A Wraithful Thanksgiving

Welcome back, race fans. I missed you. For my American readers, I hope you had a good Thanksgiving.

Not surprisingly, my Thanksgiving prominently featured cars. My nephews (ages 14 and 11) and I spent our downtime watching Top Gear reruns and playing Project Gotham 4, a racing video game. I am not overly adept at these newfangled video game controllers, so I spent most of PG4 running into walls backwards (although I did manage one win!). Give this girl a steering wheel.

We also went go-kart racing, where I would have beaten my dad but for the interference of a kid who wouldn’t get out of my way. No, it was not a kid to whom I was related. That would have been an easy decision. Instead, I had to draft behind the damn kid, and Dad got away. Next time, Covey 540…

As one might expect, Rolls Royce made an appearance. In a luxury car take on Pinocchio, the Spirit of Ecstasy, the Rolls’ venerable hood ornament, came to life as a real boy! Behold the evidence:

Spirit of Ecstasy

And compare to my recent acquaintance, the Rolls Royce Wraith:


Uncanny, I tell you! The Next Generation as exotic British hood ornament – who knew?