And of course, you're welcome to read my past posts—starting with the letter "A" here.
Also, if you haven't read my "C is for canola" post, you should—you could WIN a set of all 15 of the Superman Duffy graphic novels, signed by the author. To be eligible, re-read this post here.
Or scroll down for ANOTHER way to win. Ready?
K is for Kevin
I talked about him briefly in my post about Gotta Jet! but he's truly remarkable and deserves his own post. He's one of my idols, and not just because he designed one of the fastest cars I've ever heard of. Kevin Therres is a true Canadian inventor.
Kevin and his family live in Saskatchewan. While he's been racing cars for most of his life—just my kind of person!—he is also a mechanic, and spends a lot of time fixing farm equipment. He and my grandpa go way back, and I've seen him working on Grandpa's tractors before.
But one day, Kevin started researching about fuel, and they figured out how to create the first jet engine funny car to run 100% on canola biodiesel. The corvette REALLY stands out on the race track, and when it fires up, the exhaust smells like popcorn. And, it's fast. Really fast. The car puts out 7,500 horsepower, and tops 250 mph in 6.4 seconds on the quarter mile.
And of course, you can read all about Kevin and his FAST cars in Gotta Jet.
Gotta jet! But before I go, here's your second chance to WIN the complete set of Superman Duffy graphic novels.
If you've read one of the books, we'd love for you to write a review—whether it's in class or on a site like Goodreads. Send the review to me via email, or link my Superman Duffy social media accounts, and you're in. Easy peasy, right?
Have a great day! See you tomorrow for the letter "M."
~ Chase Superman Duffy
Sounds like a good book. Thanks for sharing this post. I know a guy named Kevin who does demo derby, which involves cars but not race cars.ReplyDelete
Happy a to z.