Inscrutable: completely obscure or mysterious, that which cannot be easily understood.
In Reno, as we reported in our blog on May 8, we first heard about the two Chinese teams that would be joining us in Beijing. There has been no mention of them since, and now it is rumored that we will not see them. Perhaps “ethereal”, Kyle’s description of Elise in 2008, is a better word that “inscrutable.”
So we ask, were these teams attempting to use the World Race 2011 to sneak highly secret Chinese automotive technology out of their country? Or, are they seeking political asylum? We have no evidence of any of this, but we intend to investigate further.
We do know this, Klaus von Deylen is a close friend of ours and a German industrialist. Klaus and his wife, Maja are meeting the Race at the border between Russia and Latvia and will travel with us the rest of the way to Paris. Why are they reluctant to drive into Russia and meet us in Moscow? Are they part of the Chinese plot? You can follow this exciting story of mystery and espionage as we continue on this 23,000 mile trek that follows the course of the 1908 race (or is it the fictional course of the 2008 race) as closely as possible.
See you on the road to Paris,