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(Actually) Driven…

A flight of Isuzu commercials from the 1980s.  As our friends at Blogadilla (via which, this clip) observe, it’s the more amazing because it’s actual driving…

As we tap the accelerator, we might recall that it was on this date in 2008 that (then 26 year old)  Danica Patrick won the Indy Japan 300 at Twin Ring Montegi in Montegi, Japan, making her the first female winner in IndyCar racing history.  Indy Racing League Rookie of the Year in 2005, Patrick had debuted at the Indy 500 that year; she led for 19 laps– the first Indy 500 lead ever held by a woman.

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The Future of the Fourth Estate?…

…from our friends at Make…  Bay Area readers should note (lest they missed the newspaper ads) that today is the first day of Maker Faire– a mustn’t-miss event organized and hosted by those same good folks!

As we sharpen our craft, we might recall that it was on this date in 1911 that Ray Harroun won the inaugural Indianapolis 500; Harroun averaged 74.6 mph in the Marmon Wasp.

The Marmon Wasp in which Ray Haroun won the first Indy 500

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