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  1. Zerkfitting

    Have a Cold One

    "Sometimes, when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I did not drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think, it is better to...
  2. Zerkfitting

    Days of Thunder

    I was checking the Roku channel last night and came across Days of thunder and decided to watch it. When I saw Days of Thunder in a theater and I didn't like it, it exploited the worst examples of race car driving I had ever seen. It occurred to me later that I had seen most of the scenes in...
  3. Zerkfitting

    Have a cold one!

    "Sometimes, when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I did not drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think, it is better to...
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    Who's this century's greatest driver?

    I came across this poll. I think it reflects the popularity of the TV age. https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/46131677 I think the best driver was Jim Clark because the racing was more hazardous during his era, and I don't know about the racers before him. I'd be more curious as to what...
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    Summer Tires

    I put my summer tires on today, a little later than usual this year (ave temp should be 45 degrees). I always enjoy the improved ride at this time of the year. I run Continental Extreme Contact Sport tires; aside from the performance aspect the tires are the smoothest, quietest tires I've ever...
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    Behind the job: Life as a Formula 1 mechanic

    The story talks about a couple Williams mechanics. It's not an easy job; 250 days a year on the road, the days are long, and it is a high pressure job. But they love their jobs. http://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-43470897
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    Serious Thinking

    With all the other things in this world to think about, here are a few that perhaps hadn't crossed your mind. Think about these: * Do twins ever realize that one of them is unplanned? * What if my dog only brings back my ball because he thinks I like throwing it? * If poison expires, is it...
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    '88 Daytona 500

    After the Duals last night they showed highlights of the 1988 Daytona 500, it was the first year the restricter plates were mandated. What struck me was that they were running the same speeds they run today. It was a snapshot of how they ran back then and the beginning of how the 500 has evolved...
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    Clock Radio

    My 40 year old JC Penny clock radio is dying, the radio died but the clock and alarm still work (the alarm is too loud). I don't think I've owned many things that long - it is like an old friend. So I've been looking for a replacement. It turns out the 40 year old features don't seem to be...
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    F1 moving away from free-to-air races.

    F1 says it is pursuing a mix of free-to-air, pay TV and OTT (internet streaming). They think that is the future of sports broadcasting. I think the die hard fans will pay, casual fans like me will probably stop following F1. I wonder how they expect to get new fans...
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    Scott Pruett Retires

    He will be retiring after this year's 24 Hours at Daytona. Scott and Hurley Haywood each have 5 wins at Daytona. I'm a fan of his. I'm surprised he is 57. In every race win interview he would thank his kids at home, I recall when another driver beat him in a race (forgot who) he also thanked...
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    Secrets to Inner Peace

    If you can start the day without caffeine, If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains, If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles, If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it, If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to...
  13. TexasRaceLady

    The Cars That Made America

    A very, very interesting show. Brad K, Rusty Wallace, Kurt Busch, and Jimmie Johnson were all interviewed. Learned a whole lot about the beginnings of the car industry --- Henry Ford was a first class SOB.
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    Back to the 50s Car Show

    The Back to the 50s car show happens every year and the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. They get about 12,000 cars with mostly street rods but all cars 1964 and earlier are allowed. The Packard club members bring their restored classics which might be parked next to an unrestored survivor Rambler...
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    Team Orders

    Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes will use team orders in 'special circumstances' http://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/39735743 The story points out how the team winning is the most important factor. I've lost track how the rules affect team orders. The pit is/was limited to what they can say over...
  16. Zerkfitting

    7 Drivers won in the #7 Car

    I came across a story about the #7 in NASCAR and found it interesting. I haven't heard of most of the drivers which is what I found interesting...
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    No sex since 1955

    A crusty old Marine Sergeant Major found himself at a gala event hosted by a local liberal arts college. There was no shortage of extremely young idealistic ladies in attendance, one of whom approached the Sergeant Major for conversation. “Excuse me, Sergeant Major, but you seem to be a very...
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    Team Orders

    We’ve seen it pretty regularly when a driver lets a teammate by to take the lead for a bonus point. Before there were teammates, drivers would let a friend by for a bonus point. I don’t think we consider that form of team orders to be serious. But I’ve noticed the concept of team orders...
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    Dwarf Cars

    Dwarf cars are 5/8 scale cars. Ernie Adams makes his cars from old refrigerators. He fabricates everything. He builds them in Arizona and he drives one to Saint Paul, Minnesota every year for the Back to the Fifties car show (which is where I first saw his cars). When I first saw the following...
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    The ZIPPER

    In a crowded city at a busy bus stop, a woman who was waiting for a bus was wearing a tight leather skirt. As the bus stopped and it was her turn to get on, she became aware that skirt was too tight to allow her leg to come up to the height of the first step of the bus. Slightly embarrassed and...
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