America by Air: Death-Defying Driving in the Dunes

Michael Villa
Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Our reader’s caption:

This picture was taken on the way from Houston to San Diego. You can see the sand dunes of Glamis just before El Centro, CA.

On the ground in the Glamis Sand Dunes, this video of racing—and nearly flying—cars has more than a million views on YouTube:

This sponsored video of extreme maneuvers of monster trucks and motorcycles has more than eight million views.