words: Bill, photo: NBC Sports
Tom Kristensen…need I say more to this crowd? He’s known for winning a couple of races here and there. Recently, he was interviewed on NBC Sports while the Rolex 24 at Daytona was on in the background. He was back in Denmark in his house; specifically in his Ultimate Man Cave® (ok not technically registered but it should be). As the interview progresses, Tom picks up his laptop and takes us on a tour. As you can see in the picture above, he has all his helmets from throughout his long career on the wall behind him. That should be impressive enough but this is TK we’re talking about. We see glimpses of his ‘Trophy Tree’ and a wall dedicated just for his nine 24 Hours of Le Mans 1st place trophies.
Speaking of Le Mans, he also has the winning Audi R18 e-tron quattro from 2013 (where he won his 9th Le Mans) just casually sitting there in the background along with a classic Bentley. Check out the video…there is much more to see from Tom. After that, watch Tom’s interview with George Achorn at the National Air & Space Udvar-Hazy Center during our Audi Club Nationals in 2019. Tom tells the story of the beginning of his racing career and beyond. It’s amazing.