Saturday, June 7, 2008

Muscle Car Show

Eliot and I attended the Chrysler Employee Motorsport Association Car Show today, and it was wonderful, as always. The speaker was superb: Jack Smith, former Plymouth Product Planning Manager, and the man who brought to birth the 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner.

Smash hits like the Roadrunner (it sold something like 20 times as well as predicted) seem to accumulate, in retrospect,. an aura of inevitability. But, back in 1967, this vehicle had many near-misses, many moments in which it might easily have miscarried or been stillborn.

The kind of heroics that men like Jack Smith have achieved to bring such a project to birth should not be forgotten.

Here is me ... with a 1968 Dodge Charger. Get it ... muscle car?

Video to follow ... when I get a chance to edit it.