Call me old fashioned but technology and the evolution of robots has always scared me to a degree. However Nigel Stanford's newest masterpiece is utterly amazing. Just watch for yourself.
I always say you can never meet enough interesting individuals on this earth. Motorsports definitely has its endless variety of cool people . While in Ireland I had the chance to catch up with a new and upcoming racing talent by the name of Sean Doyle. This young lad was based out of one of the only racetracks in Ireland, Mondello Motorsports Park. I was intrigued not only to get to know this LeMans driver, but to also experience Ireland's motorsport scene. I jumped in my right hand drive Renault rental, and headed to Mondello motorsports park based in Kildare, Ireland.
I'll tell you one thing, if I could point out an aspect of the Irish people, kindness and hospitality would be a driving factor in defining them. Not only did Sean reserve his day to hang out with me, his boss Ken Elliott reserved the whole track for us and gave us keys to a Porsche 996 Track car to do some hot laps in.
However lets first get to know this young feisty Irishman who's been known to have a heavy right foot.
1-Name: Sean Doyle
2. Age? : 22 nearly 23
3. Nickname? Jeebs, the guys in the race school in Mondello christened me that
4. Birthplace? Wicklow, Ireland
5. Favorite Food? Pasta
6. Your current job? Race instructor, Work with Murphy Prototypes as well as racing with them.
7. Hobbies outside of racing? I like the gym and Sim driving
8. How did you get into racing? I got into racing after doing my work experience in Mondello park at the age of 13/14 which it’s something we do in Ireland in 4th year of secondary school.
9. Have you always had a passion for speed? If so how? Yes I’ve always loved speed, as a child on holidays with my family I always loved the big engines roar ( as in Europe we don’t have big engines like that) I always remember going to the dirt ovals and watching the legend cars going around so I suppose my need for speed came when I was abou 3 or 4 y/o in the States
10. What was your first car you’ve driven? My first race car was a 1.0L Nissan Micra, road car was a Renault Megane…..
11. What is your dream car? I would like to drive a nice Porsche Turbo or maybe an M6 BMW
12. How did you get into racing European LeMans? What was your first time out in an LMP car like? I met the team Owner Greg Murphy at a corporate event he did in Mondello with his sponsor Hertz, he asked me to come to a race with the team see what it’s like, I went for the whole season helping out the team traveling around with them and then my opportunity arose at the start of 2016 to drive in the world famous Silverstone. The first time to drive the Oreca 03-R LMP2 car was amazing, I remember exiting the pits and the feeling of been pushed back into the seat was unbelievable, I always find it difficult to explain to people just how amazing that feeling was, it’s something I will hold onto for a long time.
13. Tell us in a short paragraph what your dreams/goals are as a racing driver – My ultimate goal in racing is to make a profession from it, I don’t want to be famous I’d like to be able to make a steady career out of it and be comfortable, I’d like to search for opportunities driving in America as I’ve always loved it there and the racing looks to be very competitive and awesome.
14. How has Mondello race circuit influenced you? Mondello has been a big part in my career so far. I started racing there when I was 15 or so and have raced there quite a lot since, I’ve learned a huge amount of car control and race craft there. I also work there as a race instructor so I’m always going around teaching people which I find very beneficial for my driving as it keeps me on my toes
15. Have you had any close calls with racing? a few but that’s racing ;)
16. If you can give advice on to anyone who is wanting to get into racing or motorsports in general what advice would that be? I think the first thing when getting into racing is the support from your family, I’ve had a huge amount of support from my friends and family, you know they’re there to help and support you when the going is tough and without them I would have found it very difficult to continue to succeed
After spending the morning both in the pits and on track throwing a right hand drive Porsche around for some hot laps with Sean. It's safe to say this kid has one primary passion in life, and that is racing. The entire Mondello Motorsports park is an breathtaking track, with an endless amount of amenities. The track layout its self is fantastic, with the perfect amount of tight turns with tricky apex points, high speed sections to really open a car up. Just take a look at their racing schedule and you'll see these guys like to party behind the wheel. It felt like a mini Nurburgring. Just when I thought it couldn't get any better, Ken Elliott asked if I wanted to see a garage with some goodies in it. When does any gearhead say "no" to garage full of goodies? Little did I know I was in store for the viewing dream of car gods.
