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Excerpts from Speedway Digest

Excerpts from Speedway Digest, “Revved up with Waldorf-Paul Sturm, Author of Golfing Adventures with Frankie, the Witty Caddie

What was your first car?  

My first car was a dented 1962 Corvair convertible, a car that Ralph Nader claimed was unsafe at any speed.  Who knew?  However, for the 9 months that I owned it, I enjoyed every moment with it except for one tiny problem. When I was going to a party with my steady girl, the car suddenly stopped.  I checked the tires, looked all around, and finally realized that the engine had fallen out.  The 1962 Corvair engine was held up by one bolt, and I, inadvertently, lost that bolt and my steady girl, too.  

What is your dream car that you wish to own?

I have to admit, after reviewing a number of Tesla cars at a showroom, I find myself daydreaming about enjoying people staring at me in my brand new red Tesla Model X. 

If you went on a road trip, what book would you bring?  

I would absolutely bring a Bill Bryson book such as:  The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid,  At Home, or, perhaps, One Summer, because Bryson combines humor with a wonderful story in all his books. 

(Author’s Note:  Paul Sturm’s published book, My Favorite Girlfriend, is a hilarious, coming-of-age, nonfiction, romantic comedy, and is similar in tone and wit to Bill Bryson’s The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid.)

What do you think about Elon Musk and his advances in technology?  

I view Elon Musk as an extremely innovative technologist. He created a wonderful battery operating car company, an amazing space transportation company, Space X, and, of course, the company which later became PayPal. 

(Author’s Note:  Paul Sturm has written 3 published books,  Golfing Adventures with Frankie, the Witty Caddie, My Favorite Girlfriend, and More Golfing Adventures with Frankie, the Witty Caddie.)

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