And so here we are (finally).
I had hoped to launch BackSeatDriver towards end of 2016. Only to lose all my data thanks to a fault on my laptop. So remember to back-up your files!
Since then I've had to work from scratch again. And it hasn't been as easy as "just remember what you wrote". For one, my memory is terrible. I usually jot down notes when I have an idea because I don't trust myself to remember, whatever it is, when I actually need it.
When I was in the process of writing out documents and notes again, I would only remember random small excerpts from different documents; ending up with a haphazard mess of fragments in no particular order, as I attempt to recall my train of thought at the time, and put the pieces together. Thanks brain.
Then there's the old "is this piece still relevant". Times are ever changing. And for every day I was still working, more and more news continued to stream out as the year's motorsports ramps up.
I apologize in advance for any teething issues with the site while I try to iron everything out and get some sort of flow going. I didn't want to rush into launching this site; but I also starting to fall into a cycle of continuously pushing back the launch, and I didn't want to go down that route. I would call it sink or swim; but my minimum expectation is to at least have the body float, and drift to some form of safety...
So let's get things rolling!
Setting the scene for 2017:
Cadillac took a rather commanding win at the 24hr at Daytona.
Maranello Motorsport secured the win at the Bathurst 12hr, after a narrow escape (during the race) following an incident almost costing the team a lap to the (then) leader; and having their closest competitor make a mistake in the final push of the race.
The WRC season just finished with Rally Mexico with Kris Meeke winning (despite a last stage off with just a few corners remaining).
Sebastien Buemi has taken the win at all three rounds of the Formula E season so far.
And F1 teams have finished pre-season testing, and the countdown is running for the first round in Australia.
Meanwhile in the consumer motoring industry:
Faraday Future and Tesla started a "0-60" [cough] measuring contest.
KIA showed off the Stinger GT.
McLaren are to collaborate with BWM with engines.
PSA (parent company of Peugeot-Citroen) and GM have reached an agreement over the sale of Opel/Vauxhall. Which may see GM all but vanish from the European market.
And from the Geneva Motor show we saw: the new Toyota Yaris hot hatch, Renault's Zoe E-sport concept, the McLaren 720S, Lexus RC F GT3, Honda's new Type R Civic, Ford's new Fiesta ST, Aston Martin's AMR range, the finished Alpine A110, and the Ferrari 812 Superfast.
I can't give a guarantee as to when or how often new content will be available. At least until I have a ground-in schedule.
But I do hope you enjoy the upcoming content when it is available.