People that deserve credit
First and foremost I give my Dad Glen Hayes all of the credit in the world for taking my older Brother and myself to the Dragstrip every week when we were growing up. He is truly the inspiration in my life and always believed in what I done. He was especially excited to see this car at the track and hear it run. Unfortunately Dad passed away March 22nd 2009 and I am sad that he didn’t get to see the car completed. I love my Dad and will miss him greatly.
Special thanks to John Downing who bought the Fairlane new in 1966. John has been a wealth of information on the TRUE history of this car and how it was built. I speak to John on a regular basis and learn something new everytime. He has been a true inspiration to complete this car.
Thanks to Jim Ryan who was Johns partner for several years. He has also been a great help on Downing & Ryan racing history. Jim currently owns a beautiful 67 Fairlane and is contemplating a return to Drag Racing on a slightly smaller scale.
Thanks to Roger Hayes for the awesome paint and body work. Roger and I have been friends for over 30 years and it was alot of fun working with him on this project. He taught me alot and I am forever indebted to him.
Thanks to Wayman Harlan for letting me use his facility and services free of charge. Wayman is a true car lover and has enjoyed watching this project come togather. He’s a good friend too.
Thanks to my Brother Glen who loved this car as much if not more than I did. He supplied me with many custom fabricated parts and was always eager to help in any way he could.
Thanks to Tim Murphy of The Fab Shop. I have known Tim a long time as well and watched him go from flipping hamburgers in high school to a first class race car fabricator today.
Last but not least is Bud Gross who owned and raced this car as The Going Thing. Bud is alive and well and I appreciate all of the knowledge and direction he has given me on the Fairlane.