runs-on-salt Bonneville Speed Week photos Ralph Komives

This is my admission. Myrtle T. Gravander, my 7th grade teacher, used a weekly spelling bee competition to create the seating chart for the next week. Presumably sitting in the first seat of the first row was the big award. There was a bookcase in the classroom between the windows next to the sixth and last row. In the bookcase was a large collection of “Road And Track” auto magazines. I always assumed that these magazines were the hand-me-downs of Mrs. Gravander's husband. I do now admit that I always intentionally missed the spelling word that would place me in the sixth row next to the “Road And Track” magazines. I cannot think of a time when I wasn't consumed with fascination about all things mechanical. I hope you enjoy my automotive photos.