MERCEDES-BENZ 350 SL CONVERTIBLE
JUNE 29, 2010
It’s not every day one gets a chance to ride in an almost 40-year-old Mercedes 350 SL Convertible,
so when my friend Martijn suggested that we take his car to drive to an off-site lunch, he did not have to work very hard to persuade me. We had chicken at a shrimp place in Valbonne (hey, why not?), and on the way back, I whipped out my iPhone and filmed part of our ride back to work. The result is presented here, reduced in size and frame rate and heavily compressed to make it easier to stream. The soundtrack, appropriately enough, is Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries.