The Speedster and the Skunk: A True Story from my Dad's Youth

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When my Dad was in high school in the 1930s, he traded his aging pony for an even older car, a 1912 Model T Ford. From it, he and his friends built what was called a speedster, an early hot rod. Before it had a windshield or even a body, he put on his best suit and drove it 20 miles to a dance, and had a perfect evening. On the way home though, a skunk blocked the way, and it won the standoff. That started a chain of events that led, eventually, to a career in the automobile business, including almost 25 years as a Lincoln-Mercury dealer. As a boy, I asked Dad to tell this story over and over. This 78-page novella tells of a mechanically-gifted teen's adventures and one misadventure with his first car. The story also provides a window into a doctor's home in a growing industrial town in the mountain South, during the Great Depression, when everything seemed to be changing.

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Tom Yancey grew up in East Tennessee, served as a U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman in Vietnam and later earned a degree in biology with a journalism minor. He was a newspaper reporter and editor in four states, as well as a freelance writer and editor. After retirement, he began writing books. This is the first to be published under his name. He lives with his wife, a teacher of gifted children, in Greene County, Tenn.

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