What's proprietary about it? Standard hardware, open source operating system.. it's a pre-built PC, possibly in a snappy small case, with SteamOS on it and it includes a controller. The fact that anyone can build their own Steam Machine, and there's a guide on how to do so on Steam, is pretty conclusively not proprietary.
Amazing shots. Just followed you on Flicker. I never knew the track had that much elevation change. I've never seen this perspective.
From hearing my friends who went to school talk about it, "Race Car Vehicle Dynamics" by Milliken is kinda the gold standard for sources. I've also heard it's a very dry read, unlike Carroll Smith's books... but it might be a good source if you can find a used copy, because it's technically a textbook which means it's going to be expensive.
Steve Matchett's The Mechanic's Tale was an enjoyable read about life as part of F1:
Flat Out Flat Broke by the original Stig (although I don't recall it being much about being the Stig but about his work getting into F1) I recall enjoying:
Well I'll be damned.
You are probably just out of frame to the left in this shot.
And, actually, I can see myself in that second screen cap. Lime green long sleeve shirt, on one knee. Just about at the end of the group of people standing there.
Small, fucking, world.
Couple of other photos from that actual incident: http://trackography.com/31-days-sebring-efficiency-corvette-racing/
Agreed, great looking machines, and also a great fan oriented team. Though, their R8's do look ridiculously good as well, https://www.flickr.com/photos/trackography/13358060584/
And while obviously not in the same class now as the C7's, Z4's, and the 911's, I am relieved to see them still in it at least.
Yup. I found 135 locally that are under $2k. Some of them aren't running, but most are. Just go to https://www.craigslist.org and pick a region, go to "Cars & Trucks", set the filter for $100-2000 and set the types as "trucks/vans/suvs" etc. You'd be shocked at what's available.
Pretty sure you can view the raw footage along with radio commentary here on the WEC site...
Might have to use HOLA plug in depending on your location. http://hola.org/
Haven't watched Road nor Group B, so definitely saving this post for the links.
My strong recommendation would be "The Formula One Drivers [aka The Quick and the Dead]" which is presently available on Amazon Prime Video. https://www.amazon.com/Formula-One-Drivers-Quick-Dead/dp/B074XL2484
If you guys can run your internet through a VPN server you'll be able to play the stream on alms.com. I use VPN for ALMS and for NFLs Gamepass to get all the games as well....
VyprVPN is what I use from giganews.com costs a little $ though.
Also a marshal, I strongly recommend something in-ear. The ear muffs get hot with the summer sun beating down on you and some of them can get heavy after wearing them all day. Also the over the head ones like the one you linked can be annoying to wear with hats or rain gear, and the behind the head ones can feel like wearing a vice around your head if they're too tight.
Currently looking for a set of custom molded in-ear plugs with an earbud or two so I can listen to the scanner, but for now I'm using the silicone flange earplugs rather than the foam ones. Easier to put in, reusuable, and they start working right away instead of having to wait for the foam to expand which is nice for taking them out between sessions.
I have a set of these with the silicone plugs, but they irritate my ears for some reason. It could just be me, not sure.
Start with a heart rate monitor to quantify your workouts. Use a phone app like Strava to log your workouts (it's free). Look at the heart rate during the workout and the heart rate plot after the workout. Get it up and keep it up.