The picture above is Rich's Actual 62 Pontiac, and the NASCAR model of the 1962 Pontiac Cataliana Super-duty that won 'all the races in 1962'. Autism's first connecteion to NASCAR- It gave the world the Turing Motor and explained Autism.
Autism ,modern Autism has a wonderful connection to Autism and NASCAR, all in the honorable pursuit of helping autism. Well, way back in 1962 Autism and Nascar had its first connection in the form of a Savant that totally figured out a popular NASCAR of the day a 1962 Pontiac. The Catalina Super Duty won Nascar races all the time and the saying was win races on Sunday and sell cars on Monday. My Grandfather did just that, and brought our 1962 Pontiac Catalina. The for sale to the public version of this car was one of GM biggest Lemons ever and suffered from 3 major design flaws that only someone Autisitc would care to think about and fix.
Our 62 Pontiac has been autisitcally redesigned and fixed and today probably less than 1% of them surive. The inspiration and the autism inspired fixes not only saved that car , but they gave birth to the Turing Motor my Autisitcally designed 70% efficient Car motor. How Cool is that!
Autism the old working autism , the working let me repeat that, WORKING autism that modern Autism cannot admit to is a different kind of human thought process and when honed to perfection makes autism understandable and normal thought possible. We can explain the savants like Rain Man and the village idiot. Trouble is our Autism is not their autism and since what we have figured out has never been in a text book before and the researchers of Autism have no desire to discover us as they have an empire to uphold. Technically we are the very "retards" they are trying to discover.
The Post Rain Man monster they created reaches far and wide and despite our worldwide anthropology of high functioning, able people it is far easier and more politically correct to ignore us than it is to ever admit to us. We are bad for business and their egos, and reputations. How many people make a good living in the Autism Industry? Current Autism Funding has reached 1 billion dollars according to some reports and that must be a tempting for many research 'professionals' and simply looking back to a figured out proven version of a different kind of human thought process is simply too easy. With that kind of money at stake, there is no room for honest research and who cares if a few more families are ruined and their kids end up in a group home, there is money to made and fame to had and as long as, they keep us quiet many people in autism can have wonderful peer reviewed unblemished career's.
The following is quoted from a rough draft of a Magaizne Article I'm writing
As people laughed at me for even dreaming of fixing Luella , I was showed a picture of a local junkyard taken in 1967 and it was filled to the rim with 61-62 Pontiacs and they all had split frames and blown motors or Slim-Jim failures. One yard owner told me it was most of anyone car he had in his lot since the Model Ã“TÃ” or Ã“AÃ” after W.W.I.I. Funny the saying of the time was Ã“Win Races on Sunday (NASCAR American pastime) and sell cars on Monday.Ã” Seems the 62 Catalina Super Duty on the race track was not made of the same stuff the street car was made of. Ironically today NASCAR is often in partner ship with Autism and here way back in 1962 the real Autism and NASCAR connection was made.
Rich Shull, Author Autism, Pre Rain Man Autism -built on Temple's Thinking in Pictures