AMERICANS AREN’T lazy behind the wheel. Actually, we’re quite industrious. We text, we eat, we read, we yak on the phone and put on makeup, but let’s leave me out of it. That is why autonomy—the emerging science of self-piloting automobiles—will be good for everybody: good for these heedless overachievers and good for those who might be in their way. Most experts think we are about five years away from commercially available,...
IN MY OPINION, 99% of motorsports competition is a pointless, brainless waste of time and gasoline. Drag racing is for morons and children, with a lot of Venn overlap between. Formula One is so numbing you could pierce my ears during the simulcast and I’d never know. Le Mans is the 1%. The 24 Hours of Le Mans (this year, June 17-18) is the world’s oldest endurance road-racing event, first staged in 1923 by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) in the Sarthe department of central France.
ANOTHER 200-MPH sports car doesn’t rank very high in the needs of a troubled world. And reasonable minds might ask, To what end? After all, there are only a handful of places in the world where any automobile, in the best of circumstances, can touch those speeds. Let me take you to one:Nevada State Highway 447, between Nixon and Gerlach. Imagine John Ford landscapes and Bob Wills on the radio.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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