Ahead of the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix, Oracle Red Bull Racing drivers Max Verstappen and Checo Perez challenged Scuderia Alpha Tauri teammates Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo to some desert racing in hovercrafts. While their fan-powered vehicles only make 26.5 horsepower, they look like the most fun you can have under 30 mph.
More than 70,000 bohemians, hippies, punks, and outsiders descended on Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for Burning Man 2022. Filmmaker Jesse Chandler forgot he had applied for a permit to fly a drone at the festival, but we’re glad he got a reminder, or we wouldn’t get to enjoy his amazing aerial time-lapse footage.
Beatboxer Tom Thum takes us on an exotic trip to a Middle Eastern desert oasis with this transportive 1-minute performance. We’re also thinking it would be a great tune for a snake charmer. Tom said he was having trouble making his whistle sound, but he still impressed the hell out of us.
Not long ago, Bob “Rocketman” Maddox fired up his Beast Jet Kart – but he only pushed its accelerator pedal down about halfway. This time, he went full throttle, driving the obnoxiously loud go-kart through the desert at about 60 mph. We’re impressed he didn’t drop his selfie stick.
What do you do when you need to transport a school bus across a dry lake bed? You tow it with a bigger bus, naturally. That’s what the guys from DieselSellerz did with their red-white-and-blue “Freedom Bus” which dwarfed the little yellow school bus bringing up the rear.
This fantastic-looking set of keycaps is inspired by the warm colors of desert landscapes. WIANXP makes the keys with durable and saturated PBT dye sublimation in shades of orange, brown, yellow, and tan. Available in 108-key and 130-key sets, and compatible with Cherry MX switches and their clones.
Aiming for an April 2021 opening, Bubble Hotels will offer guests unspoiled views of the California desert. Rooms will have a private sleep unit, a deck, hot tub, lounge area, and a bathroom with an outdoor shower. The bubble-shaped bedroom has heat and AC and a Queen-sized bed. Just 15 min. from Joshua Tree National Park.
Got half a mil burning a hole in your pocket? You could be the new owner of this California desert home by architect Fritz Haeg. This 1 br 1 ba home features a unique blend of natural materials and modernist style, and sits on 45 acres. Contact agent Paul Karr for more info.