Thank you and Dave Wallace for the “Backstage Past” series. As a 68-year-old member of the NHRA (since about 1968), HOT ROD magazine and the NHRA have played a big role in my life. As a 14-yearold near Dayton, Ohio, I had a cousin offer to take me to Indy in 1964. Fell in love with it and have been there ever since. I had never been to a drag race, so I bought my first HRM (I still have it, along with most since then). Just retired and got to put them all in chronological order. What a trip down memory lane. I have Deluxe since issue 1 (subscribed shortly thereafter), all the Elapsed Times, Car Craft when they did drags, most Super Stock & Drag Illustrated, well, you get the idea. Oftentimes, I get an additional copy of Deluxe (did ET, too) to send to friends. It is that important. Thank you all.