Cars, Coffee, and Updates
Cars and Coffee in Scottsdale, Arizona. April 4, 2015
While I certainly enjoy going to Cars and Coffee every month, I realize that it can be a bit redundant in regards to content. So while I was happy to make the trip out to Scottsdale, I struggled to figure out how to share this content properly. While I could write pages on what it was like to see a LaFerrari and a 918 in the same place, I can only share that sort of experience so many times before it becomes stale. So rather than writing a feature piece on this event each month, I thought I’d use it as an opportunity to reflect on the last month as well as share with you what to expect in the upcoming month. Call it an update, or an editorial of sorts.
And yes, before we get into it, the LaFerrari is stunning in person…
March served as an interesting month for me. If you poked around the site’s about page, you’ll know that this is the second incarnation of Speed Limitless. The first was unsuccessful, and half-assed at best. This time around I wanted to really commit and make a strong effort. So I hit the ground running, using Cars and Coffee as my launching point. While it was well received by those I shared it with, it was a fairly simple start.
I gained quite a bit of traction with NoFlyZone, my second event feature. Omega Motorsport Events shared the link to that story, and I received quite a boost in traffic, as well some kind words on my writing. Unfortunately I wasn’t totally done rolling out the website, so I was a little unprepared for the sudden spike. However I am very appreciative that they shared my story, and I hope that you all enjoyed it. I was particularly proud of that work.
I finished off the month with my back to back racing weekends. The first was my hilariously poor attempt at the AZSolo Autocross. Even though I was by far the slowest car out there, I had a blast, and certainly learned a lot from the seat time. This was followed by my slightly redeeming attempt at road racing with ProAutoSports. Sure I crashed, and now my car is running on duct tape, but I’ll write it off as a learning experience. I also had the opportunity to do a ride along with Tony Staples, the owner of the beastly “Bondostang”, which by far was my highlight of the month. You can read the full story to see my thoughts, but I haven’t been able to shake the urge to buy a Mustang since.
I learned a lot from my launch month. I’ve pinpointed areas where I need improvement (namely in photo formatting), and I’m striving to keep things consistent and interesting. And while there has certainly been a lull in content over the last few weeks, April is shaping up to be a pretty full month.
Which leads me to what you can expect from me for this month. Without revealing too much, I’m planning on expanding my reach outside of Arizona. I’ll be traveling to California to do some event coverage (anyone else a big fan of drifting?), as well as making a push to do some individual car features. Of course there will be more local meet coverage, as April seems to have something going on every weekend. With any luck I’ll also have the first installment out on the Speed Limitless drift Miata project. Although given my time available to work on the car, I ask that you don’t hold your breath.
Of course I can’t forget to give myself a gratuitous plug. If you’re interested in keeping up with me on a shorter-format-more-frequent medium, check the links in the side bar. I mainly use Instagram for small updates, so if you want a budget version of Speed Limitless, follow me there. Everything else is just another way to stay up to date with this site, but I appreciate the support no matter where it comes from.
So a big thanks to those of you who have checked out the website. I appreciate the kind words, and feedback I’ve received and I hope to continue building this into something special. It’s only been a month but I feel like I’ve already made great strides towards this goal. I hope you all will continue to join me on my adventures, and I look forward to sharing my automotive addiction.
Until next time.