The Guilty Onesby John W. Adams Jr., John W. Adams
Ford vs. Chevy. The debate is as old as the two auto brand names themselves. For nineteen-year-old college student Skip Adair, the debate had no point or purpose; he was a steadfastly dedicated Ford guy. So one can imagine his disdain at being named student director of the auto shop class charged with rebuilding the badly overheated Chevy engine in one of the
Ford vs. Chevy. The debate is as old as the two auto brand names themselves. For nineteen-year-old college student Skip Adair, the debate had no point or purpose; he was a steadfastly dedicated Ford guy. So one can imagine his disdain at being named student director of the auto shop class charged with rebuilding the badly overheated Chevy engine in one of the college's fleet cars. Skip's disdain turns into outright horror when his shop teacher blackmails him into doing the assignment anyway or get a failing grade for the class! Never being the sort of guy to take such a thing lying down, he agrees to do the assignment, but with a twist: Skip, his younger brother and two friends will turn the mild-mannered Chevy station wagon into a tire-shredding, high-performance street-screamer . . . all on the college's dime and without the shop teacher's knowledge! Told in the first person, and technically and historically accurate, this comical story will amuse and entertain any car guy worth his lug nuts, despite any automotive allegiances.
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This one was WAY outside my area of interest..I know nothing, and frankly, care little about the automotive world. I know it pisses me off when I put my key in the ignition and my car doesn't start like its supposed to. I know to change my oil every 3000 miles. I could change a tire if I absolutely had to. But I know nothing of this endless debate between Ford and Chevy. Despite the fact that this book didn't do much for me personally, the former English teacher in me got quite excited over it. I remember teaching one particularly difficult group of seniors. The 'dumb kids' as they called themselves. The lower level, at risk, challenged kids. Wonderful kids, but dang, were they a tough audience. When it came time for research papers, 10 of the 13 of them wrote about something to do with cars, trucks, four wheelers or snowmobiles. As I was reading this book, all I could think was 'damn, where were you when I was struggling with that group.' I can picture them reading it willingly, and more importantly, ENJOYING it. This is a book that they would have liked, as I think many young adult males may. I'm not sexist, I'm sure there are many women out there who will enjoy this book too..like I said, it was WAY outside my interest area. HOWEVER, I still think its wonderful.