Dyno Don

The Cars and Career of Dyno Don Nicholson

Author: Doug Boyce

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613254059

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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Many fans of drag racing consider the most interesting era to be from the 1950s through the 1970s, the years when the sport really took off. During that period, so much changed from a speed and technology standpoint that people often refer to this time as the golden age of drag racing. Drivers often became associated with a particular manufacturer, such as Chevy, Ford, or Chrysler through sponsorship, factory team rides, or sometimes simply their own preference. The more successful drivers became household names in the drag racing community. Chevy had Grumpy Jenkins, Pontiac had Arnie "the Farmer" Beswick, Mopar had Sox & Martin and Dandy Dick Landy, and Ford's most successful driver of the era was the legendary "Dyno Don" Nicholson. Nicholson's first wins on a national level were actually in the early 1960s in Chevrolet products. He became extremely successful on the match-race circuit. Then, in 1964, he switched over to Mercury with the new Comet after General Motors enacted a factory ban on racing activities. He won 90 percent of his match races that year. He stuck with Ford and Mercury products and won throughout the 1960s and 1970s, even after Ford also pulled the plug on factory team sponsorship. He made it to the final rounds in nearly 50 national events during that period, in addition to winning championships, awards, and match races along the way. If you are a fan of a certain era of racing, a Ford fan, or certainly a "Dyno Don" fan, this book will be a welcome addition to your library.

Full-size Fords

1955-1970

Author: David W. Temple

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709085

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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Full Size Fords: 1955-1970 is a fascinating retrospective of the cars - the design process, manufacturing, equipment packages, and a thorough listing of options, interior patterns, and paint codes. All models from 1955 to 1970 that brought Ford to dominance in the full-size category are revealed in compelling detail. The introduction of the Galaxie, the development of the Skyliner retractable roof car, the radical redesign of the 1960 models to counter Chevy's new sedan, and much more is covered. Period magazine reviews provide insight and perspective of the driving experience and performance of various full-size models. A fascinating retrospective on Ford Y-Block engines as well as Ford FE engine family and the new for 1970 Lima series engine is also provided. In addition, author David Temple examines Ford's racing exploits, featuring the dual-quad 427 Cammer engine, the Galaxie Grand National race car, and factory and lightweight drag cars.

Dyno Testing and Tuning

Author: Harold Bettes,Bill Hancock

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709743

Category: Transportation

Page: 146

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The photos in this edition are black and white. "Dyno Testing and Tuning" is the first book to explain the proper testing procedures that everyone should use to get accurate and useful results from either an engine or chassis dyno. Authors Harold Bettes and Bill Hancock, recognized experts in the performance and racing industry, apply their wealth of knowledge and experience to deliver the definitive work on dynamometers and dyno testing. This book will be useful to anyone who wants to squeeze more power out of their car or engine, but should also be required reading for performance shop owners and dyno operators. The book explains how a dyno works, describes what kinds of data a dyno test can produce, and then shows you how to plan a test session that will give you the results you're looking for. You'll learn what to look for in a dyno facility, how to conduct a dyno test and ensure the accuracy and repeatability of your test, and how to troubleshoot any problems that arise. Sample forms and checklists round out what is sure to be an indispensable book for anyone who wants to make the most of their dyno testing.

Ford Drag Team

Author: Charles R. Morris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983060673

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 212

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Ford expert and veteran drag-racing author Charles R. Morris has written the definitive book covering the members of the Ford Drag Council and Drag Team of the 1960s, perhaps the most important decade in Ford performance history. In writing Ford Drag Team, Morris performed candid, one-on-one interviews with Ford drag racing legends like Phil Bonner, Hubert Platt, Ed Terry, Randy Payne, Al Joniec, the late Bill Lawton, Drag Team captain Dick Brannan, and more. Morris also collected factory documents and race reports and scoured the earth for photos and statistics to document the full story of these drag racing pioneers. Ford Drag Team is your opportunity to get the true story, directly from those who made the history from behind the wheel and behind the scenes. You'll learn how this talented group of individuals from diverse backgrounds came together to make motorsports history that should never be forgotten.

