No, not Sarah Palin, who is not piggy in any way, just mendacious, unqualified and a national embarrassment. I mean this car, spotted at Government Center in Boston recently, which looks like $20,000 worth of modifications to a $10,000 car:
It's an iPhone shot, so the resolution isn't up to par, but the biggest tom in this 30+ turkey flock decided to spend a few minutes head-butting my Bimmer. I fired a few rocks at him from a different angle, but he wasn't too impressed. I like the wildlife down Cape. It's the unprovoked attacks I don't need.
Let's get one thing out of the way: it's incredible that Robert Kubica survived the 2007 Canadian Grand Prix. His accident, about halfway through the race, took the wind out of the crowds' sails - at least out of the sails of the sober, which included me. I wish F1 had announced something; the uncertainty was the worst. I hope he's back soon. Now to the actual race.
It was clear, from Lap 1 -when Alonso went off course in a desperate bid for first- that Lewis Hamilton was going to win. His speed through Turn One (Senna Corner), where I sat, was noticeably and significantly faster than anyone else's. He had the car and the course mastered, and his driving was amazing. Simply amazing. Having seen him race, I say he's the next world champion. I doubt anyone can catch him.
At left is Lap One, Turn One. Click for larger, as always. That's Alonso going off, overdriving the corner as he would three or four times in the race. Hamilton is the lead car (from pole) of the pack properly on course.
At right is Alonso's second or third agricultural excursion. He simply couldn't drive that turn as fast as Hamilton. He may have psyched himself out, or pushed too hard trying to catch his team's number two. It must be tough to be reigning world champ and have your own teammate showing you up. So far in 2007, Hamilton's a better driver.
Let's see what happens at Indy. I predict Hamilton wins. He's had a taste, and he's that good.
The McLarens rounding the first turn on a gorgeous Saturday at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in practice for the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. Later in the day, they qualified in spots one and two for the race. In this photo, Alonso is ahead, but that's not how the qualification turned out. Race day tomorrow, with perfect weather forecast. Hamilton's on the pole.
Spotted somewhere in Massachusetts, this Audi A6 with seriously vanity license plates. That's one way to make a political statement. Click for larger to see what I mean. Location looks like somewhere around Plymouth on Route 3. My wife took the photo for me. How cool is that?
Chris Clarke nicely pointed out that I screwed up the photo. Try this one:View this photo
Well, I'm back from vacation, having missed all the Big Dig fun and Juan Pablo's jumping from F1. On my last day on the Cape, I saw the best vehicle of the vacation. The Sailing Vessel Lady Lauren (cheesy homepage; gorgeous boat), docked at MacMillan Wharf on what I assume was a charter to P-Town. Not a bad way to spend 17 million if you've got the scratch. I'll try to get back to posting this week. I'll surely have to opine on Montoya's desire to drive in the Chicken-Fried Steak 500.
More boat shots after the jump. Click for larger, as always.