My Review of 2008

This 2008 year in review covers some of the aspects that made 2008 significant, memorable, poignant, or otherwise for me. I trust that you find some aspects meaningful to you as well.

First is the passing of Paul Newman at the age of 83yrs. I grew up with Paul, he was one cool cowboy in the early western movies I would watch. But it would seem we both grew to have a love of motorsports, howbeit from two completely different directions, and yet exactly the same.

This 7 minute video tribute, remembers a man with compassion, committement, and a vision. Rest in Peace Paul.

The last 4 months has been a busy time for SimDeck bringing alive the race experience in world famous cars.

A rare opportunity to pose alongside the winning Indy 500 car that made a brief appearance in NZ, and below the PET250 where we set it up to simulate the virtual version of the car.

A rare opportunity to pose alongside the winning Indy 500 car that made a brief appearance in NZ, and below the PET250 where we set it up to simulate the virtual version of the car.

It started at the Speed Show expo here in Auckland, followed with the winning Scott Dixon car from Indy 500 on display at Honda’s Newmarket Branch where we set the PET250 to replicate the Indy car on the Indianapolis circuit. The irony was not lost on some as we used a real race car, to simulate another real car in the showroom, in a virtual world where we raced the virtual version of the car … kinda like a Matrix experience.

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