The Two Verstappens, father Jos and son Max together. (Source: Bing.com Images)
As I'm apparently showing my age... Having Cornfuzed Thyself earlier by wistfully opining 'bout Jos "The Boss!" Verstappen who I was a HUGE Fan 'O during the 1990's...
Life's full of ironies, eh? As flying home from Kona, I'd decided to break out one of Thy multitudes of classic Formula 1 T-shirts I only wear on special occasions. Having decided to don Thy Orange Arrows F1 Tee, for which Max's father drove for the second time between 2001-02 before getting thou Boot from TomWalkinshaw, which I'll forever remember the Dutch sporting FUCK TOM! T-Shirts at the '02 European Grand Prix, at the famed Nurburgring!
Funny how after having sat with my seat Mates for five and a quarter hours, and telling them I'd be waiting to De-plane last since I'd be waiting for assistance, the nice woman sitting alongside me inquired as they waited for an opening in the Hurry Up 'N Wait Congo line.
Do you mind if I ask you 'bout your T-Shirt? Is there a story behind The Lost Boys? Are those the Lost Boys of Sudan?
For which I replied Absolutely! Although completely flummoxed over the Lost Boys of Sudan, for which I knew nothing about. Telling her no, it's a sponsor of the (defunct) Arrows Grand Prix Formula 1 team, to which her husband seated in the window seat said they're Son-in Law's a big Formula 1 fan.
Our Son-in-Law went to Monza, Italy last year since supposedly it was the final year... His favourite driver is Lewis Hamilton, (BOO!) as I replied that's too BAD! As I like everyone 'cept Hamilton! Even though he's a great driver, I'm rooting for his team-mate instead.
As another 'O Uncle Bernaughty's Dastardly Tricks befalls another loyal F1 Fan by Pumping U-P Monza's attendance with Quit Threat babble! Seriously? Formula 1 and la Scuderia are gonna forsake the Italian GP?
As I told the woman that I'd bought the shirt Wayback when Jos's father Max had driven for the Arrows F1 Team; OH SHIT! As I've still got Jos THE BOSS! Verstappen who I first liked as Michael Schumacher's Sidekick at Benetton on Thy Brain!
Thus explaining my Foopah, that actually Jos is Max Dutchboy Verstappen's father, who's son currently drives for Red Bull Racing in the #33, I decided to not guess upon who those Lost Boys on my Orange Arrows team sponsors Deckle's laden black T-Shirt was?
As fortunately I didn't guess over the identity of those Lost Boys, since although it always makes me think of the movie 'bout that band of Vampires chasing some transplanted Californian brothers... Which I've never seen...
Whilst knowing the 1987 movie has NO connection, for some reason I was thinking to myself when queried, it was some long lost musical group? Fortunately having learned Thy lesson and not saying this, since I'd have been Wrongo' again!
Instead, the Lost Boys in Questione is a video gaming company now owned by the Sony Corp, originally an Internet Software provider the brainchild of Michael J. Mol Wayback in '93, who first entered the realm 'O Formula 1 in '99 as a personal sponsor of Jos The Boss - before further expansion in F1 circles.
As F1 Diehards will recognize the name Michael Mol, which I knew sounded familiar, as he eventually became not only involved in Spyker Cars, but led the buyout of Midland F1 Racing, which became the short lived Spyker F1 Team between 2006-07.
Then Mol, along with Vijay Duh Playah' Mallya, reportedly bought out Spyker F1, which became the current Force India F1 Team in '08, with Mol noted as Force India Director before falling off the F1 radar screens soon afterwards...
As the latest I can find upon this enterprising Dutch Businessman is that his latest venture appears to be the co-founding of Space Expedition Corporation, later renamed as SXC, a Dutch Space Tourism concern selling rides into Earth's lower atmosphere.
As Mol boldly proclaimed that if the Dutchies' won the 2014 World Cup, they'd A-L-L receive a FREE ride into Space...
Although XCOR Aerospace's goals were lofty, having begun their participation in the ever burgeoning Space Travel Race Wayback in '03, and having promised paying customers speculating on a $150k Zero G' Adventure of their Lifetime's as late as 2015-16, the company finally halted work upon the Lynx Sub-orbital Space-plane in May, 2016, and has now switched focus upon their liquid hydrogen rocket engine for United Launch Alliance instead...
As naturally, how come I'd know what their Son-in-law's pooch's name was, eh? As they told me 'bout Pickles', a small, lap hoond' pictured upon a throw rug in front of the Telie' during the Australian GP plastered on their Facebook page, decrying Formula 1's Back...