Jan Wagner

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  • AutoMatters & More: Thrilling 2016 MCAS Miramar Air Show

    AutoMatters & More: Thrilling 2016 MCAS Miramar Air Show

    This week we are focusing our attention on the largest military air show in the USA – the MCAS Miramar Air Show – celebrating 100 years of the Marine Corps Reserve. Much of the information you’ll be reading here is from the official event program. MCAS Miramar is the 23,000-acre home to the 3rd...

  • AutoMatters & More: Verizon IndyCar Series - One Last Look

    AutoMatters & More: Verizon IndyCar Series - One Last Look

    Usually at about this time of year we head over to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana for the season finale of the Verizon IndyCar Series. This year, however, the season finale was held up north at Sonoma Raceway. With that scheduling change in mind, we saved some IndyCar coverage – and more – from...

  • AutoMatters & More: 2016 Coronado Speed Festival

    AutoMatters & More: 2016 Coronado Speed Festival

    For 19 years a marquee event of Fleet Week in San Diego continues to be the Navy’s premiere Open House event on the West Coast: the Coronado Speed Festival. Each year the Navy welcomes visitors to “The Race at the Base” on Naval Base Coronado, Naval Air Station North Island – the “Birthplace of...

  • AutoMatters & More: Blue Jeans – Indispensable Safety Gear for Racers (and everyone else!)

    AutoMatters & More: Blue Jeans – Indispensable Safety Gear for Racers (and everyone else!)

    Blue jeans are much more than just clothing. They are also an ever-present staple of grassroots auto racing safety gear. The racing rules and regulations do not specifically require the wearing of blue jeans. Rather they usually specify, or at least strongly recommend, that competitors wear long...

  • AutoMatters & More: NASCAR’s Martin Truex Jr. & “Sully”

    AutoMatters & More: NASCAR’s Martin Truex Jr. & “Sully”

    NASCAR Sprint Cup’s Martin Truex Jr. Rarely at the highest levels of professional motorsports does a driver merit and deserve such respect – not only as a fellow race car driver but also as a person – that in the closing laps of a major auto race one has the feeling that other drivers challenging...

  • AutoMatters & More: Formula E Makes Auto Racing History

    AutoMatters & More: Formula E Makes Auto Racing History

    The first major auto race conducted in well over 100 years on the streets of Paris, France – the “City of Light” – was electric. The inaugural Formula E VISA Paris ePrix was held on April 23, 2016 at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. According to Wikipedia, the Paris-to-Rouen Le Petit Journal Horseless...

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