Monday

ONE DOWN AND ONE TO GO FOR DANICA

I am not a big fan of NASCAR, but I did watch the Daytona 500 today. I watched it for two historic reasons...1) the swan song of Danica Patrick who has been the most successful female driver in their series....2) the maiden voyage (so to speak) of Darrell Wallace driving Richard Petty's number 43. So, unfortunately for Danica she got involved in a crash on lap 102 and it can be seen in the video below along with the short post-accident interview. She is in the "Go, Daddy" green car.
As for Darrell Wallace, he is the first full-time black driver since 1971. I have been surprised that there haven't been more black drivers since the success of Lewis Hamilton in Formula One. Maybe that will happen after he is around for a while. Richard Petty seems to be very happy with him and he will be driving the iconic #43. I couldn't be happier for him because today in the always hard Daytona 500 he finished in second place. As in right behind the winner. The winner was Austin Dillon in another iconic number....#3.
THEY CALL HIM "BUBBA"

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Sunday

AUSTRALIA ON THE 19TH

1977 PORSCHE 930

MELBOURNE LATE SUMMER CLASSIC AUCTION
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40 Corporate Drive
Cheltenham, Melbourne
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DELAWARE ON THE 19TH

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665 Shallcross Lake Road
Middletown, Delaware


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1991 BMW R100GS PARIS DAKAR

MODERN CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE AUCTION
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1971 KARMANN GHIA

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DANICA INTO RETIREMENT

In 2005, Danica Patrick, joined the IndyCar series. For the next seven years she raced in a 115 races earning a total of $8,040,585 which is not bad for someone under 30 years old. At the end of last season she announced that she had lost her major supporter, Go-Daddy. She said that she wanted to wind up her career by racing at the NASCAR Daytona 500 which is being run today and the IndyCar Indy 500. She hasn't been in an IndyCar for some time, but I am sure that she will do it and do well. At the Indy 500 she has been picked up by my favorite team, Ed Carpenter Racing, I wish that she had never left IndyCar and, in fact, I can't remember why she made the jump. Money, probably the money, it always is. So, at 35 or 36, she is off into retirement and she is pretty much on target. Most drivers retire between 37 and 40 although NASCAR drivers tend to drive a little longer. I wish her well.

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Thursday

VARIOUS LOCATIONS ON THE 18TH

1993 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FAT BOY

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