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 and other major online book retailers, in both printed and digital formats.

Sonoma Bound and Very Proud
Jul 26, 2018   //   by bwilber

Greetings from 30,000 feet over southwestern Minnesota, blog faithful. I’m headed to Sonoma via Sacramento and will have to take a quick break in a minute when our meal shows up here in the front cabin. No, I don’t take it for granted to be seated up here and I do appreciate all the perks that come with it, but 40 years of almost nonstop travel does make you feel like you earned it, one flight at a time. Just a little.

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As The Hot Tub Drains…
Jul 19, 2018   //   by bwilber

Welcome back, blog nation. This is going to have to be a short one this week, because I seem to all of a sudden have more things to do than I have time to do them. And, to make it slightly more frantic, it looks like it’s about to rain and that will only make the challenge greater. But, I’m up for it. Or at least I’m going to give it a shot.

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It’s Just a Pesky Parallel Universe
Jul 13, 2018   //   by bwilber

Have you ever heard about the theories of parallel universes, or alternate realities? It’s not all science fiction, because real scientist who are far smarter than me continue to postulate and hypothesize on many theories, and they not only can’t rule it out they also see evidence of it being real. Stephen Hawking was actually writing a paper about it when he passed away.

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Of Mountains and Mosquitos
Jul 5, 2018   //   by bwilber

Welcome back, gang. As has been well documented here, Barbara and I have been pretty much in a whirlwind of travel as of late, whether it was Trans-Atlantic to Amsterdam, or down south to Orlando to visit family, or more recently to St. Louis and then to Colorado. I’ll recap the trip to the Rockies today, and catch up on local news (and weather and maybe sports.) But first, we’ll head west to Berthoud, Colorado to recap those festivities.

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Funsville By The Muddy Mississippi
Jun 28, 2018   //   by bwilber

Welcome back to Blog Central everyone, and this time I made it happen on the correct day. The birthday trip to St. Louis seems like a long time ago now, but fortunately I documented most of it with digital images and that allows the memories to come back vividly. Bottom line: We had a GREAT time and everything about the trip was fun, positive, and in many cases delicious.

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