Sunday Morning Links: Dakar Rally Photos

This is so cool…

The adventure began back in 1977, when Thierry Sabine got lost on his motorbike in the Libyan desert during the Abidjan-Nice Rally. Saved from the sands in extremis, he returned to France still in thrall to this landscape and promising himself he would share his fascination with as many people as possible. He proceeded to come up with a route starting in Europe, continuing to Algiers and crossing Agadez before eventually finishing at Dakar. The founder coined a motto for his inspiration: “A challenge for those who go. A dream for those who stay behind.” Courtesy of his great conviction and that modicum of madness peculiar to all great ideas, the plan quickly became a reality. Since then, the Paris-Dakar, a unique event sparked by the spirit of adventure, open to all riders and carrying a message of friendship between all men, has never failed to challenge, surprise and excite. Over the course of almost thirty years, it has generated innumerable sporting and human stories.

This year’s Rally is in South America, leading to spectacular photographs of the event.

2013 Dakar Rally

Now, on to the links…

ChrisWy: Arrest all the NY cops! Andy Cuomo “forgot” to exempt them from his gun ban!
WWTFT: Never Let a Crisis Go To Waste
TheCL: “This Home Is Proudly Gun Free”
The LC: Joe’s mind-blowing blunder
WixomWeb: Bill in Michigan Senate would try to block Obama’s gun measures
CH2.0: Useful Idiots, or Just Idiots

2013 Dakar Rally 1

SJ:  Destroying the False Racial Narrative and Creating True Equality
BdKS: David Gregory Gets To Skate, Ben Shapiro Makes Piers Morgan Irate
Bunker: Idiot’s guide to weapons for the uninformed
CoF: America In the Eyes of Others, America In Decline
TMGGB: I’m Curious…Are You? #Gun Use NOT In The National News
The Tree: Be This Guy

MOTORSPORT -  DAKAR 2013 - PART 1

Spellchek: Obama executive actions on gun control already a success as the first gun traffickers identified
FCBZ: CNN’s Anti-Second Amendment Radical Piers Morgan Fantasized Torturing & Shooting Burglars & Rivals
MTTM: Rants And Obsession
Gator: Funny, I would pay a lot to watch Maher say this to Governor Perry’s face
Jen: The Wolves are at the Door
Tom: Quote of the Decade

2013 Dakar Rally 5The TCN: Drastic Cuts in Defense by Obama Admin = Border Security Disaster
Teresa: Hypocrisy From Pro Gun Control Journalists
LaS: Demotivational Inauguration 2013
CP: The Law vs.The Lawless
PR: A Lesson In The Futility Of Sports Royalty
Zilla: 50 Year Old Cartoon Predicts The Future

2013 Dakar Rally - Day One

Comments
  • […] by Zilla: This post is linked at motorcitytimes.com. Thanks, […]

  • LD Jackson January 21, 2013 at 5:55 am

    Thanks for the link, Steve. Nice pictures, as always.

    • steve January 21, 2013 at 6:06 am

      Thanks and you are very welcome!

  • Jim at Asylum Watch January 21, 2013 at 11:46 am

    The rally from Lima to Santiago would croos some 14,000 foot peaks. That would be onne hell of ride!
    Thanks for the link, Steve.

    • steve January 21, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      That would be spectacular. Also, it looks like I’ll have to update ye-olde blogroll with your new site name.

  • ClassicFilm January 21, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    In the fourth photo, with the car sliding upside-down on the sand dune, do you know how the driver fared? Looks nail-biting…

    Thank you for the link, dear patriot.

    • steve January 21, 2013 at 5:30 pm

      I don’t know what happened to the guy sliding upside down. I’m sure the drive was shaken up a bit.

  • Mike G. January 21, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Thanks for the link. Another great rally is the Baja 1000. James Garner used to race in it.

  • KingShamus January 24, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d write: Look at all the undercarriage body armor going on in the last pic.

    Thanks for the link too, Steve. I appreciate it.

    • steve January 25, 2013 at 6:03 am

      Ha! That was a sentence that I never thought I’d read.