GTXVette UltraDork
5/8/19 6:35 p.m.


        When i was young I read anything I could Find about cars and Hot Rods. About 1960 to 1963ish I read A Book about A Hot Rodder in a 49 or 50 merc I think ( maybe a ford) . I can't And will likely never remember the Title

 but the car had   " Ut Vincere aut Mori " Painted on the rear.

                               "To Conquer Or to Die "

         Don't Know Why  I was Thinking this Quote, My own Mortality Mabey, Lots Of Aging Thoughts lately. 

A 401 CJ
A 401 CJ Dork
5/8/19 7:19 p.m.

Might have been a Henry Gregor Felsen book.  He wrote a few in that time period aimed at scholastic age folks.

CJ Reader
5/8/19 7:41 p.m.
A 401 CJ said:

Might have been a Henry Gregor Felsen book.  He wrote a few in that time period aimed at scholastic age folks.

You nailed it.  The book was Crash Club.  The New Guy comes to school in a de-chromed, black, fuel injected '57 Chevy with Aut Vinci Aut Mori on the continental kit cover.

Crash Club

ebonyandivory PowerDork
5/8/19 9:26 p.m.

I thought maybe Street Rod. 


Good work! 

GTXVette UltraDork
5/8/19 11:24 p.m.

Amazing !,   if I live another 60 I will remember Crash Club, Reading that I Kept saying Oh Yea and Oh Yea remembering some, but not all. 

            Not quite a' Rose Bud' Moment.

who knows that one.

eastpark Reader
5/9/19 6:39 a.m.

In reply to GTXVette :

Mr. Kane knows that one.smiley

GTXVette UltraDork
5/9/19 6:50 a.m.

Yes Citizen Kane, the story of William Randolf Hurst,  As told by Orsen Wells

GTXVette UltraDork
5/9/19 6:58 a.m.

Funny how quick this was figured out, I didn't even have the quote quite right. 1st Post got the author 2nd the story.

  I wanted to say it was on a Contenentil kit  but it didn't seem right for Hot Rods , But for a F I 57 chevy It was A popular option then

Robbie UltimaDork
5/9/19 9:26 a.m.

In reply to GTXVette :

How's your wifey? I think you mentioned something was amiss a week or two ago and I never saw anything else?

"Thinking about mortality" makes me nervous.

GTXVette UltraDork
5/9/19 1:04 p.m.

In reply to Robbie :

Thanks for asking. Still at hospital,  will post later, but better , in two days it will be 1 month.


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