I thought saying a replacement part was an Aftermarket part was a very good thing.
But I am learning, that it is always better to replace a broken or missing classic part with a NOS, OEM, or a NORS PART. What do you think?
ONE OF MY FAVORITES of BILL’S BLOG ~~ Race cars, dandelions, movie stars.
In the 70s, I was into car racing. The best time was sportscar racing with Paul Newman. I helped build his Datsun, he campaigned with Bob Sharp Racing. My friend, Tom Ciccone, drove the backup car, an identical Datsun. We raced cars at Lime Rock, CT.
Many race drivers consider Lime Rock the #1 USA racetrack, in the western hills of CT. When I first saw it, a Norman Rockwell painting came to mind with the rolling hills, beautifully maintained infield with grass, and well-trimmed trees. Racing at Lime Rock was great. We would load up the truck, and trailer, and head out Thursday night. Friday was inspection and practice runs. Saturday was race day. In those days, no racing was allowed on Sundays. After Friday’s practice, we would hang out, and have dinner. We had a Winnebago, so we had many comforts.
I was putting dinner together with my mom-made meatballs and her gravy and homemade spaghetti. I started to make the salad and realized we needed some more greens. Tommy suggested we go pick dandelions. So, Paul and I got a container, and two small kitchen knives, and walked to the infield; where the spectators were sitting on blankets to watch the race. As we picked dandelions one person kept on looking at us. Finally, she got up and walked over to me. She asked if my dandelion picking partner was Paul Newman? I said, do you think Paul Newman would be picking Dandelions here in Lime Rock. She said no and walked away. As we left the infield, Newman turned, raised his hat, took off his sunglasses, and winked at her. The lady was running back to us for Paul’s autograph. Newman obliged. It was a momentous day!
~ Keep them Rolling! Miki