Three Is Better Than Two
Of the many benefits I have enjoyed through having this site, the friendships I have formed are probably among the most meaningful. Some friendships have become strong enough that they will last long after I stop posting here, whenever that may be. One of those lasting relationships is the friendship that Susan and I have built with Paul Dalbey, formerly of More Front Wing.
Paul was kind enough to take the photos during our wedding at IMS in 2012. Susan and I always manage to meet Paul for dinner at Dawson’s on Main in Speedway during every weekend in May, as well as spending time together at the track.
This past weekend, Paul drove to Nashville to visit us. We went out to dinner on Friday night and at Paul’s request – the three of us all went to the Grand Ole Opry. Not only was that Paul’s first visit to the Opry, it was a first for Susan and me as well.
Unfortunately, there was a down side to Paul’s visit to the Music City. Paul was forced to lower his standards and be a guest on One Take Only. For the uninitiated, One Take Only is the unscripted, unrehearsed and unedited videoblog of Oilpressure.com. We sit down, start the camera and just start talking IndyCar and see where the conversation goes.
I always want to keep the videos under fifteen minutes, but we went a few minutes over this time. Between the three of us, there was simply too much to talk about. And don’t adjust your speakers – the cicadas are out in Nashville right now and there is a very annoying buzz throughout the video. Hey…it’s the south in August. But it’s worth the buzz to hear the conversation. We spend a lot of time talking about the new schedule, but also have predictions for the championship with two races to go. We also indirectly saluted Graham Rahal’s Mid-Ohio victory with Budweiser, in honor of father Bobby’s sponsor when he won Mid-Ohio in 1985 and 1986.
Thanks to Paul for bringing some much needed legitimacy to the One Take Only set. I just hope that John and I haven’t damaged his reputation too much with his appearance.