Midlife crisis – a term coined in 1965 by Elliott Jaques to describe a period of dramatic self-doubt that is felt by some individuals in the middle years of life, as a result of sensing the passing of their own youth and imminence of their old age. (Wikipedia)
But, it can’t be! I’m far too young to have a midlife crisis. And, besides, this was not a rash decision. I have been slowly working towards this goal for close to five years, now. So, let’s call it a 1/3 life crisis. That may be presumptuous, claiming that I will live to the ripe old age of 117, but no matter how you add it up, I ain’t getting any younger, so it’s time to just do it.
And, what is it, you may ask? Why, it’s my very own racecar! Well, race car in a box might be a better way to say it. I had purchased a V8 Mercedes to run on the track for NASA HPDE 1 in the summer of 2011. However, as I gradually massaged the car into shape, two big problems began to rear their ugly heads: … Continue Reading