Copyright © Kirk F. White "Don't Wash Mine" 2/2/2016
CHAPTER 1
  • The Beginning
  • The True Beginning
  • The G.A. White & Son Engine Rebuilding Company
  • The End of the World
CHAPTER 2
  • John Jewell, Where Are You?
  • Clearing the Cobwebs.
  • The ARDC Auto Races at Hatfield Speedway


CHAPTER 3
  • A Financial Windfall for the White family
  • Entering the American Work Force
  • Morano’s Garage
  • Langhorne Speedway
  • The 1949 Indianapolis 500
  • My First real Modified Wheels
  • Christmas 1949
  • Winning A World Championship Automobile Competition (Kind of)


CHAPTER 4
  • The First Neighborhood Hot Rod
  • Finding a Drag Race
  • Thre. . .
  • Educational Pursuits
  • Really, What Do Mothers Think Of?
  • Brilliance in Motion
  • Cool Kats in Zoots Suits
  • Status Quo Jeopardized – Mother Has a Date!
  • The Evil, Possessed, Frannie
  • A Quickening Pace
  • One Spectacular Motorcycle Stunt
  • Mother’s Wedding & the Grand Conflagration.
CHAPTER 5
  • Another Ford in My Future
  • My Upcoming Endeavors
  • It All Amps Up
  • Well, Here we Go
  • A Weekend Adventure
  • Thinking Ahead to College
  • The Coming Drag Racing Season 1956
  • Pushing It Out a Little Further
  • A Knock Out Blow
  • Street Racing Flourishes
  • The Two "Killer Venues"
  • Northwestern Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Pa.
  • Considering The NHRA Nationals 1956, Kansas City, Missouri

CHAPTER 6
  • Another Hurdle
  • The Journey to Kansas City
  • Mother Takes The Wheel
  • Holy Cow!
  • The Lure of the European Sports Cars
  • Kirk White, “Mathematics Tutor”!!
  • Uh, Oh. . .
  • Total Loss

CHAPTER 7
  • Mr. & Mrs. Kirk F. White move to Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Daytona Beach, Circa 1957
  • The Legendary Smokey Yunick
  • Self Esteem
  • "Small town Saturday Night"
  • Along comes Another Ford
  • But, Then. . .
  • Entering the Business World for Real
  • An Amusing, Yet Poignant, Aside
  • Playing House, Kind of ...And Back to My Grown -up New Job
  • Finally, Off to work at a Genuine Job
  • "Selling" - A New Concept
  • Learning How to Truly Sell. . .
  • Discovering Sportscars, 1958-1962
  • Keepin the Flame Alive
  • And Then. . .
Chapter 8
  • A brief romance with an MG TC
  • The Established Dealers
  • The Consumate Dealer
  • Philadelphia Imported Car Dealers
  • The 12 Hours of Sebring, 1964
  • The Indianapolis 500, 1964...(barely!!)
  • A Simple Visit Gone Awry
  • A Road Gypsy Saves Me 
Chapter 9
  • Daily Driving With A Ferrari California
  • And Of Course, A Second Ferrari!
  • Edging Toward The Great Abyss. . .
  • Another 250 GT, Then a 212 E Engine
  • A Crazed Gangster!!
  • Wrenching For Money
  • "You're Doing What ??"
  • Getting Aboard The Roller Coaster
  • Then, The Ride Over Niagra Falls!
  • And Than A Bulb Lit Up . . .
  • January, 1968: Holy Moly,  Andy, Here We Go!
  • Jerome Avenue . . .
Chapter 10
  • February, 1968
  • Then, A Painful Lesson Learned
  • Sell Whatever Makes Money
  • Getting Algar Out There. . .
  • The Tale of the Two Ferrari 275 TB/4’s
  • WTF??!!
  • Getting Caught in the Switches
  • The Homely Lancia Fulvia Sedan
  • Sure, We Can Do That. . .
  • Sure, We Can Do That Too. . .
  • Close of Business, February 1968
  • AARRRRGGGGHHHH. . .
  • A Decision Made. . .
  • Spot Delivery of a New Ferrari 330 GTC, Circa 1968
  • Time to Go. . .
  • Then Again. . .
  • And Then One Day. . .
  • Bim, Bam!. . .Just Like That. . .
  • Jerome Avenue. . . as “Players”
CHAPTER  11
  • Auto Enterprises “New Car” Department
  • Then, I Really Stepped Off the Edge. . .
  • Ferrari 275 GTB/4 #9501
  • “Those Guys Over in Flourtown. . .”
  • Saturday, April 27, 1968
  • The First Week of May, 1968
  • Saturday, May 4, 1968
  • Evening of May 4, The Opening Party!
  • And, So To Work. . .
  • But Then I Stuttered. . .
  • “The Newsletter”. . .
  • The Sorry State of 300 SL Roadsters (Circa 1968)
  • The Ferrari 250GT  Neri & Bonacini Spyder
  • “Rocket Fuel. . .”
  • The Social End of It All
  • The Prince Bernhard Ferrari 250 GT #0725

