If there’s anything that can put you in a better mood going into the ever-dreaded Monday, it’s the chance to set this photo as your desktop wallpaper. Honestly, aren’t you Jalopnik readers just so talented?
This weekend’s wallpaper comes from a photographer who goes by W. Mitty, and features a McLaren 675LT Spider hanging out on some salt flats. W. Mitty’s friend sent along the photo to us via email, along with advice too good to keep from you all:
The salt flats are an amazing, otherworldly place and while lots of folks drive fast there, it is a truly horrible place to drive a car that you care about. The salt is sticky muck that collects in every crack and crevice as you drive. Imagine a salty slurry the consistency of a milkshake that flings off your tires and somehow defies physics to get on and in places that it shouldn’t be able to get into. You can wash your car a dozen times and you will still find salt hidden in random places. On occasion, I have driven cars made of steel on the flats and as I drove back to town, I swear I could hear the metal starting to corrode from the chassis and body panels. I guess I say all that to say that we didn’t attempt any top speed runs on the salt. The car did do a timed 198mph at the Sun Valley Road Rally a few weeks ago and “still had a little left to give.” (Isn’t that what they always say?)
He definitely said it all. Here’s hoping your week is as wonderful as a McLaren 675LT Spider on the salt flats, and we’ll even drop another photo from W. Mitty below so that you can have your choice of wallpaper.
If you have any photos that you’d like to see featured as our weekend wallpaper, please don’t hesitate to send them to the email address below.
Weekend Wallpapers are usually featured on Sundays, (but not always!). Got one you’d like us to run? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Weekend Wallpaper.” Just make sure you have the rights to use it.