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If Money Can’t Buy Happiness, Why Does This $30,000 Slot Car Track Exist?

If Money Can’t Buy Happiness, Why Does This $30,000 Slot Car Track Exist?

I often wish I were obscenely, disgustingly, filthy rich solely for the sheer amount of dumb stuff I could buy that would bring me an infinite amount of infantile joy. And one of those things is the slot car version of Abu Dhabi’s Grand Prix circuit, replete with wonderful little…

Should The Porsche-Designed Type 64 Racer Be Considered Nazi Memorabilia?

Should The Porsche-Designed Type 64 Racer Be Considered Nazi Memorabilia?

Last week, there was a massive and pleasingly idiotic screwup by RM Sotheby’s during the auction of a very rare 1939 Volkswagen-based Type 64 race car designed by Ferdinand Porsche. This car was controversial long before the auction, both regarding its status as a Porsche and its dark origin story.