This week-end I attended the final of the FIA World Rallycross Championship held at Killarney race track in Cape Town. As my friend is interested in the automotive industry, he appreciates the subtleties of torque, RPM, turbo overflow and horsepower (despite the obvious absence of horses), much better than I do. But it appears that racing is popular with a broad spectrum of people. Behind me Schalk Burger Sr, wine farmer and Springbok rugby player of yesteryear was sitting and just behind him Hennie Bosman, a South African Karate guru. After repeated requests I capitulated and gave them my autograph…
Back to the racing – I can tell you that the RX class cars accelerate from 0 to 100km in 1.9 seconds and that is impressive in anybody’s book. They actually accelerates faster than Formula 1 cars. Now at this point some of you may be thinking how you can diplomatically inform me that I am displaying photos of aeroplanes and not cars with horses… Now to prevent such an unfortunate occurrence: I am aware of this. The aerobatic display team of the South African Air Force, the Silver Falcons gave an air show. I was fortunate to speak to the leader of the team Major Mark Gentles . I learned that this is not the team members full time job – a temporary activity – as all of them are instructors or pilots in the Air Force.
I am including this photo to verify that I was actually at a race. Sometimes I am a bit cynical when it comes to advertising. But here I was disproved – Red Bull does give you wings! I am unsure if these racers are actually qualified to fly, be it temporary or not.
In response to WordPress Weekly Photo challenge: temporary
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Cor. 4:18