“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a Ride!’”

Picture: Ayrton Senna (possibly, no probably the greatest Grand Prix driver, ever) on the edge, the very limit

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a Ride!’”

― Hunter S. Thompson

Ayrton your sublime talents (and skill) lives on … as well as your spirit

Thanks for the memories

“just another fan”

 

 

Jamie Whincup V8 Supercars burnout
Jamie Whincup Burnout – Celebrating his third V8 Supercars championship
“I want to write the way Australian Super-car driver, Craig Lowndes drives and power-slides his powerful V8 Holden Super-car… with wild enthusiasm and a sense of abandonment, yet combined with the artists craft and smooth style of a Jamie Whincup (craig’s team-mate), a Stirling Moss, a Jim Clark, and especially that of the great Ayrton Senna, living on the razor-blade edge of life.”
(Thanks Craig and Jamie, for the great pleasure you give me watching “you guys” race here “across the ditch” on TV)
“a petrol-head writer and not really an airey-fairey arty-farty type”
”The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at
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All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
MINE!
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