Bob Wilber grew up aspiring to follow in his father’s baseball footsteps, and while he was able to secure a full college scholarship and later spend parts of six years in professional ball, as a player, coach, and scout, his mother’s writing, communications, and public relations skills were what eventually defined his career. After a successful and adventurous sports-marketing trek through the sports-apparel business, agency work, and professional indoor soccer, he saw his first drag race as he closed in on his 40th birthday. Little did he know that he’d go on to spend 20 consecutive years as a team manager and PR representative for Del Worsham and then Tim Wilkerson, two of the most popular Funny Car drivers on the NHRA tour. At the conclusion of the 2015 season, Bob ended his drag racing run in order to take on an important personal assignment. Over the course of 2016 he wrote his autobiography, entitled “Bats, Balls, & Burnouts” and submitted it to the publisher in early February. It was released in late May, 2017 and is available on Amazon.com and other major online book retailers, in both printed and digital formats.

Time To Catch Up – Cincinnati & Orlando Style
Nov 29, 2018   //   by bwilber

Welcome back! I only had that brief chance to drop a “Happy Thanksgiving” note on you last week, so now we’re all back here in one place. At least for a while. We’re really traveling a ton these days, which is great because we’re seeing family and going to fun places, but it also really slows down my progress on the new book “How Far?” because there is so little time to sit quietly in my office and write. Today is Thursday Blog Day, so this takes precedence and hopefully I’ll finish the chapter I’m currently working on, when I carve out some time tomorrow.

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Let There Be The Giving of Thanks…
Nov 21, 2018   //   by bwilber

If a person can be, say, “a day late and a dollar short” could said person also be “a day early with a buck in the bank?” Just asking for a friend. No real blog this week, with Thanksgiving falling on Thursday Blog Day. Thanksgiving wins that tussle. Plus, Barbara and I are at MSP awaiting our flight down to Orlando. Hence, I’m posting this little “Thank You” a day early.

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Some Basic Random Thoughts
Nov 15, 2018   //   by bwilber

It’s always a challenge to sit down on a Thursday and come up with 2,000 or more semi-coherent words about something, when there’s really just random disconnected “somethings” to string together. So I ad lib it. I just start writing in the hope that it will all magically come to me, and usually it does. We’re going to find out, once again, if that’s a winning proposition for this particular installment. 

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Pomona – Looking Back
Nov 8, 2018   //   by bwilber

Right about now, many of my friends and colleagues are gathering in a place far from here. They’re in Pomona, where unlike Minnesota it most likely did not snow yesterday and they didn’t have a hard freeze last night. I’m not there, and that’s more melancholy than I expected it to be. I could’ve gone, and in Vegas I heard that “Will you be in Pomona?” question a lot, but it’s an expensive race to get to and at some point you just have to say no to spending that much money when you’re not going there to work. Especially after having done just that when I went to Las Vegas.

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A Busy Week! A Great Week!
Nov 1, 2018   //   by bwilber

It seems like I haven’t been very busy lately, because I’ve had to dip into the “Blog About Nothing” well a few too many times. This installment will be different. I’ve actually been on the go pretty much nonstop since last Thursday, and there’s a lot of good material to cover. “But what’s the challenge in that?” Right? It’s fun to write about great stuff that just happened, but sometimes it’s as much fun to come up with 2,200 words about absolutely nothing. Very Seinfeldian, you might say.

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