So tomorrow I start the trip home, this has been a great adventure made even more special by the performance of Shane van Gisbergen last weekend. I always believed he could win, and he did. But what I loved more was seeing a different Giz. I was excited and invested in the outcome and it is a long time since that has happened with a car race.
The NASCARChicago Street Race was everything thing I imagined and more. I hope the people of Chicago continue to embrace the race and what it brings to their city. NASCAR has done a brilliant job with media releases and relationships telling us about Chicago, it is well worth a little inconvenience, trust me, I’m not the only one who invested money in your city which is still recovering from COVID.
As for the rest of the trip. I felt very much at home in Chicago, it has a lively music scene, arts, culture, history and food! It is like an older and bigger Melbourne and a great city to visit. It is a powerhouse of industry and contributes to the US economy weIl behind its size - also like Melbourne. I just need to try and find some consultancy work in this town… to try and come back a bit and dig into the underbelly.
The Salt Shed is an amazing venue that we need to replicate in Melbourne.
Here’s some snaps. Home next week after Townsville.
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Oh PS, 4th of July today - bonus for me.