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John R. Wright - Contributing Author

Here is John's quick autobiography:

"I have always been a race nut since I crawled up out of the crib. I went to my first race when I was seven - a jalopy race at the Delhi fairgrounds. From there it was an Austin Healey Sprite and a Pontiac Firebird with the SOHC six cylinder engine and the manual transmission. That car served as a tow car for my Chinook Formula Vee. A Formula Vee was supposed to be the cheap form of racing, but as many others have discovered, there is no cheap form of racing. After spending the equivalent of a down payment on a house and only winning dash plaques, I went to the sidelines and watched racing instead of engaging in it. However, when I found that I could write about racing and that someone would publish what I wrote, I got into writing about the sport I loved. Today, I write for three and sometimes four US magazines and some Canadian publications. In addition, my stories have appeared in the UK and in New Zealand. In addition to writing, I like to go to car shows, cruise nights and races in my 1965 Mustang Hypo. It's a California car with the 289/271 engine, with a four speed and heavy duty suspension."