DSM or: How Ruining My Life Was The Best Decision That I ever Made, Part 7: This Is A DSM, Right?

I must concede that I have taken things a little out of order. The biggest mistake of my life started just before I got the second Miata, more than a year prior to the end of Part 7. One week before finding a Miata on Craigslist and contacting the seller in Toledo, I went to my local Ford dealership.

How to Get to the Track: or, how I learned to stop worrying and love riding shotgun with novices

In 2018 I made it to 22 trackdays (and 20 autox events) and I’m scheduled for over 30 trackdays this year (only 10 autox events though). I’ve found that there are 3 factors that determine how often someone makes it to the track: desire, money, and time. How much time and money you start with are going to be determined…

DSM or: How Ruining My Life Was The Best Decision That I ever Made, Part 1: Catching a Disease

I grew up with Need for Speed. Every kid my age did. My sister and I put more hours into that series than any other in our collection save maybe the Harry Potter PC games (we have eclectic tastes). The one that stood out in my mind the most, though, was the original Underground game. I never put any thought into the…

DSM or: How Ruining My Life Was The Best Decision That I ever Made, Part 4: A Grim Prognosis

Previously, I went from DSM1 to DSM2 and unwittingly poked the hornet’s nest of the DSM disease. Whereas my first DSM was a decent car and lasted me more than five years, this second one did neither of those things. The entire saga of this new DSM spans from its purchase in February until its third and final death in…

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