I said, Well, you cheatin’ son of a bitch. I can see gettin’ by with 10 or 20 pounds light, but 220? He said, Well, if you’re gonna cheat, you might as well cheat.
— legendary NASCAR car owner Bud Moore recounting a conversation with Darrell Waltrip’s crew chief
(This week the Radio Rumpus Room garage was visited by a couple members of the Lucky Bastards car club, who are putting on the 4th annual Minneapolis Messaround traditional rod’n‘custom car show on Sunday, Sept. 6.)
A healthy patina of neglect is appropriate and welcomed, although most of the sheet metal beneath it should be rust-free and without real big dents. Scrapes are welcome, though, especially if they carry paint from the scrapee.
-— Ro McGonegal, on desirable real world car finishes