San Jose Grand Prix

Earlier today the firm gave us some tickets for the San Jose Grand Prix, which, by the way, has turned San Jose completely upside down — the track is nearly two miles of streets in the heart of downtown and so getting anywhere in the city is a nightmare. We got to take a tour of the pit and had great seats right above it.

I didn’t bring my camera to work because I didn’t think I was going to the races, but one of the partners actually has a 20D and offered to let me use it. I’ll put some of those pictures up as soon as I get them from him.

Without question, the coolest thing I saw at the track on Friday was the drifting exhibition. I’ve watched a lot of drifting videos on the net the past couple of years and just read a great article in the latest edition of Esquire about it (subscription required), but had never actually seen it done (on a track!) in person. All the superstars of the sport were there and they put on quite a show. It was fun to watch everyone’s reaction to all of the near-crashes and donuts. I absolutely could not wipe the grin off my face each time they slid through my turn.