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 . .