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A race car, a plane, and a beach – one balanced breakfast

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Here’s something a little different for your Sunny Side Up morning feature.

I know, I’ve been posting a great deal of material from the Australian V8 Supercars series. I promise, though, this isn’t a V8 blog (well, it might be, but not an Australian V8 blog anyway). The more I see these cars, the more I want to go see them race live. I might have to start saving my pennies to go see them race in Austin next year.

Anyway, here’s a video of Jamie Whincup in the #1 Red Bull Racing Holden VF Commodore racing on the Gold Coast of Australia with one of the pilots from Red Baron Australia. Red Baron is a company that provides rides in stunt planes for consumers. I don’t know how comfortable I would be with that, though. Put me behind the wheel of the race car (or, you know, I’ll settle for the passenger seat too, I suppose).

Cross-promotional events like this, even for PR, are nothing new for racing. You might remember a few years ago when Juan Pablo Montoya and Jeff Gordon switched race cars for a day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There have been countless others. Which have you enjoyed?

Ray Saez, Jr.

Ray is a lifelong auto enthusiast. His father worked on the dealership side of the industry for many years, and his passion for fast, fun, and unique cars has been passed on. Particularly fond of American cars and trucks, Ray is an avid General Motors fan. When not writing, he can be found with his dogs, or at a local car show.

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