I keep hearing from those who had to travel for essential purposes. Flights are up to half capacity, now that no one can sit in the middle seat of each row. Masks are being worn – except for a few instances caught on social media. Hotels are mostly open. Rental car agencies are still providing vehicles to the few travelers out there.
In a classical sense, I view a flagship as their largest, most expensive, and opulent of the marque. Usually, that means a four-door sedan that is often called a limousine in other parts of the world. Examples of these cars are quite well-known, such as the Rolls-Royce Phantom, Bentley Mulsanne, Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, Maserati Quattroporte, and, even, the Lexus LS.
There are occasions when the degree comes in handy. I no longer can feign ignorance to someone posting about a musical performance at a venue that would not be on anyone's radar. Nor would I pass up on a good exhibit at a museum. Perhaps running into an old classmate who has established a career in said institution. Admittedly, I know many artists working in various genres and media. They provide further context in this work as well as the support of each other in our various forms of art.
The subject of track days came about during a discussion on advanced driver education programs. There has been a push to create driver education programs for teenagers by teaching them advanced, but necessary skills. Car control is a huge piece of the puzzle, as teenagers need to understand how their vehicle can react when presented with a dangerous situation. It used to be called "defensive driving," but teaching these skills on controlled environments raises this concept to new levels.
It is an observation I had over the past nine or so years that may seem insulting to my food enthusiast friends and acquaintances. The idea of food as iconic and luxurious, such as fine wine, spirits and even automobiles, just seems baffling from a distance. The notion of celebrity chefs serving up iconic plates for every other budding or established kitchen team to recreate has been a sport unseen even in American culinary history.
One question I could ask is "why?" It is plainly obvious what that answer would be. Because you watched enough of Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker to understand why the A80 Supra became an icon. A few of you own one right now, perhaps for the reason that you saw it on screen and thought "I want that."