just got this great e-mail to share with ya ! :
Saw the article in Hot Rod Deluxe, very nice! It brought back a great memory from 1962, when I was waiting to turn 16!
Walt Pasco lived in the upstairs apt. @ my folks house, and kept his metallic blue B/D in our garage. He invited me to go to Dover with him and his partner. I was thrilled! The tow vehicle was a brand new 1962 Chev Impala.
In addition to watching him run, and I think take Jr. ? eliminator, an A/D flipped over on the banking and kept running! It sucked up rocks into the injector scoop and spit pieces out the zoomies!
The biggest thrill though, was when I was walking back down the return road. A Corvette pulled up and the female driver asked if I wanted a lift back to the pits? That was my introduction to Shirley Muldowney!
I think Walt still lives in the Pittsfield, MA area. His wife and he ran a picture framing shop there. Walt is a noted watercolor artist.”
*Dover CSI : Find WALT
Hey, I’ll be driving through Pitsfield ,Mass. next Thursday on the way to Ponawl,Vt.,Maybe I can find that shop of his!!
Rich sent this correcting himself (thought so ):
Thanks for the posting. Since my old memory is better than my current one, the article actually can be found in the current news stand issue of a “Dragracing magazine”. God bless your Thanksgiving.