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Monthly Archives: June, 2016

FOX DOES HEIDI

SO THERE I WAS this past weekend, enjoying Mobil 1 Radio Le Mans. Initially, I used the Internet to listen to these engaging and knowledgeable Brits reporting from the circuit’s … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · 7 Comments

ACO BoP

THIS TITLE stands for Auto Club de l’Ouest Balance of Performance. The ACO is the sanctioning organization of the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race, taking place as I write this. … Continue reading

June 19, 2016 · 5 Comments

SARTHE DRAMA—1952 LE MANS

THIS ITEM goes live at 6:05 a.m., Saturday, June 18, 2016, Pacific Time Zone. And, at that time, the 84th running of the 24 Heures du Mans has been under … Continue reading

June 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

A LATTER-DAY STARLIGHT EXPRESS

BACK IN the 1980s and 1990s, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express captivated the London stage for 7408 performances, had Broadway and Las Vegas productions, another in Germany (that’s still playing) … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

PORSCHE AERODYNAMICS

WHAT WITH the Le Mans 24-hour race coming up this weekend, June 18 – 19, it’s not inappropriate to celebrate automotive aerodynamics as practiced by the good folks of Zuffenhausen. … Continue reading

June 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

SET AND REST A SPELL

FLYING CREATURES conserve energy by occasionally perching. And, as reported in Science, published weekly by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, engineers are applying nature’s techniques to make … Continue reading

June 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

CAR CURTAILING AROUND THE WORLD

LET’S ASSUME for a moment that the U.S. Declaration of Independence’s “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” has personal mobility as one of these pursuits. If so, and if … Continue reading

June 13, 2016 · 2 Comments