Got a call from my Good Buddy Greg Prior yesterday afternoon. He had some interesting news to share, and it’s pretty danged exciting. Seems he’s off to
History of the DC
The terrain varies from the bare rock mountains of the north and east to the spectacular sand desert that runs south into
The event was conceived by Mohammed Ben Sulayem, whose motorsport career goes back to the early '80's. Mohammed who has a record 14 FIA titles to his name, is the driving force behind the event is uniquely qualified in his role having very considerable experience as a competitor and an organiser together with unparalleled knowledge of the desert, local customs and protocol.
The event now spans six days, starting with the Prologue, a spectator "show" stage in
The event begins with a ceremonial Start in
Although deep in the desert, communications are maintained for the Media thanks to the generous support and expertise of Inmarsat, whose support of the WRC is well known.
“DC” stands for Desert Challenge…and Greg, a powertrain engineer with GM Racing in
I made him promise to take a lot of pictures while he’s in
Some people have rather fascinating jobs, eh? Oh…to be a fly on Greg’s wall!
FYI…I previously wrote about Greg and his involvement with the powerplant of the Cadillac STS-V here. There are links to a short video featuring Greg and a technical article on the STS-V’s supercharged 469 hp motor. If you’re interested, of course. I know there are at least a couple of gearheads that read EIP…and this should be right up your alley!