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#1 Dave Crevie

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Posted 16 August 2023 - 03:01 PM

A sad part of moving is packing up prized possessions. Deciding which to keep, which to toss.

 

This is one I definitely will keep. It is a pencil on cardstock portrait of Jack Brabham, done by James Hill, and signed by Jack. I acquired it at one of John Weinberger's birthday parties, which he would throw at his dealership, Continental Motors. All of his vintage racing friends would get an invite, along with some pro racing luminaries. Jim was there, and sat down with Jack to sketch out some scenes from Jack's life. Jack didn't like the portrait, so Jim handed it to me. I asked Jack to sign it, which he did.

 

Seeing this sketch brought some sad memories, as it represented the loss of two people I respected, Jack Brabham and John Weinberger. It's been a little while since Jack left us, and John passed two years ago. 

 

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Here's a little biography of Jack;

 


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Posted 16 August 2023 - 05:56 PM

Dave, Why the pack and move? What’s up?


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Posted 17 August 2023 - 05:17 AM

Hi Dave, tremendous biography. Thanks.

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Posted 17 August 2023 - 08:20 AM

My health problems have left me unable to care for the house. I'll be moving to a senior care facility, but that will be in a year or so. I'm getting a head start on emptying the place. I already thinned out the library, donating about 800 pounds of books to the AAUW book sale. Just short of 300 copies, from three generations of people. Got stuck with the 1912 edition of Encyclopedia Britannica and it's ornate case. AAUW won't take encyclopedias. 

 

Probably next is to weed out the slot car collection. I'll keep 'yall apprised on how that goes. 



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Posted 17 August 2023 - 03:34 PM

Don't know you Sir but Praying for you.
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Posted 17 August 2023 - 07:55 PM

Dave, Before this I would have never known. Your posts have all been so positive. Hang in there, this can’t be easy.


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Posted 18 August 2023 - 09:09 AM

Thanks guys, for the kind words and good wishes. 


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