Feb11

Significant Mileston...

Last week a car was inducted into the Library of Congress, alongside the site of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Statue of Liberty. The important point here is that cars are being recognized as part of what it is to be American. Implicit in this is that the use of cars – driving them on...

Flawed Icons of Amer...

Years ago living in Rome in a shared house, we had horrible problems getting the heating to work in the winter. The boiler was locked away in the basement; to get the pilot light lit and the heating working, it was necessary to book an appointment with the gas board. It was only possible to...

Sounds of Heaven ...

My suggestion is watch full screen with full volume for at least thirty minutes to achieve the proper immersive effect. For years small boys and grown men have felt the Corvettes offer a key part of the Le Mans spectacle – yes the glowing brake rotors, yes the flames out of the exhaust,...

Single Minded Focus ...

By coming out of retirement, as he did a few years ago, Michael Schumacher could only stand to lessen his reputation. Were he dominant again, people would have no different an impression of him than from before; were he to stumble and not win endlessly to the point of monotony his reputation...

Senna – the Mo...

As the seventeenth anniversary of Senna’s death passes ( May 1 ) it seems the great man’s life has been immortalized by a film, released in Europe and the US during the summer. I think the first thing to say is that all the reviews are saying that the film itself is good, enjoyable for...