It's not often that we stray from the burnout shots, bolt-on how-to's,or multipage race coverage. But it's rare when two characters so vitalto putting out this magazine get to step back and enjoy the world wework in. Such was the case when regular contributor Dale Amy spent theweek hanging with eccentric Editor-at-Large Tom Wilson. This one is forfans of Tom's old, surreal Super Ford editorials. Read with caution, andremember--you have to be a little different to do this job. -- Ed.
Everyone thinks they want this job, but really, it's like being lockedin a closet with two term papers to write by Friday. But that's only inwarm So Cal, where an Editor at Large such as me haunts the bustlingFord scene--accompanied by two Playmates as camera bearers--in a steadystream of obscenely powerful V-8s supplied by groveling manufacturers.
Horse Sense: Clearly we don't have any, or we wouldhave headed to Tijuana.
Dale Amy, 5.0 & Super Ford's noted after-hours raconteur, has perfectedhis craft in more spartan climes, his intense focus (wagon) distractedonly by a pair of Airedales and the occasional need to plow his way tothe outhouse after a particularly energetic weather. Canadian Dale, yousee, outposts on the Ontario sandbar stretching between upstate New Yorkand downstate Michigan.
Given the rather large mountain range and wide, muddy, river in the odd2,000 miles (that's 3,200 kilometers, Canadian) between us, it's rarewhen Dale and I combine forces. But then Dispatch fouled up, and beforeyou could say thaw, Dale's smiling buzz-cut landed on my Palm-treeddoorstep ready for a week of internal-combustion derring-do. Determinedas always to scale magazine heights, Dale and I immediately rounded upsomething to drive and someone to buy lunch. Herewith follows thephotographic evidence of expense-accounted adolescence.
Wearing his favorite Canadian DECH (meaning?) disguise, Dale motors awayfrom his latest si
You don't get rich in this job, but sometimes the work is reward enough.Dale's primary ass
Says Dale, "As a prelude to sampling their new Cobra on the road course,the guys from SVT
Combined Fleet Maneuvers would be one way of describing selectingsomething from my key bas
As well as having been handed driving licenses by the state and Crown,Dale and I both foun
Ace lensman Dale was simply giddy while combining his love of the lenswith that of the sky