SPEED HERO Blog — DQ Philosophy

Foresight is 20/20

"I don't deal in antiques, I deal in future classics. " ~Quinn Howling, April 6th, 2018

There's a 2-hour video hidden on youtube somewhere. It's a rant about where the automobile will be tomorrow. It's such a boring rant, that I can't even sit down and listen to it a second time.
The information is valuable, but the medium is just not correct. Let's adjust that, as this is an important topic to me.

The future of the automobile.

Let's begin with the obvious, where are we at now? What will this period be looked back upon as a point of...

What are we?

What are we?

Happy 10 year anniversary? You know, it's 10 years old now and I still don't know what Speed Hero officially is. Let's take a moment, you and I, to walk along a stream of consciousness towards defining this unexplainable feeling. 

I took a few minutes before beginning this article to ask myself the question: What is SpeedHero's agenda? The very reason for this question is although my current work is very automotive related, it's wrought with everything wrong. What I mean by this, is my work is very Anti-SpeedHero.

If it's so easy...

Back to the 80's

Back to the 80's

It's been a while since I wrote a post, so if you don't know, for the last year I've been operating as a full time performance driving instructor at a performance driving circuit. Although it's my job to teach others how to proficiently operate a car at a high pace, I too am constantly learning. I find most of my lessons are in understanding people and how to teach better. Some lessons are in how new cars are terrible, but today's lesson would be filed in the category of better understanding for my own driving. This is something I like. 

Open Mic

Open Mic

There are some things about cars on my brain, and I'd just like them out. I do want to point out, I don't know what I'm talking about, even if I say I do. 

I like all cars, I may shit on vehicles, but deep down I like them. On the top of the heap is my appreciation for the Japanese vehicle. It is my observation that the Japanese don't have original ideas. It's a creative culture, but their most admirable cultural stereotype is the perfect things. Meaning, they steal ideas outright, but manage to create an ultimate version of...

Next Years models

Since CAFE standards and Emissions testing in North America are both extremely outdated design restraints on modern cars, I decided to predict roughly what next years models of these popular compact (huge though?) cars.