African Wild Dogs

The endangered African wild dog live in packs of 20 or more, and were once found across the African continent, including desert and mountain Habitats, but have disappeared from most of their historic ranges due to loss of habitat and threats from humans.

African wild dogs are formidable hunters, preying on antelopes, but will supplement diets with birds and smaller animals. Livestock damage does occur, but is rare.

These pups were just five months old when photographed in September, 2019.

I’m as mad as hell. I’m not going to take it anymore.

Peter Finch plays Howard Beale in the film Network (1976). His foul-mouthed tirades feature a dark vision of America that seem dangerously relevant in 2020.

The film concludes with his murder on live television, followed by a newscaster proclaiming him “the first known instance of a man who was killed because he had lousy ratings.”

Finch won a posthumous Oscar for the role.

Jay’s Corvair Corsa Turbo

More than a decade before Porsche manufactured the $57K+ 930, a working-man’s version was built by Chevrolet for under $3 grand fully equipped.  

Jay’s fire-engine red (I’m sure there’s an official name for this color) 1965-’66 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Turbo pushes it’s 2,500-lb. curb weight around town by an air-cooled 164-C.I. flat-six turbo engine twisting out 180 horsepower. Fewer than 10,000 Corsas were built with a turbo over the two year run.

What a treat to see it and photograph it up-close during Larry Chen’s workshop at Jay Leno’s Garage last June.