One of the great things about the internet these days is how you can subscribe to feeds from various news sources and blogs and put them in an aggregator so that you can quickly scan headlines, without actually visiting the sites or blogs themselves. Since some bloggers are less prolific than others the aggregator helps to know when one of these infrequent posters has published something.
Every time I see a little (1) next to the feed for Alberto Quiroga’s Havana 50-60 blog I feel like a kid in a candy story, because I know when I click on his blog I’m going to be transported to pre-castro Cuba to learn something new through the eyes of a (then) 7 or 8 or 9 year old boy.
Well today a litte (1) appeared next to Alberto’s blog in my aggregator and I wasn’t dissaponted. Saturday, you see, was the 50th anniversary of the first Cuban Grand Prix and Alberto tells the story of how he viewed it from the balcony of his family’s apartment in the famous Focsa building.
It reminded me of the first time I went to see an auto race. My father took me. It wasn’t Havana, but instead downtown Miami and it was raining. The famous first Grand Prix of Miami. Though that race doesn’t exist anymore it has left a lasting legacy. Miami-Dade county now has its own world-class speedway and hosts important NASCAR and IRL races. All of this of course was started by Ralph Sanchez, who no doubt was as captivated by the fast machines racing down the Malecon as a little boy just like Alberto.
Don’t miss this fantastic post and don’t forget to add Alberto’s blog to your feed aggregator because you don’t want to miss any of his well-researched and incredibly well written posts.