When he unlocked that shop door and flipped on the shop lights, my jaw hit the floor and the drool started flowing. I couldn't believe the cars in this collection. BMW M1 procar, Porsche 962 Dauer LeMans, Ford RS Cosworth rally car, Jaguar LMP race car, vintage F1 cars. The list went on. Literally millions of dollars worth of metal in one garage. It was the dream of car gods. I didn't want to leave, I just simply wanted to find a chair, and stare for the remaining week, regardless of food or water. That officially was the cherry on top of the sundae for me.
My time with Sean and his fantastic team at Mondello raceway had come to a close. I am forever grateful for the time they took to spend with me and the experiences that they provided. They truly are a Breed of Speed.
Until next time,
"When in doubt, throttle out!"- Drifto
tags: breed of speed , nathan finneman , sean doyle , mondello raceway , racing , ireland motorsports , porsche ireland, travel ireland , drifto ,
We all have random moments in our lives. Some big, others not so much. However this particular event takes the top 10 most random journeys in my book. It all began with the most expensive website an aviation buff will visit. It's called "barnstormers.com" and its essentially a "Toys r us" for adult aviation nutball's.
Our browsing led us to a plane for sale that caught our eye. It was an FP303 low wing airplane. Not the first choice of aircraft by many, underpowered and slow, but it was priced at a number too good to be true. I contacted the guy the next morning with hopes it would still be for sale. After talking with the owner about the plane and finalizing details, it was time to make the journey happen.
I gave my buddy Kevin a call and asked him "wanna drive to Texas to pick up an airplane". I received the typical "hell yes" from him. The car of choice for this journey was his beastly 2001 Pontiac Grand Am with 240,000 miles on the clock. This car has been through war and back but it was trust worthy.
That night we packed up, hooked up my flat bed trailer and we were Texas bound.
I took the night shift, good music selection, and a mind that never slows down is a recipe for driving at night. Morning arrived and we had crossed halfway through Kansas. Along the way we stopped at the Cessna factory in Independence, Kansas in hopes of test flying a new 172. That wasn't going to happen, but cool place nonetheless. Back on the road we were, we had to make Corinth, Texas before dark. Back on the road we were, the excitement was building. Thoughts of flying this plane, the adventures, the sound, the feel of the controls, all cross your mind repeatedly. Also the thought of, does this plane even exist? does it run? were the photos the guy sent me even the actual plane? Thoughts like this cross your mind, i'm a veteran of craigslist deals, and i've seen just about everything imaginable. People will do anything and say anything for a buck. My goal was to stay positive.
Several hours later we arrived to our destination of Corinth, Texas. The sun was setting, we were loosing light and I wanted to see the plane. As the owner greeted us, there I saw the plane in the back. I was filled with excitement. She was rough around the edges, but she fired right up, hearing that Continental engine was music to the ears.
I handed the man cash, and then we were confronted with the dubious task of figuring out how to mount this plane on to this small flat bed trailer.
It was quite comical when the owner looked at us and our trailer. I would of loved to of known what he was thinking. I'm guessing in the area of "these guys are freaking nuts,thinking they can put that plane on that little trailer".
An freaking nuts we were. Trying to fit this damn plane on the trailer with the wings was an absolute pain in the a$$. 6 hours later, 15 tie down straps, 4 pillows, 2000ft of shipping suranwrap, 5 feet of foam padding, she was not going anywhere, or so we thought.
50 miles into the journey home, the wings came loose from their hold and if I didn't look back at just the right moment, we would of been driving home with a paper weight of hopes an dreams. Once again we resecured everything, double checked tie downs and watched the rear view mirror like a hawk. This was a battle of wind, vibration and nonsense that persisted several more stops throughout the trip, but we slowly figured out this plane securing business once and for all.
The rest of the journey was going smoothly, the plane was holding tight, Kevin's car was running like a champ. All was good except a growing concern of the developing weather ahead of us. I knew a storm had blown into Colorado. What we did't know is that storm had grown considerably and was now in northern New Mexico, and we were directly in its path.
