August 2, 2005

“No Money, No Funny”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 7:20 pm

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Here is a photo of my friend Willie taking a Sunday Drive. As I mentioned here, Willie won his class last week, as he did in 2002 when this picture was taken. (The car has since been painted to add “bumpers”, “headlights”, “tail lights”, and a “grill”.)

Here’s how the car looks in the pit. You ought to hear that thing!

Here’s Willie in his Sunday Best.

When Willie is not busy building and racing cars, he is coaching kids’ teams in various sports. In his “spare time,” he runs events like “Vinyl Night” and, along with his brother Paulie, the annual Super Bowl party at our American Legion Post. And, through all this, Willie never, ever misses an opportunity to crack a joke.

I am very lucky. I have some seriously cool friends.


  1. I remember going to the drag races as an unsuspecting teenager for the first time and wondering if my hearing would ever return. The following is a really funny story along the same line:

    BTW: What was his best time for the day?

    Comment by dan — August 2, 2005 @ 8:56 pm

  2. So true, Jimbo. I’ve not met one of your friends or read about one that I wouldn’t love to have as my friend. There’s not much that could reflect better on you.

    Comment by Sluggo — August 2, 2005 @ 9:13 pm

  3. That’s cool!

    Comment by Dash — August 2, 2005 @ 9:34 pm

  4. Cool… old school alky funny car. Very nice.

    Comment by bitterman — August 3, 2005 @ 10:24 am

  5. My son would really love this. He and his friends used to go to the races around Northern Illinois. And at 17 he thought he could talk me into a car HE could race!!! ROFL – he seriously underestimated me in that regard. I told him – when you pay your own bills… you can race your car. *grin* (oh did I mention he wanted to turn my garage into his very own pit? Yeah, like THAT’s gonna happen… in Chicago… in the winter…) Now he messes about with helicopters.

    Comment by Teresa — August 3, 2005 @ 7:46 pm

  6. I bet they think (as I do) YOU are seriously cool!

    ; )

    Comment by Chrissy — August 3, 2005 @ 11:33 pm

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