We’ll jump right to it and tell you that if you’re in a hurry, skip to the last 30 seconds or so of this week’s Parting Shift video to see and hear why Ronnie Sox was called “Mr. 4Speed.” Its is absolutely wild and proof that there are guys who can simply operate a manual transmission and then there were guys born to work a manual transmission. Sox was the latter. He also seems to have the “never lift, Southern-doorslammer, keep it to the wood” mentality that we love so much.
Nothing else to say. Ronnie Sox was the freakin’ man. Just the sight of him careening down this bumpy, cow path of a drag strip, grabbing gears the whole way makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up.