Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Grand Prix de la Lune
I've had this Moon Race idea kicking around in my head for a while as a sort of sci fi story/ saga. The idea is a lap around the moon (6784 miles, 10917 km). It takes place in the year 3030 when maybe there is a paved road around the circumference of the moon or maybe this is a Dakar style event. The race distance is conveniently twice the distance record at the 24 hours of Le Mans (3360 miles, 5410 km) making this event doable in 48 hours (this is all kind of a ridiculous but its fun to ponder). The rockets in the background are actually enormous windows on the facade of the Hilton on the Moon which serves as the start finish line.