Thomas Lathrop

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Tire Tips for Racers

If you're new to competitive racing and want to get the most out of your tires, this introductory racing tire guide is for you. With any luck, you'll soon be standing on the podium and winning contingency prizes. Need help deciding what tires to run? Grassroots...

Testing & Racing at CMP

NASA Southeast hosted a 3-day test and race weekend at Carolina Motorsports Park (CMP) in February. I had convinced Carlos to drive up from Florida since our first Gridlife event of the season is at CMP in April. The plan was to test and develop our GLTC cars and improve...

Unpredictable Turns & Automotive 'Black Swans'

This is my third draft of this post. I've written over 600 words each time before realizing that my writing wasn't supporting my intended conclusion that sometimes we don't know what we don't know. This metaphor is also known as a black...

Photo Report: N52 Swap

I can't believe it's already Friday. I'm getting to the point of needing to work on my E90 every day to try and finish up an engine swap, amongst other upgrades that the car needs before the season starts. As such, I didn'...

Project Cars and The Human Condition

My very long-time friend, Mike Burroughs of StanceWorks fame, recently posted a video declaring that he hates the nearly-perfect S54 E36 he has owned for 17+ years. This is an E36 that, by all measures, is one of the nicest out there – and it has been for the better part of two decades.

Rolling With The Punches

I've had a few car topics on my mind lately, so I apologize if this post is scattered. This week's central theme is that things don't always go as planned. Racing License Scare I had a mild panic attack last week during Gridlife'...

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