NOT DEAD, JUST LINGERING AND SEARCHING FOR WRITTEN STORIES IN OUR FILES. Hello, It was in November of 1960 that I tried going to Lions to race our 58 Impala again. Yes, I knew it was underpowered to compete in the A/Stock class, but entered anyway to see if I could get a better time and speed. I was not very successful, but got out some frustrations from no more drag racing in this class. Afterwards, I went to see my brother, who was still in the Long Beach Memorial Hospital after our August 1960 explosion and fire in the 671 SBC 40 Willys we built. After 3 months in the hospital, his new room was facing South toward the ocean. There happened to be an empty road we knew of that had small industrial shops and buildings, then an open space just down the street from the hospital. He could see it from his bed. The recovery was going nicely. But, it was a tiring experience for him, being so active, previously. We talked about how the 58 Impala was running and I told him of the last race at Lions. I also told him that several “Cherry Avenue” races were successful, too. So, getting ready to leave, he asked me to uncork the downward exhaust cut outs (built for the dual scavenger pipes) and race it down that street that he could see and hear from his hospital window. Jnaki I knew that I could get in two runs, East to West and back, before the complaints would start rolling in to the local police. The empty lots bordered on some homes and it was in a very out of the way place, but the hot rodders knew of the street. So did the police. I got off one great run that was extremely loud on this quiet street and went to the end. I turned around and did the same powerful acceleration back toward the East. Since the Impala was set up (Bruce Slicks and 4:56 gears) for the previous day at Lions drag racing, it sounded outstanding uncorked (like at Lions) and left a little chirp between gears. The next day on my visitation, my brother thanked me as he heard/saw both runs on that empty street below his hospital window. He was a happy guy, as far as being happy during this recovery. But, I think he knew our building/drag racing days were coming to a close, so one last, “Oh, Yeah!” My brother never drove that Impala again at Lions or anywhere else. My brother would have liked this video of one of his favorite race cars at Lions. Joe Malliard, Sidewinder. He saw the silent original films, (as we were there almost weekly) But, he did not see the clip I found from RRUSS' 56-60 Lions film of us at Lions. Also, the Sidewinder with the "SOUND" of the same race car, same year added in 2017 for effect. Turn it up!