Awhile back I was in a conversation with member Speedwrench here on the HAMB about my thread about the history of Mr. Gasket. Turns out he had some more to add and it hit me we have so many members with great past histories including our fearless leader Ryan and a LOT of you guys enjoy history stories as much as I do. Ryan popped up in the corvette thread with a simple "I used to drive this DRAG RACING corvette". I mean WHO KNEW he was a lurking drag racer? There is a program that is interviewing surviving WWII members to get their stories preserved before they are all gone. People go out and interview these heroes and the tapes will be collected and saved by The Smithsonian Museum so history will not be lost. While not saying anything we do in our work on vehicles of all kinds compares with what they did but I still think we have a bunch of members with histories that should be saved. That would be a hell of a job going out and interviewing our members "That were there" in the beginning and all through our history there has got to be some GREAT STORIES that will be lost if we don't get them saved. I mean some little tidbits pop out in threads like rooman in a bunch of threads "you know back when I was working on ....team" How many top fuel cars and others has he worked on LOL and that is the problem NO ONE KNOWS. We have "famous" (to us car people) members like Gary Glover, Dean Lowe, Brian Racer-x Marty Strode, Pat Ghanal, Gabe Fernanado, Larry T, Hotroddon, 296 ardun, Jim Dillon, Moriarity D.N.D don Norwell? speedwrench, Jeff Norwell, Al Consoli and many many more that you get hints about but never really know their stories. Some have written books or have had books written about them but how many members know that or their stories? So since my physical location and job prevents me from meeting and interviewing these members I think this would be a great place for them to tell their stories themselves so they are preserved. While we probably won't get them saved at the Smithsonian at least they will be here on the HAMB for future historians to study LOL. I know some men are reluctant to talk about themselves but here we are ASKING you to tell us it won't be "bragging" if our members WANT to hear your stories. Yea Yea I know you are thinking who wants to hear about how it was working for Hot Rod, Car Craft, Popular Hot Rodding, or any of the other car mags I only did copy or photo captions? Guys we would love to hear those stories. Maybe you were a kid that was at the track the day Eddie Hill did his famous "Blow over" or the day the Magic Muffler fiat blew it's engine all over the track anything about history would make good reading. Maybe George Barris painted your car or chopped your car top those kinds of stories would be great. We have some famous photographers on here how about some stories from back in the day when you were shooting some of the greats, maybe you worked in the same dealership as "The Grump", or Dyno Don, or Earl Wade there has to be some story's out there. I know some of us older guys aren't comfortable using the computer but if you have a story to tell write it up and send them to me in a conversation and I will "clean them up" good for posting and post them for you. For you guys that have written books or have had books about you written here is the place to let other members know, who knows you may pick up some sales LOL.