Meeting Vince Gironda

I only met Vince once and that was for just a few minutes. It was back in 1981 and I had read about him in the mags so thought I might be in for a little rudeness.

Well he proved me wrong when I asked him if I might be able to just hang around and check things out for a bit.

His reply was “Sure if you’d like, just don’t feed the animals”.

A big animal I did see – big Louie on a dip machine.

Vince even allowed me to park my 10 speed inside the doors so I wouldn’t have to worry about someone riding off in it.

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