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February 14, 2017 by Jafo
Probably last time I'll have hearing. ..about to start in15 mins....
March 12, 2016 by Jafo
It's that time of the year again.  I've been to the track to get my passes etc. .... for the 37th time in a row.

Albert Park [Melbourne] is just 5 days away.  I'm posted at Turn 6 Left [Comms] and Terry's at 5.8 Right [Trackie]

And to think I was 26 years old at that first one I did in 1980 - when Alan Jones was World Champion.

Gone are the days of push-starting Senna [on my own] in Adelaide - I'll leave nudging 700 kilos of F1 to someone younger...

With...
February 20, 2016 by Jafo
For anyone unsure..... think "To Kill A Mockingbird".

A more significant piece of literature in recent times there hasn't been.
July 15, 2015 by Jafo
January 31, 2014 by Jafo
As we get 'older' we tend to come across real cars....versus kiddies' speed racers aka cop bait/hoon cars.

This is one I sat in tonight....

Again I don't 'fit' ...it's designed to suit a 6'6" type...so I couldn't reach the pedals....

The other one I couldn't fit into was a D-Type Jaguar replica ... my knees hit the dashboard.

Dang it....I want one that fits!

BTW the Jag owner is building a Daytona Cobra....and I might just be able to fit int...
January 17, 2014 by Jafo
They've been sitting there for yonks....many are copied records of very 'ex' members of Wincustomize....removed after somewhat 'extreme' anglo-saxon expletives....

 

But this one recalled a time 12 years ago...and it'll be here somewhere [12 years later] ....just a little tale of woes from back then....

It all started a few weeks ago.

My 5 year old washing machine had an identity crisis.  It wanted hence-forth to br known as an 'inert white objec...
December 30, 2013 by Jafo
Next year [it's 11 hours from now for me] Mine is to get on the Deadly Treadlie more....starting Day One.

I lost count of how many times I cycled in '13 ....probably because I can't even remember the last time...it was so long ago.

Ain't good enough.....not when you're pushing 60....

 

So....what's your resolutions? ...
December 30, 2013 by Jafo
Michael Schumacher is currently in Hospital in a coma after a skiing accident.

22 years of F1 didn't get him....hopefully this won't either.

I've 'known' him since he started in F1....even provided supporting evidence which ensured he won his first Championship [in Adelaide]...in my role as Race 'Observer'.

Some people could never warm to him...but like Seb....he's 'just' German.....they're a bit that way - serious/driven.

Can't deny hi...
October 22, 2013 by Jafo
The fear of an empty glass.

Something to ponder whilst having a beer....)
August 28, 2013 by Jafo
Third year in a row, and that's a first for anyone.

And between Oz and Canada we have 7 of the top ten....

There's something to be said for living in the 'best' place and just visiting cities like NY and London...

[it'd help though if they weren't so bloody far away]....
August 13, 2013 by Jafo
Now, before anyone rushes off in horror that this poor lad has had his 'family jewels' handed to him on a platter.....

....it's common Aussie 'strine' for being stuffed...aka worn out....

Oh, and 'strine' is....er....strine for 'Australian'....

....but no, for the past 4 weeks-odd I have been busy hurting muscles I didn't even know I had....[or anyone else did, for that matter]... busy completing works on a garage that began in February, 1987 .......
July 8, 2013 by Jafo
16 year old Pink fan paid 460-odd to be in the mosh pit at Pink's concert last night [in Melbourne] and TWITtered some crap about a bomb...and 'blowing up the Rod Laver arena'....

His face was identified from his page....and he was located in the arena.....carted out by security and didn't get to see anything of the concert.

He now faces Police criminal charges of terrorism [and notification he will NOT be getting a refund].

 

You rug-rats of the 'Me Generati...
May 11, 2013 by Jafo
....to people in Australia, at least. [never sure which specific 'days' are universal]

Today's is 'special' for me as it's my first without a Mother.

To everyone else's I hope you have a great day....
May 1, 2013 by Jafo
The TRUE and ORIGINAL "Heavy Metal"

They're on tonight in Melbourne....and it's been 40 years since the last time...

Hopefully Ozzy has a few synapses that still fire OK ....and from the sound of the song linked....he ain't changed much at all...

About time I got a little 'Black'....

Seen the Pinks, the Purples....even the Crimsons...
April 22, 2013 by Jafo
You will be missed.