you imagine how much fun it was from the driver's seat racing Chris
Karamesines when we would go at it with each other, wheels up? He would
always treat me like his son. In a nice way. He'd say, now you be careful,
like a Dad. Except the time he found a popcorn box I had thrown away on the
street (dirt) in front of his shop, and made me GI the street for a block in
all directions. LIKE A DAD, I GUESS.
Although it's great to go though the evolution of drag race cars, I
always had a soft spot in my heart and I feel I was in my prime in the days
of the car pictured. For many reasons. One big one being: you drove, tuned,
built, and swept the floors. There was a great deal of satisfaction
in doing it all when you won a race. YOU beat ‘em! That's why Garlits is
so high in my book. Prudhomme was a driver ... 'nuff said. And one hell of a
businessman! BUT GARLITS ALSO HAS THE FIRST DOLLAR HE EVER MADE! AND THE
PENNY BEFORE THAT!