John Wood has competed at nearly every Oldies Drags over the past three decades. He's also won the Oldies race, in all liklihood, more times than any other racer dating back to the first year in 1981. The first Oldies event was run in conjunction with the season-closing Fall High School Championships (with a whopping 7 street rods in attendance). After getting a bit bigger every season, the event was placed as a stand alone race `n show on the Firebird track schedule somewhere around the mid-80's. Since then, Wood has driven his `38 Chevy coupe to everything from the King of the Hill title (when we still featured a runoff at the end of the day) to the Hot Rod crown, which he did again in 2010. Pictured here, this is Wood competing against a bantam roadster during the 14th Oldies race back in 1994. It's just fascinating how so many things change year-in and year-out, even in drag racing, but there's one thing for certain, John Wood still races his stick-shift coupe in the same (bright red) color, same e.t.'s, and still driven to every event, since the day he first came to Firebird to race it. That's a pretty amazing feat in its own right!