Laurie has always wanted to go fast, very
fast, in a car. Of course she wanted to do it under controlled
conditions at a race track and she wanted to drive a car that looked
like a race car and was really fast.
Last year for her
birthday Bob arranged for her to take a high speed driving course
that was offered at the Portland Speedway. The course included two
hours of classroom work that included physiology of the racecar and
the physics involved in making the car go fast and handle well. When
the classroom work was over, Laurie and the other students in the
class then donned racing coveralls and were able to drive sixty laps
around the track in a souped up car that looked like a Winston Cup
Needless to say, it took several days to wipe
the smile off her face. Laurie is content now to drive her bright
red Pontiac Grand Prix and just remember the day she blew the doors
off other cars on the track.
Of course there is always an update. Laurie sold the bright red Grand
Prix and is now into her second Jeep Liberty. Can you say "Four Wheeling" anyone?