Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Rally Racing at X Games

Am I alone in thinking THIS is huge huge news for the future of Rally in the US?

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Is shameless self promotion allowed?

  • MyFordDreams2

  • Non-FordDreams

  • AlternativeFuelUniverse

  • MyFordDreams
  • As you may now, I was having major problems with Blogger, originally I suspected it was my blog, then I learned from otheres they were having problems on Blogger also. I considered changing blog services or even just stopping. But in the end, I decided to split my blog into 3 new blogs. And here are the links above.

    Starting Monday, I'll be posting to all 3, but primarilly to MyFordDreams2. If you currently have a link to my blog, would you update it? All of my blogs have links to the others on the side, just like above.

    Have a great weekend,


    Friday, March 24, 2006

    Looking for a free comment service for my new weblog

    Hay everyone, I am building a new weblog on my server from scratch with no software:

    I am looking for a free comment service for it, does anyone have any suggestions?
    Also, do I really need RSS feed and does anyone know how to install that or what tools I need?
    Is there anything that I have forgotten or any other suggestions?

    I am building this new weblog for the simple reason of I had restrictions on these free and paid blogging services and I want a custom design. Hopefully my new weblog will be up in a week or two.

    Brian from Racedriven.com

    Need a Widget Maker

    Hey guys. I've designed a widget for mph but need someone to code it up.
    Anyone design these?

    Thursday, March 23, 2006

    HELP! Major problems with Blogger

    I've been having major problems with Blogger this week. It's taking forever to get even a simple post up and loading pictures is a nightmare. I had assumed it was limited to my main blog www.myforddreams.blogspot.com so I tried starting a new one www.myforddreams2.blogspot.com and see if I had any better luck. But posting on a new blog and posting pictures is still problematic. Can anyone recommend another blog service, that's as easy to use and free??

    I'm not very technical, so if you have any advice email me at myforddreams@aol.com


    Monday, March 20, 2006

    ALMS has historical event at 12 Hours of Sebring

    (Quote and photo from ALMS website) "The new prototype is the first diesel car in the world to win a major sports car race."

    The broadcast crew and the American LeMans Series calls yesterdays 12 hours of Sebring a historical event with the headline reading "Audi diesel-powered R10 TDI of Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish and Rinaldo Capello power there way to victory in the 12 hours of Sebring."

    What really happened: There were two things going on at the 12 hours of Sebring with one being the historical aspect going on in the P1 class with the two Audi TDI's (diesel-powered) prototypes that showed the entire motorsports world that diesel-powered vehicles can win and win they did, the #2 Audi TDI won overall, they had to start from pitroad after a problem race morning and could not start on the pole along side there team Audi.

    The other, the 12 hour endorse race that came out with flying colors with lots of passing and interesting driving on this non-smooth surface, for any team to finish, let along finish upfront is a goal in itself, the surface is very bumpy to say the least, I guess it was an old airbase or something, but it makes for good racing. Having a car that not only handles, but sets fast laps is necessary. Every team had there problems though this 12 hour event, whether it was mechanicals with a gearbox or fuel pump to a simply, overheating problems. The trend thoughout this event was if you had a team car, you or your team car had big problems and were either out of the race or many laps down.

    The race also had the #4 Chevy Corvette of Olivier Beretta, Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen winning.

    Overall, I love 12 hour and 24 hour endorse races, including those that start in the day and go into the night and for the 12 hours of sebring, I watch the entire speed coverage and enjoyed it, simply a great for an endorse race.

    See Yeah!

    Brian from Racedriven.com
    (Back at http://racedriven.blogspot.com)

    Monday, March 13, 2006

    TypeBuzz ??

    I'm wondering if anyone knows anything about TypeBuzz. I received an email from them asking me to be a contributor towards their "Content Hub" and I think this is earily similar to a Splog. The difference being they offer to sign up bloggers for a 25% share of proffits.

    Anyone familiar with them or this type of "Hub?" comment here or email directly at myforddreams@aol.com I won't create a link to them here, but will send you the URL if you want.


    Monday, March 06, 2006

    What makes a blog?

    Hey guys. One of the most popular new automotive blogs (I won’t mention the name or link) runs posts with no links to their referring article. Meaning they post about a news story they read on another site, like Automotive News, yet run no link to the actual article. They do reference the publication by name but do not link to it.

    Does this make a blog? Is this legal? I always thought the thing that made you a blog was that link so readers could see for themselves if your own post/opinion was worthy to read.

    Obviously thousands of people that read this site don’t care. But I’m wondering if the publications being poached care? At Autoblog we had to have the link for blog and legal reasons. What do you guys think? Isn’t that link essential?

    BTW an argument has been made to us that MPH does not link to other sites in our stories. That is because ALL of our posts are original content. That is different than a blog. We pay for wire services (which include the Detroit Free Press and Chicago tribune) and photo services as well as our own content from the magazine. And when we do reference something from another site we do indeed include a link.