Two for the Road is a hangout for mystery writers Tammy Kaehler and Simon Wood to chat, reminisce, gossip, speculate and argue about all things motorsport.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Memorabilia Wish List

Tammy’s done a runner on me today so I’m all on my lonesome for our Friday discussion. Seeing as the cat is away, this mouse will play. A couple of weeks ago, Tam Tam and I discussed potential Christmas gifts for a gear head. This week, I want to be selfish and I want to talk about things I want—namely racing memorabilia. I have a wish list that I hope will get fulfilled if the gods are play kind.

1. A brick from the Indianapolis Speedway. The track owners from time to time give out a brick from the Brickyard. I’d like one piece.

2. I could be greedy and ask for a complete grand prix car, but mother taught me to be better than that—besides I don’t have the room—so I’d like just the steering wheel from an F1 car. I’m thinking maybe from Nigel Mansell’s Williams (either from his ’92 championship winning car or from the Williams Judd or from Johnny Herbert's Benetton).

3. Finally, I’d like a Jim Clark collectible. It doesn’t have to be big—a racing suit or a helmet would be nice, but I’d settle for an autograph item. Just a little something that would crown my collection of photographs and books I have on the man.

That me. What about you? What piece of dream memorabilia do you have on your wish list?

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