Speedy, when I was 17 the only speedy I was aware of was a fellow named Gonzales.
At your age I was a youngster in Albuquerque, New Mexico. My school and car club mates were 3 brothers named Unser and Jim Hall, Chapparell fame along with the Galles gang who are active in CART. I worked at Galles Cadillac Oldsmobile before running off to The General Motors Institute for 5 hard years of education in how automobiles were built.
But, running around town for me was my 1932 Ford Model B Full Fendered Roadster. It was powered by a Mercury 59AB 3/4 race engine. I could go on and on but ?
Enjoy and don't let anyone steal your JOY.
Happy Trails Beep Beep from Houston