Street View Car Dreams of the Laguna Seca Raceway
Friday, 27th March 2009 by James Turnbull
As one of Google Street View cars drove past the Laguna Seca Raceway, it happened to capture a photograph of a race in action.
Aware of its own existence as a fuel-efficient-but-not-exactly-a-racecar Toyota Prius, the anthropomorphized car obviously dreamed of one day being in the Le Mans.
Then all of a sudden, and with some wavy lines down the screen, the dream came true! The Google Street View car was part of the race!
Feeling the wind through its hair as it raced round the track, the car was bolstered by some trackside fans who didn’t spot it as a fraud.
But the dream was on shaky ground, with the car inexplicably being transported back up onto the overbridges as it tried to drive under them.
Eventually though, our plucky camera car took the chequered flag.
Then, awaking from the dream, the street view car went back to the drudgery of capturing pictures of people’s houses.