Thursday, June 28, 2018

INDY 500: A Tall Tree Towers Over IMS Fence, Tiny Houses abound, and a Winner's interview

Nah, this Ain't No story 'bout 'lil Houses on thou Prairie...

Just a few more articles I've enjoyed reading; Err listening to "My Gal" Lucy', my ARSE-Steamed Screen Reader read me recently, revolving around 'Ol Mother Speedway.

As the first story's by Indianapolis Star's columnist Greg Doyel, who I occasionally enjoy listening to his various Sports Yarns via my NFB Newsline for The Blind telephone service.

. As this one's a good One regarding a Different era at  Mother Speedway,  before they went All in upon the now de riggour Monetization of thou Brickyard.

And speakin' of Capitalism; Err Monetization, this story found in The Detroit News was a quite enjoyable look upon the little houses decorating the Brickyard's infield. Even if they're completely outta my Price Range!

Whilst how can we forget Will Power's Primordial Exuberance over being victorious in this year's 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500! Although he's a 'lil more "Chilled" when talking to The Speed Freaks afterwards.

As DJ WillyP's Screaming Antics made me think of another rebel's song, which Y'all know the lyrics too, as this One's for You Will...

Monday, June 25, 2018

A Worthy Cause'

Herbie, the Adorable Love Bug sits ready to Rock 'n Roll and G-O Racin' while on Display at the London Motor Museum during the Summer of 2016. (The Tomaso Collection)
Please take a moment to read this...

If you're an Avid IndyCar Fan, then you know that many of its current Drivers promote worthy causes and Charity's. As RHR, "The Dude!" aka Ryan Hunter-Reay races with the #28 in deference to the number of millions of people afflicted by Cancer each year. which his Mom Died from in the Fall of 2009, with her cancer diagnosis being the impetus for his Racing for Cancer concern.

And for multiple years, Pippa Mann yearly drove her Pink No. 63 IndyCar in the Indy 500 supporting the Susan B. Coleman Breast Cancer Foundation.

While Stefan Wilson has tirelessly campaigned for Organ Donors in support of his late brother Justin, and drove his No. 25 Driven2SaveLifes car this May in the Indy 500.

Along with the late Bryan Clauson also running this or similar sponsorship in the past, before his family started the Save 200 Organ Donor campaign. While Pippa entered this year's Indy 500 with Donate Life Indiana as her primary sponsor.

So what's my point you may be asking? Especially since there's so many worthy Charitable causes these days...

Well, although I've had one previous Family member affected by Cancer, that was several years ago. And like many persons, I typically do not think about it.

Even if I do worry every time I step outside to walk to thou local grocery store, or elsewhere in my neighborhood whilst being fumigated by a never ending concoction of Automobile tailpipes exhaust. Multiple noxious, nasty smelling 'N sounding Diesel Trucks, both pick-ups 'N Semi's, and Busses et al.

Thus naturally I was Shocked to learn that Claire, my personal Sherpa Guide to the 2008 Hockenheimring's German Grand Prix had been diagnosed with Breast Cancer at the beginning of this month, before having surgery on June 12th.

As Claire has also provided me multiple pictures posted on No Fenders over the years, including a plethora of photos taken at the London Motor Museum Wayback' in August, 2016. Which have previously been posted upon these pages during the months of February-March, 2017; specifically from Feb 21st to March 2nd.

Which you can find in the cavernous No Fenders Archives, by selecting the year 2017, and then the corresponding month  on the Right Hand Sidebar, underneath Followers...

Alas, like almost All whom are afflicted by Cancer, or other unwanted Surgery, Claire needs immediate Financial Help to Offset her currently being unable to Work, while she rehabilitates.

Therefore, if you're willing, and able to do so, I'd greatly appreciate whatever small amount you can Donate to her Go Fund Me page as a favour to your Humble No Fenders Scribe Tomaso's tireless years of Blogging for your enjoyment.

While those of you with "Eyes Sharp as Rats!" Or Somme-thun' to that effect as 'Ol Hobbo', aka David Hobbs used to mutter to "Professor (Steve) Matchett" during their weekly F1 TV Broadcasts... will notice that Claire also goes by the "Handle" Panda sometimes, apparently due to her affinity for All things Pandas...

Please be aware due to Claire currently rehabbing from her Surgery, her website's basically "Under Construction" right now.

although Claire's just informed me that She's updated the Homepage and added the first few Videos to the Blog section, which you can select from the Tabs on top of page.

so please Check out her website for me...


Friday, June 22, 2018

Racing towards The Clouds Silently

Volkswagen's all Electric Pikes Peak Hillclimb racer. (Image source:
Although it's too Bad that NO Major TV Channel covers the event...

When I think of the words Pikes Peak, I immediately think of the Unser's, for which it once was their own Playground. With "Uncle Bobby," B-I-G Al', and the rest of the Unser Clan winning multiple times when the road wasn't paved!

And then the Millen's name comes to mind, as ironically Factory Hot Schue' Romain Dumas  will be chasing Rhys Millen this weekend, who currently holds the All Electric record at 8:57.118 set in 2016.

As here's some more information on the purpose built VW Electric Racer set to tackle Pikes Peak this weekend...


But Don't Blink! Or you'll miss it, especially since Thar' won't be any TV Coverage Me Thinks...