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’.


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.

Jim Clark smile

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


DREams children put our all into childrens dreams

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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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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


“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

everest view

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

– American poet, Langston Hughes


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

from and

“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


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

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet and philosopher

Fathers Love Letter




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








Rainbow touch2 (from

On the brink of disaster: Afghanistan

Red Line


Red Line — BooKs by cRaig loCk


Sins of our Forefathers (from Mail and Guardian- M@G)

Sony World Photography Awards winner kicks down barriers

Together...Let's Break (Tear) Down Walls (Barriers) and Build Bridges of Understanding



Shared by “the world’s worst photographer”

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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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: and 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”


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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Inside George Mukhari hospitals’s second wave – Mail and Guardian

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

Craig's Blogs

Originally posted on South Africa: “the Beloved Country”:

Also see Q&A Sessions:

‘I should have fought harder for SA vaccine’ — Salim Abdool Karim: Professor Salim Abdool Karim talks to Nicolene de Wee about his responsibility as head of the ministerial advisory committee tasked with guiding the government’s response to…

Covid: The never-ending nightmare (from Mail and Guardian) — “THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING “INTERVIEWS”

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“It’s always darkest before the dawn.”

You are a gift from Nature


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’

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# Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera* in the “real world”, rather than in cyberspace!)
* 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)

All the best with your blog

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“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *

* not bridges (thank goodness)!

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

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


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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