In response to your Sept. 2017 Flag Man column (“Thinkin’ @ Random”), I think the magazine is doing pretty well. I was a typical teenager into customs and hot rods but went over to the dirt track side of competition. There was more stock car racing in western New York than drag racing. I remember a few issues of HRM back then featuring a T-bodied coupe that ran at Balboa Stadium, and some jalopy racing coverage. I’d like to see some of that in the near future. You get close with track roadsters, but the old Super Modifieds that ran from the mid-1950s into the 1970s deserve some attention.
There is a fair number of old Modifieds all over the country that can be used as a base for a good street rod. That’s what I did. I found a restored Super Mod that was built in 1965 to run Saturday nights at Manzanita in Phoenix. I bought it off the track from a guy who was racing it in vintage events. I did what was needed to make it street legal, and I have a unique street machine.