I’ve been aching to write a story about something totally mental. A Hidden Treasure beyond the realm of conventional thought and understanding. Maybe I could find something massive; or perhaps something with unworldly power, or insane mechanicals, or with too many engines or tires. As luck would have it, I found all of the above in one car, with a single phone call, to one of my favorite automotive lunatics, Mike Guffey.
As readers may recall from the December 2012 installment of this column, Guffey was raised in Hartford City, Indiana, not far from the Start/Finish line of Hanna-Barbera’s Wacky Racers cartoon. It would seem that plenty of that comic-strip-in-motion’s wackiness rubbed off on Guffey who collects all manner of what he refers to as “stuff.” Spend just a few minutes on his website (www.guffeystuff.com) and be prepared to be amazed, amused and befuddled. The man collects everything from mini-bikes to train cabooses to racing tires to genuine Miller racing cars…and more. This month’s Hidden Treasure definitely resides in the “and more” category in the grandest way possible.
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