Drag Racing's Quarter-Mile Warriors

Then & Now

Author: Doug Boyce

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613251335

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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The true beginnings of racing is an argument never really settled. One could argue that as soon as the second car was manufactured, a contest of speed ensued against the first. While the roots of modern drag racing goes back to the dry lakes of California in the 30s, drag racing became a sanctioned affair in the early 50s with the forming of the National Hot Rod Association. In the 60 years that have followed the first NHRA sanctioned race in 1953, the changes in technology have been astounding, as well as the categories and classes in which racers have competed. And of all of the eras, the golden era of the late 50s through the early 70s is the clear fan favorite. Drag Racing's Quarter-Mile Warriors: Then & Now takes a unique look at the most memorable, interesting, and successful cars from this golden age of drag racing. Chronicled are Diggers and Rail dragsters, Funny Cars, wild Altereds, door slammers like Super and Junior Stock cars, early 70s Pro Stock cars and more. Vintage and modern photography in a unique "then and now" format cover the cars as they first competed, through their evolution (or inactivity) over the years, and how they look today. Cars driven by legends such as Mickey Thompson, Tommy Ivo, Dick Landy, Grumpy Jenkins, Sox & Martin, Don Nicholson, Bob Glidden, and more are featured in evolutionary detail. Never before has a book covered the cars from the golden age of drag racing and combined it with a modern look at where the cars are today. From full restorations to still competing in nostalgia events, from museum pieces to collecting dust in a dark corner waiting for another day in the sun, Drag Racing's Quarter-Mile Warriors: Then & Now gives you a unique look at how these cars have fared over time. No drag racing library is complete without it.

Collecting Muscle Car Model Kits

Author: Tim Boyd

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613253958

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

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In the 1960s, model kit building was a huge hobby. Kids built plastic kits of planes, tanks, race cars, space ships, creatures from scary movies, you name it. Before baseball card collecting, Pokémon, and video games, model kit building was one of the most popular hobby activities. Car and airplane kits were the most popular, and among the car kits, muscle cars, as we know them today, were one of the most popular categories. Many owners of real muscle cars today were not old enough to buy them when the cars were new, of course. Yet kids of the 1960s and 1970s worshiped these cars to an extent completely foreign to kids today. If you couldn’t afford or were too young to buy a muscle car back then, what could you do? For many, the next best thing was to buy, collect, and build muscle car kits from a variety of kit companies. Hundreds were made. Many of these kits have become collectible today, especially in original, unassembled form. Although people still build kits today, there is a broad market for collectors of nostalgic model kits. People love the kits for the great box art, to rekindle fond memories of building them 40 years ago, or even as a companion to the full-scale cars they own today. Here, world-leading authority Tim Boyd takes you through the entire era of muscle car kits, covering the options, collectability, variety availability, and value of these wonderful kits today. Boyd also takes you through the differences between the original kits, the older reproduction kits, and the new reproduction kits that many people find at swap meets today. If you are looking to build a collection of muscle car kits, interested in getting the kits of your favorite manufacturer or even just of the cars you have owned, this book will be a valuable resource in your model kit search.

The Original Wild Ones

Tales of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club

Author: Bill Hayes

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760335376

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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This "raucous and heartfelt recounting of the early days of biker clubs" (Roadbike) gets to the reality behind the myth immortalized in Brando's "The Wild One."

