Some men scale mountains to impress women. Others pen poems. I handed my college girlfriend my MP3 player and a custom 14-song playlist for her to listen to on a Greyhound headed back to our hometown. In 2002, this was a pretty advanced move, and I can partially credit K-MATT (the fake radio station I’d created) with helping me advance that relationship.
If you’re ever in the media room at a race track you’ll hear a refrain so common as to be a cliché at this point: ‘We’re taking all this technology and putting it on our street cars.’ I’d love to see the connection between a Monster Energy Cup Ford Fusion and the Fusion you can buy at your local dealer, or Nissan’s ill-fated FWD Le Mans Prototype and the modern Pathfinder. It isn’t that manufacturers are lying, it’s that the truth is actually far more interesting.