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Alene Miller: August 22, 1920 – February 27, 2008

Written as only a son could…

She dressed like June Cleaver, ran her household like Donna Reed and was as stubborn as Granny on the Beverly Hillbillies. She had a fear of flying, never met a pair of shoes she liked, made backseat driving an art, harbored a general distrust of most foods and was a world-class worry wart. But there was never a kinder, more thoughtful soul on this planet. She should be remembered as an old-fashioned gal who appreciated the simpler things in life and always put her family’s needs ahead of her own. She finally left us after 87 years and, unquestionably, she left us all better people.

She sounds like quite the amazing woman.

My condolences go out to Robin Miller on the passing of his mom.

Robin’s tribute in full

the truth shall set you free…

As I answered earlier, SPEED allows me to chose what races I cover and I always try to go to as many CC races as IRL because there are a lot of good drivers, teams and people in CC and they deserve coverage. That’s why, even though CC revoked my hard card for reporting the truth about Steve Johnson’s position, the teams shouldn’t be punished for a couple of people’s pettiness. I’m still lobbying to go to Mex City because I think we should be there (and if you hadn’t noticed, SPEED s the ONLY American television that spends the time and money covering CC. Ever see a CC feature on ESPN? didn’t think so). anyway, cancelling races, cutting teams in half, lying to drivers, getting rid of good drivers like Servia and Dalziel before the season is over, all these things need to be reported and that’s what I do and what I’ve always done. USAC, CART and IRL have all hated my ass at sometime during the past 35 years but that is irrelevant — my job is to tell the truth as best I see it about my No. 1 passion — open wheel racing.

-Robin Miller 

God I love him! hehe. The rest of the chat from today:

http://www.speedtv.com/chat/index.php?action=viewarchivedchat&chat_id=92

I do so hope that Miller gets that show on SPEED. I would happily watch him for an hour over Windbag. I miss tuning into “The Truth” every week. That was a hoot.

I can guarandamntee that the folks that bitch the loudest about him have never been in the same air space as the man, or have their heads so far up their asses they couldn’t carry on a conversation anyway.

One of my favorite moments at a race was standing in the media centre in Toronto, in a little gossip circle with Miller, Kirby, Oreo, & Phillips. How the hell I was welcomed into that conversation I will never know, but it was a blast shooting the shit with those guys that day, and it’s just as entertaining to bump into them at races now. The two that get trounced the most (GK & RM) are the most approachable ironically. Even our CDN axis of evil reporters (McNulty & McDonald) are totally approachable and a joy to converse with one on one. (hey, maybe I should change my last name to McBeer so I can land a paying motorsports beat! hehe)