The closer we drove to Raton, New Mexico, it was becoming apparent we were in for a long ride. The temperature plummeted, the clouds grew even darker, and the snow began to pick up. We arrived in Raton, a large number of people were at the gas station, just hanging out. Something was going on, then a gentlemen filling his truck next to us asked, where were we headed with that plane. I told him Colorado, he then told us that all of I25 and Raton pass was closed due to the blizzard/white out conditions. He then told us that every hotel in Raton was booked up, and the local church was allowing people to stay there. I was angry, we got so close to our destination, yet a storm had just stopped us in our tracks. I looked at the map again, watched the radar and found a route that was 2 hours out of our way on county roads , with questionable conditions and no plow services. It was a gamble, but I sure as heck wasn't going to sit around and wait for this giant storm to pass, it could days if all we know. We filled up the car, and headed north east on our new destination.
80 miles into the drive the conditions were getting bad, a few cars that followed us I saw turn around and headed back to town. The snow was falling so quickly that I couldn't see the road lanes anymore, and had to drive the center of the road hitting the markers to help guide me. I've driven in some bad weather in my time, but when you have questionable tires, and an airplane in tow behind you, it can complicate things. Hour 3 into the journey, a big sign of relief had came, the snow was slowly subsiding. The plane was covered in ice so heavily I was worried about damaged, but we couldn't stop, we had to keep going.
We finally arrived in Denver at 2am, you could say I slept well that night.
This journey had to quite possibly the most random and last minute trip of my life, but we had made it. It's moments like this that define who we are, how we deal with situations and grow from problems that arise. The plane had made it home safe and sound, we finally got her in the hangar and she was essentially unscathed.
Kevin and I came to the conclusion, if we ever buy another plane. We are flying it home!
20 Signs You’re Succeeding In Life Even If You Don’t Feel You Are.
We all feel like failures from time to time. While this is a normal feeling, you have to find a way to see yourself and your life from a different perspective. Sometimes we ignore the “little things.” Just because you are not a millionaire, don’t live in a mansion, and you don’t drive a fancy car, that doesn’t mean you’re a failure. In fact, it’s quite the contrary.
Here are 20 signs that you are succeeding in life:
1. Your relationships are less dramatic than they used to be.Drama is not maturity. As we age, we should develop maturity. So maybe your relationships were drama-filled in your past, but if you have moved beyond that, then you are successful.
2. You are not afraid to ask for help and support any more.Asking for help does not equal weakness. In fact, it is a strength. No person has ever succeeded in isolation. It takes teamwork to accomplish goals. Asking or help is a sign that you have grown as a person.
3. You have raised your standards.You don’t tolerate bad behavior any more – from other people, or even yourself. You hold people accountable for their actions. You don’t spend time with the “energy vampires” in your life anymore.
4. You let go of things that don’t make you feel good.No, this is not narcissistic even though it might seem like it. Self-love is success. Love yourself enough to say ‘no’ to anything that doesn’t make you happy, doesn’t serve your purpose, or drags you down.
5. You have moments where you appreciate who you see in the mirror.Ideally, you should appreciate who you see in the mirror at every moment. But even if that doesn’t happen, if you do it more than you used to, then that is success. Love yourself. You are awesome.
6. You have learned that setbacks and failure are part of self-growth.Not everyone can have success 100% of the time. That’s just not realistic. Life is about victories and losses. So look at your setbacks as stepping stones to something better. In reality, there really is no such thing as as setback. It’s all just part of a wondrous journey.
7. You have a support system that includes people who would do anything for you.If you have figured out the people who “have your back” and recognized the ones who only pretend that they do, then you have succeeded. This is a painful realization, but once you learn to see the signs of betrayal, you can stay away from those people.
8. You don’t complain much.Because you know there really is nothing to complain about. Unless you really have gone through some horrific life experience and had unimaginable losses, most of what we all experience on a day-to-day basis is just mundane. And successful people know that. And they live in a space of gratitude.
9. You can celebrate others’ successes.Just because other people succeed, that doesn’t make you a failure. Applaud the people who rise to the top. The more positive energy you give to other people’s victories, the more you will create your own.
10. You have passions that you pursue.You are not stagnant. You know you have something wonderful to contribute to the world. You have unique talents and gifts. Not only do you know that, you pursue it.
11. You have things to look forward to.If you don’t have exciting things going on in your life that you are eagerly anticipating, then you are slowly dying inside. Successful people create goals that they are passionate about pursuing. They let this excitement drive their life.
12. You have goals that have come true.Even though “failures” are a part of life, you have stuck to your goals and dreams long enough to make them come to fruition. You have some tastes of victory. It fuels you.
13. You have empathy for others.A person without empathy is dead inside. Empathy equals spreading love and positive energy into the world. Successful people know this. They love others as if they are family.
