First of all, holy fucking shit, man:
- Lotus’s radical £650k F1 track special (Autocar)
Wanna buy a Lotus? I think I have my mid-life crisis planned out.
How do you get more spectacular than a customer sorta-F1 car with a built-in support team? Well, you put Ayrton Senna and Nelson Piquet into real F1 cars and send ’em around the Hungaroring, circa 1986:
(Hat tip: F1 Fanatic)
And finally, now that we’re all emotionally drained from the sheer throbbing awesome above, here’s Nick Rowe on the economics of working on one’s own car:
- Econ and the art of automobile maintenance (Worthwhile Canadian Initiative)
He lists several good reasons to work on one’s own vehicle rather than bring it to a mechanic (as comparative advantage would dictate for econ profs), then asks:
5. What else have I missed?
Two things come to mind:
But that’s just me being glib. (I hasten to add that these responses are directed towards Dr. Rowe’s imaginary interlocutor, not at Dr. Rowe himself. Anyone who fixes up an MX6 for fun is okay in my book.)