Just a quick note to let everyone know I’m back from L.A. I had a couple of very full, and busy days there and didn’t have the chance to post anything over the past few days, but I’ll get some updates posted shortly, but first I thought I’d tell you a bit about my trip, and why I was in Los Angeles.
I was fortunate enough to be invited to L.A. by Ford Motors to test drive the new 2008 Escape, their small SUV that also happens to come in hybrid model. For two days I had the chance to drive the Escape all over L.A. while being treated to backstage access to the show On The Lot a tour of CBS Studios, and an opportunity to meet Carrie Fisher (The Star Wars geek in me was very happy!), Penny Marshall, and Mark Burnett, who I asked when he was going to bring Eco-Challenge back. He got a chuckle out of the question, and told me that there was too much liability for him to consider re-launching the race. He also told me that it was his favorite project that he ever produced, even after nine years of production. Needless to say, it was a real pleasure to meet the man who put adventure racing on the map with his television coverage of one of the most legendary races ever.
I’ll post my thoughts on the Escape sometime in the next few days. But for now, We’ll get back to our regularly scheduled programming…
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