Hey all. Big plans this weekend? Lots of stuff going on?
Yours truly plans to finally swap his car’s cheap winter rubber for equally cheap, corner-carving summer slicks (55 series — OH YEAH) in order to drive…. nowhere. Absolutely nowhere. Then, if there’s time, maybe I’ll take a nighttime run in the only place where physical distancing isn’t likely to be an issue: the spooky graveyard on top of the hill. If there’s time, mind you.
Yes, with warmer weather upon us, the list of carefree pursuits knows no bounds! But tell us, what strictly automotive things are you doing this weekend to mentally distance yourself from, you know, issues?
Maybe self-isolation, coupled with a work furlough, has finally freed up enough time to get the ball rolling on that project languishing in the garage. That Lumina motor waiting to take up residence in your MGB. That marooned Malibu in the back shed crying for an LS swap you’ve never gotten around to.
Perhaps your iRacing setup is finally complete. Your meager living room/rec room/bedroom-slash-office is no longer a place for polite social gatherings, after all. Mingling on the virtual track is a safer option than white wine and politics or, if you’re a Millennial, Michelob, White Claw, and politics.
It’s possible your vehicle has a tank brimming with the cheapest gas you’ve seen in years and the itch to burn some of it is overwhelming. What near-empty roads will your tires hum along?
And if that’s not an option, maybe that flatscreen in your home will play host of a classic work of motoring cinema.
Let us know what the coming days hold.
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