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November 3, 2013

It might have been my hands on the wheel but lots of people were propelling our little car forward. I want thank them starting with all of you who followed this grammar abusing blog each day. Mark and I logged many miles commenting on your comments. Comment MVP goes to Joe Ortlieb in South Fla!
Thanks to a great rookie crew this year; Brian and Flo from Competition Touring Cars in Sonoma took excellent care of us and made for wonderful travel mates. You guys are the best.
Eric Kendall is our all around go-to-guy and the person who literally towed the Taxi to and from Mexico from S.F. Eric, Mark and I thank you as do the thousands of Mexican kids who received candy and postcards from you along the way.
Traveling with us and providing many laughs and much moral support were Mark’s wife Debbie and best friends, Sherri and Vivian. These girls drove just as many miles as we did and truly made their Dodge Journey SUV earn its name.
A thank you must be sent out to all the people back home who helped us get here; Dean DeSantis, Phil Denny, Dodge Riedy, Glenn Oliveria, Jon Norman, Dan Marvin, Bill Mertz, Dennis Etchevery, Paul Hasslgren, the guys at Wine Country Motorsports, Max and Andrew at Alfaholics, Randy at, Rich, James and Karolyn at Swirl, my business partners, Tom, Tasha and John for letting me have the time away and my big brother Edward for lending me his truck and letting us put 5k miles on it, not to mention a bunch of stickers that may or may not come off.
We make lots of friends each year in Mexico and some of those friendships follow us home and invite us to theirs – thank you Eva and Frank Lichtenberg for having become beloved friends and our German racing home away from home. You two are 100 percently perfect!
To Doug and Rita, my Angel Angelica, Pancho, Pepe, Conrad and Christine, Ed and Andrew, Stephen, Beate, Guido, Torsen, Gerie, Monica, Lalo, Alex, Victor, the Federales, Mark and Migchuel, Christian, Hans, Lauren and Carson and all the other racers and support crews – Muchas Gracias and buenas suerte!
Thank you EVERYONE, we quite literally could not have done it without you!











6 Comments leave one →
  1. Sylvia DeSantis permalink
    November 3, 2013 5:25 am


  2. Sylvia DeSantis permalink
    November 3, 2013 5:25 am


  3. Anonymous permalink
    November 3, 2013 8:50 am

    Thank you Martin and Mark for allowing me a glimpse of what it must have been like to be on such a wonderful journey. Martin – you write from the heart and engage those of us at home in a virtual experience that has been a gift. Thank you for bringing us along.

  4. November 3, 2013 10:01 am

    Martin,thanks for sharing your wonderful adventure! You and Mark make a great team! I look forward to seeing you both at the track this next year!

  5. Joe Ortlieb permalink
    November 3, 2013 6:24 pm

    These pics are some of the best. What a great ending to a great race! Thanks again for including me in your blog and hence your life. You a a truly rare and great group of friends. ENJOY!!!

  6. Michele permalink
    November 3, 2013 8:42 pm

    And a great time was had by all! xoxo

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