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

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

F1 Technical on Oppo - American Grand Prix

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