The Driver Suit Blog-My Thoughts on 2016

By David G. Firestone

Last weekend, I decided to take some time off for myself. I was run down and tired. Writing The Driver Suit Blog, working on videos, and working my regular job is tiring and frustrating, and I needed a break. I moved the grades to last Saturday, and decided to skip My Thoughts On until today. There are not enough hours in a week sometimes to get all the work done, and work at my regular job.

The Chase and The Countdown has started, for those who made it in, the focus is on the rest of the year. For those who didn’t make it in, the focus is now on 2016. While I will be working on the rest of 2016, I have made some decisions for 2016, and right now I will share some with you.

*The first part is that I will not be making any major changes to the format. I’m going to do My Thoughts On on Tuesdays, Paint Scheme Tracker on Wednesdays, Throwback Thursday on Thursdays, the Friday Feature on Fridays, and Paint Scheme Grades on Saturday. The one change I’m going to do is to move Introduction to Sports Memorabilia to Mondays.

*On the subject of Introduction to Sports Memorabilia, I can say that there will be a 15th and a 16th season. I’m also changing Introduction to Tobacco Cards to Introduction to Racing Press Kits, and that will run through at least 2020. Season 3 will premier in 2016. This year, I’ve had to take a few episodes off The Driver Suit Blog because they aren’t racing related, but I’m not going to do that next year. This is because all but one episode will be racing related, and the one that isn’t I’m covering in the next few weeks.

*On the subject of videos, I will be working on a few projects later this fall, and this winter. They aren’t driver suit related, but I’ve been wanting to do these for a while…I’m not going to say much else, but it should be fun.

*I’m also going to take my annual vacation to Tucson to see my family. I’ve got a few projects I’m going to work on during that trip, but I’ll discuss that later. I’m also going to fly for the first time in 10 years going home, and I can honestly say that I’m not looking forward to it. I’m taking Southwest, so it’s going to be…interesting.

*When it comes to my post season work, I’m going to push the Paint Scheme Leaderboard back to December, as it has been pointed out that I missed several schemes in my final analysis. Now none of these schemes that I missed last year would not have had a major change on the final standings, but I wasn’t as complete as I should have been. On the subject of paint schemes, I decided to stop doing NHRA and IndyCar, because, as I said above, there are simply not enough hours in the week to get the work done.

*I’m debating whether to bring Wheel Reviews back this winter. I enjoy doing Wheel Reviews, but it is incredibly time consuming, and a lot of work. I may do an episode or two during the off-season, but I haven’t decided anything as of yet.

*I’m also going to try using Twitter more often, but I can’t guarantee that will last.

*I may or may not change the aesthetics of The Driver Suit Blog, but nothing has been determined. I will be removing ads from The Driver Suit Blog starting in 2016.

I hope to get all the work done I need to before the end of the year for these projects. I’m looking forward to 2016, and I hope you are too.

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