Cars and Coffee Portland 4/13/14

Today had to be the biggest turnout to C&C I've ever been to. The entire parking lot was full of cars. Some highlights included a Corvette car club, custom Ford show car, 200,000+ miles Chevy truck in perfect condition, Ferrari F12, and some sort of home made racecar. Enjoy this huge gallery! I may or may not post a… » 4/13/14 11:49am 4/13/14 11:49am

Technically Formula 1 - Bahrain Gran Prix

Technical innovation is what makes Formula 1 so different from any other form of racing. The on track action is as much played out by the engineers and aerodynamicists as it is the drivers. We are here to admire, study, and discuss this beauty that exists on the ragged edge of what we think is possible, or at least… » 4/05/14 7:42pm 4/05/14 7:42pm

Technically Formula 1 - Malaysian Gran Prix

Technical innovation is what makes Formula 1 so different from any other form of racing. The on track action is as much played out by the engineers and aerodynamicists as it is the drivers. We are here to admire, study, and discuss this beauty that exists on the ragged edge of what we think is possible, or at least… » 3/29/14 4:54pm 3/29/14 4:54pm

How To Make IndyCar A Great Racing Series Again

IndyCar is boring; there, I said it. The oval-hazed pseudo Formula 1 racing series' lack of chassis originality between teams, limited North American scope, and lack of relevance towards absolutely anyone does not help it overcome the I'm-an-open-wheel-version-of-NASCAR stigma, but instead of complaining, let's fix it. » 3/23/14 11:59am 3/23/14 11:59am

Technically Formula 1 - Australian Gran Prix

Technical innovation is what makes Formula 1 so different from any other form of racing. The on track action is as much played out by the engineers and aerodynamicists as it is the drivers. We are here to admire, study, and discuss this beauty that exists on the ragged edge of what we think is possible, or at least… » 3/15/14 9:31am 3/15/14 9:31am

What If Every Car Had a Power-to-Weight Ratio of 1?

The Koenigsegg Agera One:1 was just unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, and is highly important for the automotive world because it achieves a power-to-weight ratio of 1. The world's first Megacar got me thinking, what if every car, your car, had a power to weight ratio of 1? » 3/06/14 6:31pm 3/06/14 6:31pm

Technically Formula 1 - Bahrain Pre-Season Testing Day 7

Technical innovation is what makes Formula 1 so different from any other form of racing. The on track action is as much played out by the engineers and aerodynamicists as it is the drivers. We are here to admire, study, and discuss this beauty that exists on the ragged edge of what we think is possible, or at least… » 3/02/14 3:49pm 3/02/14 3:49pm

Show Us The Ugliest Formula 1 Chassis

Formula 1 cars will continue to evolve over time with regulation changes; this is inevitable. However, this years crop of Formula 1 cars aren't particularly pretty due to a ignorantly worded regulation. However, the aesthetics are undoubtably subjective; which brings us to the question: what is the ugliest Formula 1… » 2/06/14 4:47pm 2/06/14 4:47pm

Show Us The Best Driving Road You've Ever Found

There you were, driving somewhere as usual, when suddenly the road starts to turn. Left, Right, crest, dip, turn and twist. Blood pressure rises, and your right foot gets a bit heavier, one second to the next. The trees clear and you find yourself driving into some manner of godliness encased into a stretch of asphalt. … » 2/04/14 10:18am 2/04/14 10:18am

Technically Formula 1 - Jerez Testing Day 4

Technical innovation is what makes Formula 1 so different from any other form of racing. The on track action is as much played out by the engineers and aerodynamicists as it is the drivers. We are here to admire, study, and discuss this beauty that exists on the ragged edge of what we think is possible, or at least… » 2/01/14 4:17pm 2/01/14 4:17pm

The P15 is Coming to Save the Less Fortunate: McLaren Themselves

The forthcoming McLaren P15 will slip into the stream between the generically fast McLaren 12C and the ungodly fast McLaren P1, utilizing the same basic engine, chassis, and styling components that make McLaren the only supercar manufacturer able to truly challenge the likes of Maranello since Lamborghini. » 1/25/14 12:03pm 1/25/14 12:03pm

2014 Formula 1 Launch Schedule

The 2014 Formula 1 season is finally upon us, and that realization is met with great euphoria for some. The launch times for each respective team is listed below, so that you wont be the last to see the tides turn. Updates will also follow as each new chassis is revealed. (FINAL UPDATE) » 1/19/14 10:47am 1/19/14 10:47am

F1 Technical on Oppo - American Grand Prix

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Welcome to OppositeLock's own Formula 1 open technical discussion! The one thing that separates Formula 1 from any other motorsport is the absurd level of engineering and aerodynamic advancement that the teams push on each other, and we are here to appreciate, discuss, and revel in the beauty of design on the current… » 11/16/13 3:33pm 11/16/13 3:33pm

What does a Tool Represent to You?

As far back as I can remember, I’ve always had a thing for tools. Sometimes, I will get more wrapped up in the actual tools rather than the particular trade or technology in which they are used. Maybe it’s my mild OCD, or possibly the interest in the precision and engineering that go into making these tools. They’ve… » 10/14/13 10:46am 10/14/13 10:46am

Automotive Crossroads: An Undeniable Facet of the Auto Enthusiast…

As car enthusiasts, I believe we approach automotive crossroads rather frequently and (for those who are like me) it almost becomes second nature to self-induce these crossroads daily because of our fascination with the automobile. I’m not talking about physical crossroads…I’m trying to be metaphorical and deep so bear … » 9/30/13 5:28pm 9/30/13 5:28pm