Rock As Racing
Dragsters at the ready as Tom Artrocker hails the sport of speeding
We've had a hectic week here at Artrocker, putting the last touches to the new magazine. It's the second in our occasional series of 'Heavy' issues, this time featuring Pulled About By Horses alongside a galaxy of big riff merchants. It's on the shelves next week, the 22nd to be precise, so I'll tell you more about it in the next mailout.
The madness of the last few days has caught up with me, I seem to have woken up with a cold or something, just in time for the weekend of course, so it looks like I'll be spending it flat out on my bed watching the Australian Grand Prix. I'm a big fan of motor-sport, always have been, my favourites being the touring cars, lots of action on the track and lots of it afterwards thanks to Jason Plato. F1's great, but the last few seasons of Red Bull dominance have left it somewhat predictable - if there isn't a real challenge this season I may not bother in the future.
Mind you, last season's Canadian GP was the most exciting sporting event I've ever seen, truly incredible stuff from Mr Button.
But when it comes to the rockn'roll of motor-sport, loud, flash, explosive action, style and cool we have to look Stateside. The real razamataz is in drag racing and Nascar, big, bold, bright, pointless fun.
Here's a table:
F1 = Coldplay
Touring Cars = Oasis
Nascar = Black Eyed Peas
Drag Racing = US Punk (blink and you miss it)
Is there anything more rock'n'roll than cars?
I think not.