DRIVEN: THE GRAND PRIX CHAMPION

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PART THREE
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DRIVEN: THE GRAND PRIX CHAMPION
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Tags: Motor racing, Formula One, Grand Prix racing, Grand Prix champion(s), Grand Prix driver, books, books by Craig Lock, ‘Endless Possibilities, Far and Great Horizons’.

THE GRAND PRIX DRIVER

It was one day in the year 1961, whilst driving home after the South African Grand Prix in East London, that the young boy told his father that Jim Clark would one day be the champion driver of the world. The young boy was in a bad mood, because the young Clark had beaten his hero, Stirling Moss. And for the next few years the young South African boy followed the rising Scot star’s ascending career with great interest and pride. So that the new shooting star eventually usurped the place of the now retired old hero, Moss after his near fatal accident at Goodwood, UK…until it too was tragically extinguished in a minor race at Hockenheim, Germany in 1968.

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Jim Clark – perhaps the most naturally talented Grand Prix driver of them all??

And that night in the “early sixties”, the young boy lay on his bed and read the race program, over again and again. Then he fell asleep and dreamt, peacefully, blissfully. Perhaps one day… one sunny day…

“If you can dream it, then you can DO it!”

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DREams children put our all into childrens dreams

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EPILOGUE

THE GRAND PRIX CHAMPION

The Grand Prix driver crossed the finishing line beneath the colourful banner stretching across the width of the oil and rubber smeared tarmac below to win the Monaco Grand Prix in the year that was 2009. Exhausted (both mentally and physically) and saturated with sweat, the champion driver raised his arms, in celebration, glorious triumph, knowing that he had driven his last.. and the best ever race in his long and illustrious career.

As the champion of the world drove under the banner proclaiming ‘Sport for Peace’ and received the chequered flag to the silent roars of the crowd, he also knew that a new chapter in his rather eventful life, yet also his greatest challenge lay in the days ahead.

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P.S: To dearest dad, see the dream never died…

it’s just taken another course!

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QUESTION FOR THE READER

What happens to the driver? Does the “champion” continue racing …  retire (at the very “top of his game, the pinnacle of his chosen sport”)… or perhaps something else???

“Life is what happens in between making other plans.”

– John Lennon

from http://www.championdad.wordpress.com

“It is a celebration of a man s unique vision, a vision that reaches out and shines, touching with magic the drama of life across all its limitless horizons.”

– anon

“Our talents are our gifts from God; but what we do with our talents are our gifts TO God.”

“Only when you ve been in the deepest valley can a person know what it’s like to stand on the highest peak.”

– inspiring words from “guess who”? It was Richard Nixon, former United States President

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“Hold fast to your dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.”

– American poet, Langston Hughes

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Picture (great) by my old friend John, another “fanatic petrol-head” (but whose “photographic talents” I definitely do not possess!)

from www.jetpix.wordpress.com and http://capetownmypictures.wordpress.com/

“Together, one mind, one heart, one life at a time, let s see how many people we can impact, encourage, empower, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and so become ‘ever more’ champions of their own lives.”

written on 27th September in the year 2010

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“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet and philosopher
from http://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/imagination-is/

Fathers Love Letter

SPLENDOUR (THE END)

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To the End of the Rainbow

To the End of the Rainbow

 

The two bitter adversaries, sworn enemies for so many years clasped and shook hands, firmly; then embraced each other warmly. They raised each others hands to the heavens. Resplendent were the bright beams of forgiveness for past deeds, evil deeds and grace that shone forth.

 

And overhead, gently breaking over the pitch black horizon, in grandiose splendour, the golden early morning sun announced the coming of a beautiful new day…one filled with great insight and brilliant light in a new glorious dawn. Resplendent in the bright glory of God, a bright morning star overhead to guide these two leaders of the twentieth century and their lives .. forever.

resplendent in the bright glory of God, a bright morning star to guide him and his life… forever

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YOU are the light of the world

Over the Rainbow by Craig Lock (1995) — Books by craig lock: “Explore, Dream, Discover”

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Originally posted on “THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING “INTERVIEWS”: NKOSI SIKELEL’ i’AFRIKA. Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika God bless Africa Maluphakamis’u phondo Let the horn of her people rise lwayo high up Yizwe imithandazo yethu In your love hear our prayers Nkosi sikelele Thina lusapho lwayo God bless our people (Woza moya) Woza woza Come…

via Over the Rainbow by Craig Lock (1995) — Books by craig lock: “Explore, Dream, Discover”

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“Only when we can say, ‘I am first and foremost a human being… and second a Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, or Hindu, will we progress our shared humanity.”

Working, Striving towards a more Peaceful World "I WRITE, I SHARE, I DREAM!"

following on from https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2020/02/27/some-thoughts-from-my-old-floppy-discs/

“Only when we can say, ‘I am first and foremost a human being and second a Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, or Hindu, will we progress our shared humanity. Let not our beliefs, but our shared humanity define who we really are. What we believe is not nearly as important as how we relate, interact with each other…and how we live.”
.-craig
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Only when we can say, ‘I am first and foremost a human being and second a Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, or Hindu, will we progress our shared humanity. Let not our beliefs, but our shared humanity define who we really are. What we believe is not nearly as important as how we relate, interact with each other…and how we live.
.- craig

˜And at the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for…

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Hamilton: Children and people suffering because of selfish men

Working, Striving towards a more Peaceful World "I WRITE, I SHARE, I DREAM!"

Lewis Hamilton has once again used his social media presence to advocate global peace and well-being – today, the reigning Formula 1 champion used his Instagram platform to call for an end to conflict in the Middle East, primarily Syria.

On his Instagram story, Hamilton wrote:

“Everyday I wake up and see the news on Syria. It’s been going on for nearly 9 years, why has the world stood by and let them [the Syrian people] suffer. These poor children and people suffering everyday because of selfish men, countries not doing anything to help them. This is so sad. Praying for the people out there “

see https://www.grandprix247.com/2020/02/24/hamilton-children-and-people-suffering-because-of-selfish-men/?fbclid=IwAR3jpTfLL4MHbLBMD6ZQzyBPiINwEOlPE-zyisHD5Wy7F1t54OurzBMdlGM

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Also see http://www.sportforpeace.wordpress.com

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“Perhaps the ultimate purpose of life itself is the testing of the human spirit…”

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https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2020/01/14/perhaps-the-ultimate-purpose-of-life-itself-is-the-testing-of-the-human-spirit/

Originally posted on BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK: “Perhaps the ultimate purpose of life itself is the testing of the human spirit, to develop out of it something better, more nearly perfect. For after the sands and the dust of the human body has been buried, only the human spirit is left to go on… And…

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“What you imagine in/through the mind, you can create on the pages”

Toto-Africa: “The moonlit wings reflect the stars that guide me towards salvation.”