Down 'n Out Press
is named after a Blown Fuel Hydro. One of many liquid quarter mile dagboats driven by my oldest brother Dwight W. Bale. Dwight and I both appreciated Led Zeppelin hard rock, particularly the lyric that goes, "took some time for I found out, what people mean by down 'n out
." Like all blues, its effect is not meant to be as negative as the words may sound. As John Lee Hooker said, "there's a healing in the blues," and an authentic lyric is always liberating . . . I was lucky to have attended the 1971 Long Beach Nationals when Bale took Top Fuel honors, with a quarter mile speed of 198 M.P.H. / E.T. of 7.73 seconds. You can believe me, a 7 second quarter mile on water is VERY LOUD! VERY QUICK! and DAMNED IMPRESSIVE!