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"That looks like an old dog but it was a brand-new car at the time before it was painted," Don says. "We used to run the Sprinters in a race or two before we finished them up and detailed them. We built the Sprint Cars from scratch. We got the tubing for the chassis from Industrial Metals. We always ran DeSoto Hemis. The Dodge was too small and the Chrysler was too big and heavy. We had two good sponsors in those days: Howard Johansen (Howard Cams) and Phil Weiand (Weiand heads and manifolds). Once in a while they'd give us a couple of tires or a barrel of fuel. That was a big deal in those days."