Lynette: Big John was somebody I always looked up to. I was a kid back then about junior high age. There are so many neat stories. One that comes to mind is back when Teddy lived off Blanchette St., and Big John and Helen lived right down the road. They worked on the car at Teddy's shop, and I remember how messy and cluttered up things could get in there. Teddy always said "ain't no time to clean up...need to work on the car" Big John had lost his wallet once, and it was never found. One year when Teddy went on vacation, my dad, Tony, Big John, and myself went over to that shop over a weekend, and cleaned things up, organized stuff, and threw out a bunch of junk. While doing this, a drain pan filled with used oil was emptied along a fence line(like evrybody used to do), and out tumbled Big John's wallet that had been lost. Big John used to always wear coveralls, which didn't fit tight, and the wallet must have fallen out of his pocket, nad found it's way into that drain pan. Of course, Big John's response was "Well don't that blow your dress up!", which was something he said often while chuckling as he said it. Speaking of Big John, has anybody had any contact with "Red" McMillan, who I think was John's nephew?
As for a dirt track hall of fame, that would be something neat. If nothing else, maybe somebody could put some type of a booklet with photos and bibliographies. I'm sure there is plenty of photos and people who could submit adequete information.