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Friday, March 21, 2008

DRIVER BORED

Fairfax motoring writer Joshua Dowling drives from LA to NYC - yawning all the way:

I also haven’t counted on the sheer boredom and monotony of the landscape. To say there is nothing in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio and the rest of the 14 states on the route would be an overstatement.

Things didn’t improve in New York:

Times Square, Saturday morning. The traffic is chaotic. I never thought I’d say this but I prefer the boredom of the Interstate.

It helps, if you’re a reporter, not to be a whiny mope. By the way, Dowling flew 12,000 kilometres to the US to drive a V8 Holden Commodore 5000 kilometres from coast to coast - at a time when his Sydney paper is pushing Earth Hour. You’d get mighty odds on Josh winning an Earth Hour t-shirt:

Tell us in 25 words or less what you’re doing for Earth Hour or what steps you’re taking to reduce your own carbon footprint.

UPDATE. UK Telegraph readers select the 100 most beautiful cars of all time. From the list, three favourites:

• The Toyota 2000 GT:
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• The Citroën SM:
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• And the Ferrari 250 GT SWB:
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Oddly, Ford Australia’s svelte and feline Falcon GTHO didn’t win any votes:
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Not even in modified “low profile” form:
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(Order the Falcon shots and others here)

UPDATE III. Head over to Iowahawk immediately and donate cash, because the crazy bastard is determined to buy this. He’s serious, and if he doesn’t get his way, who knows what he may build by way of compensation.

Posted by Tim B. on 03/21/2008 at 09:59 AM
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