I have a story for mine. Its hard being 17 in high school and not working. Well I work but as an intern for a requirement my school
needs. I always hanged out w/ the local impala club SoFASST, Great people. They're really nice to me, almost like a second family. Since its so hard for me to even drive my car because of the gas, $20 allowance just doesn't cut it. Thankfully to my friends I take along to the place I intern at I am able to drive my car 6 days a week. Getting back to SoFASST.. I found out about the club thru a former 9C1 group member. I hung out with them almost every friday night since May. Only until their 5th Birthday bash, on Friday October 5th, was I able to cough up the money to become a member. So here I am finally joined the club, and I found an ISSCA flyer on my car, I looked thru and was interested but the lint in my pocket just laughed at me. The Birthday bash lasted the entire weekend, with saturday being a picnic at a park. Man was it a sight having 64 cars there. Every relaxing, hanging out eating, chatting , ..etc.. etc.. Well out no where a small croward of people start looking at my 9c1. I go to it to take out a card and everyone's like, 'your still in high
school right?' I was like yeah, how did you know. 'Your High school parking decal gave it away.' Then comes a middle aged male, relaxed fellow and we start talking about my car. He says I'm doing really good for myself. I tell him my "car" life story and he asks me to join ISSCA. Here I am saying no I can't afford it to none other than
the PREZ of ISSCA Harvey Clark. I have heard of the Purpala being owned by Harvey CLark but I never put a face to the name. So he ask why and I tell him the same thing I wrote up above on how I could barely afford to maintain car. I thought he was disappointed cause I see almost as if he was distracted. He says he'll be back later and
leaves. Later on I'm hanging at one of the tables talking smack to my buds, when here comes Harvey Again, with an application
for ISSCA. I'm thinking in my head, this guy is so persistant, he should be a salesman. So he starts asking questions like my name, and everything else to fill out the application. When he's done he says,
Look Nory I really like you and your car, I'm going to sponsor you for your membership to ISSCA. I was in disbelief. My eyes shot open as if I had forced induction going thru me. I was speechless. He tells me who he is. I thanked him, we shook hands and I blanked out. I can't remember anything else after that. I usally speak my mind on everything, but the rest of the weekend I was shookend up. It was like a dream... Everyone congradulated me on what had happen. What a surprise it was to me. I am proud ISSCA member # 00919. I'm so proud of it I wear it everyday. Even when I'm not in my car, I still have it on me. Thanx Harvey, and all the SoFASST members.