For me this is a tough one....My dad was the motor man for a lot of local race cars, and there were a lot of local hot rodders who looked him up to do motor work to their cars...including a really cool model A that had a 409 in it some where around 1964. Another guy had a 41 Chevy pickup with a 427 in it and like I said all of the race cars, but I think the one that permently set the hot rod bug, was a neighbors 36 Ford 3 window coupe with a 283. That was the first one I actually got a ride in and the feel of the car rumbling and when he hit the gas it was just an unbelievable feeling. I kept my eye on that car for many years and tried a few times to talk him out of it, but never did. Then he passed away a few years ago and talked to his brother about it, but because of the family ties he wanted to keep it and maybe one day restore it, so it sat in the garage. Two years ago the garage caught fire and burned to the ground with the 36 inside (and was completely destroyed when the top floor and all its contents fell on it)...broke my heart to see it die that way. I still see a 36 3 window and it brings back all the memories.