Morning Qualifying

Rolf says "hello"

Good morning, Hooniverse.   Today marks the beginning of what I hope is a new daily feature, Morning Qualifying, where I’ll show off a bit of motorsport history and say something clever or thought provoking about it.   You, in turn, will be entertained, and say something clever or thought provoking in kind in the comment section.  Everybody wins!
Today’s photo is a study in multitasking as Rolf Stommelen takes a moment from trying to win the 1973 Targa Florio to wave at a photographer/fan known only as “David”.  So today, while you navigate your busy Monday, try to channel your inner Rolf.   Remember, if Rolf can waive hello to a fan while simultaneously driving the nuts off his Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 TT12 and not kill dozens of Sicilian spectators in the process, then maybe, perhaps, we can be nice in the midst of our busy day too.  Just a thought.
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Editor’s Note: Surprise! Everyone welcome Scroggs on board! It’s taken me almost two years of nagging and pestering, but he’s finally agreed to join us, and bring along his massive obsession with vintage auto racing. He has one of the most impressive photo and video collections out there, and we’re really happy he’s agreed to come share with us. -MB

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15 responses to “Morning Qualifying”

  1. BGW Avatar

    This is much better than listening to 15 drunk people talk at once. Makes me wish I'd worn the crested blazer today.

  2. engineerd Avatar

    It's about flipping time! Welcome to the 'Verse, Scroggs! I look forward to your pants-tent-producing pictures of cars.
    Now, I must go multitask: review drawings, read Hooniverse, and flip off wave to my boss.

  3. muthalovin Avatar

    Color me entertained!
    I am excited about this feature. Everyone enjoy it, or else.

  4. jeremy![™] Avatar

    great! now hes going to annoy me here too!!
    and least now i wont have to weed through pages and pages of photos for the real good ones.

  5. Jeff Glucker Avatar
    Jeff Glucker

    Damn.. even his byline looks good.
    Quick, someone add Esq. to Alex's so he doesn't get upset (again)

    1. Deartháir Avatar

      The Rt. Hon. Alex Q. Kierstein, Esq., OBE, BS, WTF, OMG and STFU with honours.

  6. Alex Kierstein Avatar
    Alex Kierstein

    You replaced me with Scroggs?!?!?! I'm … I'm …. actually quite flattered.

    1. Deartháir Avatar

      Who the hell are you?

      1. Lotte Avatar

        Dearthair's humour: Makes British humour seem moist by comparison.

        1. Deartháir Avatar

          You're the second person this week to imply I had a dry wit. I'll try wrapping it in moist towelettes, perhaps that will help.

  7. Manic_King Avatar

    My cousin who raced smaller road racing bikes (Minsk, CZ 125) in then USSR told once that damn bike was so slow he could check spectators expressions. On WOT. On long main straight. Could've as well waive to onlookers.

  8. Lotte Avatar

    I'm actually quite impressed by the versatility of the Alfa Romeo's badge-and-shield. Either I've been brainwashed, or that does look a lot better than I'd imagine it without.

  9. CptSevere Avatar

    Hey, this is going to be something to look forward to every morning. I'm going to like this, I know.

  10. Smells_Homeless Avatar

    <Tents fingers> Excellent.