Chevrolets of the 1950s

A Decade of Technical Innovation

Author: David Temple

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613253745

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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As the 1950s dawned, General Motors focused its industrial might on producing revolutionary rather than evolutionary cars with the ultimate goal to become the clear market leader in the automotive industry. To accomplish this goal, the company designed, developed, and consistently released innovative automotive technology. During the decade, Chevrolet introduced the small-block V-8, automatic transmission, air-conditioning, power steering, and many other innovations that made the cars faster, more comfortable, and safer. All of the pieces had fallen into place. General Motors had astute leadership, a brilliant engineering team, forward-thinking stylists, a massive manufacturing infrastructure, and the capability to produce cutting-edge technology. With unbridled optimism and exuberance to meet the demands of the booming U.S. economy of the 1950s, the company designed, developed, and delivered an unprecedented number of breakthrough technologies, and established the blueprint for the modern automobile. Automotive historian and veteran author David Temple goes behind the scenes to reveal how these technologies were designed, manufactured, and installed on Chevrolet’s fine portfolio of cars: the Corvette, 1955-1957 Bel Air, Nomad, Impala, and many more. Inside General Motors, many dedicated and talented leaders who were determined to make Chevrolet cars the best on the market. Vice President of Styling Harley Earl and his team designed the 1952 Corvette concept car for the Motorama show. After receiving numerous accolades, it was rushed into production. Design chief Bill Mitchell used his design acumen and creative vision as he led his team to style the 1955-1957 Bel-Air. Zora Arkus-Duntov worked tirelessly and transformed the Corvette from a touring car into a genuine sports car. Ed Cole and his engineers overcame many challenges to develop the compact, efficient, and powerful Chevy small-block V-8, which continued in production for decades. Chevrolets of the 1950s retraces the design, development, and production of these cars, but it also covers innovative vital components that were installed in them. If you have been looking for the inside story on GM’s arguably greatest decade, the models, and the technology it produced, you have found it.

1001 Drag Racing Facts

The Golden Age of Top Fuel, Funny Cars, Door Slammers & More

Author: Doug Boyce

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613251912

Category: Transportation

Page: 416

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Spanning the 1950s through the 1970s, 1001 Drag Racing Facts is packed with well-researched drag racing facts that even some of the most hard-core drag racing fans might be surprised to learn. Covered are all the popular classes of racing of the era, including Top Fuelers, Funny Cars, Pro Stocks, Eliminators such as Gassers and Altereds, Stocks, Super Stocks, and more. There is even a chapter on racetrack facts! Fans of these legendary cars will appreciate the technical and entertaining information shared on every page about all of the great cars, teams, drivers, and classes. Author Doug Boyce is well known for his encyclopedia-like knowledge of drag racing facts. The detail in his previous books, such as Grumpy’s Toys, Junior Stock and Drag Racing's Quarter Mile Warriors: Then and Now, proves he is up to the task of sharing everything you never knew about drag racing in the golden era. Whether you’re an avid fan of nostalgia drags, a trivia buff who wants to stump friends, or simply a fan of the big and powerful drag cars of the 1950s through the 1970s, this book is an informative and entertaining collection of facts from one of the industry’s most respected sources

Steve Magnante's 1001 Muscle Car Facts

Author: Steve Magnante

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613250576

Category: Transportation

Page: 405

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Author Steve Magnante is well known for his encyclopedia-like knowledge of automotive facts. The details he regularly puts forth, both on the pages of national magazines and as a contributing host and tech expert at the popular Barrett-Jackson Auctions on television, are the kinds of things muscle car fanatics love to hear. There are 1001 well-researched muscle car facts in this book that even some of the most esteemed experts would be surprised to learn. Covered are all the popular GM makes including Chevy, Buick, Oldsmobile and Pontiac, Ford and Mercury cars, Chrysler, Plymouth and Dodge cars, and even facts about AMC and Studebaker as well. Fans of these collectible cars will appreciate the technical and entertaining information shared on every page about all of the great American muscle cars. Whether you're an avid collector of multiple American muscle cars, the owner of one shining example, a trivia buff who wants to stump your friends, or just a fan of the big and powerful rear-wheel-drive rides of the 1960s and 1970s, this book is an informative and entertaining collection of facts from one of the industry's most beloved and respected sources.

