The woman, her newborn and her teenager all needed emergency medical attention. The only way to get them to a doctor was by charter plane, but it couldn't take off because the runway was dark in the dead of night.
As you may have learned from checking our weekly Motorsports Roundup yesterday, this weekend marked the first two days of the 2013 Dakar Rally, the famously intense off-road race that doesn't go to Dakar anymore but is still pretty badass.
The 2012 Dakar kicked off to a dramatic start Sunday as Argentina's coastal dunes overtaxed several trucks and even a quad, resulting in multiple fires. The rally is now on its third of 14 stages, covering over 3,000 miles off road in Argentina, Chile and this year, for the first time, Peru.
In April 1947, two wild and crazy Czechs set off from Prague in a Tatra 87 and drove 40,000 miles across Africa and South America. Přes Kordillery (“Across the Cordilleras”) is their book about the middle part of the trip: from Buenos Aires to Lima, across the world’s then-highest road. It is, as one would expect, the…