Owning a car, is like owning a lottery ticket. it is a LICENSE to dream. Everyone needs a dream. In my case? I dreamed the dream. i built cars for other people, and I watched them live the dream. I went to car shows and saw cars I had built, and, some people knew my name. I was every so often associated with some of those cars. That was.... nice. But it wasn't my dream. My wife couldn;t see my dream, didn't understand it, didn't like it, didn't have a lot of tolerance for it. So, I HAD basically given up on that dream. She knew it, knew what it was, and always rolled her eyes in disgust.... Until she saw this car for sale. THE ONLY explanation i have, is that I had given up on that dream completely, and wiped it from my hopes, so NOW, NOW..... It was HER idea, and not mine any more..... That made it okay? Who am I to question fate? Was it worth the wait... NO! I HATED building cars for old guys, but it was what I knew how to do. It always annoyed me to NO END that this OLD DUDE had the HOTTEST CAR in the world, and he drove it around afraid to squeal the tires. Putted to the drive in with his OLD wife, and putted home.. and I WAS the one changing the fouled plugs and trying to tell him he had to OPEN IT UP once in a while!!!! "OH NO! It has too much power, it scares me, so I drive nice..." "THEN GIVE IT TO ME AND BUY A FORD PINTO!" Having the skill, the knowledge, and NEVER the money HURT every day of my life... When I gave up on my dream, I STOPPED going to car shows, swap meets, even races! I refused to watch NHRA on tv. Even nascar... because it made me want it... When YOU KNOW HOW to do something.. When you LEARNED how to do things, because those things were what YOU wanted.. and then you were denied those things.. it hurt... It left a big gaping hole in my life.. so.. NO, it wasn't worth it. Not even a little bit... I want all those years back to ENJOY MY DREAM CAR! Now that I have it, I will take it!!!! But, NOW,, I AM the old man with the hot car.... The difference is.... I WILL DESTROY those tires! I have a LOT OF TIRES to destroy to make up for lost time!