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The New Ford GT


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I loved reading about the history of the Ford GT in the A.J. Baime’s interesting book Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010). Now, the Ford GT has made a big return, both to the race track and soon to the streets of the world.

Here’s another pic of the car in Liquid Silver.


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This is the version I saw at the 2015 North American International Auto Show last year in Liquid Blue.


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The simple but elegant cockpit looks like this.


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Here’s an overhead shot, again in Liquid Blue.


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Here’s the race track version of the new Ford GT that is making its return to the 24 Hours at Le Mans race June 18-19, 2016, in Le Mans, France.


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And check out this cool new web series about the return of the legendary Ford GT.

I just can’t get enough of this car. And I hope it wins at Le Mans, too.

Musical Notes

‘Hallelujah’ for Easter


The famous organ pipes along with the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir (📷 me, taken from the sidelines on a Sunday morning when I wasn’t singing)

I currently sing bass in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Based out of the historic Salt Lake Tabernacle (which was completed by the Mormon pioneers in 1875) on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir continues its long tradition of musical excellence. It’s truly an honor to have a small turn being a part of this venerable institution.

A couple of projects of note…The Choir, along with the Orchestra at Temple Square (which is part of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s musical family), just released a new recording of George Frideric Handel’s oratorio “Messiah.” Making this album was a life altering experience. It was so much work. But the divine music and message are glorious. The new recording is now available from your favorite music purveyors. The Choir and Orchestra will be performing “Messiah” in its entirety this year on Good Friday, March 25, 2016, 7:30 p.m. MDT. The concert will originate from the Salt Lake Tabernacle and will be streamed live online at http://www.motab.org/messiah.

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CD album art; artwork by J. Kirk Richards (© Mormon Tabernacle Choir)

Next, the Choir and Orchestra recently took part in a virtual choir project of the “Hallelujah Chorus” from “Messiah.” People submitted YouTube videos singing their preferred choral part (soprano, alto, tenor, or bass) of the beloved chorus and then the singers in the videos (along with a few extras spread throughout the choir loft) got integrated into a video shoot filmed in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. Here’s the final music video.


Happy Easter to you all and may you feel the comforting love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and of the reality of His divine mission and resurrection at this time and always. #Hallelujah!