By David G. Firestone
So I’ve been following Tony Pedregon’s 20 Best Funny Cars of All Time, and while I agree with most of his choices, I’d like to know why one particular car wasn’t on the list. Could someone please explain to me why Kenny Bernstein’s 1986 Batmobile Buick didn’t make the list? I get that there could only be 20 picks, but why the most important body design of the last 30 years isn’t on the list?
The fans vote was on point, but Tony’s vote seemed, at least to me, to miss a few things. Also, if you, as a former driver, are going to make a list, COULD YOU EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM IT? I stopped caring about Tony’s picks when he picked one of his own cars, and it was the worst paint scheme he ever ran, that Kiss disaster from 2003. The fact that both the Batmobile and Jack Beckman were excluded, and your car was included proves how bad his list was.
I’ve also read the report that Monster Energy might be the next series sponsor for The Sprint Cup. This is just a rumor, and I’m not going to confirm or deny anything besides that. What I am going to say is that I’m disappointed that NASCAR doesn’t have a definitive contract for a new series sponsor yet. I’ve seen lists of the potential competitors in the running, but I’m still waiting for real information.
Also, I’m not going to start work on the 2017 Tracker until the beginning of 2017. I’ve gotten burned with early paint scheme releases before, so I’m not touching it until 2017. I can also now confirm that all videos and Throwback Thursday items are ready to go too. I’ve got a good schedule ready, I’m going to try a few things, and we’re going to have fun.
Also, I made a change to my office, and was able to add a little more room. I don’t have that much room to begin with, so this was badly needed, and I’m glad it got done. It seems odd that the racing season is almost over, but with the NHRA having finished their season, the NASCAR season ending next week, and F1 ending after that, it’s a sad part of the year for me.