Friday, January 31, 2020

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Gurney Eagle F1

The Gurney Eagle is the most successful American built F1 car ever. Dan Gurney, with help from Carroll Shelby, designed and raced his own car. It has a Westlake V12 engine producing over 400 hp. But the motor had a problem with oil pooling in the sump, reducing its power output and reliability. The chassis was made of exotic metals, and the body was made of magnesium. Dan Gurney said it was like racing a Ronson cigarette lighter. He was aware of the 84 people killed by a magnesium body car that crashed and burned at Le Mans in 1955.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Ferrari 315 S

This is the last car to win the Mille Miglia race in Italy when it was held on open public roads. Sadly another Ferrari blew a tire at 160 miles per hour killing driver Alfonso de Portago and navigator Edmund Nelson along with nine spectators. The tragedy ended open road racing in Italy. This car was built by Ferrari to compete with the more powerful, but less reliable, Maserati. 

Monday, January 27, 2020

Ford GT40

This is Ford GT40 chassis 1075 that won the Le Mans race in 1968 with Pedro Rodrigues and Lucien Bianchi driving and again in 1969 with Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver. Ford raced the GT40 to wins in 1966 and 1967, and then sold the racing operation to John Wyer who further developed this Mk I small block GT40 to create one of the most famous race cars of all time seen here in original Gulf racing colors. 

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Lotus F1, 1978

This is the first modern F1 car that used ground effects to create a vacuum under the car to make it stick to the track in the corners. Lotus won the constructors championship and Mario Andretti won the driver's championship with this car in 1978. Mario Andretti is the most successful American F1 driver having won 12 races.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Monday, January 20, 2020

Owl Bar

The Owl Bar in San Antonio, NM servers the world's best green chili cheese burgers. They are a treat after watching the cranes and other migratory birds that spend the winter at the Basque del Apache, a larger reserve designed for their benefit with wet lands along the Rio Grande River.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Monday, January 13, 2020

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Friday, January 10, 2020

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Monday, January 6, 2020

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Friday, January 3, 2020

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Wednesday, January 1, 2020