By Paul Morrone, CFP ®, CPA, MSA
I’ve always been a sports fan, and as much as I like cars, never really gravitated towards racing; which many would assume is a natural fit for a car guy that likes sports. Not so much in my case as NASCAR, IndyCar, GT and Endurance racing never really got me excited. And then there was that fateful day in Italy when Jill and I got stuck at a bar, in the pouring rain, in Lake Como, during the Monaco Grand Prix back in 2016. The legendary Formula 1 race was taking place only a few hundred miles from where we were, and the pixilated Italian broadcast of the race on a tube-style TV was all we had to watch while we waited for the next boat. We were accompanied by only a handful of locals at the bar who were all following the race very intently. After a couple of drinks, an espresso and some food, the next boat came and left without us, while we remained glued to the TV. Because the broadcast was only in Italian, I was only able to decipher about every third word, but it didn’t matter. We got sucked in and weren’t leaving until it was over.