Can you imagine racing a car on the salt flats out west? Can you imagine going so fast that you need a parachute to stop? Can you imagine building a small block engine capable of reaching speeds of over 200 miles per hour? I can't imagine it, but my brother has done it! He didn't do it for fame though, he did it because he loves cars and a challenge.
My oldest brother, Tom, left home after he graduated from high school to attend GMI, General Motors Institute, in Flint, Michigan. The co-op program he enrolled in required applicants to find a GM division to be their sponsor. Work and school were mixed in six-week rotations with a thesis requirement in the fifth year.
Tom graduated from GMI in 1967, the same year I graduated from high school. He was employed by GM until he retired.
Cars were Tom's hobby as well. I've presented articles from Street Rodder and Hot Rod magazines that featured two of his cars.
(I'm sorry that some of the photos of the magazine pages are turned sideways. I'm not as clever as I'd like to be when it comes to posting my photos. Also, you can click on the photos to enlarge them).