Theodore Roosevelt

I just read an article about Roosevelt. It inspired me. I mean one time he got shot. Then he checked his own mouth for blood to see whether his lung was punctured. It wasn’t. So he stood up and gave his speech anyway…with a bullet in him. The article praises his efforts to live a strenuous life and suggests some ways to follow his example. One of these ways is to take on a challenging goal. I’m sure we all have oft done so but perhaps it is time to take on another, like a pilot’s instrument rating (at least) or B soccer coach licensure or racing a BMW. What challenging goal might you suggest?

Today is George Washington’s other birthday.

The federal government, in a brilliant move, voted to move his birthday from his, well, birthday on February 22nd to the third Monday of February. President’s day, which fell this year on the 18th, is still legally known as “George Washington Day” here in his home state, Virginia.

Want to get behind the wheel of that dream car?

Consumer Track Events! (from the Straightline blog on Edmunds)

The following is a list of vehicle makers with consumer track events.
Some are free, while others cost some money. Please visit the link provided for
details.

Aston Martin
Aston Martin On Track

Audi
Audi Driving Experience

Bentley
Experiencing Bentley Activities
Bentley Motors Events (Continental Series Test Drive Invitation)

BMW
Performance Driving School
Ultimate Driving Experience
Performance Driving School Delivery Program

Bugatti
Bugatti Clubs

Chrysler
Chrysler Mobile Showcase

Dodge
SRT Track Experience

Ferrari
Ferrari Experience
Ferrari Driving Clinics
Ferrari Challenge

Ford
Ford Events

HUMMER
HUMMER Driving Academy

Jaguar
Jaguar Clubs
Jaguar XF Technical Train the Trainer

Lamborghini
Lamborghini Academy

Land Rover
Landrover Sponsors
Land Rover Experience Driving Schools
Retailer “Wheels” Driving Event

Lexus
Taste of Lexus

Lotus
Lotus Driving School

Maserati
Maserati Driving Courses
Master Maserati at Road Atlanta

Mazda
Mazda Racing Schools

Mercedes Benz
The 2007 AMG Challenge Driving Event

MINI
MINI Events

Porsche
Sport Driving Schools

Saab
Saab Aero Academy (Under “About Saab” tab)

Saturn
Astra Test Drive

smart
street smart

Toyota
Toyota Tundra Prove It
Toyota Highway To The Future
Toyota Driving Expectations

Volkswagen
Motorsport