In 6th Grade, the teacher handed out modeling clay. I made an airplane. I turned around, and the kid behind me had also made an airplane. Paul Newman has been my friend ever since.
2016 Reno National Championship Air Races: Paul Newman convinces me to go 50/50 on buying an old Cassutt racer together and sharing the racing. We weren’t there to win, just race and get the feel for everything. Of course, Paul tinkered endlessly with the plane, christened Fast & Easy. He made it the fastest “slab wing” Cassutt in 2016 and won a $1,000 prize. Anyone who had to clean their canopy after flying behind Fast & Easy believed that the airplane mainly achieved it speed by coating itself with oil. The hangar name for the plane became Fast & Greasy.