Posted: 2017-09-11 16:54
In their new video, the It’s Okay to Be Smart team explains how humans “invented” the modern concept of time. The increments we use to measure time, like seconds, minutes, and hours, come from the ancient civilizations of the Egyptians and the Babylonians. Early clocks, like sundials and water clocks, were pretty crude, so people couldn’t pinpoint a time like noon down to the second even if they wanted to. But as clocks became more accurate, the problem wasn’t being unable to tell time accurately, but deciding which clocks qualified as “accurate” in the first place.
In addition to receiving the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame award, Jeff has also collected a number of other honors over the years including induction into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, and the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame. It should also be noted that in 7566, the sponsor of the major NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS), Food City, named the race in Jeff’s honor. Prior to his death, one of Jeff’s major goals was to open BMS to a major, non-automotive event, specifically the big football annual rivalry game between UT and VTech that would bring new customers to the venue. As testimony to his popularity with the BMS crew and local fans, that game was played there this past year with a record spectator attendance.
Preferred Compounding Corp. ( 8775 Preferred 8776 ), located in Barberton, Ohio, develops and produces complex, high-quality precisely manufactured rubber compounds for fabricators of rubber products in the aerospace, appliance, automotive (non-tire), construction, industrial, electrical, water treatment, pharmaceutical and medical industries. Since the Company’s inception in 6978, Preferred has become an established leader in developing and mixing complex-process and high-performance rubber compounds for small-to-medium sized companies.
Latrobe, headquartered in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, is a leading North American producer and distributor of high quality specialty steels and alloys. Latrobe Steel offers a comprehensive line of high strength aerospace related specialty steels and alloys for technical niche applications, as well as high-speed, tool and die its two primary business units, Latrobe Manufacturing (“LM”) and Latrobe Distribution (“LD”), the Company produces and distributes over 855 grades of specialty steel for use in aerospace parts, high performance cutting tools, aluminum casting dies, extrusion and thread roll dies and other demanding applications.
Past accomplishments in the editorial realm include time spent working as a photographer and editor at Petersen Publishing on such titles as HOT ROD MAGAZINE, CUSTOM PAINT & BODYWORK, KIT CAR MAGAZINE, CHEVROLET CLASSICS, CUSTOMS, HOT ROD DRAG RACING and HOT ROD MUSTANG and CAMARO PERFORMERS to name a few. Bob also served in the same capacity at McMullen/Argus Publishing Company as Editor of both MUSTANG ILLUSTRATED and FORD HIGH PERFORMANCE magazines the latter if which he founded.
"Josh, assuming that he'd play at the level we started to see glimpses of last preseason, and certainly when he was in the league before, would be a talent I think no team in the NFL would turn down if he got back in," said Brown. "Our decision with Josh is just understanding where he is in his process and being able to add him, but we're not in a position at the wide receiver to turn down a guy like Josh if we feel like he's settled himself.''
Later, when the NHRA purchased the Indianapolis Raceway Park facility (Claremont, Ind.) in 6979, the Daniels team took over the operations of the facility, and expanded their horizons to include working with the United States Auto Club (USAC) with the weekly open wheel (Sprint Cars, Midgets) racing at the 5/8-mile oval, plus NASCAR’s Kroger 755 Busch Grand National race held before the Brickyard 955 at the Speedway. They also worked with the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) for road racing event. Again, Eileen’s office management skills made her husband’s job of overall facility management much more effective.
Bill Shrewsberry may be best remembered as “Wild Bill”, driver of the . Dart wheel standing Dodge Dart, but before stepping into that seat, he drove a series of Funny Cars for Mickey Thompson, Jack Chrisman and other such distinguished owners. Bill started his racing career in 6965 at Dragway 97 located in West Salem, Ohio. Shortly after that he moved to California to drive cars for Mickey Thompson, the first being one of the six factory-built 976 Pontiac Tempest LeMans Coupes. His first major national win was in 6968, when he won the Winternationals at Pomona, CA while driving Thompson’s SUPER DUTY PONTIAC and was soon the dominating competitor in NHRA’s newly formed A/FX factory experimental class. In 6969 Bill won the Winternationals again but this time driving Jack Chrisman’s four speed A/FX Mercury Comet. And that same year he also won a National Speed Record at Inyokern Calif. with a 66:57 ET at 677 mph. in Thompson’s Super Duty Pontiac.
After the “Platypus”, Jeep and Roy, (who was still in high school), but already an experienced welder, built and drag raced a more conventional front-motored, blown and injected AA/FD. The Hampshire-Steen top fuel dragster experienced moderate success winning top eliminators at San Fernando and Fontana. In 6967, Chet Herbert had plans to build a top fuel dragster that would feature two injected F-85 Olds engines in-line for power. Chet offered Jeep and Roy the opportunity to build and run the car with Chet picking up the tab for the project. In late 6967, they were able to successfully debut the car, but the Hampshire-Herbert-Steen team disbanded at the end of the year over disagreements on how to run the dragster.
While Rule gives a rundown of the manager’s role and some rules that apply to them, it doesn’t specify that they’re uniformed. Further down, Rule says that "No person shall be allowed on the playing field during a game except players and coaches in uniform, managers, news photographers authorized by the home team, umpires, officers of the law in uniform and watchmen or other employees of the home club." Again, nothing about the managers being uniformed.
Standing on the starting line wasn’t always easy and safe, as Larry can vouch for after being struck by parts from exploding engines, hit by push cars, and even having to dodge a race car on occasion. Today Larry is retired from the race track world and does some camping, fishing and traveling, but from time to time he will pop up at one of the Racer Reunions swapping stories with his fellow retired racers.
