New Episode every other Friday. Auto Neurosis is four friends that met at the race track that decided to start a ChumpCar team. Listen to us talk about our race car, street cars, and experiences on the track while on our way to and from the track.
Before Our Second ChumpCar Race #010
Join Damon, Dante, Collin, and Tatum driving to Watkins Glen International in late May for their second ChumpCar race. Fresh off of a rainy Porsche Club weekend at The Glen two weeks prior. The question was proposed, what would you buy for 65k? The conversation transitions into talking about how modern day cars are so good at handling in compared to old cars. We get into the absurdity of what cars we buy or want to buy, such as Dante wants a 997 cup car to go with his 996 cup car. Later in the episode we talk strategy for the race.
Collin Sells his 996 C4S on Bring a Trailer #009
Bring a Trailer special edition of the podcast with Damon and Collin. Collin is selling his 996 C4S and they watch the exciting last 20 minutes of the auction. Post auction Collin talks about buying the car and how it was a good investment. Collin and Damon pick up later on farther down the road on their way to Watkins Glen for a Porsche Club HPDE to talk about how to sell a car private sale and Collin’s thoughts on driving and owning the car he just sold. Damon tells the story about how easy it was to sell his old 997.
After Our First ChumpCar Race #008
Post First ChumpCar race. On our way home from Mid Ohio. We had an early end to our day. Everyone tells their experience of first time being in a race. We compare and contrast HPDE driving to race driving. Dante dispels the grainy feedback feeling through high speed sweepers as the car pushing. We talk about what it’s like driving a car with no ABS and a sensitive pedal. Nick tells his experience of the race as a non driver. At the end we go over what we can do to be better prepared for races in the future.
Before Our First ChumpCar Race #007
Join Damon, Dante, Collin, Nick and Tatum driving from PittRace to Mid Ohio for their first Chump Car race. This was Tatum's first time on the podcast. We plan our driver change and fueling strategy for our first race. We review our first time driving the race car when we were testing it at VIR. Then some tire talk going over recommendations from our tire engineer friend. Collin talks about his experience first instructing and the troubles with communicating with someone with broken english while on the race track. Collin reviews the 2016 Mustang GT 5.0 with Track Package that his student was driving. Dante and Collin review their short test of the BMW at PittRace south course. Dante describes his "nibble" technique. Dante talks about what he likes to do when instructing.
Testing at VIR (Part 2) #006
Join Damon, Dante, Collin, Nick on their way to Virginia International Raceway (VIR) from Pittsburgh, PA in early March to test their BMW E36 ChumpCar for the first time at a Chin Track Days event. We start by talking about Chin Track Days and our plans for testing the car. We get some background from Nick and why he’s along for the ride with us, plus his car history.
First Test of the ChumpCar at VIR #005
Join Damon, Dante, Collin, Nick on their way to Virginia International Raceway (VIR) from Pittsburgh, PA in early March to test their BMW E36 ChumpCar for the first time at a Chin Track Days event. Nick tells about some really interesting Porsche history, including a Porsche F1 engine in a 904. Teddy Fireball Johnson gets a shoutout. We discuss all the work we’ve done on the race car since purchasing it three months ago. It was supposed to be a perfect car, but we found metal shaving in the oil filter. We talk about how confusing digital radios are to get setup with all the programming and special cables and software involved.