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Racing for WikiLeaks
Gentlemen—and gentlewomen—start your engines. The WikiLeaks Racing Team is now running.
The world famous and top secret WikiLeaks Mobile Information Collection Unit, otherwise known as the WikiLeaks Truck, is now the proud parent of the WikiLeaks Racing Team.
As the Daily Dot reported earlier, Clark Stoekley, the artist behind the WikiLeaks Truck, has produced decals to convert any vehicle into a mobile information collection unit. The owner of this Mazda RX-8 has gone full WikiLeaks, plastering his car with enough decals to rival a NASCAR vehicle, all in the name of support for WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning.
Today he took to Twitter to document the creation and debut, livestreaming as he went on Ustream.
We followed the birth and debut of the new team member on Twitter and Ustream, live at the time of writing. Stoekley designed the stickers and Vinylated produced them. Both Stoekley and Vinylated participated in the social media coverage of the birth, from gassing up and getting a preparatory car wash, to application of the decals, to the triumphant after-photo and debut cruise.
Now the question becomes: who will be the first to WikiLeaks-ify a private jet? My money’s on Jemima Khan.
Lorraine Murphy is an Ottawa-based cybersecurity journalist and founding editor of the Cryptosphere. She has a keen interest in WikiLeaks and web culture, and her bylines have appeared in Salon, Vanity Fair, Serious Eats, and elsewhere.