2012 Honda CR-V AWD: Garage Find
August 03, 2012
Today we helped Dad clean out part of his garage here on the Oregon coast. Behind numerous "useful scraps" of plywood that "might come in handy someday" we found an old magnetic sign that dad used to slap onto the side of his parts-chasing trucks.
A former racer himself (1957 Indy 500 rookie of the year, in fact,) he used to own a shop that built race cars until he retired and moved up here over 20 years ago. One of my first jobs had me driving around southern California in a Ranchero or Corvair pickup with this sign stuck to the door, picking up things like Earl's Supply AN fittings, Premier nuts and bolts, FBI fuel cells, Halibrand rear ends and cro-moly tubing bends that would later make their way onto racecars. You could say I was born into this line of work, because it's true.
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 4,701 miles