Mercedes ML races a gas balloon
TG embarks on the world’s most graceful car chase
Posted: 15 Dec 2011
After a delayed start due to adverse weather, the America's Challenge gets under way on a Saturday evening, with 200,000 people crammed into Albuquerque's 72-acre Balloon Fiesta Park, their faces lit by the glow from hundreds of more traditional hot-air balloons of every shape, size and colour, all illuminated
by an internal flame like giant Chinese lanterns.
Amongst the pageantry, our maverick Brits have been quietly hatching a secret plan: a route schemed by their weather guru that involves staying low and searching out a gap further north in the mountains of the Santa Fe National Park.