Dear Racing Fans,
This isn’t about NASA. It’s about a brand new, state of the art, racing facility here in the USA; Austin Texas to be exact. They are trying to lock in a Formula One race, and without all of the state and local authorities fully onboard, it might not happen. If it doesn’t happen, the track project might fail. Please spare just a few seconds to sign the petition referenced below. I am including the original letter from the track below.
Thank you for your help,
PS: The meeting is June 23. Please spread this through all social media.
Thanks for taking the time to speak with me a bit this afternoon. Just to recap: on June 23rd, Austin’s City Council will vote on tax issues that will mean the difference between hosting the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix or not. It is very possible Circuit of The Americas will not be built if there does not appear to be enough support for it.
We are hoping to make an online petition go viral: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/supportusgpracing/ Any support you could lend us in terms of posting it on the NASA homepage or forwarding the link via newsletter would be of huge service! Also, Any clout you may have with various VIPs – and by that I’m talking about big names in Indy, NASCAR, and other series – would be of great help if it meant we could get drivers and teams tweeting regularly between now and the 23rd, or even posting it on their respective sites. It’s one thing to gain support from within, and another entirely if we can get U.S. racing the fans involved!
The petition was made in conjunction with Circuit of the Americas’ media relations firm, Hahn, Texas (http://hahntexas.com/). And believe me when I tell you that it will make a positive impact on the City Council’s decision-making process if we are able to collect enough signatures.
Thanks again. Please let me know if you have any questions,
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First Gen Miata Widebody Kit with Stock Bumpers – Gallery Below
This page shows our first gen Miata, 1990-97 Wide Body Kit. It consists of four flares that are designed to be bonded into the stock fenders and 4 flare extensions that bond to the original or aftermarket bumpers. This is the only way to install flares on the rear as the rear fenders cannot be removed. This also keeps the kit legal for use in SM2. Small extensions are included for the bumper at each corner. A bolt-on front fender set may be coming along later although it will still require bonding for the rear and the bumpers.
The bumper extensions are intended for use on stock bumpers, but aftermarket bumpers that are similar to the stock ones will also work. The extensions start from approximately halfway through the side marker lights.
The best part is that this kit is thick enough for daily use. Run big rubber or simply give your car the stance to back up an FM II or Ubercharger powerplant.
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– The first of Mazda’s next-generation products to blend SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY with KODO design –
HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation today announced that its new compact crossover SUV will be called the Mazda CX-5. It is the production model derived from the Mazda MINAGI concept car, which debuted at the Geneva Motor Show* in March this year and will be shown at the New York International Auto Show that opens on April 20, 2011. The CX-5 will be the first production vehicle to incorporate Mazda’s new design theme, ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ as debuted on the Mazda SHINARI concept car, as well as the full range of breakthrough SKYACTIV technologies, including engines, transmissions, body and chassis. The CX-5 will join Mazda’s global line-up in 2012. Continue reading “Mazda Announces New Compact SUV Will be Mazda CX-5”
By Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing (Insideline.com)
Flirting with the rev limiter at the top of 4th gear, a faint brush of brakes is required as we hurtle into the left-hand kink at the end of the long front straightaway. The optimum turn-in point isn’t entirely clear because our view of the exit curbing is blocked by the pavement itself as it rises and falls slightly between here and there.
And that’s just Turn One. Four or five other corners here at Thunderhill Raceway are similarly obscured by the track designer’s strategic exploitation of the gently rolling terrain found here in the foothills west of Willows, California.
The Mazda MINAGI Concept embodies Mazda’s new SKYACTIV technologies and new KODO design language, signaling the way for the next generation of Mazda cars to come.
GENEVA (March 1, 2011) – The MINAGI Concept makes its world premiere at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show as the expression of Mazda’s new SKYACTIV technologies and new KODO design language. It is the first model which showcases characteristics likely to be seen in the next generation of Mazda cars. For this reason, Mazda has fully incorporated its SKYACTIV technologies into every aspect of driving performance, including the powertrain, chassis, and even body design. As the second concept vehicle to incorporate Mazda’s new ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design language, MINAGI challenges conventions with emotional design and exhilarating performance. Continue reading “Mazda Minagi World Premiere”
Limited-run model conveys luxurious side of the world’s most-beloved two-seat roadster
CHICAGO (February 9, 2011) – On the heels of its recent milestone announcement of 900,000 MX-5 Miatas being produced, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today unveiled the 2011 MX-5 Miata Special Edition, a limited-run model of only 750 units. The Special Edition continues the MX-5’s history of being a dynamically-engineered, enthusiast-approved roadster whose price doesn’t discriminate and whose luxuries are not stripped. Continue reading “Mazda Unveils MX-5 Miata Special Edition at Chicago Auto Show”
MX-5 Miata reaffirms its position as the most popular sports car ever made-
IRVINE, Calif. (February 3, 2011) – The world’s best-selling two-seat roadster, the iconic Mazda MX-5 Miata, continues to set the bar even higher for the competition today, reaching a new milestone of 900,000 units produced. Nearly 45 percent – more than 388,000 units – of those were sold in the United States since the car launched in 1989. Continue reading “MAZDA MX-5 MIATA REACHES NEW MILESTONE WITH 900,000 UNITS PRODUCED”