Nothing is as it appears, Itt

Nothing is as it appears, Itt

by Jim Allen

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BN ID: 2940149171682
Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 04/14/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 186
File size: 693 KB

About the Author

Jim Allen claims he was born with the need, the need for speed! At age two, in the early 1940�s, he launched himself off the kitchen table in his parent�s home, breaking both ankles, in an attempt to fly. Not daunted by this early experience, by age twelve (in the early 1950�s), he had began both ski racing and car racing. One year earlier at age eleven, his quest to find the truth about UFO�s , which would lead eventually to researching and uncovering a virtual �Pandora�s box� of government cover up and conspiracy, had begun. He was traveling mentally and physically at very high speed!

In his first car race with the All American Soap Box Derby in Englewood, Colorado, he defeated 235 entrants from a 4-state area, but forgot to oil his wheels in the final race and ended up second overall. He persevered with ski racing until 1960 with Colorado University�s racing program and ski team, which at this time prepared racers number one through five of the U.S. Olympic Ski Team. Unable to make the A Squad , (the five slots on the Olympic team), in his early 20�s, Jim started his own business. It grew from a motorcycle shop to Action Sports, Ltd., one of the largest ski shops in Denver. Simultaneously, he became a Certified Ski Instructor, P.S.I.A. affiliate, and worked with the early handicapped ski programs.

He also continued building and racing street rods and race cars, activities he started at age 15, racing his own cars and a number of cars created by others. By age 33, he became licensed and certified by SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association) to build 300 mile per hour top fuel dragsters and funny cars, and was racing his own fuel dragster at NHRA races. Along the way he built eleven different cars that were published in 39 magazines, with 4 covers. He wrote numerous articles for these magazines and others, sharing ideas and expertise in well-known publications designed for the growing, multi-billion dollar industry in the high performance automotive fields.

Jim also participated in the Revell Model Company�s first back engineering project, in which a series of model car kits were produced from art renderings by Dave Deal. Jim back engineered the drawings, scaling the blueprints used for tooling the model cars and then created operational cars. He toured the U.S. and Canada with the real cars to promote the sale of the model kits.
It was mainly through racing and building cars that Jim made many friends who w

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