Sunday, November 29, 2015

Cooper's Long March

Most wins by non-champion after F1 championship already decided

By winning Abu Dhabi today, Rosberg won three races after Hamilton clinched the 2015 championship. I did a bit of digging and found the following drivers winning races after failing to win the driver's championship.

2015: Rosberg 3
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: Hamilton 1, Webber 1
2010: 0
2009: Vettel 1
2008: 0
2007: 0
2006: 0
2005: Kimi 1
2004: Reubens 2, Montoya 1
2003: 0
2002: Reubens 3
2001: Montoya 1, Hakkinen 1
2000: 0

Total: Reubens 5, Rosberg 3, Montoya 2, Hamilton 1, Webber 1, Vettel 1, Kimi 1, Hakkinen 1

Popemobiles in Africa

 Isuzu in Kenya

 Mitsubishi in Uganda

Toyota in Central African Republic

New Bentley SUV review

How revolutionary! A Cayenne with a twin turbo Phaeton W12 engine. Plus nice leather. Coming to a fancy mall valet parking lot near you.

Now this is a real Bentley SUV.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Nauru, the richest country in the world (in 1976)

These photos are from a September 1976 NatGeo article about phosphate rich Nauru. Just look at all the money pissed away.

Venezuelan-built Mercedes

I'm going through old issues of National Geographic. This photo was in an August 1976 article about Venezuela's oil wealth. This Mercedes cost $32,000(!) and there was still a waiting list. It was built at the Barcelona plant, 150 miles east of Caracas.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

APEC leaders step out of Hongqis

The first 15 minutes of this video shows various leaders riding in Hongqis. Only Obama and Putin brought their own cars. Also cool to see six-door E-Class Mercedes and S-Class sedans with police light bars interspersed.


Blackjack being refueled on way back from Syria

The Syrian conflict should just be called the YouTube War.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Latin American mercenaries in Yemen

Holy. Fucking. Shit. This New York Times story is even crazier than Turkey shooting down a Russian jet. What's going on in North Africa and the Middle East is beyond tragic, but for the armchair geopolitics buff, the stories are mind blowing.

Ramon, is the Chilean media talking about this?