Talking to a guy on another forum about his grandpa's old gasser got me thinking about some of the local cars I've heard stories about or have seen in person. There's a lot of local drag history in this area with the Old Reliable Pontiac being from Wilmington, and Jenkins Competition being just up the road in Pennsylvania. I've had the privilege to see a lot of the old local drag cars in person. One good story is about an old red Corvette drag car that had a blown 392 Hemi around the Wilmington, Delaware area. My old man told me a story of the guy who used to own it. He owned a service station in Wilmington and apparently they did the work on it there. The guy had converted the car but kept all the original parts. This is important later. Anyway, apparently one day he had the local PD shut down a stretch of road called the Governor Printz so he could do some testing, back when you could do this sort of thing!! So the cops close the road down and he brings the car out. Guy makes his test run and yanks the lever to dump the laundry. My old man said when he did that, it ripped the trunk lid off and sent it 100 feet in the air because the guy had apparently mounted the chute directly to the trunk lid. Apart from this early gaffe, the car was campaigned and apparently did pretty well. Fast forward to the 2000s and a buddy of mine's father had bought this same Vette and returned it to factory original, including grafting the radiused wheel well sections back on to the car. The Hemi was long gone. I found this out because my buddy was doing some bodywork for me and he knew my father had an old Vette, so we invited his dad down to check it out. He got to talking about this old race car Vette he restored and my father knew the car and its history. Pretty cool stuff, and why I love listening to the old timers talk about the old cars that used to run around. You guys got any good stories like that?