2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0: Awesomecross Teaser
March 05, 2012
I don't know how this happened, but it did. I get an instant message from Magrath saying, "Do you want to go to a BFG event on Saturday at El Toro? There's some sort of night autocross thing."
I'm already super excited, but respond with a tepid, "I suppose."
Then he emails me the details.
"With the launch of its latest ultra-high performance tire, the g-Force Sport COMP-2, BFGoodrich Tires would like to invite you to participate in Aweseomecross - one of the most awesome driving experiences you'll ever have.
Awesomecross is a reactive night autocross course where the telemetry from the car and EKG in the helmets is expressed in real time on both the car and the course. With each lap, the course will broadcast and display the link between the latest tire technology and the driver's mood. Data is the catalyst, creating an enhanced reality for every participant. You will be one of only 25 enthusiasts to participate in this unique experience and you will be in good company with one of BFGoodrich's most famous enthusiasts on site - Shaun White. During your time with BFGoodrich Tires we would also like to offer you time to talk to BFGoodrich Tires executives as well as Shaun White about the Awesomecross experience."
I'm waiting for the photos and videos to be delivered to the office, but let me just say it was one of the coolest things I've ever done in a car. Once I get them and
have an opportunity to edit them to portray me in a favorable light upload them, you'll see what this is all about.
In the meantime, enjoy those sweet, sweet tire stripes I laid down in the hangar.
Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 22,002 miles