Modern helmet construction hasn't changed significantly since the adoption of styrofoam impact absorption in the 1960s. But new materials and construction methods are improving safety, in some cases absorbing 30 percent more energy than their styrofoam equivalents. And you can buy helmets made from them today.
I knew it would be just a matter of time before some big maker of FWD cars wised up and realized what a great marketing opportunity skid plate racing is. What I didn't necessarily expect was the snowbarding tie-in, but whatever. Good enough!
You may have spent your entire winter holed up on a project car and forgotten that there's other stuff to do out there. But don't worry. Where skiing is concerned, sometimes it pays to lag. Deals and more pleasant weather conditions can sweeten your better-late-than-never experience. Here are some of the best places…
These photos of a Lotus Evora on an unidentified film set in the French Alps show the same skis and gold-on-copper paint job as the Lotus Esprit Turbo from For Your Eyes Only. UPDATE!