*Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean cars are out of the question.
The wind is howling, the temperatures have dropped well below freezing, and chances are pretty good there’s snow on the ground and/or falling from the sky. This does not make for very good driving conditions. Now you’re stuck inside when all you really want to do is get in your car and go for a drive. You’re now desperate for something to do, but what. Board games, cooking, reading? And how many times can you check social media?
Let us help. We have five car related things you can do while hunkered down in the warmth of your home. Check out our list and if you have any additions, let us know.
1. Download and listen to Season 1 and now Season 2 of “Dinner With Racers” - If you truly want to get to know someone, take them to dinner. “Dinner with Racers” is a cross-country trip with Ryan Eversley, a Factory racer for Acura and races in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, and Sean Heckman, one of the partners in TMB Creative, Inc. Dedicated to long-form, unstructured conversations, Ryan and Sean meet up with drivers, engineers, team owners, business types, and a ton of other randoms across a number of motorsport disciplines including IndyCar, SportsCar, NASCAR, Global RallyCross and more. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll be inspired.
2. Plan your summer road trip. Maybe Hot Rod Power Tour – Spring is right around the corner and it’s never too early to plan those summer road trips. From the west coast to the east coast, the U.S. offers some of the most beautiful scenery, unique sites, and notable eateries. Whether you plan your own trip or opt for the world’s largest road trip, Hot Rod Power Tour, there’s nothing better than getting behind the wheel, turning up the radio and meeting the road with some Continental rubber. So get out your maps and call your friends.
3. Re-live “Through the Drivers Eyes” – IMSA just logged the 54th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona but no one captured the ride to the race quite like we did in 2014. Dario Franchitti narrates this look into six teams and their journey for the famed watch. You’ll want to put on a pair of Jumpin Jammers and take some tennis lessons after this.
4. Make a plan for how to modify your hot rod – The first place to start is making sure you have the right tires for your whip. Check out Continentals tire selector to find the perfect fit. Then take inspiration from some of our partners like Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, Petty’s Garage and West Coast Customs. Paint, more horses, sound system, what will you do?
5. Catch up on West Coast Customs episodes – From their new digs in Burbank, CA, Ryan Friedlinghaus and the gang put their creativity to the test. From a mobile studio, to Justin Bieber’s Ferrari 458 Italia, to Sling Shaq, and SEMA, there is no shortage of inspiration.