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  1. It certainly is not May, but today is the 2020 Indy 500 and this my salute, a big Texas hat off to A.J. Foyt !! 35 consecutive starts and 4 wins at the ‘brickyard’.
  2. Check out the The Historical Construction Equipment Association (hcea.net). I commend you for extending a life-line to an old work horse, well done !! As a retired member of a global construction machinery manufacturer, I can say with some credibility that a grader operator is usually the senior and most skilled machine operator in a fully equipped construction machinery yard. It takes skill and experience plus operating more controls than one has hands to operate them with.
  3. Cutting hundreds of jobs in Sturtevant, BRP is ceasing Evinrude production and partnering with Mercury Marine After 109 years of production, BRP, Evinrude's parent made this sad announcement. Owners of Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Plymouth (others) automobiles share the pain, disappointment and loss as their chosen brand goes over the rainbow.
  4. Hurry, while the spot is still available below this post for that picture of Linda Vaughn, Miss Hurst !! 🤗
  5. My Gran Turismo Omologato suggested to me that the true meaning of the 3 letter abbreviation - GTO: means Go To Olds ... So I made the switch !!
  6. The early 70’s - big hair and big wings !! 1972 Indy 500 winner, Mark Donahue.
  7. Look up Ray Nichels for an interesting read. Ray was involved with Indy cars and NASCAR. He worked with Pontiac’s ‘Bunkie’ Knudson, then became MOPAR’s man to roll out the 426 Race Hemi in 1964 when GM pulled out of racing. Drivers for Nichels were from A to Z, included AJ Foyt and Paul Goldsmith (pictures 1 & 3 - Pat O’Conner - last picture).
  8. Lotus Type 38. Game changer at the ‘Brickyard’, 55 years ago ...
  9. This is the ‘lunch box’ as it became known aboard Apollo 13. It was made from an array of items not related to the carbon dioxide scrubber it ended up being. The crew and the support staff at Mission Control came up with this and other solutions that brought our 3 Astronauts back after an fuel cell explosion in the command service module that could have very well been their end without a bevy of quick thinking. America - where ‘failure is not an option’. 🇺🇸
  10. NASCAR’s restrictor plate program is to racing as the WWE is to wrestling ... 🥺
  11. Uncle Buck chose to take French as an elective while a junior in HS, mostly because my hoodlum friends said all the ‘hot chicks’ take French. Well those ‘hot chicks’ didn’t materialize, at least not in my class ... So what to do? It seems that the French text book was the perfect size to effectively insert/disguise Cycle magazine. So with no ‘hot chicks’ to lust after, I diverted all that lust to all things British motorcycles through the pages of my text book, er, Cycle magazine insert. After all, as the owner of a Honda Super 90, I must plan for my next bike (ha-ha). The Tri
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