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    Hello,

    Every time I see a Littlefield decal or photo, my mind wanders back to the teenage years at our old high school in Long Beach. The local area had produced a ton of people involved in all sorts of drag racing history. Some had early hot rod/drag racing history already in place. Others got involved and over time, became part of that history themselves. Mert Littlefield was one of those people.

    I would see Mert at school almost every day as we had classes together. But, what we learned in those early, practical technology classes helped us develop in different ways. His practical skills were at the top of our technology classes and we all respected that. But, his friendly demeanor was always nice to be around when he was doing his class projects. It was never a secret way to get a better grade. He always helped others do better in all forms of auto mechanics and in the metal shop classes.

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    His machining skills were top notch and we usually watched how he did his projects. After high school, we drifted apart until our drag racing adventures were over and his was just beginning to get some notoriety. Those articles about his skills and builds were always impressive as the years rolled on for all of us. He is gone now, but his work skills, designs, and supercharger business is still going strong in So Cal.



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    Hello,
    Over our hot rod/drag race history, we have met and known many wonderful people in those early years. From our junior high school years through our teenage high school cruising/racing days. From teenage hot rod builders, speed shop owners, drag racers and of course our high school friends from those tedious classes we all had to take.

    Mert Littlefield was in several of my high school classes. We were in the Autoshop, Metal Shop and others that don’t stand out as well as the mechanical tech classes. We both like hot rods and drag racing. He was someone with a lot of hot rod skills, but, was for me, a quiet person that was a friend to everyone. His welding skills made mine look like a beginner, until I kept at it until I could get a good bead for strength. But, welding was not for me in the future as I could not see what I was doing, using the standard dark protection shield glasses.

    As all sorts of friends come and go during the years of high school. We were all impressed that many years later, he became well known in the field of drag racing and supercharging. His history in hot rods and funny cars started it for him. We did not see him during our foray into stock car racing with the Impala or the 1940 671 SBC Willys, B/Gas & C/Gas racing days. But, when looking at editions of Drag News, the OC papers, or the various magazines later on in life, his name popped up frequently.

    Jnaki

    Maybe had he started his drag racing career a bit earlier, or in our next phase, if there was going to be a next phase back then, a cool Littlefield Supercharger would have played a big part in our future build.

    Thanks, M...

     
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    Cast iron model A in the window sill of my shop. Big wolf spider lived out his life in that truck cab, he's a dried up husk now.

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    The only reason I would delete the content is if it was off topic...

    I see no problem with sharing relevant content regardless of whose it is however I personally like to give due Credit to the Photographer or Artist and Owner
     
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    This Old fella at a Cruise I frequent would always call My Ole Jalopy a Nice Streetrod and I was of the opinion he was talking that older generation of the meaning but I truly wasn't really sure...:D
     
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