You never know WHO you might be talking to - Page 2 - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums

Racing & Drivers Education Forum
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

You never know WHO you might be talking to


Old 01-07-2018, 10:37 AM
Rennlist Member
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Treasure Coast Florida
Posts: 1,682

I work in pharma with a lot of very smart people. Many have varying degrees of face blindness, so I have just gotten in the habit of saying my name even when they should “know” me.

FWIW, I think it’s highly correlated with technical intelligence.
Earlierapex is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2018, 06:39 PM
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 125

We visited the Unser museum in Albuquerque about 15 years ago, and whilst we were there, the "curator" wandered by. It was a very quiet day and he stopped and introduced himself as Al. He was very informed on the exhibits and it took about 30 mins for the penny to drop - we were being given a guided tour by Al Unser Sr. A super nice guy who enjoyed chatting about cars and racing.
A friend of mine (who isn't into racing at all) once met Al Jr and Shelley in a pub close to Poole, England, when Penske had a facility in the UK. They ended up going out for dinner and my friend commented that both were super nice people. Clearly, it's a family trait!
Glyndellis is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2018, 02:06 PM
Rennlist Member

Site Sponsor

Carrera51's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Keswick, VA
Posts: 3,431

Awesome story!
Carrera51 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2018, 03:44 PM
Ritesh's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Tx
Posts: 498

Great Story! Thanks for sharing.
Ritesh is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 11:18 AM
Rennlist Member
montoya's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,256

Cool story Jack! But it seems everyone has a nice story to tell about Pete. Me too! He used to live in Seattle area where my life long friend builds and sells HO slot cars. He met Pete at one of the Monterey Historics and eventually they became good friends. Like you, on first encounter after fifteen minutes he finally realized he was talking to Pete Brock! Later Pete was kind enough to meet with him in Seattle and share stories with my buddy and showed a real appreciation for the geeky little hobby we were involved with. A totally unassuming guy that is a pleasure to be around. Here's one of the cars Pete really liked, a HO slot car Cobra Daytona Coupe that my buddy introduced a few years ago:

Again, thanks for sharing Jack!
montoya is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -3. The time now is 04:41 PM.

Copyright ę 1998 - 2017 We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: