Archive for December, 2009

Fairmont Butte Motorsports Park addresses Neighbors’ Concerns

Monday, December 21st, 2009

The Fairmont Butte Motorsports Park, a race track pending development in Lancaster, California has been recommended for project approval by the County Planning Commission staff after carefully reviewing the plans and the draft environmental impact report.

The New Fairmont Butte Motorsports Park Web Site

The New Fairmont Butte Motorsports Park Web Site

The great majority of concerns appear unfounded.  There is a beautiful poppy preserve near the track where people enjoy seeing the flowers and meditating, and of course, the natural concern is that the noise of the race cars will disrupt people’s enjoyment of the preserve.  Fortunately, the bluff shields most of the noise – and even with the most powerful race cars at full song, the sound they make is barely audible if there is no breeze.  If there’s ANY kind of wind (which is typical there), it would be unlikely to hear the cars at all.

And of course, the track will handle small events only, so there will be no congestion.

Since this is the case, plans are moving to push the track project forward, to provide jobs to the area, and to create a great motorsports venue.

To learn more facts and news about the project, see a track map, and get an idea about the project, check out www.FairmontButteMotorsportsPark.com.

On the site, there are downloadable PDF’s explaining both sides of the argument, and explaining the reality of the situation.

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Scuderia Toro Rosso gets “The Man That Wrote the Books”

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Last week, Red Bull Formula One Junior Team Scuderia Toro Rossa ordered up a few sets of race car engineering books from www.CarrollSmith.com – WSmad’s oldest client.

The STR2 Formula One Car, from the Scuderia Toro Rosso official Web Site

The STR2 Formula One Car, from the Scuderia Toro Rosso official Web Site

After talking with Carroll Smith Consulting, Inc, we found out that it’s only slightly out of ordinary!  One of the winning Formula One teams finds value in Carroll Smith’s abundant knowledge, even a few years after the Great man’s passing.  It’s no wonder, right up until cancer took Carroll from us, he was negotiating with Scuderia Ferrari to teach them a thing or two about race car engineering.

Scuderia Toro Rosso has received their books, shipped all the way to Italy, and we’re glad we got to be a part of Holiday Joy halfway around the World.  Again.

Order up your own set of Carroll Smith’s books from www.CarrollSmith.com.

Check out the Carroll Smith project on Quietus.us.

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Hope4MentalHealth.org Goes Live, Promoting Hope Water

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Although we don’t take credit for the site design or build, WSmad had a small part in bringing together a cool site with an even cooler purpose.

Hope4MentalHealth.org is a 501(c)3 based in Texas, focused around promoting mental health and well-being

Hope Water from Hope4MentalHealth.org

Hope Water from Hope4MentalHealth.org

in young people.  They had come to a point where they were having difficulty relaying their needs to their existing team of designers.  They asked Web Site Maintenance & Design to deliver, and we did so under budget.

With their Site development back on track and their South Carolina-based publicist, Kristen Wright and the Organizations Board happy, they launched their site yesterday.

Although we didn’t have anything to do with the implementation of the Flash intro or the site build, we’re proud of the part we played in assisting this organization to get on the Web.

Raise a glass of Hope Water and cheer on Hope4MentalHealth.org with us!  Best of luck to you, and we hope you accomplish all of your goals with your new site!

Check it out and learn more about: www.Hope4MentalHealth.org.

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