The (still to be named) CX-9’s first major outing was to … Watkins Glen! Toby and his family spent a week at the Finger Lakes. In addition to spending time on the water, hiking and biking, they drove a few laps around Watkins Glen. True to Mazda’s reputation, the CX-9 handled beautifully (even though speed was limited by the pace car). The boys had a … Continue reading Zoom-Zoom at the Glen
As Toby’s garage has two “4+ seaters”, the V8 4-Runner is passed on to Jacob, Team Shum’s newest (licensed) driver. Jonathan and Toby had the official driver change at VIR. A professional detailing brought Henry’s paint back to life! Continue reading Jacob’s 4Runner
While waiting for the new mattress to arrive, why not build a sim rig? 🏁 And while waiting to sell the old car bed, why not also use it as a sim rig 🤣 Continue reading New Sim Rig?
Theo has outgrown his toddler race car bed. Out went Henry to transport his 7th race car! (3rd race car beds + 4 real cars) Big brother was Crew Chief building the new car. The now outgrown “Rossi” left on a roof rack just as it arrived 4 years ago. Good luck with your new driver! Continue reading Nascar Bed
Toby’s custom painted Sebastian Vettel / Red Bull helmet has reached retirement age (10 years), so time for a new one. As Toby planned to go racing again, he decided on a helmet with integrated intercom and drinks system. Of course the boys wouldn’t let the extra stickers go to waste. Continue reading SA2020 Helmet
Toby, Mary and their boys went on quite a few road trips (no flying) through the COVID-19 pandemic. While Henry, their trusty V8 4Runner, was a great tow vehicle and off-roader, he was a little thirsty… Mary test drove different SUVs: compact 5-seaters, mid-sized 7-seaters, hybrids. The Mazda CX-9 was the clear winner for, in her words, “most fun to drive”. (The CX-5 Turbo was … Continue reading Most Fun SUV
Henry reached a lucky milestone during his trip from St. Augustine FL back to Arlington VA. Continue reading Lucky Number 128,888
Sighting during drive back from St. Augustine FL to Arlington VA. Continue reading Very creative
Oliver and Theo love to go on fun drives, so Toby can use a 4-seater aka a 911! Toby and Jonathan met halfway in Durham NC for an overnight get-together / car swap. Both cars were packed full of goodies. It was Monaco GP weekend so the brothers got to watch the race together, just like old times. After a BBQ lunch, the “new owners” … Continue reading Driver Change
Team Shum got an anniversary shout out in Der Vorganger, PCA Potomac’s club magazine. Continue reading 15 years!