For this to work you have got to read this complete thread as the classic cartoon voice over narrator. You just HAVE to. Every post I make. Hello race fans welcome to the 14th annual build off here at Ratrodbikes dot com We have a rare opportunity to look behind the scenes at Gerties Garage and see just what she has planned. But what's that you say, Marigold? You want a little background on the Grease Slapper? Built in Chicago in 1953 this Spitfire has racked up a lot of miles. Most of the original drivetrain is gone and that suits Gertie just fine. All around nice guy, Tom Slick, has ran the Thunderbolt in as many events as he could and it seems there's always just enough prize money to cover the expenses at the garage. The Thunderbolt Grease Slapper has survived because of three important facts: 1.It's a Schwinn 2. Tom has always used Gertie Growler as his Mechanic and 3. There's no such word as fail in bicycle building, Marigold. Merle.