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Pete Neild joined us to discuss thoughts and observations on the Long Beach Grand Prix from a newbie perspective.  We recount the Corvette Corral, the great energy from Corvette enthusiasts and General Motors executives sharing stories and taking questions from the crowd.  We reexplore our visit to the Long Beach Grand Prix paddocks in the infield where we saw the pit crews working on the cars.  We share the stories of the Long Beach Grand Prix crowd excitement, the pageantry, the competition, the colors and the nuances of the course and how it motivated me to pursue racing.

But
really my attending the Long Beach Grand Prix was really about the numerous
themes we discuss in the podcast including getting out of comfort zones, living
your life, Eureka Moments and pursuing your own happiness.

We also
spend time discussing Pete’s upcoming cross-country trip in his Corvette Calypso
to fulfill important promises he made to his deceased mother.  Pete also shares an incredible story he had
of a positive customer service incident that involved a Vice President of
General Motors and a fulfillment of a promise to deliver the highest quality
product and experience for a customer.

We
discuss a range of other topics including Corvettes, BMW, Ford, Porsche, the
Del Mar Fair, Game of Thrones, self-denial, getting stuck in a rut, Plastic
Fantastic, electric vehicles, Watkins Glen, Woodstock, Nags Head, immersion into
areas of interest, Route 66, the movie Interstellar, New Orleans, Ron Fellows, Corvette
C8, inflection points, Ironman, Santa Rosa, Seinfeld, Poway Chabad, group
identities, Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, corporate stratification, Courtesy
Chevrolet, Bob Stahl Chevrolet, covered wagons, Colorado River, Arctic Circle,
The Confluence, Missouri River, Mississippi River, Saskatoon, Rhode Island and the
America the Beautiful rumble strip near Albuquerque New Mexico.

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English
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