" Sometimes we just want to run a picture because it's so damn cool. It goes without saying that the Jaguar XKSS, one of only 18 stripped down, road going examples of Le Mans-dominating D-Type, is cool. And of course, McQueen is "
If you no longer go for a gap that exists….
The cult of Eye-Ear-Ton (correct pronunciation) Senna is a worthy one. Not only could even the uninitiated see his incredible driving talent just by watching a single GP performance, but the way he carried himself and the sensitivity he demonstrated in developing the sublime Honda NSX is a perfect validation of top-level Motorsport’s apparently decadent and anachronistic existence. He might have been brutal at times. But genius is seldom perfect.
Senna is a hero. And every now and then we need a hero.
While it’s easy to be cynical and write off hero worship of both the deceased individual and discontinued car, there’s something about Senna’s style that endures.
Like the cult of Steve Mcqueen that litters aesthetically oriented auto blogs all over the WWW, nestling at the heart of the bull***t is a truth: these men represented a kind of untrammelled will-to-live that was fundamentally tied into the art of driving. There are a lot of people out there who can identify with that. And, we wager, many of our readers are among them.
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