For as long as I have known Gerie Bledsoe he has proven himself time and time again to be one of the finest gentleman racers I have ever know. Gerie will spend day, weeks and months helping a rookie or veteran alike get signed up and ready to roll on their merry way to La Carrera Panamericana. But his attention to detail doesn't end there. Not only will he offer advise and take care of all the paperwork ahead of time but in fact he will literally walk your ass across the border to make sure all the T's are crossed and the I's are dotted. As if that isn't enough he leads the convoy to the south of Mexico like a mother hen leads her chicks and believe me, he's just as attentive as any old mother hen too.
Gerie always has time to make a difference in a childs life.
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Speaking of chickens... While everyone else is running around like a chicken with it's head cut off getting their cars teched, and prepared and everything else that has to be done before the first day of qualifying, you will not find Gerie ignoring people so that he can work on his car. But what you will see is Gerie walking around introducing himself to everyone and making sure they have everything they need and answering any of their hundreds of questions that come with rookies. Then he will personally walk them to see whomever they need to see to deal with whatever issues or concerns they may have.
And dont forget all the time and attention Gerie donates toward helping fund raisers for very worthy causes in Mexico.
The bottom line is... Gerie is so concerned with making sure everyone is having a good time (and a safe one) that it leaves him little or no time to deal with his own concerns. So when you come to La Carrera Panamericana stop for just a moment and take a look around and when see some one greeting someone with a smile and a handshake you can bet your self your last dollar it's Gerie Bledsoe.