Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Finally! I knew this would come out eventually! For $200 it is a steal! From my sketchbook to the computer with out a scanner!

Blog post on it:

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I Scream Man by Bryan Brutherford

Since I have not been doing much independent design this summer I decided to feature a friends project that is really cool.

This is project by one of my good friends, who is also the head of my design department at JW. He does independent design work inspired by the high end vinyl toy market, think Kid Robot. This is a recent project he is working on that is very very cool.

The Project name is "I Scream Man" it was developed in both Solidworks and Sensible. Here is a image of the project and link to a further description.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

National Patent Day today 08-24-11

I have a decent amount of Patents through my company, here are some of my favorites!

EV Follow Up

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Do you know this man?

Let me give you a hint...

Only the greatest racecar driver who has ever lived! And now the best documentary of the year on his life and death!

I have been waiting since Sundance film festival since last year to see this Movie:

It opened on August 12th in NYC! I am going on Thursday!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

"Cafe Racer" Season 2 Trailer

My buddy is being featured on several episodes for this show this year. Including taking a bike out that he built to a racetrack! Check it out. Updates to follow:

Sports Buggy Concepts

I really like this tandem sports buggy design for cars. I sketched one of these as a Mercedes a couple years ago.

Here is the Audi concept video that was just released:

Here are my sketche from a couple years ago!

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Fighter Vee!

Last year my close friend sent me a craigslist listing and the email said "what is this and is it fun". It was a Caldwell Formula Vee and yes it is fun.

He started racing it this year. Successfully passing his student racing test and winning the novice open wheel race. Congrats! (fast forward in 2:45min to get to the start)

Then came the decision to wrap the car and how he should do it. He wanted to possible wrap it in vintage F1 livery I suggested we wrap it to look like WWII fighter plane. The results are pretty amazing. Full disclosure after suggesting it and sending some reference images I had nothing else to do with it. But the people who did do it did an incredible job.

The best part of this is I get to co-drive the car with my friend later this year in a RMVR enduro race in Colorado.

UPDATE 10-05-11: Im too tall the roll bar does not fit over my head! GRRRRRR!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Racecar Parade from Vintage Weekend at Road America 2011

Every year Road America in Elkhart WI, hosts a Large Vintage Weekend. Once known as the Chicago Historic it is now known as the Kohler International Challenge. Thanks to the support of the Kohler company one town over. If you go through my blog you will see plenty of entries of my love hate relationship with Road America.
That being sad it is one of the premier vintage car racing weekends in the country and one of the coolest parts of it is the racecar parade. Over 500 drivers enter the weekend races at the track and some decided to take part in the racecar parade. I shot video of them coming into town and trying to leave. Maybe one year I will drive my racecar in or maybe not.

Racecar's coming into town:

Racecar's trying to leave: