2008 Audi R8: New R8 or '57 Chevy
June 18, 2008
Almost to Lockhart we spot this '57 Chevy and few other assorted 'Merican muscle by the side of the road in Luling. U turn.
Hot Rod Jim (www.hotrodjimtexas.com) turned out to be a cool place. And Jim a cool guy... He gave us a tour of his shop, which specializes in putting C4, C5 and C6 Corvette drivelines and suspension under anything, and told us about the street racing in town back in the day.
"We used to race for a tank of gas," he told us. "'Course, these days that's real money."
The coolest thing about Jim was his complete disinterest in the Audi R8. He didn't look at, he didn't ask us any questions about it. Even after we challenged him to a little drag racin'. And folks, let me tell you, that just doesn't happen.
Nice to meet you Jim.
Scott Oldham, Inside Line Editor in Chief @ 8,041 miles