As I wrote Beltsville Shell I wanted to capture the people, places, and events of our time in a small town between 1965 and 1974.
As Bob Wallace, Editor of Vette magazine wrote in his book review of Beltsville Shell:
BELTSVILLE SHELL should unleash a flood of memories for anyone who grew up in the '60s and early '70s. It's not, however, purely an exercise in warm and fuzzy nostalgia, filtered through rosy-tinted glasses and three decades. The joys and exhilaration of street races are recounted, as is the emotional body blow of the deaths of three different friends in two violent, high speed crashes.
Today, April 30 2022 is the 50th Anniversary of one of the saddest days in Beltsville -- the passing of John Emory "Peewee" Thompson.
50 years later, Peewee continues to live on in our fond memories of him and our times together. I was happy to capture some of those adventures in the book.
Better still, is the tribute that a few of Peewee's closest friends made to him at the National Corvette Museum.
I think it is nice that Peewee and Sonny are together there.
RIP John -- we will never forget you.
Cary Thomas April 30, 2022