My son Rich sold me #1 while I was between engines in #2; he had just bought #3, so #1 was needed at my new place in Atwater. (Numbers 1, 2 and 3 are all '63-1/2 Galaxies, all Fastbacks) #1 was powered by a rapid 352, tightened-up C6, and a narrowed '58 Nine inch 4.11, with 10" wide American Torque Thrusts...Big Mickey Thompson tires gave the car a 'sinister' appearance. "NICE Impala!" some young girl sings out, as I was getting out at the coffee shop. "Thanks, but it's a Ford Galaxie..." "FORD?!!?" the girl shrieks. "Yeah, it's a 'mid-year', was Ford's race car in '63..." Her hero boyfriend jumps in, a real 'know-it-all'. "Ford never had a race car... Chevrolets are America's race car!" I corrected him... "Nascar ran 500 mile races, Fords won 1,2,3... Why do you think they have the moniker "Galaxie 500"?" I got my coffee, pulled up to the red light in front. They came up alongside, (Datsun) so when the light turned, I power braked it and gave 'em some smoke and LOTS of FE RPM.