Monday 10 March 2003
Pix of the Day: Son of Speed & Salt Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Firstly please accept my apology for the quality of today's picture, taken under difficult lighting conditions, with the subject in a glass display case. The model sits in the foyer of the Kenneth N. Gardner Student Center in Dixie College, St. George, Utah, to commemorate the achievements of Ab Jenkins, who in his lifetime held more world speed records than any other person. The version of the real car's recent history on display beside the model might be a sanitized version in the light of another account. The 'Utah History To Go' web site has an article on Jenkins, and from the printed version of Barracuda Magazine, whose pin up girls would probably have met with the disapproval of a man who never raced on Sunday, their web site has an extract with two interesting pictures. The Duesenberg company only ever built three examples of the Mormon Meteor, and Classics.com has an item and a large picture of one of the other members of the trio in their section on the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, which strangely omits the car from the web site.
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)