Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from your friends at Eat My Dust! We hope you have a spooktacular day. The zombies are out in full force, so we’re counting on you to help us scare off the undead on this frightful night! Make sure you check out the shop for the best gear to protect your base. It’s time to get spookin’, racers…

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Happy Memorial Day!

Today is a day of remembrance. This Memorial Day, honor our United States Armed Forces and the men and women that have made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country by raising your flag with family and friends.

Photo By: Dave Hosford

Photo By: Dave Hosford

Whether you are attending a Memorial Day event or getting together with your loved ones for an afternoon of fun, wear your American spirit proudly and give thanks in all kinds of action packed ways! How are you racing to mark Memorial Day this year?

 

 

Perfect Camping ‘Must Haves’

Summer is just around the corner and it is time to start planning your upcoming camping trip. Between where you are going, who is coming along and what you need to pack, there are so many activities to plan for. Here are a couple of things you do not want to forget that are essential ‘must haves’ for your upcoming getaway.

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Basic Camping Gear– No camping trip would be complete without the proper gear. Don’t forget your tent, sleeping bag and pillow along with any other necessities to make your stay a great one.

Games and Activities– Prepare for games you can play throughout the day. Bring along your soccer ball, frisbee and fishing rod to take advantage of all the different activities you can do outdoors.

Plenty of Water– It is important to stay hydrated while engaging in various games. Make sure to bring plenty of water and drinks to have while you are enjoying the outdoors.

Water Gear– What is a trip without some wet activities? Pack your swimming gear including bathing suits, water shoes and beach ball for some great fun. Whether it is going for a swim or participating in the always fun, water gun fight, there are many water related activities you can do to have an enjoyable time. 

Perfect Camping Snacks– You can’t forget the snacks! Bring along your favorite snacks for the trip. Be sure to include the marshmallows, chocolate and crackers to make s’mores at night around the campfire!

First Aid Kit– Safety first! Make sure to bring along a first aid kit. Items like sunscreen, insect repellant, and bandages can always come in handy on any vacation.

Make this camping trip an unforgettable one with these great camping ‘must haves’ for an exciting vacation this summer with your friends and family!

 

Happy Mother’s Day

Eat My Dust would like to wish all mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day! How are you celebrating mom this year? Your mother does so many things for you all year long, it is only right that you return the favor. Spend this Mother’s Day showing your love to all the mothers in your life. There are many different ways you can celebrate Mother’s Day but the most important thing to do is to make sure your mom feels loved and appreciated for everything she does.

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Racing to Cinco de Mayo!

Photo via handimania.com

Photo via handimania.com

 

Are you ready for your Cinco de Mayo Celebration? There are many different activities you can do to help you prepare with your friends and family, but let’s start by racing there! You can create your very own Cinco de Mayo themed race car with your friends and family.

The first step in racing towards Cinco de Mayo is getting your tools ready for your race car.

 

All you need to get started is:
1. Toilet paper roll(s)
2. Cardboard
3. Scissors
4. Hole-Punch
5. Paint or markers to decorate your car.
6. Thumbtacks
7. (Optional: bottle caps, tooth picks and straws)

Now let’s start putting your race car together!
Step 1: Use your scissors to cut a square in the middle of one side of the tube. This will be your driver’s seat.
Step 2: Use the hole-punch to make holes where your tires will be located on the tube.
Step 3: Decorate your tube with your favorite Cinco de Mayo colors to get ready for the big day.colors
-If you want to get really creative, try drawing something like a guitar or sombrero on your car to make it more festive!
Step 4: Use the cardboard to draw and cut out the wheels for your racecar. Then use the thumb tacks to attach the wheels to the tube.
Option 2: You can also use bottle caps as wheels for your racecar and use straws and/or toothpicks to attach the caps to your wheels.
Step 5: Finish any last minor details on your race car, double check that the wheels are in place and it is ready to go!

