I'm a semi retired general engineering contractor. My younger days were spent in my dads automotive speed shop in Los Angles. My father raced some of the first "hot rods" on the dry lakes in California USA. He introduced me to folks like Edelbrock Sr., Ed Iskendarian, Jack Engle, Chet Herbert, Karl & Veda Orr and others. Although I was too young to appreciate these great folks at the time.