05-01-2011, 12:03 PM #1
Race fan takes a drive around track for her 100th birthday
In a year that's already seen the youngest-ever winner of the Daytona 500, it's only appropriate that we hit the other end of the spectrum with what has to be the oldest driver ever to take a spin around a NASCAR track.
Meet Rachel Gilbert of Laconia, N.H. She's approaching her 100th birthday, and she's a NASCAR devotee. And as a birthday present, New Hampshire Motor Speedway gave her a chance to drive around the track in a Toyota Camry pace car.
And she wasn't in the shotgun seat. She was driving.
One other note: This was Gilbert's first time behind the wheel in about five years. So it's probably good that there was only one kind of turn involved.
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05-01-2011, 12:36 PM #2Former Member
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I think this is terrific on so many levels. Good for her, good for whoever let them know it'd be a dream come true, and good for the team at the speedway for honoring her thta way. I love it!
07-10-2011, 10:15 AM #3
Happy Belated Birthday, Rachel. You Go Girl!!Thunder is the voice of the sky gods, with the thunderbolt as their weapon, the destroyer of serpents and spiritual enemies.
07-10-2011, 10:24 AM #4
Great for her! Maybe when I turn 100 I'll finally get a chance to drive a Formula One car. Bernie Ecclestone will be 115 years old then and still in charge.This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.
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