Welcome to the DAFTAs (Deserving Awards For Transport And Science).
In no particular order, this week they are:
Most irritating web contributor of the week; nickscheeleSo far nickscheele has made approximately 56, 987 contributions to our web forum, none of which have been very positive, most of which have been curiously irritating to read. The thing about nickscheele, though, is that quite often he’s right. Which is doubly irritating from our point of view. Keep up the good work, nickscheele, and remember; try to smile at least once every 24 hours.
Yarn of the week; petrol prices reaching record levelsThe AA has predicted that petrol prices will soon rise above the previous record of 119.7p per litre, due to the “increase in the wholesale cost of petrol.” Whatever that means. Surely it would be better, say, if we could agree to pay for our petrol on a half-sale basis, a bit like they do in the Middle East? Actually no, sorry, that’s not possible given the mess our economy is still in, is it? Perhaps instead our petrol could be quantitatively eased into our tanks at, say, £2 a gallon – just as it is in the USA.
Yawn of the week; the Bahrain GPNice rule change Mr & Mrs FIA, bang on target with those new fuel regs.
Horn of the week; the Audi R8 GT3No qualification required
PR announcement of the week; Lotus/Naomi Campbell to save the world (including Haiti)Just when you thought that everything was about to go pear shaped in the world, the extraordinary combination of Lotus and Naomi Campbell has lunged forwards and agreed to save us from ourselves. So everything’s fine now; you can all go home and sleep soundly, happy in the knowledge that Norfolk Naomi will be at our sides if and when the sh*t next hits the fan.
Car of the week; Peugeot RCZWho cares how it drives when it looks as good as this? At a stroke the RCZ makes the TT et al seem dull, predictable, and strangely un-French by comparison. And the best news of all is that it’s actually not that rubbish to drive. In fact, it’s really quite good. More of the same please, Peugeot.
So until this time next week…