My first Hot Rod Hero hails from South Carolina. His name is Jeff Yocum or "Flamedabone" on the HAMB. I first met Jeff on the HAMB in around 1999. He was a hot rod guy through and through. He had a passion for Pontiac powered daily drivers and who can't love that?
The memory that I have of Jeff, that is forever burned into my memory, is the very first time I met Jeff. I pulled into the parking lot of the host hotel on the very first HAMB drags. Jeff was on the 3rd floor balcony screaming "ROOTHAWG!!!!!!!!" with arms waving in the air, trying not to spill his beer bottle. He drove his Poncho powered A sedan all the way from South Carolina, roughly 1,000 miles, to race at the hamb drags, and then drive home. That in itself, takes some cahones.
Jeff uses this A as his daily driver. Complete with full cage and no windows. Jeff has a knack for building cool stuff. Here are a few examples of his cars.