Chapter 12
  • Fall of 1968, Bridgehampton CAN-AM
  • Spring of 1969
  • The New York International Automobile Show
  • 375 Mille Miglia Spyder
  • Carl Bross
  • Turning Up the Flame
  • And Here Came a Ferrari GTO (#3387)
  • An Exceedingly Vivid Memory for My Son Christopher
  • Turning Up the Flame
  • Kirk . . . Uh, F. White Motorcars
  • The Ferrari Competition TRC “Jitney”
  • Getting the Joint On Its Feet
  • Ferrari Club of America Annual Meeting 1969
  • Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia Berlinetta #0312 MM
Chapter 13
  • Giving the Neighborhood back  . . .
  • Ferrari GTO # 4675
  • Finally, 63rd Street Opens . . .
  • An Interesting Drag Race
  • 1956 Ferrari 860 Super Monza
  • Ferrari 375 Mille Miglia Berlinetta, Serial #0416
  • Ferrari 212 Export Spyder, Ex Rosselini Bergman
  • The Magic of the Lamborghini P400 Miura
  • Our Proximity to Institutions of Higher Learning
  • University of Pennsylvania Students
  • November , 1969 Newsletter
  • An Astonishing  Perspective
  • Brock Yates, The Ferrari Lusso . . .
  • The Jackson Brooks Cars
  • The Murena Jumps The Rails
  • The Spring of 1970, We Get Bigger
  • Ferrari Superfast 1
  • Ferrari GTO # 5573
CHAPTER 14
  • Returning to the Early Nineteen Seventies
  • The State of Automobiles Racing, Circa 1970
  • Brock Yates
  • Bridgehampton Trans Am, June 21, 1969
  • Milford H. “Tiny “ Gould, Trucksville, Pa.
  • Ferrari 512M, Serial #1040
  • Lime Rock Race Track, July 1970
  • Lime Rock, October 10, 1970
  • Is This Where Vintage Auto Racing May be Headed?
  • A Funny Story, Summer 1970
  • “For Probably $30, I Could Do A Movie of This Place”
CHAPTER 15
  • Ferrari 512 #1040 Begins Its Transformation
  • Practice, Practice, Practice
  • “The Deal. . .”
  • Ferrari 365GTB/4 Serial #12547, Alloy Competition Prototype #1
  • The Final Coming Together
  • Pushing the Edges of Sanity. . .
  • A Ferrari In the Farm Field. . .


CHAPTER 16
  • Penske/White Ferrari 512-Daytona 24 Hours-1971
  • A “Sticking Problem”
  • The Vanishing Ferrari Daytona
  • “Get It Done” Day
  • The Sealed Up Garage
  • Words from John Wyer
  • Friday, January 30th
  • Race Day!
  • Sent Home!
  • Finally – The Race!
  • The 24 Minutes of Daytona
  • Rain Tires, Sir?? (or Not)
  • Rodriguez Gear Box Fails
CHAPTER 17
  • The Remarkable Road Leading to the “Cannonball” Ferrari 365 GTB/4, #14271
  • The Ferrari 512 #1040 Returns Home
  • Massive Ferrari Parts Costs
  • Riding the Rails
  • Test Weekend, Sebring, March 1971
  • A Near Death Experience
  • The Water Dispersion Derby
  • Possibly a “New” Driver for the Ferrari!!
  • Friday, March 19: Roger Pulls It All Together
  • Saturday, March 20: The 12 Hours of Sebring 1971
  • Boys Behaving Badly!
  • The Final Irony

