A receint editorial about not having finaces for a project brought back many memories on the subject. Mid sixties I was an "Auto major" in Junior College. Most in the Automotive dept. were working full time. Mine was at a local Fire Dept. About 1/2 of us were involved in some type of racing. I worked on two race cars plus ,a Nomad street rod, rail water pumper dune buggie and a 40 Ford coupe. All out of pocket. Not much spare time for protesting. We left that for the Poly sci,and philosophy majors. At college I took a required "Humanities" class ,Music appreciation. I was the duck out of water. The thing I noted most in that class was talk of FUNDING. Some were most dismayed at the loss of funding and how it was going to affect their ability to form a particular musical group or what ever music people need to do. Had to get an interperter for this new word and concept, FUNDING. (FREE MONEY) I can imagine going to the college Pres. and saying a bunch of us in the Auto dept want to campain a gas class Henry 'J'. In the Auto dept we learned just how to "make it work".They raced two enduro Ski boats, along with one racing and one stunt aircraft in air craft side. All private funds, no college FUNDING. Besides if everything is given to you, there are no real cool stories to tell. Half of rod building is the swaps ,trades, junk yard finds, and that once in a life time cheap cool part. Advance 45 years later, a friend (76) years old wanted to do one more Rat Rod. He had 3 Rods at home (two street rods plus a Rat Rod for the wife, what a heart), but you know the itch and the phrase, "I think I got one more in me" Then the came critical question "how we gonna pay for it?" I told him get us some rustic wood and we'll build furniture. We finally had to shut down the furniture business because it was too successful and we had the money necessary in six mos. So now a 30 Chrysler Coupe,Chevy six, Turbo 400, Vw front and rear suspension, and a Chevy rear is near completion. Soon we'll to get back to the furniture work, a Belly tank and a rusted out 56 Chevy pickup and a 22 Dodge track roadster begs some time. The lesson learned early is, there is always a way to ,"make it work".