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World War II ended in June 1945. One of the first things hop-ups longed for, after returning home, was dusting off the hot rod and pushing it to the start line of El Mirage dry lake. The first meet was held April 1946 and Bob was there. The smile on his face is obvious because he blew past 100 mph big-time to 106.72. "To break 100 mph in those day was a big deal," Bob laughs.