German crooner Udo Jürgens once sang “Mit 66 Jahren da fängt das Leben an”, which translates to “Life starts at 66″. We think Heidi Hetzer would beg to differ. This lovely lady is not only a local Berliner hero but also quite the serious competitor when it comes to automotive racing and all this at the age of 75. She is now planning to follow in the tire tracks of Clärenore Stinnes, who was the first woman AND the first person to drive around the world…
When I approached Casio’s PR team for some information about their bestselling model, I got a curt email response saying: “Casio is not making any further comment on the F-91W watch at this point in time.” Is this a case of too much negative publicity? Is the fact that Osama Bin Laden himself wears an F-91W bad for the brand’s street cred? Yes and no. Arguably, it is a ringing endorsement of the product’s lethal reliability. Many brands would embrace that cult status.
In 2008, a Belgian couple traversed the Congo in a Toyota Land Cruiser, a drive few have attempted in decades. This is their story of adventure, corruption, and crumbling infrastructure in the world’s second poorest country. [Jalopnik]
The mug shots on this site were all taken in New Castle, Pennsylvania, between 1930 and 1959, and were rescued from the trash when the town’s police department threw them out. The information that has been used to reconstruct the stories behind the pictures comes mostly from old copies of the local paper, the New Castle News.