CHAPTER 18
  • So, here's how it all came about. . .
  • The Tiniest spark of an idea. . .
  • NARY a word . . .
  • Then, an unholy hell strikes!!
  • Kirk F. White, May 1971 Newsletter
  • Barbara Walters & "The Today Show"
  • Purchasing my way to heaven!
  • Clearing up an incidental
CHAPTER 19
  • Returning to the Alfa Romeo 1500 Spyder
  • The 24 Hours of Le Mans, 1971
  • Tap, Tap
  • A High Theater Matinee Performance
  • An Evening with a Gentleman Vinter
  • Gentlemen Drivers . . .
  • Boys Behaving Badly
  • OMG!
  • Where the Hell Have You Guys Been . . .
  • Finally, The Race!
  • Words Simply Cannot Capture the Moment . . .
  • Taking On A Battalion of Officials
  • Capturing the Moment
  • The Big Bang . . .
  • Still Couldn’t Get My French Etiquette in Order . . .
  • The “Rattling” Old Motor . . .
CHAPTER 20
  • So . . .
  • It’s Horrible . . .!!
  • But, Enough of the Kibitzing . . .
  • The Sunday Can-Am Race
  • The End of An Era
  • No Need To . . .
  • So What Happened With That “New” Ferrari you got, Whitey . . .
  • “1971: The Race That Shook The World” By Brock Yates

CHAPTER 21
  • Where Did We Go From There?
  • The FIA Fall Meeting
  • Back To Business
  • “Wait, Here Came An Opportunity…”
  • The Kirk F. White 2nd Annual Antique and Classic Car Auction
  • Let’s Wind This Up…
  • Sadd, Teague, and Bentley ’29 Ford Roadster, Circa 1973
  • The Rest Of The Story
  • BWTM
CHAPTER 22
  • The Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang Car (s)
  • Winners & Losers, Car & Driver Magazine, January 1973
  • The Bugatti T57 Atalante
  • Cabrini Collee Auction, May 1973
  • Imported & Specialty Cars Auction
  • And Then. . .
  • The End
  • And Another Verse, Much Like the Other Verses. . .
  • A Sure Thing. . .
  • 66 Cents
  • Extra Effort, the Saga of the “Old” Mercedes Benz
  • A Final Word

CHAPTER 23
  • Mid-Seventies, Working, Learning and More Work
  • Another Glimmer of Hope
  • A Whole New Addiction
  • OMG. . .Here He Goes Again!
  • 1978 Corvette Pace Cars
  • One that Almost Got Away.
CHAPTER 24
  • The Mercedes Benz Strike
  • Wait a Minute
  • As Promised, Switching Up. . .
  • Carlisle Fall Meet, 1983
  • A Badly Missed Stitch in the Tapestry of Life
  • Here’s One That Stayed
Chapter 25
  • Getting Whacked in the Head with a Board…
  • WTF??!!!
  • The Sale of Blenheim Motors
  • “My Bank Account was Confiscated Today. . .”
  • At Least I Could Breathe. . .
  • So, How Did It Work From My End. . .
  • Where The Hell Are All These Trucks Coming From??
  • The Manheim Wholesale Auto Auction. . .
  • Times Where You Simply Stop and Wonder
  • Antique Toys & Antique Gas Engined Racers. . .
  • A Thoroughly Strange Offer. . .
  • No, We’re Not Quite Done With Upper Darby. . .
  • Want to See How Good Peter Canner Was?
  • A Final Tale. . .
  • The Jaguar XK150 3.8 Liter Cabriolet. .
  • Chapter 26
  • IF ONLY I'D STOP READING THE DAMN CLASSIFIED ADS . . .
  • "BEAUTY TURNED BEAST!"
  • ONE LAST MOTORCYCLE GLIMPSE FROM THE EARLY 1970'S
  • BE VERY CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR . . .
  • THE "TRIUMPH TT" PHOTOGRAPHS ARRIVE!
  • RICHARD MILES
  • THEN HEMMINGS MOTOR NEWS GOT ME AGAIN . . .
  • THE WORLD'S MOST COMPLICATED OMELETTE . .
Chapter 27
  • Coming Into the 1980’s
  • Carlisle Collector Car Fall Meet 1983 &  “The “R” Building”
  • Out There Where the Buses Did Run.
  • The Hershey AACA Fall Meet, 1983
  • And That Fire Didn’t Diminish.
  • And Then We Chased “One” In Plain Sight. . .
  • “Wait a Minute, That’s A Gordon Bennett Racer. . .”
  • Peter Canner. . .Returns!
  • 1953 Jaguar XK 120 Fixed Head Coupe. . .
  • “Swinging For the Fences” – Hershey Fall Meet 2005
  • Now Looking to Simply Knock The Fences Down!!
  • Undeservedly Saved!!. .
Chapter 28

•Coming Back to the Carlisle Fall Meet, 1984
•The Vermont “Farm” Boys
•Holy Cow, They’re Here. . .!!!
•The Children’s Ferrari & Maserati Gran Prix Cars
•The Return of the Cannonball Ferrari 365 GTB/4
•Oh No, You’re Not Going to Bring That Up Again?

