Bill Mears of Wichita, Kansas is pictured here on the infield at Winfield, Kansas with the Ford coupe that he drove for owner Joe Collins of Winfield, Kansas in 1953. The combination proved almost unbeatable and Mears said Collins' Ford was the fastest car that he ever drove. Collins was superstitious, however, and would not allow any work to be done on the car. Mears would tell Collins what he thought the car needed but Collins would say, "Don't change anything when you're winning." The steering finally got so bad that Mears had to tell Collins that he would not drive the car anymore.