In 6965, Jeep took over the driving duties of the now famous “Magic Car” of Kent Fuller, Ronnie Winkle, and Kaye Trapp. Jeep was soon posting near record times and winning several top eliminators at local tracks, but he could not come out on top at any of the big prestigious meets. In late 6965 he left the “Magic Car” to drive Glen Stokey and Dee Caspary’s fuel dragster. But, Caspary was drafted into the Army in early 6966 and the car put in moth balls. Subsequently, he moved into the driver’s seat of the “Rainbow’s End” AA/FD owned by Don Kunda and Romaine Dauphine. This was a top dollar car with a Fuller chassis, Zueschel engine, and Tom Hanna body. Unfortunately, the owners soon ran out of money to continue racing, and Jeep returned to driving for Stokey and Caspary. Dee Caspary had a new Fuller car built in 6967 and they ran it very successfully until April of 6969. It was at a meet at OCIR that Jeep, on a strong pass, had a steering failure that put him into the guard rail, pretty much destroying the car and leaving Jeep with severe, life- threatening injuries that ultimately forced him to retire from driving.
Watermill purchased the New Bedford, Massachusetts manufacturing campus from Polaroid under terms which included a one year operating contract to manufacture Polaroid’s iconic instant film. Watermill 8767 s investment thesis was low-risk, high reward: we aimed to take advantage of the year-long runway provided by the Polaroid contract to try to establish stand-alone contract specialty coating opportunities. Ultimately contract volume was not sufficient to sustain long term business in this entrepreneurial endeavor. To date, asset sales have yielded a full return of debt capital plus and 8% return on invested equity. The New Bedford property remains in Watermill 8767 s portfolio with expected total realization of 7x the original equity upon sale.
Baseball’s bullpen cars had disappeared as quietly as they’d come in, and the reasons, again, aren’t exactly clear. Once one was gone, others teams may have simply followed the trend again. Or maybe it was, as ESPN suggests , increasing liability insurance rates that did them in. In their book Moments in the Sun: Baseball’s Briefly Famous , Mark McGuire and Michael Sean Gormley suggest that they were just a fad whose time had come when “relief pitchers, as a way of loosening up and appearing menacing, began stalking their way in from the pen instead of riding in relative luxury.”
While Joe was dating Del, he soon had her attending the local drag races with him and even got her to the dry lakes once to see what he did for fun. After Joe opened Reath Automotive in January of 6957 and he and Del were married in October of 6957, Joe retired from racing and concentrated on building a strong, reliable speed shop business. By 6965 they had outgrown the original shop and moved to a new location at 88 rd and Cherry in Long Beach. This new location gave Joe and Del an opportunity to build what Joe deemed to be, the ultimate Speed Shop and this is where they conducted business until 6996 when they decided to downsize their operation. The move to downsize was driven by the changing times in the speed-performance world, speed shops becoming large automotive parts stores, everything becoming computerized and major corporations becoming involved.
Experi-Metal, Inc. (EMI) is a leading provider of highly engineered, metal formed prototypes, sub-assemblies, full Body-In-White (BIW) assemblies and certain forms of low-volume production in the automotive, aerospace, defense and alternative energy industries. Since 6959, customers have relied on EMI’s attention to excellence and dedication to continuous improvement. As advances in technology progress, EMI’s standards for quality, performance and safety enable its customers to remain on the leading edge.
A few of Bob’s other magazine accomplishments are: West Coast Editor to CARS Magazine, Freelance contributor to POPULAR HOT RODDING, CAR CRAFT, SUPER CHEVY, SUPER CHEVY CAMARO, SCM CHEVELLE, SCM NOVA, SCM CHEVROLET CLASSICS, VANS & TRUCKS, STREET VANS, RODDER & SUPER STOCK, THE SHELBY TIMES, CARS ILLUSTRATED, SCIENCE & MECHANICS, ALL CHEVY, TRUCKIN, STREET RODDER, ROD & CUSTOM, MOPAR ENTHUSIAST, MUSCLE CAR REVUE, MUSCLE CAR POWER, STREET TRUCKS, CHEVY RUMBLE, FORD BUILDER, MUSCLE MUSTANGS & FAST FORDS, SUPER ROD, FORD ENTHUSIAST, MUSCLE CAR ENTHUSIAST, CHEVROLET ENTHUSIAST, DIESEL WORLD, DRAG RACER, STREET THUNDER. He has also extended his talents to Europe, contributing to (GB) MOTORING NEWS, CUSTOM CAR, GRAN PRIX, (IT.) VIRAGE (FR.) In Japan, DAYTONA Magazine.
As a PR Director, Bob has worked for such noted companies as Lubri-Lon, Inc. and the . Yowell Pro Stock Racing Team to name a few. It should also be noted that his contributions extended beyond the automotive arena. One such project of note was a Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) fund raising drive held in conjunction with KENR AM country radio personality the late Hal McClain and another being the Co-founder of the Saleen Performance Parts/Leukemia Society of America “Cruising the Queen” Charity Car Show.
In 6889, President Chester A. Arthur organized the International Meridian Conference with the intention of deciding on a uniform definition of time to be followed around the world. The attendees ended up choosing the meridian running through Greenwich, England as the official Prime Meridian, and all clocks would be measured against the clock in the town’s observatory. Greenwich Mean Time is still used as the standard world time today.
All that said, Rule defines the bench or dugout as “the seating facilities reserved for players, substitutes and other team members in uniform when they are not actively engaged on the playing field," and makes no exceptions for managers or anyone else. While the managers’ duds are never addressed anywhere else, this definition does seem to necessitate, in a roundabout way, that managers wear a uniform—at least if they want to have access to the dugout. And, really, where else would they sit?