Thursday, November 22, 2007

The scenic route isn't all it's cracked up to be

The other day I was reading a story that a man wrote about his father and his desire to always take the "scenic route" instead of using the path taken by most everyone else. It was a well written article and it reminded me very much of my father and so many times where I had also chosen the less traveled path. But as this video shows the scenic route isn't always the best way to go.

On the second day of this years La Carrea, car number 107, a beautiful 1954 Mercury driven by Don Heeringa and Ken Harper did what is known in the road racing world as "The Agricultural by-pass" as they skidding off the road then over 30 feet over a sheer cliff down into a river bed. They good news is the drivers were not hurt except for their pride and the bad news is the car will never race again. It may seem a little slow at first but be sure and watch the entire video to see how they managed to get by onto dry ground again.

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