A fun story ten years in the making came across Wallyhood’s inbox this morning.
In 2010, Wallyhood posted a story about a Craigslist ad asking for information about a car club at Lincoln High School (read the original story here). A decade later, that ad paid off:
Hello! My name is Ray Guardiano, Class of 1974, Lincoln High. Ten years ago, you allowed me to post a request to your readers that I looking for any information on a Lincoln High car club from the late 50’s to the late 60’s known as the “Drag Lynx.” I have received no info ever and completely forgot that Wallywood allowed my “ad” to be posted. I even went to the various Lincoln All Class Reunions in search of any info from the classes of 1958 to 1969, but to no avail. This past Saturday, February 22, I was home preparing dinner when I received a phone call from a man in Denver, Colorado asking if I had placed an ad 10 years ago looking for any info on the Drag Lynx Car Club out of Seattle. Well, much to my delight and surprise, he had found an old club members club plaque (usually hung on the inside to be seen through the back window) at a garage sale in a Denver neighborhood! The man was originally from Seattle, bought it thinking that it might have some value to some gearhead here in town. He researched it on the Internet and found the old ad in Wallywood and called me…..it is on it’s way to me as we speak, thank you so much Wallywood, it will be on my 1935 Dodge hotrod in time for the Greenwood Car Show 2020.
The Drag Lynx Car Club participated in sanctioned high school club drag races at Bremerton Raceways and the defunct Puyallup Raceways in the 50’s thru the late 60’s. By the early 70’s the club disbanded due to social changes (Vietnam, economy, civil rights, etc). They were always a group of good young men who did various good for the Wallingford community all the while representing Lincoln High School—The Drag Lynx Car Club.
It just goes to show that good things still do happen on the internet.