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One of my good friend's brought a good question --- How many know where the name dambest comes from?
This a fun great quiz !
And what do you think about it?
Gary H Siggelkow You started at the mobile shop as a young mechanic
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Warren Rodrigues Does the first to answer correctly win the carb of their choice? smile emoticon
Skip Gladstone I know the answer!
John Satterfield You get a free pizza, you just have to pay the delivery charges!
Michael Castro In 1969 you were 18 yes old one month out of high school. You started Dutches Automotive Machine shop. That was a lot to say on the phone when answering. So just said DAM. Same as you say today. 10 years later you added the words The and Best over and u...See More
Ilmar Puolakka Dutchess automotive machine shop est. 1969.
John Satterfield Michael you are the winner, I know Skip knows too. We have been friends most of that time. Ilmar has got it also.
John Satterfield Next question in the quiz:
Why did I add the words The and Best to the logo around 1980?
Michael Castro Because you were young and foolish.
John Satterfield Winner!
Also being from a small town, seeing who I was working for, and the impact it was having on the World.
When the EPA rules came into affect where we were going to change from leaded fuels to unleaded fuels dyno and research results became very important. Texaco Research Center was just a short drive from shop. So one day their engineers asked if they could come visit me here. They liked what they had heard and what they were seeing, so they hired me to help them with dyno results and parts endurance for their grueling 1500 hour fuel tests. Before our relationship ended, all cylinder heads that were used for fuel test anywhere in the world, had to past through my shop for the base setup I used. That was a lot at the time!
While this was going on; I had developed one of the very first (maybe first spintrons). Friends like Danny Jesel were using it. Companies like Crane Cams and Manley Performance were sending parts for testing. This too was a lot for a young man's ego.
There were several other things going too. I will just mention one more. The cam development software that most people are using today, I had the first of it's kind written for me.. Gary Mathews PHD of Gainesvelle University was the writer.
So you can imagine what a young man might think of himself during such a time. Now age and time has shown me how small a part I play in anything.