That is me in the chair and no I am not "thumbing a ride". I believe I was telling my dad to take the wrapper off if the plaque.
This is Me and my brother with my Hurst/Olds and my 87 Buick Grand National. We entered the H/O as just a "show" entry and it took 1st in its class "64 and newer Oldsmobile". I entered the GN in the "Show and Go" but got eliminated in the first round of racing. I dialed the car in at 13.00 but ran a 13.31 (I didn't build enough boost before launching).