As once again, your Humble Scribe Tomaso’s Stumbled
Down another Wabbit Hole, and what’s that ‘Ol Chicago song ‘bout Does Anybody
Really Care What Time It Is? Does It really matter?
Yeah, I know it happened over a Gory month ago,
or is it two now? But it took me that long to put it All together Folks! Even
though I typed the name Richard Mille Racing last year, I just finally made the
connection between it and Lando Norris’s Miss-adventures at this year’s euro
2020 Finals at Bloody Wembley Stadium…
Y’all remember when the 21yr old Briton had his
custom Richard Mille wristwatch stolen off him when trying to leave the stadium
after England’s defeat to Italy. Reportedly when getting into his McLaren
Supercar in the Stadium’s parking lot!
And although it’s not as Gory expensive as I
first Arse-sumed it was, nevertheless I still wonder what a 21yr old’s doing with
a 40,000 pounds timepiece on his wrist? Which I suppose is the perks of being a
McLaren F1 Driver, not to mention driving a Company Car, Righto?
As the watch in question worth some $55,000+ Greenbacks’
(U.S. Dollars) at the time of it’s forceable removal from said owner is rumoured
to be an RM 67-02 custom 1 of 33 Richard Mille timepieces exclusively made in
the teams colours of papaya orange and blue.
And what is it about Formula 1 drivers and Thar
desires for Bloody expensive wristwatches? Since I tend to recall having previously
scribbled’ a story about the late Jules Bianchi having his custom watch taken
from him in France…
Yep, this No Fenders story is way Outta’ time, especially
since I keep forgetting to wind It’s Hands.
But what better time to finally post it, since I’ve Oh, So cleverly managed to place
it back onto thoust No Fenders Sun Dial, Hya!
As it’s been ah-Naggin’ at me ever since
February, when I discovered I’d made another foopah, and thus a la Der Heindenmeir’,
nee John Hindhaugh said on occasion during this year’s now presumably long forgotten
24 Hours of Daytona’s race Radio Broadcast, “A Bit ‘O Housekeeping” is sorely in
Having once again tried putting together another
No Fenders story too fast, whilst Ye Bloody Knucels’ got in thoust Gory way! Or
was it from not fastening thou Rolex’s Wristband securely, Hya! When I
mistakenly noted how many Rolex wristwatches Andy Lally had accumulated from
his various wins at Daytona International Speedway.
Since everywhere I looked upon Ye Intrawoods’,
aka Internet claims that although Andy Lally was indeed the current winningest
driver in this year’s Rolex 24, he only had five Class victories beginning twenty
years ago in then Grand Am’s SRPII (P2) category aboard a Lola B2K/40 Nissan
V-6 Prototype. Andy then took another three GT Class victories in 2009,
2011-12, all aboard Porsche 911’s. Before claiming his latest Class Honours in 2016
behind the wheel of an Audi R8 LMS in the GTD category.
Thus five class wins plus three Grand Am Champions
Rolex time pieces would only equate to the eight Messer Lally casually
mentioned during his latest Speed Freaks interview, which hopefully I’m managed
to find the same interview I heard when listening to them several months ago in the following link, since Thar website is
totally 100% Non Screen reader Friendly, Sigh!
Scooter’s Rolex Collection
Meanwhile, and Nah, originally I wasn’t gonna
do any Corny Stephen Colbert QuarantineWhile’ Jokes here, But! Seems like we’re
headed back that way, Eh? Oh Never Mind, Tick tock!
So I know I’ve also scribbled somewheres’ in
thoust Voluminous No fenders Archives about Scotty Scooter’ Pruett casually discussing his Rolex
24 Winners timepiece collection with the Freaks, but of course cannot find it.
Actually, I found the
link I was looking for in another No Fenders story title Scooter returns to
Daytona, which isn’t with The Freaks, but Pruett’s been on Thar Show countless
times over the years
But Guess What? Rightly so, Pruett has more coveted
Rolex 24 Winners Rolex 24 watches than Lally does! As Pruett has a Mega twelve
at minimum, since he cleverly got Rolex to “gift” him one for his 1992 Class
victory aboard a Jaguar XJR-12 finishing Runner-up Overall, (1st in
GTP) when Rolex’s were only awarded to Overall Winners And that doesn’t even
include his apparent 10 Class victories!.
Naturally I cannot discern when Rolex began
giving out Thar coveted Daytona models to All 24 Hours of Daytona Class
Winners, since Pruett didn’t receive his first “proper” Rolex winner’s
timepiece until 1994.
But we know this change occurred sometime
between 1994 and 2001, since Lally received his first Daytona watch in 2001. So
I’m Arse-suming it began in 2000, when the inaugural Grand American Road Racing
Championship (Grand Am) was held opposite the American Le Mans Series
Championship which claimed the 12 Hours of Sebring as it’s series Marquee
Scott is tied with Hurley Hayood for most
Overall Rolex 24 wins at five apiece. Plus Scooter’s amassed a further six
Rolex watches for winning a Mega six Grand Am Championship titles. And then
unbeknownst to Mwah, he received a twelfth Rolex for being the race’s 2019
Grand Marshal, not to shabby, Eh?
As Y’all may enjoy the accompanying Motor Trend
article I found when trying to solve my Tick Tick Tick, Ah-Wonderin’ how many
Rolex watches Scott Pruett has, who’s an avid collector of the iconic brand who
once again showed off part of his Rolex 24 watch collection at Daytona then…