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BeatnikPirate
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BeatnikPirate

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    Location:
    Media, Pa.
    Occupation:
    Semi-retired school bus driver & ceramic artist
    1930 Model A sedan
    1929 Sport Coupe original barn find
    Aces & Eights and Garage Guys
    I spent my school years reading Hot Rod and the little books, and drawing pictures of hot rods during Latin and Algebra class. Built loads of Revell, AMT, and Monogram plastic model hotrod kits at home after school. I still have some of them. The rest I packed with cherry bombs and blew to smithereens.
    In high school, I raced my 51 chevy babbit-beater at Atco dragway. Despite the Spark-O-Matic floor shifter, Pep Boys chrome air cleaner, J.C. Whitney terrycloth seatcovers, plumber's pipe exhaust cut-out, and primer spots on the side, it was slow and failed to break Don Garlit's track record at Atco Dragway.
    In college, I imagined myself to be more sophisticated and got into sports cars. Had a few TR3s, a faded red Morgan Plus 4, and a "bathtub" Porsche 356SC.
    After raising my 2 kids, and owning several air-cooled VWs, my interest turned back to hot rods. I lean strongly to traditional style rods but I'm not a rigid purest. I drive my cars regularly so some compromises have been made in the interests of safety or driveability (such as radial tires.) I've had 2 Model A's but didn't build either car myself. In 13 years of ownership I've fixed or re-done most things on the roadster and have aquired some crude skills along the way. I've had the Tudor for 6 years and have re-done many things on it and driven it a lot. It did 97 in 14.2 at Maple Grove but should be capable of high 13s.
    I drive my hot rods regularly, putting over 30,000 miles on the roadster before selling it.
    I now have an all original "banger" Sports Coupe which should be running soon.
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