This is going to surprise a lot of readers because until now Washington has been known as, "that state where it rains everyday." The State of Washington has produced a surprising number of Builders, Racers, Manufacturers and Patrons who have created, believed in and lived their art to a degree notoriety. The purpose of this thread is to create and give honor to our heroes who have inspired us. Of course there will the big names that everyone knows and of course they deserve their credit. I'm also looking for the guys who didn't make it to the "Big Time". Maybe the old guy down the street who raced way back in the day or really knew how to "sling some lead". Let's also not forget our current artisans who are struggling to keep their shop going or expressing their art in their own way. I could start this list but that would be biased and limited to my experiences. So let's make a list of who is, or was, the "man" who influenced, amazed or taught us "The Way". You may even want to mention those who wrote the big check to have a craftsman build a "Dream Machine", just for the art of it. Let's put Washington Gearheads on the map! PICTURES PLEASE, IF YA GOT 'EM.