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.

Home For A Wee Bit
Dec 13, 2018   //   by bwilber

Well that was a whirlwind! Welcome back blog faithful. I’m here to tell tales of Jolly Old England and too many miles in the air. I think I’m finally close to being somewhat normal after all the jet lag, both going out and coming back. It does take its toll on you. 

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A Short Transatlantic Blog
Dec 6, 2018   //   by bwilber

Greetings from the Delta Sky Club at Detroit International Airport, as we await our connection to London Heathrow. Everything seems to be on-time and the big Airbus is at the gate, so (knock on wood) we should be good to go. I’m typing this at 7 pm on Wednesday, knowing full well that we have a long overnight flight ahead of us and should land in London around 9 tomorrow morning. My goal is to take a few iPhone pics between now and arrival, and finish up this mini-blog after we get to the hotel, which would allow me to actually get this blog up on Thursday Blog Day in terms of North American time zones. This time, I actually feel like I might get some sleep on the red-eye over the pond on our way to the UK, but I probably should’ve not mentioned that. I’m terrible at sleeping on planes unless the last thing I need to do is sleep on the plane.

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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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