…and the laws of physics do not apply
This week’s WordPress weekly photo challenge is ascend – need I say more? See commentary under and in-between photos. Action from the final leg of the World Rallycross Championship held at Killarney, Cape Town.
It must be inherited or in the blood. But the mere sight of horses galloping make many a person’s heartbeat ascend And if I look at the attendance figures I am not generalizing when I say mainly (but not only) men. These vehicles may have many big horses under their bonnets (don’t tell the SPCA and especially not the carbon police), but I suspect a bit of inbreeding as this Mustang keeps on chasing his tail. But the informed few tell me that they are actually bred this way – I’ll be damned. Other inbreeding techniques are figure eights and drifting those corners baby.
In a perfect world where you can fly without an engine, tires do not wear off. But unfortunately in the real world donuts are quite expensive and frowned upon outside a racing track. And as I am too mature to engage in such senseless activities (sigh), I am cursed by the petrol heads. The donuts I engage with (especially those dipped in caramel or chocolate) unfortunately do not wear my stomach off – to the contrary…
But we where here for racing and crashing (yes that too). And saw a lot of it. Unlike Formula 1, an amount of barging is allowed which leads to spectacular racing.
I took the photos 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. These cars accelerate from 0-100 in 1.9 seconds and the engines generate 600HP That is faster acceleration than a Formula 1 car. Read more about on theit website.
⇑This is the famous or infamous Ken Block’s car (google Ken Block to see his driving videos). He drives wild or like my dad said “soos ‘n wille wragtag”. As you can see he has certainly been barging and quite a few body panels were missing. He was second in the semi-final but was disqualified and couldn’t race in the final. Ironically his disqualification wasn’t based on driving – his car was too light!!!
My Afrikaans friends you can read my story about Christmas here.
This is my last offering for 2017 may all of you experience a blessed Christmas and an amazing 2018 with lots of creative ideas and writing.