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Pat Shingleton: "Varooooom!"

1 year 7 months 4 weeks ago February 28, 2015 Feb 28, 2015 Saturday, February 28 2015 February 28, 2015 3:00 AM in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

As teenagers, a snowy weekend could send us to a garage. In these locales we observed some of the neighborhood "carburetor heads." These guys could tear down an engine and have it back on the street in no time. My weather segment with the Ramblin' Oldies of Denham Springs brought back some fond memories of painting Ted Bridge's roadster. "Peeling out" on a dry street left skid marks, also known as "burning rubber." "Fish tailing" happened on wet pavement and "drag racing" meant a stiff fine from Officer Bob Hardisky. We knew how to clutch a standard or stick shift. Marty Pavlovic drove an automatic with "Rag Doll" painted on the fender. Between the gas and brake pedals he would replicate having "four-on-the-floor." Enjoy the car show.

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