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March 20, 2007


Man In Black

Is this a NASCAR blog or just a remake of the old Elvis Presley song? Here ya go old timer. Enjoy

Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind
Memories, sweetened thru the ages just like wine

Quiet thought come floating down
And settle softly to the ground
Like golden autumn leaves around my feet
I touched them and they burst apart with sweet memories,
Sweet memories

Of holding hands and red bouquets
And twilight trimmed in purple haze
And laughing eyes and simple ways
And quiet nights and gentle days with you

Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind
Memories, sweetened thru the ages just like wine,
Memories, memories, sweet memories. MIB


Ahhhh, yes--those good old days of leather helmets, no seat belts and no rol bars. Man that was when racing was fun to watch. There was nothing better than seeing one of those era drivers rolling his car over, being trown from it and landing on his head. How could you not be nostalgic for that?

The end of the roadster era was brought on by individuals, not the sanctioning body. The rear engine "modern" formula car was the brainchild of forward thinking, rule interpretating car owners, and that forward thinking revolutionized ALL open wheel racing. I'ts a good thing that NASCAR won't allow that sort of CRAP to invade it's series. Welcome back all you suspended crew chiefs.

For old times sake, this weekend at Bristol, everyone disconnect your radios and use some pit boards to communicate with your drivers. Charlie would be in 7th Heaven.



Hey, MIB. You're the one that "only watches ESPN Classic so I can watch Dale Earnhardt the Elder, stuff Terry Labonte into the Bristol wall over and over and over, again. I like the "Purple Haze" reference though. And to Steve, pay attention. I actually like the Car of this Weekend.

Man In Black

Charlie...at least we can all remember Dale Earnhardt Sr. Those other guys you write about, Johnny Clark, Don Gurney, Joe Hurtubise and the like, are just vague, purple hazy recollections of brief conversations I had with my Great Grandfather back in Coshocton Ohio. Just tryin' to "rattle your cage" Papa!

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