Congrats on the 1000! I too grew up in Commanders and have worked with Bob and his former partner Walter (RIP) many, many times over the years.
Not sure how it worked out, but I sent a pilot your way for your SEF trip after talking to Bob the other day. I remember your name as I am a longtime road racer. Anyway, your plane was owned by Norton Cattle and, prior to that, if I recall correctly, we brought it back from the Phillipines. I swear there was an Imelda Marcos connection or story in there somewhere! Anyway, I have flown sn 32 a few times over the years.
I look forward to talking to you sometime.