2008-05-02

Autocross in Palestine

Catching up on a back issue of the Economist, I stumbled onto an article called "On a wheel and a prayer" that deals with autocross in Palestine. The online article does not have the photograph that first drew my attention to the story, but in the print edition you can see what I believe to be a mid-eighties BMW M5, in bright red, doing a 180. The writer does not call it "autocross" in the article, but rather "a time trial around an obstacle course made of traffic cones in one of the few places with a big enough expanse of flat concrete: a vast hangar that normally houses a traders' market and is empty only on Fridays[...]." Sounds pretty much like autocross to me!