Apr 13

Sunday Commentary: you thought I forgot again

It appears as if the last thing I will do this weekend is write the Sunday Commentary. Another busy week for me kept too much from getting done here at IG but we did manage to have a pretty decent week. The weather seems to finally be getting better here in the Midwest although the forecast is for snow showers over night. I am not too concerned with them as the weather gets back to decent later in the week. We are now less than a month away from the first big show of the year in my area and it is about time. In fact my calender has filled up nicely in the last week and it looks to be a good year for what we do here.
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One of the things I’m wondering how to implement in IG this year is video. I’ve stocked up on some video gear, software, and mounts now I just need to sweet talk some people into letting me film their car. In theory it’s easy. There are millions of videos on the internet with cars. Reality is much much harder. So we will see how that goes. Worst case scenario I will get some cool out of car shots at the shows. We will see. In the mean time let’s take a look back at the week that was here at IG.
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Apr 12

Photos from the 2013 Jacksonville Cruise Night Car Show

Finally we return to Jacksonville. A city famous for….well for the big Ferris wheel in the park. Jacksonville was always a car town when I was younger. We’d go there and cruse some times, meet new people, see cars we hadn’t seen. Like a lot of car towns a few bad apples ruined it for everyone and the cruising was stopped by the police. Fortunately for one weekend out of the year the cruising lives on with Cruise Night. Certainly not unique to Jacksonville but it was my first experience as a young kid with a huge car event. I must have been 8 or 10 years old the first time my Dad took me there and it was awesome. I try to go back every chance I get.
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Other obligations got in the way of actually going to the Cruise Night event however I did manage to hit the car show the follows the next day. The weather was great and the turn out pretty big. There was something for everyone. So hit the jump for more.
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Apr 10

Ferrari gives $5,600 bonuses to it’s employees

Chances are if you are reading this you are working for living. Now why do I say that? Well our key demographic here at IG is working men. Now chances are if you are reading this your employer has not given you a $5,600 bonus this year. I did give Reno some coupons for burritos as his bonus. Maybe working for IG is a lot like working for Ferrari? Never the less you read the title correctly. Ferrari doled out a $5,600 bonus to all it’s employees this year because the company is doing so well.
Ferrari Hillclimb
We don’t value our employees like that here in America. Record profit generally equal record bonuses for the guys in suits up top but at Ferrari they do things a bit differently. Oh sure the guys up top got their share, as they should, but the guys doing the work get some too. That’s pretty cool and I have great respect for any company that rewards good work. While I probably won’t be a Ferrari customer in this lifetime I suppose if I were in that income bracket I’d be a little more inclined to buy one of their slick machines. Nah, I’d still buy an old Cuda.

Press release and more random Ferrari pics after the jump.
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Apr 09

Long Beach coming to Forza Motorsports 5 for free

The apology train keeps rolling on with Turn 10. They seem to be doing all they can to win back their loyal fans after the debacle that was Forza 5. By adding new tracks for free they certainly are doing a lot to bring those who left back into the fold. You may not be familiar with Long Beach unless you are an Indy car fan or a gangsta rapper but now you can familiarize yourself with the track in glorious laser scanned detail.

Apr 08

Formula 1 – 2014 Bahrain GP recap

Lewis_HamiltonMercedes domination continue at what was easily the most exciting race to date in the 2014 season.  Hit the jump for our quick recap of the 2014 Bahrain GP.

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