I've been working with art director Bert Swift for years, ever since he was working at Snow Country Magazine. A great guy. When He moved to Road and Track and started using me, it had a nice symmetry because my Dad went into the automobile business the day I was born and is a long time Road and Track subscriber.
This month I am included in the Behind the Scenes section of the magazine, and while it mentions that I was predestined for automotive work, It doesn't tell the whole story. The fact is that my kids have some pretty deep gearhead genes on both sides of the family. Both their Grandfathers had very successful racing careers.
Additionally, my family was pleased that our cat, Frieda was finally getting some national exposure.
Elwood H. Smith April 24, 2006
Very nice, Hal! Congratulations. You know there's a real parallel between your dad and mine. Your dad, Hal Mayforth, was named after you and my dad, Elwood Smith, was named after me. Not only that, but my dad owned a car and often exceded the speed limit! Amazing, huh?
David Bamundo April 24, 2006
waay cool Hal! both about your automotive street-cred & lineage (I'm lucky I can find the trunk release in my car) and about the contributor page mention. Always nice to get "your mug in the paper"