We Geezers Were Men

You probably don’t know this scrunched old man. When you a see an old person who looks feeble and weak, remember that person was not always that way. This old man is Jack Brabham, and he wasn’t always old.

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Jack Brabham was a simple mechanic in his youth. He sometimes worked on racing cars. He had a better idea: he designed and built his own racing car. When he wasn’t satisfied with the performance of his drivers, he decided to drive himself.

Many old people achieved great, daring, difficult tasks. Some people were driven by need. Some were driven by desire. Some of us just love a challenge. Australian Jack Brabham went after challenges as if they were necessary for life. For him, they were.

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Formula One Grand Prix racing is the ultimate level and maximum challenge above all other forms of automobile racing. Jack Brabham is entitled to be a geezer… and so am I, although my achievements were much smaller than his were. Jack Brabham was a world champion driver/designer/builder in that most exacting sport.

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  1. March 23, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Yeah, as I enter”geezerhood” I have to remember that regardless of our accomplishments and/or accolades, we are all destined to become “scrunched up old men (women)!”

  2. March 23, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Yeah, As I enter “geezerhood,” I have to remember that, regardless of accomplishments and accolades through out our lives, eventually we all become “scrunched old men (or women)!

  3. March 23, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Yeah, As I enter “geezerhood” I have to remind myself that, regardless of accomplishments and accolades, we are all destined to start looking a “little scrunched!”

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