Just look at this car. It looks like it belongs in the Jetsons or one of those ‘world of tomorrow’ articles in a 1950’s edition of Popular Mechanics. There is also something unmistakeably French about it.

In fact it is a Panhard CD from 1964 and it was designed to take on the Ferraris, Cobras and Fords at Le Mans. It was one of the most technically advanced cars ever built, employing aerodynamics that were years ahead of its time. Unfortunately it failed to finish the race. Panhard now makes military vehicles.

This was just one of the fabulous cars I saw at the Goodwood Festival of Speed the other week. It was the first time I had been but if you have even the slightest interest in racing cars I thoroughly recommend it.

I made a little video of some of the pictures I took. If you want to see more, check out the gallery.


Tonight is the final of So You Think You Can Dance, billed as the search for Britain’s favourite dancer.

The contestants aren’t bad I guess but for one of the most amazing dance routines ever filmed take a look at this clip from the finale of the 1943 musical Stormy Weather.

This film featured, among others, Cab Calloway, Fats Waller and Lena Horne, but just wait until 4:46 when Fayard and Harold Nicholas make their appearance.

Neither of the Nicholas brothers had any formal dance training but you can see from this clip why many considered them the greatest tap dancers of the time. Janet and Michael Jackson studied with them and Mikhail Baryshnikov called them the most amazing dancers he had ever seen in his life.

Fred Astaire said this “Jumpin’ Jive” dance number from Stormy Weather was the greatest movie musical sequence he had ever seen.

Looks like TalkTalk just declared email bankruptcy:

Dear customer,

Thank you for getting in touch with TalkTalk Customer Relations.

We have received an unprecedented amount of email enquiries and unfortunately are unable to respond to your email.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and look forward to returning to our normal level of service as soon as possible.

TalkTalk Customer Relations.

I’ve had companies completely ignore me in the past but I have never received a reply to an email saying they have received too many emails to reply…