1946 HARLEY-DAVIDSON KNUCKLEHEAD
I did not know that this auction was happening. Unfortunately, the auction was an on-line auction that ended today. There were two bikes were from the TV series "Sons of Anarchy" which is now out of production. It is possible that there will be more motorcycles up for auction and you can contact them through this site:
At the World Endurance Championship race in Brazil former Formula One driver Mark Webber had a terrible accident. Everyone knows that he has been one of my favorite drivers and I check to see how he is doing in his Porsche series.
He started in the pole position and this accident was in the last half hour of a six hour race. If you have ever watched other races such as NASCAR, IndyCar or Formula One you can see in the video below how painfully slow the response times were for the safety crew.
They say that he was doing 300 kilometers per hour when this crash happened. He has had many accidents in his career, but the ones that he has had are spectacular. Most memorable to me were the flip in a Mercedes at Le Mans in 1999 and the Formula One flip in a Red Bull in Spain in 2010;
He is resting comfortably in the hospital in Brazil.
video credit: © 2014 youtube.com
FELIPE MASSA, 2ND - TOTO WOLFF FROM MERCEDES - LEWIS HAMILTON, 1ST - VALTTERI BOTTAS, 3RD
Well, it is all over but the crying. Hamilton and teammate, Nico Rosberg, were almost neck n' neck for the championship. Hamilton not only won the race he won the championship for the season. Hamilton got the jump at the beginning and Rosberg got the bump. His car started having a lot of problems and he just kept falling back. Even though he lost the championship, Rosberg was very gracious in his loss, a true sportsman.
I was very happy to see Massa in second place. To think that last year he was almost out of Formula One, Bottas, his teammate, came in third.
The crowdfunded team came in last place, 16th. The crowdfunded driver, Kobyashi, retired just before the end of the race.
Now comes the game of musical chairs seeing which driver goes to which team and which leave the sport altogether.
Formula One and IndyCar with both be back in March.
photo credit: © 2014 Getty Images
Do we all know what crowdfunding is? Of course we do. It is where a large body of people fund projects and companies and ideas with their pocket change. At the end of 2012 when Formula One driver, Kamui Kobayashi, looked like he was going to be left without a seat for 2013 he asked his fans to crowdfund his seat with any team that would let him pay. Fast forward to 2014 and Caterham stepped up to the plate. A team that was running at the end of the field most of the time. By the time that the teams got to the last three races there were two teams out of money. Both decided not to finish the season opting out of the last three races.The Marussia team is on the schedule for next year and hopefully they will be sold in the meantime. Caterham took a que from Kobayashi and asked people of interest to crowdfund their trip to the last race in Abu Dhabi. This trip for just the one race would be $ 2.35 million. People must love to crowdfund because they raised the money. In the meantime the other driver, Marcus Ericsson, left Caterham and is going to the Sauber team. Max Chilton from the dead Marussia team will be the other driver alongside Kobayashi. This will give me another team and driver to root for. Kobayashi is a good driver and I would hate to see him go by the wayside. No matter what happens he will always have a race seat....it just might not be in Formula One. Its all about money, Formula One is for the big boys with the very deep pockets.
photo credit: © 2014 Google