Chapter 29

  • The Rest of That Busy Day in Scottsdale, 1984
  • Saturday, And We Can Spend Some More Money
  • “Bozo” Almost Blows It
  • Off to See The AC Bristol Roadster
  • The Burns & Wright Vincent “Black Lightning” Motorcycle
  • The Burns & Wright Vincent, Volume Two…
  • And, Very Nearly the Next Day
  • Overcooked. . .
  • So Where Are We??
Chapter 30 Chapter Breaks

  • But Then Look What the Hell I Did.
  • The Crazy Second Verse…Different Than the First.
  • Almost Before It Started, It Was Over.
  • So, What About the Big Blue Bing 1907 “On the Lam” racer?
  • Be Careful What You Say.
  • It Had to Have Been Close to Thirty Years.
  • Here’s Where It Gets Out of Hand.
  • Hershey, Fall 1990.
  • Serious Dive From the Frying Pan to Another Fire.
  • The Other End of the Spectrum.
  • We, Who Would Have Guessed?
  • The Consummate Hot Rodder.
  • “I’ve Seen Those Louvres”
Chapter 31 Chapter Breaks

  • A Saga of a Lifetime
  • A Wonderful Life Changing Telephone Call
  • If Something is Good, Certainly More is Better
  • The Tyrods Annual Meeting 1991

Chapter 32 Chapter Breaks:

  • Stitching up the Edges
  • But This Time. . .
  • HHMMM. . .What’s This?
  • Whoa, Who’d Have Guessed?
  • What a “Genius”
  • “Extra Effort” Plus
  • Off to Hershey October 1992. . .
  • My Young Pal. . .
  • Whoa, I Forgot All About That!!!
  • Then at 10 AM. . .
  • Where Are The Two Hot Rods?
  • Show Day


Chapter 33 Chapter Breaks:

  • “WOW, YOU BET I WOULD”
  • “OMG THAT DAMN THING IS HERE!”
  • ONE OF THOSE “ONCE IN A LIFETIME” MOMENTS
  • NORTH TO CAYUCOS…
  • DOANE SPENCER
  • THE “GRIND”
  • AN ASIDE
  • WHERE IS YOUR “OLD” T-BIRD?
  • ENTER THE SAVIOURS. . .
  • “WHO THE F…DID THESE CYLINDER HEADS?”
  • AND IN 2012 THE FOLLOWING TOOK PLACE. .


Chapter 34 Chapter Breaks:

  • It Seems I Got a Little Ahead of Myself
  • Boyd Coddington & “Lil” John Buttera
  • A Runaway Train
  • One More . . .
  • As Rude as He Could be. . .
  • This Might Be a Good Time. . .
  • Wait, Here’s Just One More
  • And Yet a Final 6 Door Mercedes Benz 600
  • $5,500 for a Window Regulator?
  • Always Take the Time to Read “Hemmings”
  • What the Hell Did You Just Do?
  • Alfa Romeo SZ Coda Tronca
  • Time to Square Things Up

Chapter 35 Chapter Breaks:

The 1991 Grand National Roadster Show
Very Nearly Tossed. . .
Life with Barry Weiss
What to Do When There Is Nothing To Do
Finally, The Speed Merchant, Larry Zirbes
Then One Rainy Afternoon
Grand Theft Auto
This Can’t Be Happening
Larry Zirbes 1956 Thunderbird – Lincoln 430 Powered
1957 Thunderbird – Lincoln 430 NASCAR Power
Florida Bound, late 1993
Have A Look
1993-4 Changes in the Altogether
The Trains on Avenue De Rumine
The Magicians
The John Boyle Collection
A Yellow Cab in Our Neighborhood?
Second NHRA Reunion
And So There Went the ’32 (At least for a while)
But Then . . .