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For everyone over 40 who posts on this board - here's a name I'll bet you'll remember:

Henry Gregor Felsen

Can you tell me why you remember him?

Those under 40 are welcome to take a guess, too.

First one with the correct answer gets a gold star.
 

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So did I, I was clueless. Guess that makes me an ignorant old fart!
 

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I've never heard of him either -- and I'm oldest and fartiest of all you guys, except for Sandy, of course... :)
 

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Sorry noahsdad, it appears we're not very well read. :bigroll:
 

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The Mighty Ranger checks in... so far everyone is >40 -- that's cool. No "young whippersnappers" yet...:thumbsup:
 

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The Mighty Ranger.... heh heh.... I like that..... :)
 

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I'm really surprised that no one here has read "Street Rod" or "Hot Rod," two of Felsen's best known boy-gets-car books. Almost every school library had one or both. They were written in the early 50's but stayed in print well into the 70s. I first read Street Rod in 1970, and still own the same hardcover book today.

Highly recommended reading if you'd like to take a journey back into the early days of home-built hot rods.
 

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I'M 77 AND i DON'T RECALL THAT NAME,
my guess is some actor from the 60's....
 

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I don't remember the name of the book or the author but I did read something back in Jr. High about a kid that takes an old early 50's car and tricks it out (circa late 50's). He soups up the engine and modifies the body. I remember reading that he used a "new" plastic material instead of lead (the first Bondo?) and how much lighter and aerodynamic the car was after. He ends up dying in a high speed wreck with his girlfriend next to him.

That sound anything like 'Hot Rod' or 'Street Rod' ?
 

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noahsdad said:
Oh well. Thanks for trying anyway.
Well, why don't you read us a chapter or two Dad?!
 
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