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Tom Wilson

Pumping avgas and waxing flight school airplanes got Tom into general aviation in 1973, but the lure of racing cars and motorcycles sent him down a motor journalism career heavy on engines and racing. Today he still writes for peanuts and flies for fun.

Dead Cow Go Fasts

Just a quick home movie from the starting line at the High Sierra Fly-In this last weekend. For sure we thought you’d like to...

Overheard at AirVenture

AirVenture 2021 has just concluded as I scratch this out, making it a good time for a warble about the doings seen and heard...

Postcards From Reno

Here's a sampling of the things we saw at Reno this year—it was a busy time in the pits!

Sunday Gold at Reno 2021

After a flag pole bending, wind-blown Saturday afternoon with resulting race postponements, Sunday has been bright, blue, very cool and harboring an energetic if...

STOL Drags

When SuperCross brought off road motorcycle racing into football stadiums hundreds of thousands of people were suddenly introduced to a form of motorsport they...

Virtual F1

Let’s say you’re trying to introduce the sport of pylon air racing to a new generation. What would be better than a full-size virtual...

Friday Sport Gold Scene

We can get used to this. In today’s Sport Gold heat there was another near wing to wing run by the front runners. Andrew...

Spirit of Innovation First Flight

Rolls Royce announced their Spirit of Innovation technology demonstrator slipped the surly bonds for the first time earlier this week. The flight took place...

Extreme Composites + James Aircraft

Prowling the Sport class pits we bumped into Jimmy Cox, the long time owner of Extreme Composites and now also the new(ish) owner of...

The Night Shift

One constant in racing, any kind of racing, is you are going to be working on your go-fast machine at night. And if you...

In Case You Missed it

Light Stuff

This years Sebring Expo was a harbinger of the future for Light Sport Aircraft, and it appears relatively steady. By Dave Martin.

Kit Stuff

Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.

Engine Theory: Engine Cooling-Avoiding Meltdown

Understanding the differences between air- and water-cooled engines.

The Independence Project: Tackling the Tail

Dave Martin and the builders of Chapter 292 break out the rivet guns and bucking bars, and work on the RV-12 tail.