Racing

SweetPotato

Fri Nov 29 2013 16:13:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Robby Gordon flipped his Hummer. What do you even do in this situation?!

SweetPotato

Fri Nov 29 2013 16:14:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Man, you are on your OWN out there.

SweetPotato

Fri Nov 29 2013 16:17:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Brazil's Guilherme Spinelli, stuck in a flooded river during Stage 8 between Salta and Tucuman, Argentina, on January 12, 2013.

SweetPotato

Mon Nov 11 2013 21:59:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

John Deacon heading south through Mauritania. Ain't NOTHIN out there.

SweetPotato

Mon Nov 11 2013 22:03:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The interior of one of those big Dakar Rally trucks. I'd want all that gear too if I was driving across the Sahara.

SweetPotato

Mon Nov 11 2013 23:21:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

This video shows some of the difficulties the racers have to expect for the upcoming Dakar 2013 Rally. Video was hot during course scouting. We know from the past years with the loop races Argentina - Chile - Argentina and last years point-to-point race from Mar del Plata in Argentina to Lima in Peru how difficult some of the sections are, in particular in the Atacama Desert.

SweetPotato

Thu Oct 10 2013 20:50:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It CAN'T be easy to catch air in one of these...

SweetPotato

Thu Oct 10 2013 20:55:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Must get lonely biking across the Sahara. Hope this guy has his road trip playlist dialed in.

SweetPotato

Tue Jul 16 2013 16:56:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

This 1987 Lamborghini LM002 (chassis HLA12046) competed in the 1996 Granada-Dakar Rally, and is said to have gone through 24 shock absorbers before it had to retire due to lack of spare parts. There were two other LM002s entered into the event in previous years when it started in Paris, but one is said to be hidden in a collection and the other was returned to stock configuration according to this article on http://www.lambocars.com/off_road/lm002_paris_dakar.html. This truck is said to be the last Lamborghini entered into competition by the factory before the brand was sold to Audi. Find it here at Auto Drome in Paris, France http://www.autodrome.fr/Lamborghini_LM002_Dakar.htm for 160,000 Euro (today ~$209k USD). Courtesy of http://bringatrailer.com/2013/07/15/dakar-rally-finisher-1987-lamborghini-lm002/?utm_source=Daily+Email+7%2F16%2F13&utm_campaign=BaT+Daily+Email&utm_medium=email

SweetPotato

Fri Jun 07 2013 20:41:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Time to call AAA.

SweetPotato

Fri Jun 07 2013 20:08:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

This is the "course" of the Dakar.

SweetPotato

Fri Jun 07 2013 20:10:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

I can't even. I can't even.

SweetPotato

Fri Jun 07 2013 20:38:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

I hope he's got the windows rolled up.

SweetPotato

Fri Jun 07 2013 20:40:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

On your OWN out there.