He’s Fast, He’s Funny & He’s Almost Fifty!

May 23, 2013 Comments (4)

#93 in the program, #1 in our hearts.

On May 8th we wrote the following to Tommy (TK) Kendall, the 46 year old American driver who will be part of the SRT Viper Team at Le Mans:

Hi Tommy, 

MMRsite.com is a Goods and Services Directory and a weekly MMR Newsletter which has 4000 subscribers. We are mostly men and women of a certain age and we follow current sports car, F1, and Moto GP racing. 

Your participation at Le Mans this year, with your permission, will provide us with someone for whom to cheer. We chose you because you are accomplished, articulate, funny and just slightly closer in age to us than many of the other serious drivers both on your team and in the race. We want to root for you! 

While we don’t view this, or much else, with reverence; we are respectful… generally.

I hope you will take this in the fun spirit in which it is intended.


TK replied!

Hi Peter!

I meant to respond quickly with a quick, "#*@& off" in keeping with the spirit of your introduction, but with my tardy reply the chances of that being taken wrong have multiplied!!!

Thanks for bestowing the honor of your support upon me! I am most grateful!!

Enjoying the newsletter too!

Now, leave me alone!!


Great! So now we have someone to root for at Le Mans. Someone who is fast, funny and #*@&ing cranky! Maybe Milk of Magnesia would help. He can’t be out there racing against those Froggies for hours with an upset tummy and an attitude. What do you think? How can we help our pal and the SRT team?

From Beth Paretta – SRT Director of Marketing and Operations:

Please keep the disruptions to our thoroughbred to a minimum. We have someone brushing his mane as we speak.



Gotta run brushing session is complete, but I have a Grey Poupon facial followed by a Perrier bath to get acclimated.


We used to brush… hair and teeth… Don’t forget to bring your own American Depends. You can’t get the same sizes in France.


Duly noted! :-)

 Tommy Kendall

Tommy "TK" Kendall


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Comments (4)

  1. Walt Crotty:
    May 24, 2013 at 08:14 AM

    TK; The sniper in the Viper!

  2. sara k:
    May 24, 2013 at 09:19 AM

    Brilliant, and so very funny! Can't wait to watch, drive safely--and FAST!

  3. Tom Tate:
    May 24, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Just pretend that it's another TV Road Test and keep talking. It will help keep your speed up. Good Luck

  4. Jim Thykeson:
    May 24, 2013 at 01:16 PM

    'T.K'is a modern day Jason, as he and the SRT clan pre pare to take Viper to war against the 'Juggernaut' that is known for being 'the company car'; Team Corvette! Team America should be back to its formnible self again with these factory forces.

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