10 to 1 odds he can outrun an F1 car...but only while shirtless.
He's ridden horses:
He's kissed children's stomachs:
He's fired guns:
He's taken down tigers!
As Hemingway said, "There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games."
Well, last weekend, Putin particpated in one of the three sports. He put on a helmet and, like the brave ex-KGB-ex-President-current-Prime-Minister he is, he went out to clip some apexes:
Putin in a Lada!
Then he hung out with Bernie and made him bring F1 to Russia... OR ELSE.
"YOU WILL TO BRING F1 TO RUSSIA!"
"Good.... Want to see my horse?"
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101107/...n_formula_one/Manly man: Russia's Putin roars off in F1 race car
Sun Nov 7, 2:32 pm ET
MOSCOW – Vladimir Putin just cannot stay away from manly pursuits.
The Russian prime minister took a Formula One race car out for a spin on Sunday, reaching speeds of almost 150 mph (240 kph).
Putin signed a deal last month with Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone to bring F1 racing to Russia starting in 2014, and his televised test drive could help raise the profile of the sport in Russia.
The stunt also matches the action-man image Putin has cultivated over the years, beginning with his startling flight into Chechnya in 2000 in a fighter jet.
Over the years, Putin has been seen flipping opponents on the judo mat, riding a horse bare-chested through the mountains and swimming the butterfly stroke in a Siberian river. This summer he showed his prowess by firing darts from a crossbow at a gray whale while being tossed around in choppy seas. He also took the controls of a firefighting plane to dump water on one of the wildfires sweeping through villages south of Moscow.
After receiving instructions Sunday from a Formula One team, Putin climbed into the bright yellow race car wearing a matching jumpsuit and then drove off by himself along an empty road near St. Petersburg. He spun out at one point, but regained control.
When he finished the drive and was told his maximum speed, he smiled and said in English: "For the first time, it's good."
Formula One cars reach speeds of well over 200 mph (300 kph).
Under the Formula One deal, Russia will hold grand prix races near the Black Sea resort of Sochi, which also is hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics.
&VadGTI> LOL Putin in a LAda
~Chapel> poot it in aych!
&VadGTI> damn it, that's the name of the post!
~Chapel> is it!?
Posted at 1:17PM
Horrible muzzle integrity and bad form overall.
Who the hell points a pistol straight in the air like that? It's much easier/more fluid to have the weapon angled down towards the ground than to have the thing sticking straight in the air with your arms at a 90 degree angle like in a horrible Hollywood movie.
98 wrangler build
the position being taken is not to be mistaken for attempted education or righteous accusation only a description just an observation of the pitiful condition of our degeneration
Taking on them mountains. One hill at a time.
Mazda, Porsche, Volkswagen.
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