Thank you for not putting them on individual slides . Good advice with the right amount of fun in it!
my elcamino is proof that you can weld dirt, air, and rust. don’t believe me? look at the drivers side a-pillar. theres a 10lb spool of flux core staring back at you.
12/3/15 3:20 p.m.
Wisdom comes from experience. Experience comes from a lack of wisdom.
In response to fire: months of healing and a lifetime of scars can happen at the speed of flame propagation. That’s faster than you can move. Be careful.
How about ‘Wisdom, Experience, Money, and Time are all things I don’t have much of.’
I agree most with…all of them, hah!
I like the idea that you get experience first, then you get the wisdom…if you are lucky enough to live through the experience (especially if it relates to fire). Most of the folks that read these pages have a fair amount of both wisdom and experience. I’m glad to be counted among that group. Can we have just a moment of reverence for those that weren’t lucky enough to acquire the wisdom before encountering the occasional harsh realities of this sport. I for one feel very grateful to still be on this side of the grass and able to enjoy this compelling activity. To borrow a line from an old TV series…lets be careful out there. 🙂
I must have read that article somewhere because I have been living so many of those suggestions these past few years. One thing I will say about safety is that people tend to groan about all of the safety rules in place to go racing, even at the Autocross level. Experience has taught me that they should be considered the bare minimum, if you can do more you should, but NEVER circumvent the rules or go cheap on safety. The one thing in your car that can’t be welded back together is you.
If you ignore everything else, take this one to heart. Shoot Your Friends. And expand it to include family.
I’ve been shooting digital pictures since Sony came out with the Mavica camera in the 90s. I’ve been sorting through gigs of images over the last couple of weeks. One thing that stands out, the objects I took pictures of aren’t very important. And I didn’t shoot the people near enough.
Case in point. I just went through 26, 3.25″ floppy disks of a Washington trip from 20 years ago. All shot with my first Sony digital camera. Average 20 shots per disk. Less than 25 of them were people. Lots of Smithsonian shots of crap that doesn’t matter. Lots of pictures of the Mall and buildings. Not near enough of the family and none of me. I was surprisingly sad about that.
12/5/18 8:10 a.m.
Experience breeds character and character breeds wisdom.
12/13/18 3:04 p.m.
The title says 25 tips for Motorsports enthusiasts, but a lot of it can apply to all! Fantastic article and it really makes you think… we’re consumed with life and all that’s going on around us that we do forget to actually “be present” in it. Don’t take the people in your life for granted, because they’ll be gone before you realize it and always enjoy the little things!