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Packed with three days of participant events, two world-class auctions, and more than 300 cars on display, the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance offered something for everyone. And this year it honored Sam Posey, whose legacy as a driver, racing commentator, artist, and architect is well deserved.
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|Hybrids, Hogwash and the Rotting Gums|
|Written by Cindy Lou Dale|
|Thursday, 22 May 2008 07:42|
What I read daily in newspapers leaves me bewildered and with a growing sense that the lunatics have taken over the asylum. The press evokes terror in all of us by imparting facts from ridiculous studies who claim Oats will kill you unless a Somali immigrant gets you first. Farmed trout will rot your mother’s eyes; genetically modified wheat will invade your garden and eat your children; and God help those that don’t maintain an effective oral hygiene program because they’ll have killer fungus growing out of their gums. But this is the lot of us journalists - to find something wrong with everything. To find discord where there is harmony; to sprinkle hay fever dust all over the perfect summer’s day.
But what gets my piddle in a froth right now is this global warming hogwash. And the fat little men who keep popping up on our TV screens telling us that we must stop driving cars and eating kiwi fruit out of season. They claim that man-made global warming is driving the weather nuts and that if we don’t radically change our ways, everyone on earth will be boiled by Monday; and our respective governments of course, take this opportunity to give everything a hefty price hike.But this also has the motor manufacturers spending billions developing cauliflower powered cars whilst half the world is starving. Right now I’m struggling with a review of one such vehicle. How on earth do you find something positive to say about a car that runs on saliva, has the aerodynamic properties of a wheelie bin and the overtaking power of a hairdryer?