The title of my blog post is the title of a famous song about drag racing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtVX-qfUi6w
I used to own an Austin Healy 3000, which was a beat-up old wreck, that I bought for $600. My son fixed the gear shift, and worked a long time on tuning the engine. I used to practice slipping the clutch; this was before laws on drag racing on city streets were strictly enforced.
I would pull up beside a sports car, and while we were waiting for the red light to turn green, I would gun the engine to signal to the other driver that I wanted to drag race. I soon learned to do this so well that I was winning every time.
My boss at the company, where I worked, had an expensive new Porsche 911 Carrera. It was green like the one in the picture above. He used to brag about it on a daily basis. According to him, nothing could beat a Porsche. I remember a song that had the words: “Me and that Porsche stayed by side”.
Finally, I challenged him to a drag race, where we would race “pink slip for pink slip.” If I lost, I wouldn’t be losing much.” If he lost, he would be losing $40,000 or more and his pride.
Finally, the big day arrived. I was ready, but much to my surprise, he chickened out. It’s a good thing that he did, because I think that I could have won.