[BIBLIOTHEKSPOLIZEI] [Team 144L]
[I n-h o c- s i g n o-v i n c e s]
[Who are we] [Why we do it]
[Who...] <ul><li>We are library folks who take road trips to libraries, museums and historical sites.   </li></ul><ul><li>...
The initiated will give a heartfelt nod to this noble man.  For many of us on the road may think of him in our journeys.  ...
[Erwin George &quot;Cannon Ball&quot; Baker ] <ul><li>From Wikipedia..  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Motorcycle a...
[Erwin George &quot;Cannon Ball&quot; Baker ] <ul><li>In 1908, Baker purchased an Indian motorcycle and began entering and...
[Cannon Ball] [A Protest that changed History]
[Brock Yates] <ul><li>Wikipedia : Yates was inspired by Erwin G. &quot;Cannonball&quot; Baker, (1882-1960), who set severa...
Yates along with friend, director, and famed stunt man Hal Needham, wrote Smokey and the Bandit II (1980). Yates also wrot...
[Back to Wikipedia]  <ul><li>Gumball 3000 ...&quot;Often compared to the 80s Cannonball Run films, starring  Burt Reynolds...
[A Kid and not from Wikipedia] <ul><li>I loved the Gumball Movies as a kid and the man I am now, I love Smokey movies too....
[1 4 4 L] [Fate]
[2007 Gumball 3000 accident] <ul><li>I'm not going into the accident here.  I say, that I did send a letter to Alex Roy in...
[Somewhere near the edge]
[BIBLIOTHEKSPOLIZEI] <ul><li>The plan still is to create a charity.  The point of the charity would be systematic appearan...
[The End] [Read an adventure, then have one and share.]
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Team 144 l Intro

  1. 1. [BIBLIOTHEKSPOLIZEI] [Team 144L]
  2. 2. [I n-h o c- s i g n o-v i n c e s]
  3. 3. [Who are we] [Why we do it]
  4. 4. [Who...] <ul><li>We are library folks who take road trips to libraries, museums and historical sites.  </li></ul><ul><li>We blog live on our adventures and lots of fun.  We hope you follow along and share your adventures with us. </li></ul><ul><li>To explain who we are, why the faux German Library Highway Interceptor we will have to take a trip down memory lane... </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  5. 5. The initiated will give a heartfelt nod to this noble man.  For many of us on the road may think of him in our journeys.   He is a an inspiration, a hero, a person who has transcended the of the boundaries ordinary.   All of us who love the road owe thanks to his contribution to American History.  [Erwin George &quot;Cannon Ball&quot; Baker ]
  6. 6. [Erwin George &quot;Cannon Ball&quot; Baker ] <ul><li>From Wikipedia..  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Motorcycle and automobile racing driver and organizer in the first half of the 20th century. Baker began his public career as a vaudeville performer, but turned to driving and racing after winning a dirt-track motorcycle race in Crawfordsville, Indiana in about 1904. </li></ul><ul><li>Baker was also famous for his record-setting point-to-point drives, in which he was paid to promote the products of various motorcycle and automobile manufacturers. In all, he made 143 cross-country motorcycle speed runs totaling about 5,500,000 miles (8,850,000 km). </li></ul>
  7. 7. [Erwin George &quot;Cannon Ball&quot; Baker ] <ul><li>In 1908, Baker purchased an Indian motorcycle and began entering and winning local races. His most famous victory came in 1909 at the first race ever held at the newly built Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Baker also raced at the 1922 Indianapolis 500, placing 11th in a Frontenac. He later became the first commissioner of NASCAR. Baker was inducted into the American Motorcyclist Association Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1998. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>After a record-setting transcontinental drive in 1914, he received his nickname &quot;Cannon Ball&quot; from a New York newspaper writer who compared him to the Cannonball train of the Illinois Central made famous by Casey Jones . </li></ul>
  8. 8. [Cannon Ball] [A Protest that changed History]
  9. 9. [Brock Yates] <ul><li>Wikipedia : Yates was inspired by Erwin G. &quot;Cannonball&quot; Baker, (1882-1960), who set several coast-to-coast records, to initiate the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash. This cross-continent road race was a protest against the perceived loss of personal freedom in America, and speed limits in particular. The first run was completed as a reconnaissance by Brock and a friend traveling coast-to-coast in a full size van. The first actual race was won by Brock and Formula One and Le Mans winner Dan Gurney in a Sunoco blue Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona. The duo traveled from New York to Los Angeles in a then record time of 35 hours, 53 minutes. In all, five Cannonballs were run between 1971 and 1979, though Yates never again won. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Yates along with friend, director, and famed stunt man Hal Needham, wrote Smokey and the Bandit II (1980). Yates also wrote the screenplay for The Cannonball Run (1981) . The real life races also served as inspiration for two earlier films: Cannonball and The Gumball Rally (both in 1976). [Art imitates life]
  11. 11. [Back to Wikipedia]  <ul><li>Gumball 3000 ...&quot;Often compared to the 80s Cannonball Run films, starring  Burt Reynolds , the Gumball 3000 is actually not influenced by these or the stories that gave rise to those movies, but instead draws inspiration from movies such as ' Two-Lane Blacktop ', ' Vanishing Point ', ' Bullitt ' and Steve McQueen's ' Le Mans '.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Right....well anyways... </li></ul><ul><li>[ edit ] 1999 </li></ul>
  12. 12. [A Kid and not from Wikipedia] <ul><li>I loved the Gumball Movies as a kid and the man I am now, I love Smokey movies too.  In them held a promise of freedom.  Years before I learned about Emerson and Transcendentalism,  I  knew there was something to Freedom that meant risks, self definition and the  price that come with it. I  also like idea of a the Gumball 3000. </li></ul><ul><li>So shall we come to look at the world with new eyes. It shall answer the endless inquiry of the intellect, — What is truth? and of the affections, — What is good? by yielding itself passive to the educated Will. ... Build, therefore, your own world. As fast as you conform your life to the pure idea in your mind, that will unfold its great proportions. A correspondent revolution in things will attend the influx of the spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>Emerson &quot;The American Scholar&quot;   </li></ul>
  13. 13. [1 4 4 L] [Fate]
  14. 14. [2007 Gumball 3000 accident] <ul><li>I'm not going into the accident here.  I say, that I did send a letter to Alex Roy in support for Team Polizei's actions. </li></ul><ul><li>Alex emailed back, we spoke, he meet with myself and my fellow compatriot  Aimee,  he spoke  at  Stony Brook  University  and later  gave me his  blessing on an idea  I had for a  chairty.... </li></ul>
  15. 15. [Somewhere near the edge]
  16. 16. [BIBLIOTHEKSPOLIZEI] <ul><li>The plan still is to create a charity.  The point of the charity would be systematic appearances at libraries  to help libraries advocate for their literacy programs and the like as well as  other  literacy  NGO . </li></ul><ul><li>What we are doing now is simply earning our stripes, racking up miles by going to libraries, museums and historical sites and blogging about our adventures. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>More importantly we are meeting lots of new library people and learning a lot from them. </li></ul>
  17. 17. [The End] [Read an adventure, then have one and share.]

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