Making your own Cinco de Mayo Themed Race Car is just one of the many activities you can take part in on this Cinco de Mayo. The best part is that it can be made with items found in your house. No trip to the store needed! Get your friends together this Cinco de Mayo and together see who can get the most creative when making your own Cinco de Mayo Themed Race Car!

Go Big or Go Home!

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here! How are you going to celebrate all the excitement that happens with game day? Whoever it is that you are rooting for, chances are that you will be spending the day in front of the TV screen, so why not mix things up this year to help you and your friends get even more amped for the big game? Here are some gridiron extras for you and your buddies to enjoy for Super Bowl Sunday!

Photo by Daniel X. O'Neil

Photo by Daniel X. O’Neil

Fun ways to eat up those Super Bowl snacks – Food is one of those favorite past times of Super Bowl Sunday gatherings. You can make your own football shaped pizzas with your friends, create Super Bowl sundaes, or even layout a nacho, popcorn, or soda bar for your best pals to enjoy!

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Pledge to a New Type of Challenge for the New Year!

We are well into the new year, but 2014 is just beginning! How are you starting off this exciting time of year? Many of us are well aware that the month of January marks the time when we start thinking about new goals to accomplish for the long year ahead. Simply trying something new that you have never done can be a great way to celebrate 2014. Here are some ways you can pledge to challenge yourself in new ways this year:

Photo by Ryan Fung

Photo by Ryan Fung

Get moving and learn a new sport – Do you want to put in the time to learn the basics of a sport you have never played? Or maybe you just want to improve on your swing, either way, make it a goal this year to run faster, hit harder, or throw further. You will realize that everything is possible with practice.

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Race for the New Year

Happy New Year drivers! Let 2014 be your year to race to the top and edge out the competition. Invite your friends to join you in the game to rev up some of those in-game resolutions that you’ve been hoping to make around Eat My Dust!

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Floor it into the new year by setting new goals for yourself in the game. Go head to head with your rivals and take them out to clear your path to victory on the tracks and around the Combat Zone. There’s no better time than now to boost up your lap time, increase your speed, climb that leader board, and win it all for your team. Let Eat My Dust fuel your need for speed this year and don’t forget to have a blistering good time while you’re at it!

Wrench’s Fun Fact: Benefits of Racing Games

Did you know that all the exciting practices you had on the racing circuit actually preps you for the real world? Find out how your Eat My Dust gaming experience can help you develop psychologically and physically, while having tons of fun at the same time!

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Research has shown that players of racing games experience a thrill and fulfillment that they cannot experience in real life. The excitement helps you relieve stress and it keeps you in a happy mood. The joy of winning in a competition gets your heart rate up, which affects your brain activity positively.

Racing games are also a great way to get you prepped for your driving lessons in real life. Although we should never mix up reality with the make-believe world in Eat My Dust, car games makes you a more attentive and cautious person when you are behind the wheel.

Finally, car games can also improve your hand-eye coordination. Since games like Eat My Dust requires you to maneuver with precision and make judgments within a split second, you need utmost concentration and determination to win and excel in the game.

See for yourself the positive influence of car racing games by logging into Eat My Dust today, and experience the exhilarating competition first-hand!

Famous Race Track Series #2: Nürburgring

For our last Famous Racetrack Series, we talked about the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which hosted specialized Indy 500 cars. This month, let us learn a little bit more about a track, located in one of the countries that produced some of the most worldly renowned and superbly engineered cars – Germany.  Located 120 kilometer northwest of Frankfurt, Germany, the Nürburgring is nicknamed as “The Green Hell”, being one of the most demanding and difficult purpose-built racing circuits in the world. With a total distance of more than 17 miles and 170 corners, winning a race here will put your name among the greatest drivers in the world.

Photo by MRC Imagery

Photo by MRC Imagery

More commonly dubbed as “The Ring”, this track was built in 1927 as a government project, but it transitioned into an adventurous destination for professional and aspiring drivers alike.

The racetrack has undergone extensive renovation over the years, but it remains as one of the most legendary places for motorsports, housing grand prix winners and champions from around the world.