Back when I was just a wee teenager, Henry N. Manney III, the world's greatest motorsports writer, had a column in Road & Track magazine, and he was the editor at large for Cycle World. It was Manney who showed me that motorsports are a lifestyle, not hobby. He wrote about things familiar to me as if he were my best friend, with intimate knowledge of my personal perceptions. And he wrote about things unfamiliar to me in ways that took me there. He was a thrilling tour guide into the life of mechanical things that are hot, fast, noisy, and stinky. Sadly, Manney suffered a stroke in the early 1980s and was in a coma until he died in 1988. I recall the shock I felt learning of his condition and how I hoped for years that he'd return.