At this stage in my life I have only a few interests that I would consider hobbies. Number one on my list is NHRA Drag Racing in which I have had a running love affair with, since my Father took my younger brother, Bobby G and Yours truly to the opening day at LADS (Lion Associated Drag Strip) which was located on the westside of Long Beach. The date was October 9, 1955; I was just 11-years old. In the early 60’s a couple of friends and I built two gasoline-powered dragsters, which we raced at the local tracks and I might add; with little success. Regardless of our “win-less stature,” the camaraderie between us, as well as the two-construction projects were without a doubt; some of the best times of my young life!
Lions Associated Drag Strip (Long Beach, California)
The "Winged Express" AA/FA
Front View of the "Winged Express"