I’d wanted to take a motorcycle drag racing school ever since our own Evans Brasfield came back in a deep state of euphoria from his experience with Gadson (April 2000 issue). But the blossoming performance trend in cruisers just wasn’t a deep enough angle to warrant revisiting the scene. When the AMA Prostar series announced its new Hot Rod Cruiser class last year, however, my lust suddenly became more viable story fodder. All I was missing was a twist. It was the producer of our Speedvision show who finally came up with the perspective: Little Miss Jamie Elvidge—all bows and bobby socks (yeah, right) goes head-to-head against the show’s salty, black-leather-laden commentator and self-proclaimed “old fart” Larry Maiers—girly-girl against, er, manly-man on big-inch cruisers at the Prostar season finals in Gainesville, Florida. (Of course we’d need a little schooling first).