Carlo L 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Convertible

A day at the drags

MY FIRST CAR WAS A 62 BLACK FUELIE EVERY SAT. AND SUNDAY I USED TO GO TO WEST HAMPTON HAMPTON RACEWAY AMONG OTHERS IN THE AREA OF BROOKLYN NY. I DID VERY WELL I WAS LUCKY MY CAR WAS EXTREMELY FAST .SO ONE DAY MY FRIEND SAID LETS GO TO ISLIP RACEWAY ,IT WAS IN LONG ISLAND ALSO ,BUT IT WAS I/8 MILE TRACK. SO I SAID OK I LIKE TO TRY THAT ,AT THE TIME I HAD A 456 POSI REAR SO I WASN'T HAPPY WITH THAT I WANTED 488'S,I COULDN'T FIND THEM BUT MY FRIEND NUNZI A PONTIAC MAN SAID HE HAD A LOCKED 512 REAR SO I BORROWED IT AND LEFT FRIDAY MORNING. WHEN WE GOT THERE WE CHANGED THE REAR RIGHT ON THE DIRT,SET THE VALVES WITH MY P&G VALVE GAPER AND NOW I'M READY,I RAN SPORTS CLASS, I RAN FOR TIMES WON IT ALL PRETTY EASY . AFTERMOST OF THE CLASSES RAN T' THE WINNER OF THE TOP CLASSE COMPETED , HERE WE GO I RAN FOR LITTLE ELEMENATER AND WON THEN , I RAN FOR MIDDLE ELEMENATER AND WON I WAS IN MY OWN WORLD . NOW THE TENSHON GREW, AS I WENT TO THE STARTING LINE,FOR TOP ELEMENATER MY WINDOW WAS CRACKED OPEN THE FLAG MAN WAS GETTING READY I LISTENED OUTSIDE THERE WASN'T A PEAP COMPLETE SILIENCE YOU COULD HERE A PIN DROP.THE FLAG WENT UP THERE I GOT OUT TWO CARS THE NEXT THING I SEE THE A ALTERED PASSED ME LIKE I WAS STANDING STILL. SO FROM THEN ON I LEARNED NEVER TO OUT CLASS YOURSELF,BUT I WAS SO HAPPY . SO WE PACKED UP WENT TO WEST HAMPTON SAT SUNDAY CAM HOME WENT TO MICHELL'S DRIVE IN AND I WAS EATING A HAMBURGER BASKET( $1.15) BY 11 O'CLOCK. I'LL NEVER FORGET THAT WEEKEND ,I'LL TAKE THAT TO HEAVEN (I HOPE) CARLO

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    Tiki Dave Oregon July 17, 2014 at 18:00
    Carlo, Wow, your first car was a 62 Vette? Mine was a crappy 66 Ford - 4 door. The name of the car was "Chick Repellent"

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