Don’t call it a “scavenger hunt.” NLGS is all about prospects.

NLGS = Next Level Gearhead Summer.

Two years later, it’s happening. It’s FINALLY happening.

What was originally going to be a $27 series of weekly emails full of meaningful gearhead summer activities has—thanks to generous feedback from several individuals (you know who you are)—is now going to be something of a next level gearhead scavenger hunt—and 100% free of charge.

But there’s nothing “scavenger” about it.

This is more of a prospector hunt.

This summer, we’re exploring a variety of fun projects together—some small, some large, and ALL designed to help us unlock the next level—regardless of where we are now.

NLGS is a summer adventure game for gearheads. Three months of automotive excellence.

And it’s all about prospects.

Sign up form coming soon.

Some questions answer themselves

To schedule, or not to schedule, that was the question.

Whether t’was nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of only publishing when there was something to say, or to take on more work that matters in search of more worth saying and publishing on a consistent schedule.

To sleep, perchance to dream—ay, there’s the rub. For a long overdue encounter surfaced what dreams may come, when we have have shuffled off the mask of fear, finding ourselves feeling peers of those whom we look up to.

Thus all becomes clear. We can call ourselves what we like, but we are only that which we do. Can the poems, it’s scheduling time.

Wherever there is any doubt, there is no doubt.

That’s the first thing they teach you.

I’ll sleep when I’m dead

Stayed up way too late the other night.

The girls went to bed. I stepped out to the office—the folding chair at the big desk in the garage; with ice cold Pacifcos and a freshly refilled, electronic cigar at arm’s length—for a quick phone call to discuss a couple app ideas.

He took my call at midnight, Brooklyn time, and we discussed several solid ways of approaching the project. Some paths would be easier. Some would offer more options down the road. All were exciting.

And then our conversation evolved to business, industry, and disruption.

Which led us back to technology, cars, and motorsport.

We discovered new addressable markets and ideal customer profiles.

That got us talking about data-driven modification of combustion chamber events, historically-based predictions for electric drivetrain swaps and self-driving vehicles, and scaling businesses on credibility.

It was supposed to be a relatively quick chat.

We talked until 2AM Eastern.

I’ll sleep when I’m dead. Haha.