Match Race Mayhem

Drag Racing's Grudges, Rivalries and Big-Money Showdowns

Author: Doug Boyce

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613253052

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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Drag racing is a very regulated sport. In the history of the NHRA, IHRA, and other sanctioning bodies, many classes existed in an effort to make sure the cars racing against each other are as equal as possible. It is a noble, if not futile, pursuit. You have two cars facing off that have very similar statistics in terms of weight, transmission type, fuel type, estimated horsepower, and all other sorts of measurables. The byproduct is that often the races that were "fair" were not the races that the fans wanted to see. During the golden age of drag racing, fans didn't care as much about class racing as much as they wanted to see scores settled, rivalries battled, and interesting match-ups. There were the manufacturer rivalries, Ford versus Chevy, Chevy versus Mopar, Mopar versus Ford, as well as numerous driver rivalries. Match races were also a great way to feature wildly popular cars that no longer had a class in which to compete, yet the fans still wanted to see them. So popular and intense were these races that many track promoters didn't bother to promote class racing at all. Instead, they used the match races as headliners, similar to the marquee at your local arena or a billboard in Las Vegas, all resulting in putting more fans in the stands. And the drivers loved it too. Although the prize money for national events was fairly average for the day, the extra appearance fees and prize money to lure the most popular match racers to events increased the driver's take exponentially. Many of the most popular pro drivers quit class racing altogether just to go match racing. Veteran drag race author Doug Boyce tells the tale of the history of match racing through the cars, the drivers, the events, the classes, the rivalries, and everything else that was fun about match racing during the golden era. It's all here, complemented by wonderful vintage photography provided by fans and professionals in attendance. If you are a fan of any class of drag racing, from any era, Match Race Mayhem is a fun addition to your racing library. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}

COPO Camaro, Chevelle & Nova

Chevrolet's Ultimate Muscle Cars

Author: Matt Avery

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613253915

Category: Transportation

Page: 204

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The COPO Camaros, Chevelles, and Novas of the 1960s and early 1970s were the ultimate high-performance GM muscle cars. While few knew about this back channel program at the time, it is now recognized as the origin of GM’s top muscle cars. Dedicated Chevy racers and car owners were determined to compete head-to-head with Mopar and Ford at the racetrack and on the street. But in order to do so, they needed to circumvent the corporate ban on racing and resolve the restriction of 400-ci engines in intermediate vehicles. Don Yenko and some other creative individuals recognized the loophole in the COPO (Central Office Production Order) system at General Motors. The COPO program was designated for fleet vehicles such as taxicabs, but at the peak of the muscle car wars it was used to build the ultimate high-performance Chevy muscle cars. Some horrific on-track accidents compelled General Motors to drop out of racing, yet GM did not want to allow Chrysler and Ford to steal the glory on Sundays while they stood on the sidelines. As a result, GM inconspicuously ran the Chevy racing and high-performance program through back channels, and COPO was integral part of the program. Don Yenko became the COPO muscle car program chief architect and champion. He ordered the Corvair through the COPO program and created the Corvair Stinger to mount a SCCA road race campaign. From these humble beginnings, the road map for creating the ultimate Camaros, Chevelles, and Novas was established. Factory Camaro V-8s came equipped with the 350 small-block or 396 big-block, which had to compete with the Mustang Cobra Jets and Mopar Wedge and Hemi cars. In response, building the big-block Camaro through the COPO program was devised. At the factory, Camaros were fitted with the 396 engines and shipped to dealers where the 427s were installed in the cars. From 1967 to 1969, the factory and dealers installed eight different 427 engines, including the all aluminum ZL1 427. Later on, others used the road map to build COPO Novas and Chevelles to similar spec, with similar results. The COPO performance car program did not end with these muscle cars. Yenko even ordered several hundred Vegas through the COPO program, so they could be fitted with turbochargers and raced in SCCA competition. Chevy muscle car aficionado and author Matt Avery retraces the history of the COPO program and the creation of these premier muscle cars. He has scoured archives and tracked down owners and personnel involved in the program to deliver a comprehensive story and complete guide to the COPO cars. The COPO muscle car and racing program produced a storied and remarkable journey, and author Matt Avery captures all these facets in this entertaining and revealing history. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}

Drag Race Fever

The Adventures of a Young Drag Racer Following His Dream of Competing with the Factory Cars in the Early Days of the Match Race Wars Between Ford, Chrysler and Chevy

Author: Grady Bryant

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781477655276

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

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Legendary drag racer and fiction writer Grady Bryant has released his latest book, Drag Race Fever. It was only a matter of time before Grady shared his adventures of the early days of drag racing in a story that all sports and drag racers will enjoy. The story involves a young man getting started in drag racing in the early 1960's when the factory experimental race cars were the top calling cards of all drag race promoters. These cars were the first Funny Cars of today. Read how these racers evolved into the cars we see today and learn how driver Johnny Rock and his mechanic Clutch Roberts toured the states pulling their race car to the next match race, continuously sacrificing so their car would have the parts to race again. Although the story is fiction any drag race fan can fit different names to the drivers and relate to all the accounts of living on the road and racing every Saturday and Sunday at different tracks across the nation.