14. You love deeply and open yourself up to be loved by others.Love is risky, and sometimes scary for people. It’s the one thing we all strive for, but it’s also intimately tied to the one thing we fear the most – rejection. If you open your heart enough to love and be loved, then you are successful.
15. You refuse to be be a victim.You know that life doesn’t always happen to you. Many times, you are a co-creator of your life experiences. Successful people know this and refuse to be kept down by life experiences. The rise up and conquer anyway.
16. You don’t care what other people think.You know you can’t please everyone. You know that the standards with which society judges people is many times unrealistic. So you just keep true to yourself and love the person you are.
17. You always look on the bright side.Life can be full of disappointments – if you choose to see them that way. Otherwise, they are learning opportunities. No negative experience is ever wasted as long as you learn from it.
18. You accept what you can’t change.Let’s face it – there many things you can’t change in life. All you can change is how you view what happens. If you can change your negative perspective on situations to a positive one, then you are successful.
19. You change what you can.And let’s face it again – there are many things you can change in life. Successful people don’t sit around accepting the negatives that are changeable. They get out there and do something about it!!
20. You are happy.To me, this is the ultimate definition of success. It doesn’t matter what the balance is in your bank account, how big your house is, or how many fancy vacations you take. If you are happy, then you are succeeding in life.
Even if you don’t see yourself in many of these 20 things, don’t fret. It’s okay. Be happy that you see yourself in just a few. In time, the rest will come. You just need to keep moving onward and upward.
Set a goal for yourself
"Failure is unavoidable in our lives. But if I can learn something from it every time, the chance of success will only increase."
I remember when I was bit by the Mustang bug. I was in the 8th grade, the movie was "Bullitt" with Steve McQueen. A 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback with a 390ci, finished off in a delicious highland green paint job. I wanted that car like a 6th grader today wants an Xbox. I dreamed day and night to own one, unfortunately Mustang fastbacks back in the day were a pretty penny, and today they are out the roof in terms of prices.
13 years later I was bitten by the bug again, this time thanks to a Craigslist ad.
I was doing my usual morning cup of coffee and browsing good old Craigslist for those typical Ferrari barn finds a gearhead like myself yearns for. Then an ad for a 66 Mustang popped up. I clicked it with skepticism. And of course it was the typical one sentence craigslist sale pitch "Runs good, needs work, come get it". I was hesitant but his $6,000 price tag intrigued me to call him. An hour later after a brief phone call I was driving enroute to go look at this 50 year old rolling pile of metal.
When I arrived to the address, I had to laugh, it literally was a barn and a small house, ironic. A young kid came out and greeted me. He proceed to show me the car which had a tarp strewn over it. Before me this fine gem stood, beyond filthy on the outside from dust collected from who know's how long ago. I could barely tell what color it was. The interior wasn't much better, with various parts to the car filling the passenger seat and rear seat. The owner claimed it ran good, so I was waiting for him to prove just that. To my surprise it fired right up, and the exhaust note of that 289ci V8 was music. Hearing the exhaust note pretty much sold me, which sucks, because i'm a sucker for a good sounding car which means my wallet is going to hate me. After an hour of asking questions, test driving and negotiating, $4000 later I was the proud owner of a 1966 Ford Mustang GT.
I was running out of daylight and needed to get this car home. I parked the car I drove up in a safe place to be picked up later, loaded up my dog, and the 90 mile journey home began. The car drove great, I was all smiles up until 15 miles into the drive. Things got interesting, it begain to hesitate, and then out of no where the motor shut off. 75mph , and I coasted onto the highway shoulder with a disgruntled look you only see in a movie. I had a dead car 45 minutes into owning it, and I was not happy, but you can't dwell on issues, you only can fix them. I popped the hood, and began the checklist, I had spark, motor turned over freely, nothing was out of the blue, except one thing. No fuel was flowing to the carb, which was odd, because the fuel gauge indicated half a tank. Bad fuel pump? Nope, I could clearly hear it pumping. I walked to the back of the car and smacked the fuel tank with a piece of bumper that was sitting in the box of parts that came with the car. A clear hollow sound, the damn fuel tank was empty, my fuel gauge was stuck.......I laughed and began my walk to the gas station I could see 1/2 mile down. Good news is, I got fuel, the car fired up and the remaining journey home went smoothly, with the intentions of never trusting that fuel gauge again.
