we have a few of the rare SSMAN2 types up here who race in a "senior nostalgia" class at one of the local strips. 66 or older iron. MOST of the fellas are late sixties, early 70'.s
A 72 yr old friend of mine was very bummed on covid halting the racing season last year temporarily. " At my age, I don't know how many seasons I have left". But we got back to racing in NY, and Nick, who has been racing for 20+ years since just before he retired from Kodak , WON the Gasser Racing Series championship. At 73, he gets to race again this year! Thank the Lord.
Finally a nice day to race. In the Gasser Class, it was Billy Webb in his 1949 German Ford out-running Dan Brockway in his Boss Nine powered 1964 Comet. This was Billy Webb’s second victory o…
Watching his 1939 Ford ( PG/sbc/ 4link btw) leave with a 1.30 60' is absolutely "poetry-in-motion"!
PS, this year I get to race against my old 427 which a retired Lincoln Ford tech, Louie, at the ripe age of 70, threw into a 56 Ford 4 door, T400 , 4.56s. Gonna be close!
Louie's quote to me a few years back when I delivered the 427 was priceless..... I lit a smoke up after stepping outside the barn. Louie says, " Yeah I used to smoke and drink until I retired. Now, I'm having so much darn fun, I don't want it to stop! So I gave it all up!"
Wisdom right there. Wisdom from a retired Ford tech I am heeding like it came form my Savior. Well, I still puff a tobacco pipe and have a pint of Guinness every so often, but WORD!