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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picture from https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31

and

https://www.facebook.com/InTheZoneBook

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

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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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Nelson Mandela: ‘Sport has the power to change the world’ Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award – 2000

I (We) Shall Not Hate

Originally posted on A new Book: Writing into the Light: https://inspiringvideo.wordpress.com/2021/02/24/nelson-mandela-sport-has-the-power-to-change-the-world-laureus-lifetime-achievement-award-2000/ and  http://facebook.com/craig.lock.31 Nelson Mandela: ‘Sport has the power to change the world’ Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award – 2000 — BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

Nelson Mandela: ‘Sport has the power to change the world’ Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award – 2000 — South Africa: “the Beloved Country”

and

https://writeintothelightbook.wordpress.com/2021/02/25/nelson-mandela-sport-has-the-power-to-change-the-world-laureus-lifetime-achievement-award-2000-south-africa-the-beloved-country/

Together, one mind, one soul, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant seeds of hope, then march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow”

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Covid: The never-ending nightmare (from Mail and Guardian)

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Also see https://covid19myblog.wordpress.com/ Q&A Sessions:

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“It’s always darkest before the dawn.”

You are a gift from Nature

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Hi Koushik

Thanks for the follow(s) and all the best with your witing
“early bird (very) and sleepy-head” c

Thanks for the follow(s) # and/or’likes’

if you want to follow me, go to
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* By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?

(get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone)

* or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”)

“total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time) #

Who says men can’t multi-task!

Men…Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em!

“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”

– Colette (nice name for a girl, btw)
http://www.craigsquotes.woespress.com

All the best with your blog

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* not bridges (thank goodness)!

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing
Still

Driven to share, uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire

PPS

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

This my first book . Nidumolu phani shiva koushik. Iam 15 years old. Iam a child author.

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The Choice

“Those who stand up for justice will always be on the right side of history.”

“There is neither east nor west, tribe nor ethnicity, male or female, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist. Christian nor Jew. There is only a God-filled humanity.”

“Whilst we can and should celebrate our differences, let not our beliefs divide us, but the spirit of our shared humanity unite us.”

YOU are the light of the world