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Almost everyone recognized that this photo was of Grumpy Jenkins and several captions made note of his penchant for cigars. The competition was so fierce that we had a three-way tie. They are:

"That's right, here at Jenkins Competition I'll stand on my head to sell you a race engine. . .uunhh, hmmpfh. . .aw, hell, you get the picture." -- Charlie Nichols, Imperial, CA

"As soon as that girl in the short skirt comes around this side of the car, I'm ready!" -- Chase Knight, Daytona Beach, FL

"Mr. Hoffa. . .is that really you down there? Mr. Hoffa? Hello. . . ." -- Brian in Boston

Getting Honorable Mentions are:

"Three times a day Ahmed Jenkins had to face Malvern, PA, to pray to the horsepower gods." -- Greg Guarinello, Bergenfield, NJ

"I hear. . .550 horses. . .but no riders." -- Chris Jackson, Grand Rapids, MI

"Got to find me a square Cuban cigar. Damn things roll everywhere." --Larry Olm, Port Colborn, Ontario, Canada

"Okay, Scelzi, I'll show you the right way to do a cartwheel! Grunt, grunt. . .never mind." -- Bill Bench, Cincinnati, OH

"I think the Pro Stocks are staging, Kimosabe." -- Kenny Shane, New York

"Damn, he can make horsepower, drive a racecar AND breakdance!" -- Bruce Dyda, Gardena, CA

"Oooooh, I think I see a nickel!" -- Jason West, Valdosta, GA

"I am looking for Frank Oglesby -- have you seen him?" -- Bob Honeybrook, Australia

"I can't hear shit. What are you talking about 'squeaky wheel bars wheels". . . ." -- Don Kanka, Trenton, NJ

"My nickname may be 'Grumpy' but there's no need to hide under there." -- Herb Andrews, United Kingdom

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