March 2009 Radio Rumpus Room Archives

I’d rather by lucky than second.

— Richard Petty, the guy in the electric-blue Plymouth, #43

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It was another Friday the 13th in the Radio Rumpus Room, but we hoped not too unlucky for the good folks who tuned in. Sets that could have adversely affected the well-being of our highly valued listenership dealt with such issues as the ongoing international economic turmoil, the carbon-based lifestyle of the 53rd Annual Gopher State Timing Association Rod Custom Spectacular, and the little-sung (literally) hazards of surfing. Uh, be well!

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My XK-E, my XK-E,
She cost me a fortune, yes indeed
Dual exhaust and four-on-the-floor
Man this car is sure a goer

— Dick Dale, My XK-E

Happy 48th birthday, Jaguar E-Type! (That’s XK-E for you Yanks.)

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They tool around town in their big Grand Prixs
Sitting in their bucket seats shootin’ the breeze
You know that all week long they put up jam and preserves
But on the weekends they negotiate curves

— Jan Dean, The Anaheim, Azusa Cucamonga Sewing Circle, Book Review And Timing Association

In tribute to English pensioner Dulcibella King-Hall, who recently celebrated her 107th birthday by thrice-lapping Brands Hatch racecourse at 108 mph

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