The opinionated ramblings and muses of a weary web victim.

When I'm not here [shock-horror...sometimes I'm not]... I'm a Race Official FIA/FIM [Formula 1 - MotoGP - SBK] .

Here's me at Albert Park, Opening event of the 2019 F1 Calendar.  I'm the one in the jacket - each badge on it is a one year service badge.  There are 34 of them...I got the 35th 2 days later...

This was actually my 40th Australian GrandPrix in a row, one of only 4 or 5 who have made it that far.


Comments
on Mar 21, 2019

Damn, you're ancient, Paul!!  But you wear it well!!  Haha..

on Mar 24, 2019

Paul, How long do you plan on being a race official there?  I think the last time you posted a photo, there were more people in it.  Maybe more officials. 

on Mar 24, 2019

Very nice picture.

Good for you Paul. When one is as old as we are it's good to stay active. A lesson these younger people should start learning.

on Mar 24, 2019

teddybearcholla

Paul, How long do you plan on being a race official there?  I think the last time you posted a photo, there were more people in it.  Maybe more officials. 

Fear not....there's more than 4 ....more like 700...

Here's another....

....that's the 'Boss'....and from a look at the rubber...it's after one of the V8 Supercar races, most likely Sunday morning.  Terry's 31st GrandPrix...

on Mar 24, 2019

As for how many GrandsPrix I'm hoping to do....the Australian GrandPrix is the second oldest in the world [French comes first], and if I can last till I'm about 75 I'll have done half of them all...

....gonna be in a motorized Zimmer Frame by then...

on Mar 25, 2019

RedneckDude

Damn, you're ancient, Paul!!  But you wear it well!!  Haha..

Yup, he first started back when it was chariot races.

teddybearcholla

Paul, How long do you plan on being a race official there?

He'll be doing way past the World-wide EMP in 2049 that renders all motor vehicles useless and it's the back to chariots..... in a motorised zimmer frame with a souped-up V8

on Mar 25, 2019


my 40th Australian GrandPrix in a row

It's great you love doing that. Always wonderful doing something we enjoy. No sense giving that up till we can't do it anymore.   

on Mar 25, 2019

You're getting old Paul!!!! Ahahaha.

Errr. wait. That means so am I.

Crap.  

on Mar 25, 2019

I missed the opening race of the Indy season yesterday. Probably should have watched that one. The Nascar race at Martinsville, a half mile track, was boring. I prefer the super speedways like Talladega or Daytona. Last one I saw those cars doing straightaways at 215 mph and hitting those curves doing 205. Then there are the pile ups. last one took out 17 cars, three of them totaled. Awesome. 

on Mar 25, 2019

Congradulations on 40 years with the Australian GrandPrix.   

on Mar 25, 2019

That too ^^^^^^^^  

on Mar 27, 2019

haven't watched it for years.... but.. mclaren. misses the boat for the nth straight year.