Lisa Fischer fondly remembers riding in the car with her dad and brother playing “what year is that car,” as they drove down the road. “I quickly learned the small differences between many makes and models and I loved them all,” tells Fischer. “It’s either in your blood or not!” she added. As a child, she played with Hot Wheels and any car-related toys she could get her hands on and by the time she reached middle school, after saving all of her babysitting money, Lisa purchased her first car: a 1967 Corvair. Not being old enough to drive just yet, she enlisted the help of her brother to help fix it up and have it ready for when she turned 16. A few years down the road, an original 1967 SS Camaro convertible was acquired as a “cruiser,” and while Lisa enjoyed the car culture of cruising the streets in nice muscle car, she always wanted to try drag racing. The Camaro definitely wasn’t the right car to race, though, so once again she reached for some guidance.
“Just take my Buick down the track and get it out of your system,” was Fischer’s brother’s response to her need for speed. The two hit a local test-n-tune and Lisa would get her first drag race experience…. Read more of this article. Just click on the digital feature below this introduction.
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