J. R. Schwarzenhammer Premium
Born in '54 in the hills of southern Indiana (near Hitchcock, Indiana), within earshot of the historic Monon railroad. Early 70s: a night job at a gas station/hot-rod shop at Campbellsburg, I bought a '65 289 Mustang, upgraded it with a supercharger, Hurst shifter, Detroit Locker differential, etc., all while attending high school in Salem. A 19-year-old hell-raiser, I almost wrecked it while drag racing a '68 396 Chevelle at the "Georgetown Flats" section of old Highway 56 (NE of Salem), but I still won. I soon drank myself out of/expelled out of Hanover College in Madison, Indiana. Early 80s: starting as a bartender/bouncer, I bought a seedy little canoe livery/greasy spoon diner/tavern near Monterey, Indiana, on the banks of the Tippecanoe River. With no business sense, I ran it, right into the ground. I am now retired and barely living only off of Social Security in Furnessville, Indiana, within earshot of the historic South Shore railway. Few regrets, but many, many stories.