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Shop Talkin’ Cuttin’, Slicin’, Choppin’, and Weldin’ With Lou Santiago

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

I would like to introduce myself to all of you guys and gals out there. My name is Lou Santiago. I grew up in New York, where I was a street racer, which is what I lived for.

My good friend, Wayne, and I used to travel from New York City to Philly to street race in his 1970 Cuda that had a 383 and a four-speed. The muscle car ran in the 11.80s, which is not that fast by today’s standards, but we had a blast anyway. That was back in 1978, way before the auctions drove the price of these cars so high. So, you could say I can be compared to a fine wine — aged (read: old). (more…)