Logitech’s G27 Racing Wheel (http://gaming.logitech.com/en-us/product/g27-racing-wheel) is intended to bring what they describe as “a simulator-grade racing experience to the PC and PlayStation 3.” More than just a steering wheel, it also includes pedals and a manual shifter.
Keynoter. California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsome will speak Thursday, April 3, at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. Info at www.rsfdem.org. Either Newsome or Attorney General Kamala Harris is likely to be the next governor of California four-plus years from now – sooner if Jerry Brown runs for president.
The fast, wide, two-mile track at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana recently hosted two thrilling NASCAR races: the Nationwide Series “TreatMyClot.com 300” and the sellout, standing room only Sprint Cup Series “Auto Club 400.”
This week AutoMatters goes to the movies with reviews of “Need for Speed” and Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted.” They both feature cool cars.
As a final follow-up to the recent series on professional development in the Del Mar Union School District, DMUSD superintendent Holly McClurg explained why some teachers are out of their classrooms for training more than others.
All DMUSD teachers spend two to five days a year, for three years, in Cognitively Guided Instruction staff development, she said, to prepare for Common Core State Standards which are being introduced this fall.
If you enjoy watching professional auto racing live and in-person, SoCal (Southern California) is the place to be. Also, it takes a lot of tech to bring you a new AutoMatters column each and every week, so this week come into my home office and take a close-up look at some of my latest hi-tech tools.
Part Three of a three-part series:
After all the hubbub about what some say is an excessive amount of teacher training in the Del Mar Union School District, I asked to sit in on a professional development session.
DMUSD superintendent Holly McClurg enthusiastically agreed and set me up with a session for the district’s kindergarten, first- and second-grade teachers on Feb. 10.
This week AutoMatters visits an exhibit of classic muscle cars. Then it’s off for some high-flying, thrilling entertainment with a review of the action-packed movie “NON-STOP,” now playing at a theater near you.
Ah, muscle cars – I remember them well. Glossy brochure pictures featured these loud, in your face machines in surreal settings like idyllic fields covered in flowers to stimulate your imagination. They were drag raced and many spent their Friday and Saturday nights at impromptu car shows at the local drive-in (movie or burger). These were nostalgic times, recalled by “Muscle Cars: 50 Years of American Horsepower” – a new exhibit at the San Diego Automotive Museum in Balboa Park.
All of the major U.S. auto manufacturers got in on the action. Their very names evoked speed: GTO, AMX, Superbird, Firebird, Mustang, 4-4-2, Road Runner, Torino, Javelin, Charger, Camaro, Barracuda and more.
I was fortunate to have been a teenager with my very own muscle car back in those days. It was a bright red, 1970 Plymouth Duster 340.
Part 2: Last week’s column discussed the Del Mar Union School District’s balancing act as it tries to provide professional development for its teachers without negatively impacting students and impeding learning in the classroom.
Tiffany Kinney and Gina Vargus, co-presidents of the Del Mar California Teachers Association, discussed the discomfort some teachers have with the training.
The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association 14th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals will be rolling into the Del Mar Fairgrounds from April 4 – 6, 2014. To give you a good indication of what you can expect, here’s a sampling of what took place at the Goodguys Fall Del Mar Nationals, which were held last November.