BE THANKFUL FOR THE RACE TEAMS WHO ENTERTAIN US AT THE DRAG STRIP...

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Before I get to what I most intended to speak about today, I'd be remiss if I didn't write anything about the passing of George Michael. I recall John Gill and I being in the EMI Records offices in the UK during the 1980s, and hearing ramblings of how George Michael's publicity people were hiring scores of teenage girls, and putting them on buses to George Michael's house, to give the press the impression that he's got lots of screaming female fanatics seeking him out, or something downright super silly like that. And while I haven't always been that big a fan myself over the kind of material that George Michael usually recorded, I do believe that he had a rather incredible voice and possessed genuine talent. He was also known as being a very generous man to downtrodden and disadvantaged people who asked of his help. Rest in Peace George Michael... I also want to mention the fact that tomorrow's edition of TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER is presently in a state of flux, due to the continued backlash from the controversial "Christmas bribe" episode. Evidently the serial series' writers (yours truly included) are currently at confrontational odds with each other regarding the direction the popular metaphysical drag racing series has taken of late... Okay, on to what I originally intended to make today's blog about-- With Christmas and Hanukkah now upon us, I ask that during this holiday season, you please take a brief moment to be thankful for all the race teams who go through all the trouble to entertain us at our local drag strips. It's not always an easy task. Below we see a photo from a few years back, of the "Lill' Miss Behavior" 1971 Doge Demon nostalgia injected alcohol Funny Car in the E'Town pits. The car owned by Bob Sweatland, and driven by Bobbie Leigh Sweatland is a crowd favorite. It's teams like these who deserve recognition and our appreciation...