The Unattainable


1962 Ferrari Testarossa 250 GTO

There are all kinds of things that dudes like. But few things get our pulse pounding and our adrenaline pumping like reaching for the unattainable. It’s the reason so many have laid their lives on the stones of Mt. Everest in pursuit of the summit. It’s the reason treasure hunters for more than two and a half centuries risked life and limb, often losing both or at best ending up destitute and alone in their dying days searching for lost treasure ships and pirate shipwrecks of myth and legend like the Whydah. The pursuit of the unattainable has driven teams to seek a perfect season, pitchers to dream of the perfect game, and jockeys to vie for the Triple Crown. It was that same dream and desire for the unattainable that drove John F. Kennedy to say at Rice University on Sept. 12, 1962, “We choose to go to the moon in this decade, and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard…”  Continue reading