Jan 30 2009

I lost a friend, the world lost a star, RIP @Martin

I might be offline for a little while so my apologies if I don’t update the blog much over the weekend.

From Morten Lundxy.com blog

The recent crash of a Private plane on Wednesday has really struck home for me.  My friend Martin Schaedel was on the plane and I’m not going to see him again, he didn’t make it and the world has grown a little dimmer for me because of his absence.

It’s hard to describe Martin, a young man with more life under his belt than anyone I know.  I knew him only briefly, less than a year, but he really gave me a new perspective on how the world works and what “home” means.  My wife Carlisle questioned Martin for hours one night trying to understand how he could not have a home and live in once city for a few days, then another for a week at a time.  I think he enjoyed seeing Carlisle’s inability to come to terms with it.  I guess now I understand he wasn’t homeless at all.  He lived everywhere.  The whole world was his home.  If home is where the heart is, he brought his heart everywhere which might explain why he made friends so easily.

Last weekend I got a message (by Twitter of course) he was going to be in town.  We got together at Le Petit Four, a common hang out for me.  We had dinner, talked about work and life.  He flirted with the waitress as he always does, and was fascinated by the magic tricks the guy next to us was doing trying to pick up the girls.

Little Bar-Magic that Captivated Martin at Dinner

Little Bar-Magic that Captivated Martin at Dinner

We spent hours there talking about his recent flight into Malibu on Sunday and how he pulled 2.5 G’s.  I haven’t seen him this animated since we took my car up into Angeles Crest Highway to shoot some video.

Martin Driving my GT-R at Typical "Martin Velocity"

Martin Driving at typical "Martin Speed"

Another mountain cruise picture

Another mountain cruise picture


I didn’t know Martin well, but do I know anyone well?  I do know I feel sad right now because I am being selfish.  I was looking forward to a lifetime of friendship with Martin and now I only have this past year.  In life Martin taught me that you can do anything you set your mind to and to live life to the fullest.  In his absence I have screeched to a halt and realized I have to appreciate the people around me because I never know how fleeting our relationships with them may be.

Speed Safe Martin, you’ve impacted us all deeply.

Other people talking about Martin..

Martin’s Friends saying goodbye on Twitter
ALWAYS TELL THE POPLE YOU LOVE THAT YOU DO! MEGS WILL BE DOWN FOR A WEEK
MARTIN SCHAEDEL – ONE IN A BILLION
The Internet Says Goodbye to Martin Schaedel
MARTIN SCHAEDEL 23 HAS PASSED AWAY
@Martin RIP
Startup Advisor, Former VC Probable Plane Crash Victim
You Never Know
The Internet Says Farewell To A Friend, Martin Schaedel
Remembering Martin Schaedel
Goodbye Martin
The Internet Says Goodbye to Martin Schaedel by Peter Kafka


Jan 30 2009

Twins Turbo Mazda RX-7 (FD3S) breaks Super Lap Bat- Video

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Twins Turbo Mazda RX-7 (FD3S) breaks Super Lap Bat- Video.


Jan 30 2009

Buschur Racing 2008 Video Compilation- Video

Buschur Racing 2008 Video Compilation- Video.


Jan 28 2009

SPOON NSX-R GT MACAU GRAND PRIX – TAS 2009 PROMO- Video

SPOON NSX-R GT MACAU GRAND PRIX – TAS 2009 PROMO- Video.


Jan 28 2009

Next generation 998 Porsche 911 spied?

I tend to believe World Car Fans, but to be honest it’s so hard to tell a new generation with Porsche.


+5 hp = New Generation
Second cup holder = new model!


YouTube – Next generation Porsche 911 spied.


Jan 28 2009

Fast and Easy Way to Repair Tire!!!- Video

This trick never get’s old.

Fast and Easy Way to Repair Tire!!!- Video.


Jan 28 2009

YouTube – Fifth Gear – Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Snow

YouTube – Fifth Gear – Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Snow.


Jan 28 2009

Mid 11 sec Jeep SRT8…BLOWN!!!

If there is only one reason that Chrysler deserves to live its for creating this beastie.

Mid 11 sec Jeep SRT8…BLOWN!!!- Video.


Jan 27 2009

Lamborghini Gallardo Spitting Flames- Video

Lamborghini Gallardo Spitting Flames- Video.


Jan 27 2009

1000 hp sorta-Tacoma at Goodwood

At What point is it really even still a truck? Here is a 1,000 HP “Tacoma” ripping up the Goodwood Festival of Speed….oh and getting held up by a real truck at the end ;-)

1000 hp!! Tacoma at Goodwood of speed/HD- Video.