Autoweek: Carmen Jorda and Formula One’s money problem.
“Honestly, if Jorda were a man, most F1 fans would look at the Lotus deal with mild irritation. ‘Another guy with money is getting a gig he doesn’t deserve.’ But when it’s a good-looking woman who gets the job, people lose their minds.”
The Coolist: Aston Martin Vulcan is Built for Racing Daredevils Only.
“The Vulcan is powered by a 7.0-liter V12 engine that produces 800+ horsepower under the pedal.” I love the early versions of this body style; they’ve been tweaking it into ugliness over the past few years. I’ll want to see this in real photos before judgment.
Daily Mail.UK: American Benjamin Miller gored by bull at Carnaval del Toro in Spain yesterday.
“Benjamin Miller of Georgia underwent a three-hour operation to repair damage to his thighs, sphincter and back muscles after being tossed and gored by a bull.” Darwin Award winner for the weekend. I now have a new mental image of ‘head butt’.
BBC Sport: Lance Armstrong given $10m bill after losing lawsuit.
ArtDaily: The gloves from Ali-Liston II in 1965, ready for auction.
Guardian.UK: ‘Fifty miles out we could smell the pollution’ - sailing amid the ocean lit
Nerdist: Badass Danish YouTuber Destroys Every Hollywood Archery Myth.
SF New Mexican: Horse park’s new owners hope for equestrian revival.
I haven’t been out in a while, but some of the fields used to have the best green grass in Santa Fe.
Mashable/Report: Sports Illustrated lays off all staff photographers.
I imagine satff photographers have gotten as lean as they can, and yet they still can’t win against freelancers. When these transitions happen, I find consistent quality goes down.
Youtube: Arosa Classic Car 2012 - Mercedes Benz 300SL Flügeltür-Coupé.
Amazon, book — Lyn St. James: An Incredible Journey.
This book should be in every high school. Lyn didn’t start racing the Indy 500 until she was 45. Never say never, people. The whole book is an inspiration, for all women. I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with her at Santa Fe Concorso this year; she’s ‘good people’.
Vimeo: The Beast of Turin trailer.
The Silver Arrows Project.
This needs to be a film. Needs.
Design You Trust: Rabbit Showjumping at an Animal Fair in Stuttgart.
This is great. I think I need to visit. Flying Hasenpfeffer!
SF New Mexican: Officials - Hiker found north of Santa Fe ski basin died of hypothermia.
In late JULY, note. When we’re nearly at our hottest temps. I keep banging on about this, but you can so easily be hiking, have a thunderstorm crest those mountains, and experience a 60 degree temperature drop in minutes. I see so many people, too far from the trailheads, woefully unprepared. I do stop and advise (gently), when there’s an opportunity.
Italian Ways: Bianchi Café & Cycles - crossing the finish line in Milan.
Bianchi green; my sole favorite green. Wait- not true - just next to British Racing Green.
I always wanted a light boat to carry up to the mountains; most weigh a ton (30-40lbs). This one’s 10 pounds. But at a cost ... $1,900.00. Woof.
KOB-TV/New Mexico: OSU sues NMSU over pistol-packing mascot.
Given their long use, copyright law will probably favor OSU.
Colossal: Timelapse of the 2014 Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta.
Brilliant application of timelapse.
NY Times: South African Prosecutors Say They’ll Appeal Pistorius Conviction and Sentence.
I’m still not buying the burglar theory. I suspect the prosecution simply couldn’t construct, from available evidence, a convincing enough alternate scenario in the time they had. In a private two-person relationship, the trail is thin on the ground.
If I were a young lady, I would never ever date a prominent sports star. The odds are against you.
SciAm: The Surprising Problem of Too Much Talent.
DailyMail.UK: Footage emerges of Jules Bianchi’s Japanese Grand Prix crash.
Jeebus. Frankly, I’m surprised he’s alive. Looked like his head was getting lopped off. And then, the immediate deceleration. I’ll wager he’s got much more than just severe head injuries to deal with. Best wishes for his recovery.
Collectors Weekly: The Hippie Daredevils Who Were Just Crazy Enough to Invent Mountain Biking.
A needed article! This needs to be a book. With photos. You’ll recognize so many names, now plastered on frames around the world.
BarnFinds: 1952 Jensen Interceptor for $750.
In Albuquerque! Wishing for deep pockets and a fully-fitted-out ‘mancave’ ...