>Luke The Lid’s Bio
>After I was discharged (11-61) I went back to northern Wisconsin.
>around, tended bar, formed a rock band, worked for the Federal
>etc. etc. In Feb-1963 I ended up in Racine Wisconsin, going
to work for
>Young Radiator, pushing a hand truck. I took some time to
>opportunities and eventually posted into Inspection. I quit
>1965, pursuing a thirst for knowledge. From 1963 to 1978
I held 20+ job’s
>(most of them I left as my choice, not theirs) ending up as Plant
>a very large Jobbing, Machine Shop. I quit there when I got
>and became a Manufacturing Engineering Consultant, working out
>apartment. I specialized in Computer/Manufacturing Systems,
>Quality Assurance & the Heat Treating of Carbon & Alloy
Steels. Until 1993
>I led the life of a vagabond, busting my butt, consulting to get
> Egg” and then fishing and golfing until I became short, which
>search for another client (I never missed a support payment).
I never had
>to advertise, as I have always enjoyed a very good Professional
>and “word of mouth” kept me in clients.
>I am the type that always needs a "Windmill" to conquer, but one
>I stayed with was Auto Racing. I First became involved in
1963, as a
>chassis man on a AA/GD (drag racing) and we had the first car to
>MPH on "Pump Gas" (Sunoco 260) in the Quarter Mile. We ran
that rail all
>over the country, including the hot (at the time) California Strips.
>I went on to Oval Racing, encompassing Super Modifieds, Winged
>Sprints, ASA, ARCA, USAC & NASCAR Stocks as a chassis man.
>my racing career was crewing at Atlanta once for Joe Ruttman.
>In 1993 the “Croaker” told me that I needed a New Heart, so I had
>I am not one to sit in the rocker and wait for that SOB with the
>I have learned to live my slightly de-tuned life to the fullest.
>especially enjoy the company of my three Daughters and Granddaughter.
>Daughters lead their own lives, but we are much closer now, as
>when they were younger.
>In retrospect? Not too shabby for a Self Taught, Northern Wisconsin
>Luke The Lid