Years back we were at Thompson Drag Raceway, I drove out in the SS car to take in the sights. On the way home to mid-MO I stopped off in Indianapolis to take in the NIA (National Impala Association) and got caught up in the fun and ended up spending the night there. Didn't have a room open at the inn, and Allen offered accommodations in his room at the hotel .
We spent some time at the local track and that's where I first met Verne Frantz. And I witnessed Hank Gabbert's Z-11 make a gingerly pass down the track. I think he had just finished the restoration of that Lightweight. Fun times!