MMR Community Newsletter
A famous US industry leader once said that if he could be right 51% of the time, he would be successful. That leaves room for a lot of mistakes. Admitting them is another thing entirely.
We have expressed an opinion that the New F-type Jaguar is not relying enough on past history and style, bringing us this totally modern F. This week we had the opportunity to speak with Davey Jones. He is the American race driver who in 1996 started on the front row and finished second at the Indy 500. Two weeks later he won Le Mans. Davey Jones is a spokesperson for Jaguar and he has been traveling the country working with different groups and introducing the car. Given his position, I expected to get the corporate sales line on the F-type. Instead, I found myself listening to a driver; someone who was far more interested in the dynamics of the car, the feedback of individual components such as brakes and hydraulic steering, and the overall sensation of intimacy and power conveyed by the size and positioning of the cockpit. He also felt that the exhaust sounds produced by the different engine options gave each an exciting edge and made them all worthy successors of the E-type. He felt that Jaguar had worked hard to convey E-type stance and feel to the F-type. We look forward to learning what Jaguar aficionados feel about the F-type. Stay tuned.
Oh, and by the way, the hotel that damaged our “Boot Prop Flex Joint” not a “Latch Housing”, was in Palm Beach, not West Palm Beach. Thanks to our diligent readers for keeping us honest.
We are pleased to announce that Tommy (TK) Kendall has been crowned (we do nothing in half measure) Official MMR Hero. To be an MMR Hero you must be fast, funny and over 45.
This weekend is the “No Passing Unless the Other Guy Crashes” Grand Prix of Monaco. This race and the Indy 500 being run on the ever dangerous Indianapolis Speedway are each considered the Crown Jewel of their respective series. Both races are run on tracks that have changed little from the days when the risk of personal injury or worse was a constant factor in motor racing. Neither possesses the staple of newer road tracks—run off areas. Both require drivers to minimize mistakes, lest they be seriously hurt. This has to be part of the appeal to the viewers and a reason why drivers treasure a good result at each venue.
Boston area readers may want to check out the MMR Motorsports Calendar for Sunday June 2nd and circle their calendars.
Enjoy your weekend.