Build Your Own Cyclops!
Stan Mott has four stories in the recently released book,
Dean’s Garage—The Future Is Back.
Stan has been a significant contributor to Dean’s Garage over the years, and graciously allowed me to print four of his great stories in the book. His autobiography had not been previously posted on Dean’s Garage, and he created an illustration to accompany his El Mirage story. His stories are insightful, revealing, creative, and well written. A few excerpts…
Stan Mott’s Autobiography
Excerpt: But after a year I realized that if I were to “climb the corporate ladder” I’d have to swap whatever drawing skills I had for (gasp!) management skills. I would be totally dependent on the corporation for my daily bread, just the way they wanted it. But not the way I wanted it—producing and selling my own ideas to make my way, not theirs. Huge epiphany!
The Mustang Was Conceived By…Shhh…
By Robert Cumberford (Trebor Crunchog) and Stan Mott (T. Tom Meshingear)
Excerpt: Lower level personnel were never supposed to directly address Earl, but working up his courage, Cumberford fumbled out of his taboret a sketch very much like what Earl was describing. “Like this, Mister Earl?” Startled, Earl snapped, “What’s your name, you?”
“Bob Cumberford, sir.”
“Well, Bhwab, you have any more drawings in that drawer?”
“Well, why aren’t they up on the wall, Bhwab?” he asked in a menacing tone.
A Kart in Jolly England
Excerpt: The answer came a few nights later while talking with a jovial, ex-Royal Air Force fighter pilot in an East Croydon pub. “You know what saved London from the Jerry Luftwaffe, when they were givin’ us their blitz in the war?” he asked. “I’ll tell you what,” he answered. “During the night, we blacked out London like the inside of a Scotchman’s wallet, an’ built fires in the swamps west of London. When the Jerrys came over, they thought the fires was ol’ London ablaze and dropped their bombs in the ruddy mud! Ha, ha, pretty good, eh?
100.44 MPH at El Mirage
Excerpt: I turned 87.21-mph. Disappointing. Talked it over with my Road Hog buddies who arrived later that day. None were making any high speed runs; they were just there for the weekend. The consensus was my engine needed more fuel, and more cylinder compression. Sonny Mussingo said I could borrow his dual carburetor manifold. Al Hall said I could borrow his milled heads, and his 7.50×16 rear tires if I wanted. I wanted.
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