Tag Archives: motorsports

Hot Wheels Motorsports

I started my Hot Wheels collection to basically keep the nostalgia of having once participated as a Motorsport marshal going… until I could return again to my racing hobby. Soon I will return, but the little die cast cars have been so much fun I cannot believe I didn’t start this sooner… Meanwhile I always wanted to link the photos of the cars in my collection to the real race cars I came across during my travels.

And here it goes:

Looks familiar? BMW M3 GT2 in ALMS: http://myroadtrip.net/northeast-grand-prix-alms-at-lime-rock-park/

Ducati 1199 Panigale at MotoGP Indianapolis Grand Prix: http://myroadtrip.net/red-bull-indianapolis-grand-prix-motogp/

My first exposure to Porsche 962 Historics, back when I thought they were CanAm racers lol: http://myroadtrip.net/shannons-historics-at-phillip-island-debrief/

My first intro to Mazda 787B at Le Mans France, and yes it did a flying lap so I heard it scream too: http://myroadtrip.net/bonjour-le-mans-postcard-from-the-24h-of-le-mans/

Not quite the same car, but close enough BMW Z4 /M at ALMS Northeast GP Lime Rock: http://myroadtrip.net/post-card-from-alms-weekend-at-lime-rock/

Again not the same vintage Porsche but definitely the correct Falken livery: http://myroadtrip.net/new-media-from-northeast-gp-2012/

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in Malaysia: http://myroadtrip.net/postcard-from-malaysia-asian-le-mans/

One of my favorite series Porsche 911 GT3 Cup: http://myroadtrip.net/post-card-from-sebring-12-hour/

Getting aquainted with the Audi R8 LMS at the Nurburgring 24h: http://myroadtrip.net/media-from-24h-nurburgring/

Meeting the Porsche 911 GT1 at Le Mans France: http://myroadtrip.net/media-from-24h-of-le-mans/

Lambo Huracan Super Tofeo / GT3 at Spa 24 drivers parade: http://myroadtrip.net/post-card-from-spa-24h-at-spa-francorchamps/

SRT-10 Viper GTD at Lone Star Le Mans: http://myroadtrip.net/post-card-from-the-lone-star-le-mans-wecimsa-6-hours-of-the-circuit-of-the-americas/

American muscle at Sebring 12h: http://myroadtrip.net/sebring-12h-2016-debrief/

Renault RS 01 and Mercedes-AMG GT3 at Spa 24h: http://myroadtrip.net/post-card-from-spa-24h-at-spa-francorchapms/

Ford GT at WEC N-ring: http://myroadtrip.net/post-card-from-wec-on-the-grand-prix-circuit-of-the-nurburgring/

BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz 190EVO Historics at the Nurburgring: http://myroadtrip.net/nurburgring-6-hour-fia-wec-world-endurance-championship-on-the-grand-prix-circuit/

Not my favirite IndyCar series, but pretty major events as far as Amerucan racing goes: http://myroadtrip.net/ferrari-club-of-america-guesting-indycar-at-watkins-glen-international/

Acura NSX GT3 and Mercedes-AMG GT3 at tge Roar Before the 24 at Daytona: http://myroadtrip.net/post-card-from-the-roar-before-the-24-at-daytona-international-speedway/

Ford Fiesta at RedBull Global Rallycross Atlantic City: http://myroadtrip.net/post-race-photo-gallery-from-the-red-bull-grc-in-atlantic-city/

The Daytona 24hr Classic featuring HSR – Historic Racing Series was a mindblowing experience where everything raced from Fiat 500 to Ford GT, to Porsche 962 in various configurations, to Porsche 935/78 to BMW M1 Procar, etc: http://myroadtrip.net/hsr-classic-24-hour-at-daytona-in-pictures/

The Roborace driverless concept racer is an interesting idea I got to check out in Brooklyn and Montréal for their ePrix: http://myroadtrip.net/post-card-from-the-fia-montreal-e-prix/

…stay tuned for more!

Hey Kids Looking for an Internship? How about BMW Motorsport Gig in Woodcliff Lake, NJ

While I’m desperately searching for a job, I’m blown away by the amazing opportunities that are no longer available to me… but am happy to share the news in case some kids out there may be interested… BMW of North America in Woodcliff Lake, NJ is seeking a candidate for their 6 month Motorsport Intership starting in 2018:

As an independent group of companies, the BMW Group has a commitment to creativity and breakthrough ideas that goes well beyond the racetrack. In order to continuously create ultimate driving machines, we drive our growth and design excellence by staffing our teams with individuals who are innovative and always looking for the next great idea. If you share our vision and view yourself as an independent, creative thinker, we invite you to join our team in this exceptional role located in Woodcliff Lake, NJ.

We are pleased to offer a 6 Month Internship starting in or about April 2018 at BMW of North America, LLC.

Motorsport Internship – BMW of North America

Motorsport has been an essential component of BMW NA’s Marketing strategy from day one. Today, the presence and success of BMW Motorsport in North America is stronger than ever with multiple programs run in America’s largest professional racing series, using a wide range of GT and Touring Car products.

The Motorsport Intern will collaborate with the BMW NA Motorsport Manager and assist in the daily business of BMW NA Motorsport, with a focus on Marketing. The Motorsport Intern will work on communication and experiential marketing, liaising with BMW agencies and a wide range of racing partners including sanctioning bodies and race teams. The Motorsport Intern will also assist with various punctual projects related to automobile racing in North America.

Some responsibilities will include:

Assisting and communicating with BMW race teams

Budget management including assistance with purchasing orders and customer racing contingency programs

Competitive benchmarking of customer racing market

Proofreading and validation of communication creative material

What are you waiting for… jump into the driver’s seat and apply for the Motorsport Internship today!

Minimum Requirements:

Enrolled in Bachelors or Masters studies or have graduated no more than 12 months prior to internship start date

Preferred Requirements:

Field of study: Business Administration / Engineering

Concentration: Marketing or Management Courses

Additional skills: Advanced Microsoft Office skills, understanding of the German language preferred

Attributes: Conscientious, responsible, ability to work independently, flexible, thorough, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, good organizational skills, willingness to travel domestically

Passion for cars / racing

Availability of 6 months

Please make your selection below to apply today!

BMW NA is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Apply at: https://www.bmwgroup.jobs/us/en/jobfinder/job-description.170004VE.US.html


Obviously a tremendous opportunity for someone lucky enough to be able to take advantage of it here in Northern New Jersey area. And for visitors to this blog that may recognize the name, the Cars & Coffee I often share pictures from is almost directly across the street from the BMW North American HQ.

Good Luck!

PS. please keep me in mind if jobs for old farts like me open at BMW.