Gumball

The Verge says the real-life Batmobile Tumbler is racing in Gumball rally next week.
Uh, AWESOME?
Not to be confused with the American Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash.
And it reminds me of one of my favorite pieces of writing from Wired, The Pedal-to-the-Metal, Totally Illegal, Cross-Country Sprint for Glory:

“Ultimately, this drive is a math calculation,” Roy says. Maher looks blank. Roy points to a series of cells in the spreadsheet. Maher scans it, then turns the page, searching. “See,” Roy says, “that’s the average we’re looking to hit: 90.”
“I know this average,” Maher says quietly. He flips through more pages. “I’m looking for the extended stretches of big speed, the long stretches where we can really hit it and make time.”

Roy straightens. “Well, those don’t really exist,” he says. “You’ll see. It’s very rare to run over 100 for even a minute or two… “

“Oh yeah?” Maher says smiling. “Well, I’m about to change that.”

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