1951 Dodge, Modified Stock Race Car

When I was a boy growing up in

Michigan, cars were a way of life.

I saw my first heat and main at

Mt. Clemens Speedway.

I later was in the pits at Flat

Rock and Motor City.

My dad was the shoemaker,

my uncle was the chauffeur

(mechanic and driver) of #44.

My early recollections of that

time are hearing that great

American classic:

‘One Eyed One Horn Wild

Purple People Eater’. How could

you not remember that song ?!

And the Sylvester the Cat race car

and the triple 0 car my uncle Jake

drove. We took 5th place in

USAC modified stock car

racing in Michigan in 1958.


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