Friday, December 15, 2017

INDYCAR: Let's Add Conor to the Daly Mix next year



On the Heels of the Indy Cars Feel Good Mojo' occurring with the announcements of Mike Shank's SPM partnership to run Jack Harvey in a limited schedule next year.

Plus the long awaited confirmation of Trevor Carlin becoming an IndyCar Team Owner with Max Chilton & Charlie Kimball as drivers for his two car Bowtie' powered team next season.

the only driver missing from next year's IndyCar grid is Conor Daly. Who really deserves another Fulltime engagement at the plucky Dale Coyne Racing squad, alongside le Hamburgular', nee SeaBass', aka Sebastain Bourdais.

As Conor's kept his driving sharp by going "Off-roading" with his landlord Alexander Rossi, being the only driver Brave enough to enter the legendous' Snake Pit at Mother Speedway and the perils of trying to land sponsorship, which he relates to The Freaks' in another typical, witty interview.

AUTOS: Houses of The Holy British Rockers' Cars searching for New Chauffeurs...




This 1964 Aston Martin DB5 was originally owned by Sir Paul McCartney, and has just been sold at Auction again. (Image source: dailymail.co.uk)
As what's that 'Ol Beatles song 'bout finding a driver, and if I only had a car, Beep-Beep...


"Baby You can Drive My Car,
Yes I'm gonna be a Star,
Baby I love Yuh"

Although the Hammer's fallen since I began scribblin' this, last and final call; SOLD! Perhaps Y'all haven't heard 'bout a few of the ex-Beatles automobiles going up for auction lately.


Jumping back Onstage, ironically another legendous Aston Martin with what the Auctioneers; Err Collectors like to denote as provenance... Naturally the current owner of said famed Aston wanted to get the Led; Err Greenback outta Thar investment El Pronto!


Hence with Aston's on my collective radar, naturally I found Grizzled Journo' Joe Saward's brief story upon the company's early fling into Formula 1 most enjoyable. Not to mention learning about Countess Margaret Zborowskis Astor family connection...


Whilst all of this DB5 talk made me recall that 007's legendary Aston Martin had gone under the Hammer some seven years ago, netting a whopping Quadruple million sale price!


Holy Houses of Aston Martins Batman, Indeed!

As A-L-L of this Aston Martin DB5 chatter made me wonder; NO! Don't worry, I won't try cleverly fittin' in how I'm fixing a Hole that makes me Wonder how many DB5's There Were? Hya! As the "fishwrap" Pundits are having a field day with Tripping The Beatles Fantastica in Thar Headlines...


As naturally, my very quick and not overly too scientific search upon Al Gore's invention, thou Internetz' claimed two different production figures, albeit both being extremely low. As we'll just say that less than 1,100 total examples were made, in two primary versions, i.e.; Coupe & Convertible. While there were an ultra rare 13 Shooting Brake versions built, along with an ultra low number of DB5 Vantages produced!


As here's the Oh, So Clever wrap upon Sir Paul's DB5 being sold! As somebody give me a Cheeseburger; Thank you, Thank you very mucho; Oh Never Mind!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Vampish' ladies



As think Lady and The Uhm, is already taken, Wee-Wee...


Although with NO Disrespect towards Vampires; Hya! Every once 'N awhile we need a 'lil Scandal, righto? Some juicy gossip, especially since we all know what sells Newspapers; Chirp-Chirp, Bueller?

Although Sexual Harrassments All the Rage right now, for A-L-L the wrong reasons! As even the Pacific Northwest's not immune, as our beloved Hawks' Radio's Colour Commentator's feeling the Heat right now... 

Hence, per tipicali, whilst doing my nightly News Trawl, sometime last week, I ran across a name I recognized immediately, as she'd figured into a story I scribbled a few years ago.

As Missy Christine Keeler was quite the Provocateur', ultimately causing then British Prime Minister McMillan's government to collapse! Due to her ruffling the Bed-sheets of then British Secretary of State for War Brigadier John Profumo, whilst allegedly romantically involved with a Russian Agent.





Which is somewhat funny, since right now the CD Audiobook I'm listening to at a snail's pace, about the plight 'O Berlin in 1961, when some 'lil 'Ol Wall went up! Portrays Harold McMillan as the stately, solid conservative "Father Figure," while someone with the initials JFK is the Playboy!

But back to our newly departed lass Christine, who's roommate at the time of this scandalous Profumo Affair was another Tart named Mandy Rice Davies, whom herself was having Dalliances with Lord Astor, where many a raunchy Pool party was held upon Cliveden Estate, which I scribled briefly about in;


Or Y'all can start at the beginning of my elongated Two Part Astor lore harmony, by reading a 'lil tasting 'O the Astor's and Thar shiny 'Ol Mug, thou Astor Cup in;


Whilst naturally, now I've just learned of some more "Obscure" Astor lore gossip Thanxs to 'Ol Grizzled Journo' Joe, as Yuhs know; Joe Knows! As Messer Saward's currently regaling us all with another round of his par excellante Fascinating F1 )fun) facts revelry.

As it's got Somme-thun' to do with the prodigal British marque Aston Martin and Countess Margaret Zborowski, the former Baroness de Steurs, who was also Margaret Laura Astor Carey, but that's another story for a different day!