RH & Barb - Capt. Billy's was at Popes Creek. However when we went to Colonial Beach Dragstrip, we would naturlly take in the Beach Bar. Then traveling north or South of MIR, it was Aqualand owned by MIR co-owner Larry Clayton and his brothers until it burned down. Heck, how about Stone's across the road from th end of MIR. It could also be was the "Whistle Stop" at the railroad tracks south of Waldorf now a Chinese resturant. Or, we would make the "Stardust Inn" in Waldorf. Travelling north on 301 to the Crossroads Bar at Rt. 5 & 301. I knew a Barbara Ways in drag racing.
Speaking of RT. 301! After one of my fuel meets at Capitol Raceway Sat. nite we had a little get together at "The Gables". After leaving there for a fuel meet Sunday at Raceway Park Fred Forkner and Ray Marsh was going to have a drag race on 301 with trucks and loaded trailers. I was the flagman. The lined up and I gave them the go signal. Well, I forgot about the wide mirrors on the trucks. Talking about big eyes, I ducked just in time. It was a dead heat and almost an very injured me. Ray Marsh drove "The Rebel" dragster and was later fatality injured at Atco Dragway. Boy, his funeral is a story in itself! After the race, weall headed to Raceway Park (N.J.) On the way, while I was napping, Shardon Schwamp was driving my Mercury Comet when I heard the loud noise at my window. He had gone to sleep and was off the road. I yelled and grab the steering wheel and recovered the car. We arrived safely. Al "Super Jew" Friedman driving the Bruce Wheeler "Wheelr dealer" won by defeating Tom Raley in the Jim & Allison Lee's "Grat Expectations" Then onto "Cantore's"!
By the way, if you are ever in The Plains stop at the ex-Robert Duvall's Inn. Jim & Allison's daughter runs it now. Great crab cakes that the movie star was famous for, after all he was from the Eastern Shore.
Now for a funny story about George Hurst famous for the "shifter" and the "Jaws of Life". I was flying to Daytona for the "500" and the NASCAR Drag Races at Deland from the Las Vega SEMA show in 1967, after attending the Bakerfield March Meet. Courtesy of John Raffa of Car Craft Magazine. I arrived too late at Jacksonville to catch a plane to
Daytona. While sitting there dumb-founded, I hear a voice, "Jack what are you doing here"? It was Jack Duffy waiting to pick up George. I told him the deal and he said, "we have room come on, you can ride with us". Well, George drove with Leonard Tose (the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles and Hurst lawyer) in the front passenger side with Duffy and me in the back. Now in '67 the cell-or-car phones were not like they are today.
Mr. Hurst was trying to get someone on the car phone for about an hour.
Finally, after all of the confusing, he yelled "operater "f--- you"! She said, "Sir that is against FCC regulations, but not mine"! Boy, did we have a laugh!
Going to Ocean City Thursday for that big Car Show with Julio Marra. We are working on a drag racing deal for the little guy, like a "Bracket Racer Top Dog Meet. More later!
Hear about the Indian that drank all of the tea? Found him dead in his Teepee!
If Maine had no potatos, what would Idaho?
Here one for the kids. Germany got Hungry, took Turkey and dip it in Greece and broke China. Norway!!! C U later!!