Several months went buy, I fixed various parts. The car was an absolute blast, drank gas like a garden hose, but the sound, the feel, and the simplicity of the vehicle was more than therapeutic. I owned the car for more than a year after purchasing it. Upgraded many parts on the car, it looked nice, it drove nice, but no matter how many parts of the car I upgraded, I seemingly had a notorious gremlin that followed behind me everywhere I went. I can't recall how many times I got stuck on the side of the road. Infact I carried a jack, and a tool box with me in preparation if I went outside of the city. Whether it was electrical, or the braking system over pressurizing. Owning the car was beginning to take a toll my love of the car and my wallet. I had my eyes on a new project and it was time to let her go. With that being said, would I discourage anyone from owning a classic Mustang? Absolutely not! This project was an absolute blast. I learned an enormous amount of information, met some great individuals and scratched that Mustang itch that i've had for the last 20 years. The car probably was one of the top 5 most respected cars I owned. Anywhere I went the car received an enormous amount of respect. I admired that, it is usually a hit or miss with any other car, some love it, others hate it, but with the Mustang, it was solid thumbs up. It forever will have a special place in my heart.
-Breed of Speed
The MEGA R01 kart engine has been on the market now for a few years, but with it now gaining popularity in Europe, and more recently in the USA, we thought we would have a closer look at it.The MEGA R01 is a high performance 650cc (Yes 650cc!) two stroke, single speed, water cooled TAG kart engine with an impressively compact design and a reasonable weight of 26 kg for the complete package.
The engine has the highest possible power to weight ratio, with the total kart and engine package weight coming in around the same as DD2, but with 65hp at 6700rpm and a massive 73Nm of torque at only 5800rpm! .No need for gears with those figures, the centrifugal clutch does the work for you. The engines size creating vibrations is counteracted with the use of two balance shafts. The package runs an inboard drive set-up and 428 chain, a large rotax style exhaust system, that runs from the front of the engine and wraps around and then across the back of the kart, this was done to allow room for such a long expansion chamber required for the 650cc capacity. This then tucks back underneath to a silencer similar to a KZ2 set-up. The radiator is of similar size to a KZ2 and the system runs an axle driven waterpump. The best feature of all for such a big capacity engine is the onboard electric starter.
What are my thoughts on this machine after some serious laps on it? Absolutely bonkers! But a controllable bonkers. The power was out of this world, but it was smooth and a real joy to drive. The type of power you could put down some solid lap times, or just drift it in every corner possible. Very impressed with this motor. You almost need a large track to truly let this motor breathe. I approve, and I'm pretty sure anyone else who likes ridiculous gobs of power in a gokart will too. This is the motor!
I'm not going to lie, I have never been good with politics nor involved in them, and frankly my interest lately in them won't change my overall outlook of them. To me today's determining factor for president in my eyes comes down to who has the bigger bank account, and who can BS to the world better. It's sad, but true, what was once a prestigious bid to run for president back in the day has changed to essentially one big joke in modern times. Every "joe schemo" is coming out of the woodwork and running. The current runners up for president frankly aren't impressive, but more of a disappointment. I'm going to get flak for this, but the one candidate that seems to have a backbone in my eyes is, Trump. Yes he has many traits that need work, such as his ego, running his mouth when he shouldn't, the list goes on. Yes he is an experienced businessman, but politics can vastly differ from business, and one has to be careful combining both.
Many ask why do I like Trump? It's not his sweet hairdo, he's not a great speaker, he's kind of a loudmouth, his idealism on population control is not appealing infact at times shows Nazism. In fact many other candidates such as Carson, Bush, etc seem to fit the job of president better than Trump would. Except for one aspect, its something that I rarely see in the rest of the candidates currently running. One of the most important traits a president should carry, that little fire that burns inside some of us us called "Patriotism". Which sadly is a foreign word to many American's today. That in my eyes is true gold for a president, and why may you ask? Today's society in America has to be politically correct to such a degree it screams "weak minded", sorry but it's true. What happened to individuals who stood up and professed their love for being a citizen of the United States? What happened to the individuals who have a back bone in their body in which being offended is doesn't exist? Trump in my eye's is one of the few in the current race that truly loves America, that has hope for the country and its individuals. He has a fire inside that burns "I am an American" many haven't seen for 40 years. Call me crazy, call me stupid, don't worry I can take it, I don't get offended like everyone else in this world.However, what happened a few day's ago at one of Trump's rally frankly has me disturbed to a point. I was not there, but from every video I've seen, a Muslim woman attending the even't stood up and silently protested. She didn't do anything out of the blue besides stood silently in a normal Muslim head dress. Long story short people became angered and Trump had her escorted out. Now I understand ISIS is a Muslim affiliated group, I understand there is a great turmoil with the Muslim religion in many parts of the World and America. I understand Trump want's to "register every Muslim in America" which frankly won't happen. I understand he wants to curtail Muslim immigration, due to its origin to Terrorism.
