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Sponsored: Driving with K40 watching my back

K40 RSL2 Radar Detector

When you’re a performance driving enthusiast, you may find yourself at odds with law enforcement from time to time. As long as there have been speed limits, and cars that are capable of exceeding them, this cat and mouse game has been played between the cops and joyriders. You could say it is an integral part of our way of life.

The way I see it, getting a speeding ticket every so often is just a cost of doing business if you want to drive fast on the road. It is totally impossible to enjoy a sports car within the posted speed limit, so you either have to bend the rules a bit, keep your fast driving 100% to the occasional track day, or give up and find a new hobby. I’m far to passionate about cars to just give up the lifestyle, and unfortunately my ass isn’t tightly wound enough to keep things only to the race track, so yes, I speed on the road, and I accept the risks of doing so.

I think the key to having fast fun out on the road and staying both safe and ticket-free is picking the time and place you speed wisely. Don’t be hooning around in towns, don’t fly past an obvious police hiding spot, and most importantly, don’t put other people at risk. There are plenty of opportunities to go as fast as you want, when the conditions are right and the road is open, so there’s no need to force the issue when it isn’t.

That approach alone will save you from most tickets, but there are those random, out of nowhere, cases where you are surprised by the police at a very inopportune moment. To help guard, you need equipment to detect the police on the prowl where you cannot see.

Enter K40 Electronics, and their world class line of police detection equipment. They sent me their portable RLS2 Radar Detector, and I’ve been using it every day for the last few months, sometimes on spirited drives, but mostly going to and from work. So far it has had me covered in both.

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Original Grain: A Watch Worth Wearing

Original Grain Watch Talbot

It’s hard to get noticed for any sort of style at the high society car events I go to. Many people dress to the 9’s, with all of the latest, most expensive stuff that money can buy. But would you believe I’ve had my watch complimented by a man wearing a glitzy Rolex?

Original Grain makes timepieces with a very unique style. Like many of our favorite automobiles, these watches consist of a mix of fine wood and hard steel. For anyone who lives the automotive lifestyle, they just seem “right.”

Our promotional period with Original Grain ends at the end of this month, so there’s only a few weeks left to get yourself a great deal on you new favorite watch. Use the promo code “MINDOVERMOTOR” at checkout on the Original Grain website, and you’ll save $20 bucks.

-Nick

Original Grain Watch LaFerrari

Sponsored: Original Grain Watches

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Yes, folks, it’s Black Friday, and this is me fulfilling a sponsorship agreement I have with Original Grain Watches. But hear me out here because I approached them for this sponsorship.

I had seen their ads around the web, and I fell in love with the fine wood with metal style. In addition to cars, I’m also into watches and sunglasses. Both add to the Steve McQueen style I tend to go for with my appearance. Anyway, the Whiskey Barrel watch you see with the turquoise Fiat above captured my interest, so I bought it online.

It arrived in less than a week, and it actually matched its appeal in the photos. It proved to be quite solid, and I continue to wear it all the time. I absolutely love it!

After a few months wearing my Original Grain Barrel watch, convinced of the brand’s quality, I decided I was also in love with their Classic Rosewood / Black metal watch as well. I reached out to them to see if I could work out a sponsorship deal that would include that Rosewood watch. Original Grain agreed, and that’s when their ad appeared in the right sidebar.

My favorite thing about my Original Grain watches is their unique style. I have other flashy gold and silver watches, but they’re basically par for the course at a Concours event. When people see my Original Grains, though, they take notice. Even at a ritzy place like Amelia Island, I had people commenting how much they loved my watch… despite there being plenty of people around wearing other much flashier, more expensive timepieces.

There is something extra special about finely crafted wood for us car enthusiasts . Just look at the interior of a new Rolls Royce, a classic Ferrari, or a pre-war French Delahaye, the woodwork is breathtaking. It seems only natural that the same sense of style and craftsmanship would be desirable for the watch on our wrists.

So, I’ll leave you with that. But if you’re interested in watches, Original Grain is definitely worth checking out, and be sure to use promo code “MINDOVERMOTOR” at checkout to save $20 bucks.

It’s sure to be a unique addition to your timepiece options.

-Nick Walker