Off road and down dale

‘Thierry de Montcorgé, a competitive driver in safari rallies such as Bandama or Nice-Abidjan, is at the origin of a crazy bet: race a Rolls Royce in the Paris Dakar safari rally. What was just an idea during a dinner with friends, became reality few months later with the help of Christian Dior as a main sponsor, using this Rolls to launch its new fragrance “Jules”, a name the Rolls was often dubbed with.’ The car was recently put up for sale. We also like Jacky Ickx’s Citroen CX rally (part of a flickr set of Dakar rally miniatures, which also shows the Rolls).

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Munich ’72 Summer Olympics, ‘an Illustrated London News Special Publication produced in conjunction with Young World Productions Ltd on behalf of the British Olympic Association.’ / “You could say it was the first failed government IT project.” / Second homes map of England and Wales / Hansel and Gretel dumpster-dived and got hepatitis / how to build a Cthulhu idol, a beautiful and complex piece of craft at Wily Builder / the end of Ceefax, a memoir / CLOG, an architecture magazine.

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