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Back in 2017, Mitsubishi teased the public with its e-Evolution concept, a car with the ability to launch a drone. Although the wild prototype never saw production, the idea of a vehicle-deployed aircraft may still be incubating, according to an article by SAE.
You may be wondering what a drone launched from a car is good for, other than a publicity stunt. Well, Mitsubishi Electric says it’s handy in a couple of ways. To start, the high-flying craft could scan the road ahead, searching for traffic or other road obstructions. It could also be used to get an aerial view of available parking, making it easier to find a spot at a crowded event.
In Mitsubishi’s concept, the drone is activated and viewed via the vehicle infotainment screen. Should it find a parking spot, the aircraft relays the location, along with driving directions, back to the car.
Update: St LAC is hoping to team up with Driver Dynamics for a winter slalom event at Shannonville this winter. We have a proposal and will now present it to Subaru of Kingston. So…
Can it ever be too early to start wishing for snow? Rumour has it that St LAC and Kingston Subaru will team up once again this year for a winter driving experience. And who knows? It may be at a different venue this year. 🙂
Our sponsor Eric Green has been busy sourcing a new ride. And what could be better than a very rare Dodge Custom 880. A precursor to the Coronet this Monaco iteration was according to Wikipedia:
The Custom 880 was developed to fill consumer demand for a full-size Dodge passenger car during the 1962 model year.
NEW for the 2019 Regional Racing Season:
VARAC, the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada, will allows Club Fords (formula fords built up to 1981) and F1200 (formula vees) from any era to run on the Vintage Historic grids at CASC-OR regional race weekends.
Many people are not aware that VARAC consists of three distinct groups of cars including Vintage Historic (sedans and sports cars built up to 1972), Classic (race cars built up to 1998), and Formula Classic (open wheeled race cars built up to 1998). For the last few years we have allowed Vintage Historic formula fords, as well as Vintage Historic formula vees to run on the VH grid at regional events so that they didn’t have to run on the Formula Libre grid. Starting in 2019 we are extending this permission to formula fords built up to 1981 and to any formula 1200 car. The reasoning is quite simple. First, both of these types of cars fit quite well for size, weight and speed with our VH cars. Second, many of the drivers of these cars have decided to “park them” rather than run on the Formula Libre grid. Having already made the exception for the our older cars, it was easy for our membership to extend the exception to club fords and formula vees.
There is one catch – you will need to JOIN VARAC to run on our grid…
The Porsche 944 and it’s more attractive sibling the 924s and 931 make a wonderful entry-level Vintage/Classic racing car. There is plenty of know-how, cars and parts to be had from all over Ontario and Quebec. There is even a 944 specialist located in Inverary! While the rules differ somewhat from other PCA Racing formats and requirements, there is nothing onerous or overly different from what one would find on a VARAC technical checklist.
Here’s some action from this year’s National Championships. Why they don’t call it a North American Championship is beyond me as Canada is well represented as you can see in this short video. And not only that but the series includes races at Mosport and Monticello.
Taking a trip down memory lane might not always bring back the most pleasurable of memories especially when you see something other than what you remember or expected. For some of us, however, pictures of rusting cars makes one think about a new project and a new hope. Cars in Barns is a website that’s sure to bring on one of these emotions. (While it hasn’t been updated in a while, it’s still worth the visit.