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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-27-2011, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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car guys are best

went to a diner with my wife last tuesday, and an older guy sitting at the counter started talking to me. I asked him if he was retired and his wife chimed in, he should be !! then he tells me he's havin too much fun drag racing..I ask him how old he is and he says 73, thats a picture of my 1962 vette on the wall..yeah! pro modified tube chassis, 355 sbc, with nitris running 8.50s I have to say I had a blast talkin with this guy(my wife was'nt happy) then he tells me yeah! I gotta change the rod bearings after every 4 runs, and he's been racing since he was 17...and guess what he came over here to the U.S. when he was 15 from Holland..Thats why I say car guys are the best...........
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-28-2011, 09:04 AM
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Neat story. I like talking with those old racers. You never know when you're gonna pick up and interesting tip or two. Thanks for sharing that!

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