My calendar wall, July 2009

Ha! I beat Leisha!

At the 2008 24 Heures du Mans, car #2 (an Audi R10 TDI run by Champion Racing under the Audi Sport North America brand) passes a screen that displays real-time video from a camera placed in its unoccupied right seat. I’m not positive, but from the helmet colors (silver with red stripes and yellow highlights), I think the driver is living legend Tom Kristensen. This car went on to win the race, while their #1 car ranked sixth and Audi Sport Team Joest‘s #3 car finished fourth.

The lighting was difficult—despite the flash, you can see patches of light from the window shining onto the calendar, which is printed on very shiny cardboard.

My calendar wall, June 2009

Sorry, Leisha, I just couldn’t resist.

That’s the only wall calendar I have. The reason why the corner curves out from the wall is that there are three large computers just off to the right, with powerful fans blowing hot air towards the wall.

The photo is of an Audi R10 TDI Le Mans prototype—specifically, Audi Sport Team Joest‘s #3 car that finished fourth at the 2008 24 Heures du Mans (the #1 and #2 cars placed 6th and 1st respectively)—taken during a night-time pit stop. One driver is unbuckling to get out of the car as the other rushes to replace him; meanwhile, a mechanic is refueling the car.

More car porn here.

Weather &c

It’s been an interesting week. Quick replay of the last eight days:

Sunday

Off-road driving on a frozen field. Spent over an hour getting there because the directions I was given were out of date by about three years. Got to practice winter driving at unsafe speeds in borrowed RWD and FWD cars and my own AWD. Lot of fun, until something tore my left rear brake line. Got to ride home in tow truck. Continue reading “Weather &c” »