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Tenth and final post to NASA Speed News; retirement, seriously!

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It never gets old looking back at the car that brought us so many pleasurable days on track Welcome to the tenth and final post to the National Auto Sports Association (NASA) digital magazine, Speed News. These posts appeared in publications that spanned two years and came at a time when I knew that Margo’s and my time behind the wheel of our “race car” was drawing to an end. When I say “race car” it is only partially true even as the car had better safety equipment, more track focused tires and yes, upgrades to anything and everything that could wear out, it was still capable of being our daily drive. Our first outing with NASA was way back mid-May, 2008. I only refer to this first outing as it marks the beginning of a decade plus of track weekends, each of which was chronicled in posts to this blog. Perhaps there was none better than that very first post and if you want to take another look at the emotions dare I add, a mixture of near-panic intertwined with just a small dose of

I was there …

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The colors of a Colorado fall are inescapably beautiful All it took was an email about the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix to get me thinking about where I have been and what I have seen since I began posting to this blog. In fact, some of what I began reminiscing about dates back even further than May, 2008 when I had the idea to create Buckle-Up-Travel. This has nothing to do with age, mind you, but rather my own way of saying that it wasn’t for the lack of spontaneity that had me showing up for different events around the world. Looking forward to getting tickets to the April 2022 running of Indy Cars on the street course at Long Beach may have also played a part in triggering these thoughts about events, future and past. Coming at a time when nearly every gathering has been virtual for quite a while I have to say that seeing crowds returning to events is encouraging. So is the decision to open the doors to incoming international flights and to let the departing cruise ships sail away. T