Monday, 19 November 2012

Speeding...............NASCAR racing

Caption: Nascar Races begin with rolling starts, as seen here.
Source: Googleimages

Racing is my passion, as some of you may know, but this blog is a tribute to American Stock Car Racing (NASCAR). The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is a family-owned and -operated business venture that sanctions and governs multiple auto racing sports events. It was founded by Bill France,  in 1947–48. As of 2009, the CEO for the company is Brian France, grandson of Bill France. NASCAR is the largest sanctioning body of stock car racing in the United States. The three largest racing series sanctioned by NASCAR are the Sprint Cup Series, the Nationwide Series, and the Camping World Truck Series. It also oversees NASCAR Local Racing, the Whelen Modified Tour, the Whelen All-American Series, and the NASCAR iRacing.com Series. NASCAR sanctions over 1500 races at over 100 tracks in 39 US states and Canada. NASCAR has presented exhibition races at the Suzuka and Motegi circuits in Japan, Mexico, and Calder Park Raceway in Australia.
Caption: A 2009 Sprint Cup NASCAR
Source: Googleimages 
NASCAR's headquarters are located in Daytona Beach, Florida, although it also maintains offices in four North Carolina cities; Charlotte, Mooresville, Concord, and Conover. Regional offices are also located in New York City, Los Angeles, Bentonville, Arkansas, and international offices in Mexico City and Toronto. Additionally, owing to its Southern roots, all but a handful of NASCAR teams are still based in North Carolina, especially near Charlotte.
Caption: Accidents do happen!
Source: googleimages
NASCAR is second only to the National Football League amongst professional sports franchises in terms of television ratings in the United States. Internationally, NASCAR races are broadcast in over 150 countries. In 2004 NASCAR's Director of Security stated that NASCAR holds 17 of the top 20 regularly attended single-day sporting events in the world. NASCAR has 75 million fans who purchase over $3 billion annually in licensed products. Fortune 500 companies sponsor NASCAR more than any other motor sport, although this has been in decline since the early 2000s.
I trust that you enjoyed this read, because I truly believe that NASCAR is amazing form of motorsport. 

Source: Official Website - NASCAR
            Wikipedia 

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Formula 1 drivers profile: Fernando Alonso


Caption: This is Fernando Alonso, who is currently battling Sebastien Vettel for the 2012 Championship title.
Source: F1.com
This week, we turn our attention to a current Formula 1 racing driver: Fernando Alonso who was born on 29 July 1981 and is a Spanish Formula One racing driver and a two-time World Champion, who is currently racing for Scuderia Ferrari.
Alonso started in karting from the age of 3. He won three consective karting championships in Spain from 1994 to 1997, and he became world karting champion in 1996. He made his Formula One debut in the 2001 season with Minardi, and then moved to the Renault as a test driver the next year. Starting in 2003 Alonso then became one of the main drivers of the team. On 25 September 2005, he won the Formula One World Driver's Championship title at the age of 24, at the time making him the youngest Formula One World Drivers' Champion. After retaining the title the following year, Alonso also became the youngest double Champion at the time. He joined McLaren in 2007, before returning to Renault for two seasons in 2008 and 2009, and in 2010, he joined Scuderia Ferrari who he continues to race for to date.
Caption: Fernando Alonso in his Scuderia Ferrari 2010
Source: F1live.com
Fernando Alonso also had become the youngest driver to win a grand prix and pole position respectively in the 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix and the 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix., before both records were broken by Sebastian Vettel in the 2008 Italian Grand Prix. I truly hope that you have enjoyed this read!
Source: Formula 1 world


Ferrari – the history behind the ‘Pranching Horse’


 Caption: Ferrari's logo the pranching horse
Source: google images
Ferrari S.p.A. is an Italian sports car manufacturer based in Maranello, Italy. Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929, as Scuderia Ferrari, the company sponsored drivers and manufactured race cars before moving into production of street-legal vehicles as Ferrari S.p.A. in 1947. Throughout its history, the company is recognized for participation in a number or racing series, especially in Formula 1. Ferrari road cars are generally seen as a symbol of luxury and wealth.            
The Ferrari headquarters is based in Maranello, Italy. Key people within Ferrari are: Luca di Montezemolo (Chairman) and Piero Ferrari (Vice Chairman), but something you should also note is that Luca di Montezemolo also oversees the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 team. 
 For further information, feel free to log-onto: Ferrari World (official website)
                                                                Ferrari.mobi

Of all the forms of courage the ability to laugh is the most.....


Caption: Laughter is the best medicine without a doubt.
Source: Howstuffworks.com
In this day and age, many of us take ourselves too seriously. Laughter as we know best is fun and is the best medicine around, trust me on that. When you laugh, your body begins to relax and best of all you are happy for that period.
Laughter is associated to joy. In terms of Joy, one could see on others faces – smiles, sound of your laughter etc. which could be a spark to laughter in some instances. Keeping your joy (laughter) is a decision that you have to make every day, because we are faced with a number of challenges on a regular basis. So keep that smile on your dial!
It is also important to laugh during the difficult times, and having the bravery to laugh about things that has been an issue would be very liberating, and in terms of this nature the stress you have will be lightened or offloaded from your shoulders.   

So go out there and laugh!!!

The note of legends!


Caption: The new Nelson Mandela bank notes
Source: Yomzansi.com

South African bank notes featuring Nelson Mandela has gone into circulation today, with hundreds, if not thousands flocking to the ATM to get hold of these notes. I know I was one of these people, where you?
The notes featuring (TATA) Nelson Mandela on one side and the country’s Big Five safari animals on the other, made its debut when the Governor of the Reserve Bank, Gill Marcus and President Jacob Zuma launched the new notes.
According to Gill Marus, “This is our way to pay tribute to him. Madiba does represent something special, not only in South Africa. He is really an extraordinary human being.” But she stated that the general public should not take these notes (keep them), but they should rather spend these notes for it to enter proper circulation.
Do you have your notes? I know, that I have received mine!

Monday, 29 October 2012

Movember, Will you be going growing your stache?



Caption: Movember's logo, support by growing your moustache.
Source: Mrcapetown.co.za

Will you be registering to grow a moustache for a good cause, I know I will be. In order to understand Movember to you, I used Movember South Africa’s explanation, which goes as follows: During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.

On Movember 1st, guys register at Movember.com with a clean-shave face and then for the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into fine moustachery. Mo Sistas are the women who register to support the men in their lives, raising funds by seeking sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts. And No this doesn’t mean that women have to grow moustaches, you would be supporting your Mo Bro. Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

At the end of the month (30 days), Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala Part├ęs held around the world by Movember, for Movember.

Information obtained from: Movember.com

The statute of limitation has expired on most of our childhood traumas


Caption: As the pictures says, great things have the possibility of coming true.

Source: dmunkelwitz.blogspot.com

Despite all the challenges we face during our childhood we always have the power to control our future and make the correct decisions. We as individuals have dreams and plot the way forward by work towards them in order to make the rest of our lives an incredible turn around and a huge success.

To be honest, I was very lucky as a child to have a caring parents and family, have the opportunity to go to school and excel in all the activities I had been introduced to. However I honestly believe that a person who had came from a traumatic childhood is a stronger individual than we may think, some of these individuals have even more will and power to do so and achieve greater things in their lives than some us who had an easy life. These traumatic experiences add to these individuals’ characters which build their attitudes in improving themselves and everything around them.

My presumption would be that those with the will to alter and make their lives better will improve the way forward, for all parties concerned. Life is more you to live, and not for you to impress other!