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Holding somebody else’s place with Sean Heckman – Content Content podcast

Sean Heckman was a racer, a figure skater, a TV writer and producer, almost a lawyer, and finally owner of The Media Barons and a podcast mogul. Learn what it’s like to drive across the USA for 30+ days interviewing racing legends, while running a content creation business that caters to small businesses.Sean Heckman, owner of The Media Barons, and co-host of the Dinner with Racers podcast, on the Content Content podcast

Find out why Sean calls a “sport with science, technology, and a lot of nonsense” his home.

I’ve never met Sean, and he was as curious about me as I was about him. Sean says he’s not a journalist, but he is. He gets people to talk, listens to their stories, and responds to them. He also has an immensely dry sense of humor. I literally had to stop dozens of times while editing this podcast to stop laughing. Give this a listen.

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Photos from the 2015 TUDOR GTD-PC race at Lime Rock Park

Lime Rock Park is one of the most beautiful places to see a race. After a year away, I appreciated it even more, especially as they upgraded the facilities.

The drive to Lime Rock from northern New Jersey is a driver’s drive. Narrow, curvy roads with elevation changes and relatively few places for the police to hide make it just as much fun as watching the race. Plus, the scenery is amazing, particularly in the Connecticut hills. Continue reading Photos from the 2015 TUDOR GTD-PC race at Lime Rock Park

Photos from the Grand-Am Championship Finale at Lime Rock Park 2013

Farewell, Lime Rock.

I’ve been to Lime Rock for most of the ALMS races over the past 10 years (see last year’s photos), but I’ve never been to a Grand-Am race. So it was sadly fitting to attend the last-ever Grand-Am race at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT, especially because the combined ALMS-Grand-Am series won’t be returning to Lime Rock next year. Unlike the searing heat of the ALMS race on July 4th weekend, we were treated to a perfect fall day at the end of September. The fall foliage made a spectacular backdrop.

It’s quite a sad ending for many reasons: Lime Rock is the closest racing location with major racing series support in the New York City area; the ride to the track is absolutely stunning; the track itself is short and makes for great racing; and because it’s really wonderful to sit underneath a tree at the top of a hill watching cars race by. I will miss you, Lime Rock; I hope a major series returns again, because I’ll be there in a heartbeat.

All photos taken with a Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 50mm/f1.8 lens.

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Photos from the 2012 Lime Rock ALMS Race

The Lime Rock experience

A few photos I took at this year’s race at Lime Rock, CT. Despite (because of?) zero phone service, this is one of the best and most relaxing places to see a race, ever. Lime Rock Park is in a beautiful valley where spectators sit on grassy hills to watch the race. You can bring your own food and drink, and they even have a full-service tent from the Harpoon Brewery in Mass.

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How to win a Photoshop contest and influence people

“Win tickets to the Honda Grand Prix of St. Pete”, the tweet said. Take a screen shot of the TrueCar Web site and “be creative”. IndyCar driver and British hottie Katherine Legge will choose a winner.

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The TrueCar web site - source of inspiration and potential free tickets

Right up my alley, I thought. I love IndyCar, I love being creative, I love Photoshop, and I’d sure like to meet IndyCar driver and British hottie Katherine Legge (note: both Katherine and I are engaged, presumably to other people). The last time I saw her race in person was 2007 at Road America, the year after she had a horrifying crash at the same track. After that, she raced in German touring cars for three years, then spent most of last year trying to get an IndyCar ride.

Thankfully, TrueCar’s site design is incredibly simple – Big main picture, tagline, and testimonials – leaving lots of room to… be creative. My first thought before I even saw the site was to base my concept around IndyCar, and the idea gained traction with the testimonial on the bottom from “Michael C. “.

So I opened up Photoshop, pasted in the screen shot (a technical term. No, really.), and off I went.

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