I'll admit that Ed Roth was a huge inspiration for me. As a kid I loved drawing cartoons and always tried to duplicate the cool factor that he so easily conveyed. On the racetrack it was The Snake, Don Prudhomme...something about his white Mustang Funny car or the Yellow Cuda...didn't matter. Hot Wheels were my favorite toy, by 9 I had my own set of ratchets and wrenches and by 12 I could rebuild a carb. But when it really comes down to it, it was my father. Whether we were watching Bullit for the 20th time, flipping through parts catalogs, shopping for tools, waiting with baited breath for the next issue of Hot Rod, or tuning the same Holly for the 10th time, he was the man that got me hooked on old iron. Heck, I was conceived in the back of a 56 Bel Air, driven to school in a 56 F100, my first car as a kid was a '66 GT350 clone that he approved of and I bought with my own hard earned money, and we always had 2 or 3 projects around the property. One memory that sticks out is the time that we were racing up a mountain road to one of his buddies garages in his '35 Dodge pickup (425 under the hood) and we took a sharp left turn. The passenger door flung open and his big bear claw came slamming down on my chest, grabbing a handful of sweatshirt and a bunch of chest hair with it. My eyes were as big as saucers and when he yanked me back in he laughed really loud and said, "son, we aren't there yet...patience". It was friggin hillarious.... What a man, a great dad and a huge passion for cars. Who inspired you guys?