Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins is a legend in the US drag racing scene, he did all his own engineering and liked to drive with a lit cigar in his mouth.

This little 10 minute film is a great insight into his life, it even features a scene of him pushing his car to the drag strip so as not to put any extra wear on the engine. The guy was detail oriented to say the least.

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Ben Branch has had his work featured on CNN, Popular Mechanics, the official Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, and many more.

Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with millions of readers around the world and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.

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