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Monthly Archives: May, 2013

DAYTON-WRIGHT RB RACER

THE LAST of the James Gordon Bennett Cup air races, held in 1920, had an amazingly advanced entry, the Dayton-Wright RB Racer. By any measure, the RB should have won … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

AN ONYX FESTIVAL

WHAT A wonderful blend of old and new. Peugeot is bringing its Onyx hyper hybrid to the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed. My favorite car from 2012 Paris Show (www.wp.me/p2ETap-ho) … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

OPERA CHAOS, ACT II

A STAGE so ripe for chaos as grand opera certainly deserves more than a single mention (www.wp.me/p2ETap-11h). In fact, there are those who say, with complete accuracy, that onstage and … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

AN ULTIMATE ICE CREAM CAR

AN ICE CREAM car is a grand subject of daydreams. It’s not for mobility in the ordinary sense, commuting and the like. It might not even have the pedigree for … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · 7 Comments

MY INDY 500

ED CARPENTER, stepson of Tony George, has earned pole position for the 2013 Indianapolis 500. And, of course, Tony George is Indy Racing League founder, past president and CEO of … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

ILF AND PETROV’S DRIVE

THERE’S AN excellent argument against having one’s book collection in good order. Let serendipity reign. I was looking for one thing or another. I never found it, but came upon … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · 4 Comments

BETTER HIGH-BEAMS

TOYOTA ALREADY has improved high-beam lighting available on its European and Japanese models. I hope the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration honors this company’s recent petition to allow such systems in … Continue reading

May 18, 2013 · 2 Comments