Well it may or may not be a real hot rod event but Jean (the Former Jean Ann Sims of McGregor TX) said I do along with this former Fort Hood boy 50 years ago today and the adventure began. Dating included a few street races in my 69 Cutlass S referred to as the Gray Ghost around Ft Hood at the time. She was pretty cute then in my green wool jacket that she took over. Later after we had been married a few years she was known to sneak the T bucket out and cruise around town in it, running out of gas once and having one of the local cops haul her to a gas station to get gas and get if fired up and home. Then it was kids and several road trips with them in the 48. The plan is for more and longer road trips in the 48 and more adventures. Probably no more getting the bottoms of her feet sunburned from sticking her feet out the window like she did on the way back to McGregor from Tulsa after the street rod nationals in 1973 where she also discovered red 40 Ford coupes. If you are the guy who owned the bright red 4 at Tulsa in 73 she was just crazy about that car and that is why she hung around it.