Building 4.6/5.4L Ford Horsepower on the Dyno

Author: Richard Holdener

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1932494200

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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The 4.6- and 5.4-liter modular Ford engines are finally catching up with the legendary 5.0L in terms of aftermarket support and performance parts availability. Having a lot of parts to choose from is great for the enthusiast, but it can also make it harder to figure out what parts and modifications will work best. Building 4.6/5.4L Ford Horsepower on the Dyno takes the guesswork out of modification and parts selection by showing you the types of horsepower and torque gains expected by each modification. Author Richard Holdener uses over 340 photos and 185 back-to-back dyno graphs to show you which parts increase horsepower and torque, and which parts don't deliver on their promises. Unlike sources that only give you peak numbers and gains, Building 4.6/5.4L Ford Horsepower on the Dyno includes complete before-and-after dyno graphs, so you can see where in the RPM range these parts make (or lose) the most horsepower and torque. Holdener covers upgrades for 2-, 3-, and 4-valve modular engines, with chapters on throttle bodies and inlet elbows, intake manifolds, cylinder heads, camshafts, nitrous oxide, supercharging, turbocharging, headers, exhaust systems, and complete engine buildups.

The Hemi in the Barn

More Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology

Author: Tom Cotter

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1616737573

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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DIVIt’s every car lover’s fantasy: the perfectly preserved classic automobile discovered under a blanket in some great-granny’s garage. And as author Tom Cotter has discovered time and again, it’s a fantasy that can come true. The Hemi in the Barn offers more than forty stories of amazing finds and automotive resurrections. Avid collectors big and small recall the thrills of the hunt, the tips and hunches followed, clues pursued, the heart-stopping payoff. There’s the forgotten Duesenberg—probably one of the last unrestored ones around—that Jay Leno found in a Burbank garage. Unbelievably, Leno found another Duesenberg in a parking garage in New York City—a car that was parked in 1933 and never moved. There’s a Plymouth Superbird found buried in a hedge in Alabama. There’s the rescue of the first 1955 Corvette ever built. As entertaining as these tales are, they’re also full of tantalizing hints and suggestions for readers setting off on their own adventures in automotive archaeology./div

Waiting for the Cyclone

Stories

Author: Leesa Dean

Publisher: Brindle and Glass

ISBN: 1927366518

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Thirteen stories that expose the complications of women who dare to deviate from the status quo. In the land of fiction, women are too often cast as inherently good—typically kind, always considerate, and traditionally in possession of high morals. Not so in the recklessly audacious stories in Waiting for the Cyclone. A mother in need of rehabilitation, a wife who wakes up in the arms of a man who isn’t her husband, a young woman who comes face-to-face with a bully from years ago. These women don’t need to be liked, do not comply to set expectations, and are not compelled to make apologies. These women, and a dozen more, are perfectly imperfect. A collection of short stories that behaves much like the weather pattern it was named for, Waiting for the Cyclone is at times fast and reckless and at others, calm yet under high pressure. A powerful literary debut from one of Canada’s most promising young writers.

The Complete Book of Classic Ford and Mercury Muscle Cars

1961-1973

Author: Donald Farr

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760360251

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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More than Mustang and Cougar. Though the Mustang remains Ford’s most famous muscle car, the company had been building muscle cars since it introduced the sleek Fairlane and Galaxie models with optional 390 cubic-inch big-block V-8 engines in 1961. These cars were part of Ford’s Total Performance program, which tested cars in the crucible of racing at drag strips, oval circuits, European rally events, and road courses, resulting in legendary muscle cars like the Shelby Mustang, Boss 302 and 429 Mustangs, Mercury Cougar, Cyclone GT, and Spoiler. The Complete Book of Classic Ford and Mercury Muscle Cars covers all of Ford Motor Company’s high-performance muscle cars from the early 1960s to 1973. It’s the bible of muscle every disciple of Ford performance needs.

