Saturday, June 22, 2013
Gentlemen, start your engines!
Of course the old Le Mans start was the best, with drivers sprinting across the track to jump in their cars. Supposedly this is why Porsches feature the ignition on the left of the steering wheel, allowing drivers to turn the key and put the car in gear simultaneously. But couldn't drivers just leave the car in gear and engage the clutch as they crank the starter? Oh well, it is a good story.
Starting a blog about cars seems to present the same challenge, do you get up to speed and cross the starting line with a crowd of posts jockeying for position, or should you just drop the clutch and go for it? Despite my fondness for F1 I'm going with the American model. I think readers will get a better sense of track conditions if they have a bunch of posts to read from the beginning (well, eventually someone will stumble across TCOR by mistake and read something, right?). Anyway, it would upset the dogs if I ran across the room and jumped into the computer chair every time I wanted to work on the this thing...