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LAS VEGAS PART 2

More of the same.

If you notice the car on the top row. That is a real Ford GT 40 Mark 4. In fact from what I understand that is the same car that Ken Miles drove in 1965 when he and the other two drivers came in 1, 2, 3 at Le Mans (pronounced: Le Mons). It is a French name.

If you want to see any of these photos in a more detail way then please click on the image.

You may ask why take photos of wheels and brakes? Well, you are not a car aficionado. However the reason is look at the size of the rotor (brake) in relationship to the wheel. It is almost as big as the wheel. Those are some serious brakes. To a car person it is like: WOW!

If you saw the movie: Ford vs. Ferrari you would have noted that the Carroll Shelby race car plant was in Southern California back in the 1960's. They have subsequently moved to Las Vegas. I am sure the taxes are a lot cheaper. Anyway, the above photos are of cars that were use by the Ford/Shelby racing team starting back in the 1960. However, the one photo of what appears to be a automotive repair garage is actually their manufacturing plant located right there by the museum. You can watch the work through a large picture glass window. That is where all those high powered Mustangs are made. Yes, the same ones that terrorize old ladies driving down the street with their left blinker on. They are usually the 800hp variety. Most are street legal.

There is a lot to do in Las Vegas. The Mandalay has the Shark Reef, and I can only tell you they have more fish and more species of fish than the Corpus Christi Aquarium. They have fish from all over the world. Some I have never seen before. Yet here they are 500 miles inland. It only takes money.

The first photo is of jelly fish. I consider them to be like ballet dancers. They are very graceful and flit around all day long doing their dance. The second photo is of a Galapagos shark, which I have never seen before. They are not known in the Gulf of Mexico, at least off the coast of Texas.

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