Heroku

Author: Neil Middleton

Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781449341398

Category: Computers

Page: 125

View: 1876

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Build, deploy, and manage applications in the cloud with Heroku, one of the first PaaS platforms to offer sophisticated hosting and development services. With this book, you’ll learn how to use Heroku’s Cedar runtime stack, a polyglot platform with native support for several languages and frameworks, including Ruby (Rails), Java (Spring), Node.js, and Python (Django). Get started with the Heroku Command Line Interface and learn day-to-day best practices for hosting your applications on the platform. You’ll learn everything from basic concepts to advanced topics such as Buildpacks so you can start running in the cloud right away. Use pre-baked code examples and instances in Java and Ruby Learn about Heroku’s simple application deployment and strong erosion resistance Understand how applications should be built for modern day cloud hosting, using the 12-factor principle

Tangle Eye

Author: Jimmy Maxwell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986844925

Category:

Page: 300

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"TANGLE EYE" is a creatively written non-fictional novel providing a front row seat into the intense, thrilling, and ultimately catastrophic world of one of today's most audacious safe-crackers. Jerry Tangle-Eye Stephenson and his crew prowled the mid-west circumventing the security of American culture's most trusted financial institutions. The bank burglars successfully pull one bank heist after another, playing cat and mouse with the FBI. All goes according to plan until they break...The Golden Rule.

Memoirs of Myths and Truths

Author: Carl B. Allen

Publisher: Carl Allen

ISBN: 1436325552

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 380

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Memoirs of Myths and Truths in an Ordinary Pebble's Extraordinary Life. We find the author considers himself an ordinary pebble amoung others of his time,who has gone on a desperate search for love and approval. But even an ordinary pebbles like him can have an extraordinary life, because he is not ordinary from the start finding at an early age confusion and embarrassment regarding whether an accident or his mind makes him that way. It´s not until into his young adult stream does he discover another reason for his rebel behavior in school and life. Which as a reader, you´ll recognized some problems in the text of the book cover and in the book´s writen words or spelling or sentance structure being a struggle. You´ll see it´s not his schooling, it´s his battle with being dyslexic. Yet there is some great writing and inspiration, plus the help of a few photos, to bring you into his or your memories and times when some myths emerged from stories and some being real truths. Pebbles we all are, truths are maybe what we think they should be, and myths are longer lasting then we may know. The author finds himself slowly aware of being in his September years, having a sense of belonging to the past and present, but a much shorter future. With that comes a sense of family, and the closeness of friends, which has brought him to this place of wonderment that has continued from those wonderful years of youth. They have brought him to these joyous thoughts while writing these memoirs, and making reflecting on his extraordinary life. Starting at first writing this for all his kin and others within that stream surround him, but then realize other pebbles of this time can bring back some reflection on these times with a little smile, some sadness, and reflection too. He may have wandered through those youthful years winding through life's paths and finding some running on empty or full or too fast or too slow at the time like the automobiles of the day. His nurturing as a child, not always satisfying, resulted in the builting many protective walls around his self. Yet like James Dean in East of Eden or Rebel Without a Cause or Giant, there was this desperate search for love and approval, not always available for many reasons and questionable behavior leading to myths or truths. Seeking his own needs, while being an ordinary pebble has resulted in finding an extraordinary life. There is a expression of views from his heart and mind trying to embrace so much of that extraordinary life that lies hidden deeper within his self, and yet always trying to hold and consider that these are parts of his life, whether shinning with beauty or happiness or sadness, finding only to be viewed as an expression of soul. He has tried painting, but now the writen word, in expressing some of those myths, spoken truths found within the soul, and trusted memories. They carry simple but complex myths in the life of an ordinary pebble, always amazed by the course of the streams found. These memoirs are a reflection of our times, history, love for the automobile,then adding the racing with many encounters with lovers and places that have been traveled that brings this extraordinary life into view. The book is about people encountered in his life´s stream, the persons who have enriched this life and helped him to find out who he is. Also that going through this journey, gathering memories, myths or truths, these moments sustained his notion of an ordinary pebble's extraordinary life. These events have allowed reflection on moral issues and things that are questionable judgment. He hope that you enjoy this time traveling in this stream. Pebbles we are, yet we are still the most important part in those stream surrounding us, finding most everyone else's lives continue similarly within those same small stream we live in rubbing shoulders and sharing our life´s stream with others matter more than we know because as others enrich our lives, we can d