seen the most epic battles for a very long time, with duels between drivers and cars that in the past would have never even been in the same lap, let alone fighting for the same front row positions. Then Vettel had to go ahead and ruin everything. Now it would be easy just to say he doesn’t deserve it, that Adrian Newey is responsible for the last three...
You know, once in a while, even though I’m not allowed to do it any more. I have a really great drive. One that makes me turn down the radio and tune into my own thoughts. It happened just now on the way home from work. It wasn’t even all that exciting all I did was have a quick, smooth ride home and managed to stop at only four of the seventeen sets of traffic lights along the way. My...
Today has been a very good day, Hamilton has won and Vettel has a DNF. This bias raises the question “why do you like Hamilton so much?” the reasoning is simple, because with Hamilton there is no guarantee. If you follow a driver like Hamilton, Alonso, Perez or Kobayashi you never have a sure foot guarantee of a result. This works in two ways, the driver can either do badly and disappoint or do...
Life’s a lot like masturbation, you have to do a lot of work to get anywhere and...– k.o.
Looking at the last race, two things are clear: one is that the 2012 season of formula one is the best yet and two, that I don’t like Sebastian Vettel. Why do you ask? He is clearly the best and that’s what formula one is about, the best winning the best sport in the world. This is true but it’s also no longer relevant because “F1” is sporting-entertainment, which means that selling comes first...
I have recently bought a new car, this means I went through the whole process of saving, thinking, researching and then buying a set of wheels. And despite being an admitted car person, the whole thing was a lot less about speed and romance as it was cold-hard-economics. I ended up with a Hyundai Accent, and so far it’s been a decent car, no frills, just gets on with the job of being a car, and...
There completely impractical, stupid, hopeless, anyone who participates in them is a moron of biblical proportions. Next to my house is a park and occasionally when I go for a walk there I see something quite peculiar, people playing ball sports. It puzzles me as to why someone in their right mind would partake in something that involves running around a field, in shorts, often when it’s cold, for...
New beginnings are scary like walking down a new path the anticipation gives you a refreshing sense that your new direction will get you somewhere, but at what cost? It’s scary but it’s not the unknowing; it’s the judgment of your character. Your new change, whatever it may be, has little to do with your past or the future your hoping for because it always boils down to the person you’re taking...
1997 Hyundai Excel, Blue, 12 Month Rego, RWC,...
As it happens I find myself once again looking to step back into the world of cheap and cheerful, second-hand car ownership, but having learnt from my mistakes in the past, this time I’ve come prepared. So instead of spending the traditional $1500 I’m going all out and aiming to spend a massive $2500… Very Polak of me yes, but with good reason, see as it currently stands in Aus you can buy a...
All technology is rubbish, it’s all temperamental, constantly experimental and I’m sick of it. I want technology to go back a step and make one decent product before they go on making up new features that no one actually needs or will bother to waste the time learning how to use. When was the last time you spend the day without your mobile phone? What about not using the internet? You...
It seems ironic that in an age where everything is on demand, life is halted by the need to wait. You go to school for a very long time, waiting to get out and into the free air, only to find out that you then need to work in order to survive. You work, develop a routine, stand in line for coffee, wait in traffic, watch the weather pass by, see the numbers on your calendar get bigger until you...
Let’s imagine that today is not today but a moment in the future, a point of reflection. Let’s imagine that you’ve done the years of work, the hard hours, the long waiting, the life altering risks and the questionable sacrifices to finally reach a point of success where you can afford to no longer chase you’re desires but enjoy them at will. A point in your life where you look back at your...
my first car.
My first car was a 1991 BMW E34 520i which my older brother had given me the keys to, partly because I was finally a license holder but mostly because he was moving to Europe and didn’t need it anymore. The history of that machine was long and colourful, but it wasn’t truly my first car. As I didn’t pay for it and experience the pain of continuously spending more and more money...
More then a Rental
As a youth I am currently going through multiple phases of unemployment, bursts of funding, a general knack for changing my mind about any future prospects on a daily basis and most importantly the uncontrollable and sudden impulsive urges to be a racing driver. As a result my one time brilliant decision to buy a $1500 Seat Ibiza and then go on to drive it like a touring car soon turned to a...
This is a record of writings that i feel are worthy of being published. Although there are no strict guidelines to what is included, i tend to focus on blurting the things that make me enthused.. I don’t expect approval, infact if anything i hope you don’t approve. But take into account what i have to say and then realize your own opinion about a given topic. The topics may change,...