Its been 4 years since my dad lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. I was thinking what a cool guy and great dad he was. He grew up at a time when hot rooding, drag racing and circle track modifieds were on the rise. He graduated high school in 1956 drove a custom 37 for roadster with a strocked flatty. He raced indian flat track motorcycles.In the 60's he was the president of a local car club the beastbuilders and raced dirt modifieds into the early 70s when he stoped to spend all his time with my sister and i. When i started my own racing career he was right with me until i stopped in 2005. We alway worked together in the shop every day hot rods bikes racecars it was our life. The week before he passed away we out riding together. I never realized how much of my own enjoyment was tied up in his reaction and enthusiasm. After he passed 2008 i didnt go into the shop for 2 years just no desire the flat head motor we were doing a valve job on was still on the motor stand . Im 47 now and have found some new focus hooked up by accident with a group of young guys and we are back working full tilt. Finished the flathead its in a 27 t steel tub. Assembling my dads last project a 36 ford roadster and im completing a life long dream, a kent fuller style early 60's front engine dragster. I know i was lucky to have a great father please tke the time to let yous know you love them. Happy fatherday to all the HAMB Dads P/S Is this the greatest site ever.