My mother, Margaret, God rest her soul, told me I was born a critic and should prepare myself for a tough road ahead. She also told me, "Hubie, it's not easy being right." No truer words were spoken.
I went to my first race in 1954. My dad owned a jalopy and my uncle Flip drove it on dirt tracks in western Michigan.
I've seen, studied and written about NASCAR, IMSA, CanAm, Formula Super Vee, F-5000, TransAm, Formula 1 and the list goes on. I've driven Formula Vee, Formula Ford, Formula Super Vee and Formula Atlantic. I've raced at Riverside, Phoenix (road course), Ontario Motor Speedway (road course), Willow Springs, Laguna Seca, Sears Point, Holtville and even the road course at the Orange County Raceway in Irvine, CA.
I was Editor / Associate Publisher of a monthly auto racing publication in the 1970's - FORMULA Magazine. I've promoted 'pro' Formula Ford races, established the Formula For Racing Association. Crap, I even had a couple photos published in Autosport.
Please, it's not about beating my chest. I just want to convey that I have some established knowledge regarding auto racing - from numerous perspectives.
What I'm not: Well, baseball is hardly my favorite; I could care less if there was ever another NBA game played; I'm a limited NFL (National Felon League) fan, watch four or five games a year; And as for hockey and soccer - they don't exist in my world. And, to me, the ugliest sport in the world is women's basketball - for heavens sake, wanting to be so much like a man they're now getting all the 'tattoos', just like the big-boy illiterates in the NBA.
Politically I'm a conservative through and through. Liberals and their 'BIG' government concept make me sick.
Well, that's me: Except for one other thing - my mother taught me to never lie.