The case of Roy’s Motel & Cafe

After a long day of driving west on Route 66, the sparking sign of Roy’s Motel & Cafe against the setting sun was too irresistible to ignore. So, he pulled over and rented a room. The next morning, all that was left was his Mustang GT idling in the parking lot. The driver was never found. A true story.

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Joining “The Circus” at the F1 United States Grand Prix

IMG_6145I had an opportunity to spend this very rain-soaked past week behind the scenes at the F1 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas where I found myself quite impressed – and picking up more than a few tips – at the ability of the organizing body and venue to coordinate the set-up and execution of this international mega-event.

The USGP was attended by over 150,000 sometimes mud-soaked spectators and viewed by an early estimated worldwide media audience of approximately 3 million people. Even before the checkered flag flew, the F1 organizers began disassembling the entire “circus” for the 1200 kilometer flight to Mexico City for next weekend’s championship-deciding #F1 race.

As my iPhone snapshot shows, within an hour, the Circuit of the Americas paddock was transformed from a race track to a massive logistics staging area.