Happy Birthday, Paul; Drive On

Paul’s Camaro on the cover of a drag racing magazine.

Today is my youngest brother Paul’s birthday and I’ll take it as a chance to celebrate his success over the years as a drag racer, a guy who’s always built his own cars on his own nickle.

It is and always has been a hobby, but a driving, obsessive hobby for Paul and he’s good at it. The magazine cover here is recent, though he’s mostly retired from competition. He drove tracks around the Southeast for years with quite a bit of success and even met his wife, Jackie, literally under the hood of his race car at a small track many years ago.

Paul’s daughter, Paula, made him a Christmas present model of his 1968 Camaro dragster.

Happy birthday, Paul, and I hope nobody confused your birthday present with your Christmas present.

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