We turned 5!

On June 14th, 2018, I wrote the first post here on W-143. And that was in the wee hours of a Thursday, yet I was REALLY anxious to get the show on the road. However, some pages here have a “publication date” prior to that, because those pages I initially published at Scale43, a defunct online forum that I was a member of back then. Independent of those pages, W-143 really began on that Thursday. And from that day forward, it has been 600 posts, over 540 pages and one global pandemic. And we’re getting close to 500 cars reviewed! Oh boy, that’s a lot…😲 So let’s hope that Mercury, the God of Speed, continues smiling towards W-143 and that one day I’m complaining that I’m close to 1000 cars 🍻!

See? As promised, this year I did NOT forget! 😎

The best Le Mans ever?

All right, that may be a bit too strong… So, maybe not the best ever but certainly the best in the last 10 years, then? Probably. The race had one of the most exciting beginnings ever, with lots of rain and drama. And after that, it was something or other happening all the time. Honestly, something happened every 15 minutes or so. Even so, the best part was Hypercar, hands down. Lead swaps occurred left and right, a VERY competitive race – so much better than the boring parades of the last five years. Moreover, the cars are absolutely gorgeous!

The bad part? A Ferrari won 🤣. Oh come on, it is bad – a Ferrari winning means that I’ll have to get an expensive Looksmart 😣. Yet, I’m NOT complaining – I was really dreading getting another boring white and red Toyota. And speaking of spending money, things will get expensive for the W-143 Garage: Ferrari 499P (Looksmart 🙄), Porsche 963, Peugeot 9X8, Cadillac V-Series.R, that Garage 56 Camaro, Oreca 07 #34 and the Corvette #33. And perhaps, because of the liveries, the “Dinosaur Porsche”, Nielsen Oreca 07 #14, a Glickenhaus and the Iron Dames Porsche. Oh yeah, the 2023 24 Heures du Mans will definitively be expensive.

Even so, all in all, and as expected, it was a FANTASTIC race! 🏆🏆🏆