“I’d heard about a KKOA [Kustom Kemps of America] contest to win a free Bills Hines chop. A few months later after entering I got a call saying I won. I thought it was a joke and hung up the phone. Then Jerry Titus called back, telling me not to hang up again, it was no joke! So, with less than a week to spare, I closed shop and stripped the car down for the Leadsled Spectacular in Salina, Kansas. I got to spend four days watching Hines coach his crew [including Brad Masterson] on the style he saw for it.