Drag Racer - - Paper Trails -

Any­one who watched “Wild” Bill Shrews­berry learn­ing to han­dle Ge­orge Hurst’s orig­i­nal Bar­racuda knows that car­toon­ist-satirist-pub­lisher-ed­i­tor Pete Mil­lar’s art­work is not so far-fetched. Be­fore fork­lift-style rear steer­ing was adapted to wheel­standers (by Shrews­berry’s pre­de­ces­sor and archri­val, Bill “Mav­er­ick” Golden), un­planned lane changes, off-track ex­cur­sions and the oc­ca­sional rollover could be ex­pected. As the booked-in head­liner, Shrews­berry some­times closed the show by roar­ing back to­wards the start­ing line at full speed be­fore drop­ping the nose at the last pos­si­ble mo­ment, lock­ing up the brakes, then spin­ning out in front of the fans who in­vari­ably swarmed be­hind the start­ing line. (En­joy more “Mil­larky” at Laffy­eras­phalt.com.)

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.