Anarchy of the Early Auto
I’ve come to a deep and abiding love and respect for early autos, not dissimilar from the love and respect you might feel for a child attempting to learn to walk. It is chaotic and insane and goes against every natural instinct, but miracle upon miracle, they might actually succeed.
Mercedes Blue Wonder of Wonders
Even if I had been familiar with these sparkling, decorated, lavish monsters of firefighting and construction, I still wouldn’t have been prepared for my first look at the Mercedes-Benz Blue Wonder.
History’s Slowest Winner
Much of the Duryea brothers’ early success can be attributed to a Thanksgiving morning in that first year 1895, when they proudly wore the title of another first – the first United States auto race where any of the entrants finished.
And finish they did.
NASCAR’s Imperfect Perfection
With his championship, Truex gave NASCAR a few gifts: A popular young champion with a backstory full of unfailing determination in the face of professional and personal challenges, and a deserving champion who would have been the titleist even under the old, pre-“playoff” points system.
Faster Than the Speed of Tesla
The speed of light is 186,000 miles per second. The speed of a Boeing 747 is 614 miles per hour. The speed of the new Tesla Roadster is 0-60 in 1.9 seconds at over 250 miles per hour, making it officially the fastest street legal car to accelerate to sixty miles per hour and putting the top speed in a category with the Hennessey Venom GT, Bugatti Chiron and Koenigsegg CCR.