OK, so it’s that time of year again, when there’s snow on the ground, icicles dangling off your roof and no good car stuff to do until spring. Unless you want to go out to the garage and cultivate a few fresh blood blisters on that racecar or restoration project. So let me recommend the MIRPA dinner honoring famous multi-generational racers Derek & Justin Bell plus a whole bunch of celebridudes. Including my buddy David Hobbs who, like me, will be telling a few funny or embarrassing stories and hawking and signing copies of our books. See you there!

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Catch the latest poop & pictures, the Jay Leno interview, Last Open Road swag & highly inappropriate attire from Finzio's Store and the lurid & occasionally embarrassing "ride with Burt" in-car racing videos on the hopefully now fully operational website at: