Hello and welcome to Automotive Thinker!
I created this site so that I could share my thoughts with anyone who thinks like me; that is, thinks about cars and automotive technology all of the time. With this site, I hope to add upon and to expand my thinking in anything car related and I hope to do the same for you. I will mostly be writing about topics that concern high performance and racing, but not just limited to that. I will share my experiences, but am also very happy to scrutinize anything that’s suggested so don’t hesitate to contact me.
I hope that you will enjoy my site and we can learn from each other. Don’t be a stranger, and happy thinking!
About Me: John Milmont
Even though I hold a degree in business from Northern Illinois University, I have been passionate about cars and racing for longer than I can remember and have always tried to be as well read as I could on the subject. I have been club racing on and off for over 15 years with various clubs around the Chicago area; and like any grass roots racer, I have always done my own work and fabrication. I am educated and have experience on virtually every machine found in a typical machine shop. I have setup, trouble shot, and programmed CNC equipment, worked in fiber reinforced plastics, and can also lay down a good weld on anything that’s weldable. I have also had the honor of being on my university’s Formula SAE team when it ran its most successful year in 2007, finishing 19th out of 100+ schools worldwide.
These days, other than my day job, I find myself tinkering on a race car that my brother and I share. The car, now amazingly considered a classic, is a 1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350. The car is fully caged a set up for road course duty. The car always seems to be in a constant state of development and I struggle to think of anything on the car that’s from the factory other than the paint.
I’m somewhat hard to contact. I do not update my blog regularly as I fill a senior position in my day job that, sadly, occupies most of my time. I’m sure if you really have the will to contact me, you can figure out a way. The second best way to contact me is to send me a message on twitter.