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Tue Sep 25, 2012, 05:04 PM

66. Funniest moment I had was at the Gator Nationals (Gainesville) in 69-70...

when in open competition, somebody from Dothan (?), Alabama entered a finely tuned straight-8 Oldsmobile (late 40s), and managed to defeat the competition, all the way up through sportsman modified, and had $9,000 in the pocket. Everyone was on their collective feet when he got the green light on a epoch-long handicap. But before the other car went green, and right in front of the main grandstand, there was a loud *CLUNK* and jagged metal opened up under the engine, and out dangled a connecting rod, followed by vast, gulping gouts of oil. He rolled to a stop to a standing ovation and huge laughter. Took several pounds of sawdust and many passes by cars to clean up that oil spill. I think he made quite a bit of dough that day!

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