May 1999 Archives

Mustang vs Camaro
Monday, May 10, 1999
Road and Track Online compares the Mustang Cobra to the Camaro SS.

Charlotte Arlt is Miss Hawaiian Tropic Int'l 1999
Monday, May 10, 1999
Charlotte Arlt won the 1999 Miss Hawaiian Tropic International pagent in Las Vegas.

Two test drive reports
Tuesday, May 11, 1999
We've got a pair of test drive reports. Both vehicles sport a mid-mounted 6-cylinder, advanced control, and a high price tag. Only one of them has a standard 100 foot ladder. Road & Track test drives a hook-and-ladder firetruck while Car and Driver reports on the new Porsche 911 Carrera 4 with its advanced stability management system.

Miscellaneous Ford news
Monday, May 24, 1999
Here are a number of smaller items from They are pictures of the 2001 Thunderbird in red, a sketch of next year's NASCAR Taurus, and a rumor about the re-introduction of the Bronco.

Owen Hart killed in fall
Monday, May 24, 1999
World Wrestling Federation wrestler Owen Hart died on Sunday night after falling 50 feet onto a turnbuckle during the "Over-the-edge" pay-per-view event. Hart was being lowered on a cable when the fall occured. There are conflicting reports as to whether the cable broke or became disconnected. The WWF is investigating. A special tribute will air on tonight's WWF Raw on the USA network.

The Carnivore restaurant serves all kinds of meat
Tuesday, May 25, 1999
The Carnivore restaurant in Kenya serves all-you-can-eat giraffe, gazelle, zebra, ostrich, buffalo, and other meats, skewered on swords and cooked in a wooden barbeque pit. The restaurant seats 350, and is expanding to include a theme park.

Kimmel and Short exonerated by Senate
Tuesday, May 25, 1999
The US Senate voted 52 - 47 to exonerate Admiral Husband Kimmel and General Walter Short of charges filed after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.  A panel appointed by Franklin Roosevelt charged the two with deriliction of duty for failure to have their forces prepared for the attack.

Pebble Beach for sale?
Thursday, May 27, 1999
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the famous Pebble Beach gold course in Monterey, California is for sale. The current owners paid $841 million in 1990 and the course is expected to bring up to $1 billion this time.

Ventura on tour
Thursday, May 27, 1999
Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura is on a nationwide tour to promote his new book, "I Ain't Got Time to Bleed". The tour kicked off at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota last week. The tour has come under fire in Minnesota from commites and hippies who question the use of the state troopers who serve as his bodyguards.