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Pitted with the other Cumming, Georgia, crew, Jim McDaniel piloted his ultraclean ’55 Bel Air to very respectable 36-second laps through the cones. As a previous PPG Dream Car award winner, you’d think McDaniel would be timid about blasting around corners. No, sir! He must have had a special PPG anti-dirt coating on his car because between rounds with the hood popped open, it looked like it had never even been started. A polished 434 small-block making 545 horses mated to a TKO600 tranny pushed the car around the track.