They put my name on it. S-A-M and S-M-I-T-H on the side windows, next to a small American flag. When the pictures hit my email, a few months before the race, they triggered a sort of coming to grips. An internal conversation began looping in my head:
After Road & Track fired just about everyone they made a smart move: hired two old Jalopnik editors. Congrats to Exec. Editor Sam Smith and Senior Editor John Krewson. Hearst's candy budget just tripled.
Father's Day is this Sunday. In honor of dads everywhere, we'd like to take a moment and consider where we'd be, car-wise, without our patresfamilias. This one's for you, pop.
Last weekend, I moved from California to New York City. My wife and I are here until September, subletting a friend's apartment in Manhattan. One problem: Four days in, I'm already in withdrawal — I need cool car stuff. Bad.
A week ago, someone emailed us a design for what we are officially calling the World's Greatest Most Bestest Center Differential T-Shirt Ever What Ever Ruled the Land. Turns out people actually enjoy candy-fueled, caffeine-powered babbling. Who knew?
The Lancer Evolution Experience starts off like most driving schools: You are plopped in front of a chalkboard and lectured to. After that, you're sent out and made to get wicked sideways. And that's when you wake the hell up.
I had planned to use this space to say something clever, but last night, I ate my weight in Sour Patch Kids and pulled an all-nighter watching rally videos on YouTube. Tired? Yes. But I'm also Jalopnik's newest contributing writer.