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.” It was released in late May, 2017 and is available on and other major online book retailers, in both printed and digital formats. For the last year, Bob has been writing a new book, in the “historical fiction” genre, and it is expected to be published in early-2022. The working title is “How Far?” It will be available on all major book-selling platforms.

More Aloha With A Final Kauai Update

September 10th, 2021

Greetings from the Garden Isle. This will be the shortest blog ever, but I’m just here to check in and let you know I’m alive and well in Paradise. This month-long escapade has passed its halfway point, and I’ll be here for another 10 days. On September 20, I’ll be heading home on a flight […]

Aloha! And, Swing Hard In Case You Hit It

August 27th, 2021

First things first. Aloha from Kauai. Kapaa town, to be precise, on the east side of the island. It’s Friday, I know, but there were a few contributing factors to my one-day delay with this blog. The most pressing were the the many details surrounding “just being here” and enjoying the R&R and the place […]

About Local Saints and Big Hawaii Horizons!

August 19th, 2021

It’s Thursday, August 19. What’s on the horizon? Well, we have tickets to the St. Paul Saints baseball game on Saturday night, with our friends the Blakes. The Saints have been around for many years as an independent professional minor league team, playing at the Double-A level in a fully independent league, but they are […]

Some of the Best, and Some of the Worst

August 5th, 2021

It’s continued to be a crazy span of time here, in terms of doctor visits and “invasive” tests, but I felt the need to get something written today. I’ve discussed the hospital stuff enough, but did want to tie up one of the details that was still to happen the last time I was here. […]