However that is not the issue I'm focusing on, the issue is how this Muslim woman was treated. I feel that it could of been approached in a much better way than it was handled. In my eyes what I witnessed brought me back to the days of segregation. The scowling looks I saw in the eyes of the individuals around the woman made me feel sorry for her. No I don't know her, and if all I know she could of been a member of ISIS, but until that is determined no-one had the right to treat an individual like that. I felt that whole situation was very "un-American" (not sure if that's a word). It was not what America is about, and frankly she is the one with the backbone to have the courage to even stand up in that situation knowing the possible outcomes, not the individuals surrounding her. I give her credit for her courage, and I feel that escorting her out simply for silent protesting was wrong on Trump's part. She wasn't causing a disturbance, she wasn't causing harm, she simply was speaking her mind, something that we as American citizens have the privilege to do so. Now you're going to ask am I a Muslim? No, and in fact many aspects of the religion scare me, but we have to realize, there are good apples and bad apples in every religion. I know some absolutely fantastic people that are Muslim. In which would take the shirt of their back for anyone, and we must not judge until we know the facts. We must not point our fingers with anger until we know both sides of the story. This situation my friends, was not handled the American way, and it angers me. If Trump want's a chance at presidency he needs to close his mouth and open his ears, and take a good hard look at how he handles certain situations. For all eyes are on his actions, and that can have a snowball affect if not dealt the correct way. This woman deserves an apology, I know she didn't like Trump from the get go, but she also doesn't have to like trump. If she wants to speak her mind, she can! That's why I am an American, I can speak my mind freely.
The question is, what are your thoughts on this? Do you think it was handled the correct way?
Tags: trump , nathan finneman , nathan james finneman , politics , president ,
The 80's are definitely an era of the past, but that doesn't mean you can't relive them in style. I got the opportunity to pick up a mighty 1987 Plymouth Horizon (most have never heard of one) for a steep $400. Think of it as the Geo Metro of the 80's. Creme of the crop in terms of aesthetics, where having a passenger mirror or FM radio was an costly option, which this car had neither. However its lack of options did not deter us from having a jolly good time with this beast. Yes this car was incredibly slow. Yes it was incredibly basic, and at times I could not tell if I was driving a car or a boat due to the flex in the suspension while going down the road, but there were parts of the car I loved. Its size made parking a breeze, infact C.J and Kevin easily moved the car by picking up the rear-end, literally picked it up. The simplicity of the cars interior made you appreciate the view outside the car. It was time my fellow hombre's and I busted out our neon, bundled up for the cold, and unleashed the inner beast of this Plymouth Horizon. Enjoy the video, its stupid, funny at times and gives you an idea what the Horizon is all about in sub freezing temps.
I've always been know as a man of fast machines and of all the individuals that would be caught riding let alone own a scooter, I'm the last guy on earth, except this one time.
Long story short, I traded a gentleman a large quantity of old BMW E30 parts I didn't need anymore for this old 1972 Vespa Sprint Veloce he didn't want. My intentions of keeping it were non existent, but rather a plan to just get it running and re-sell it for a profit.
Fast forward a few days, after rebuilding the carb, and giving the motor a much needed tune up, it came to life, and of course I had to go test ride this lawnmower on two wheels. I'm not tooting my own horn, but i'm a pretty good rider, that has ridden just about every motorcycle to date. This scooter had to be one of the weirdest transmission/riding platforms i've ever ridden.
To my surprise this little scooter was an absolute joy to drive in the city, and probably still the fastest scooter I have yet to ride. I hit a top speed of 78mph, and frankly I was more terrified than doing 165 on my Ducati. All in all my verdict? The vintage one's are really cool, quality is outstanding, they are reliable, and exceptionally fun to ride.
Enough said, enjoy the video, its quite comical,