22 JULY 2020 scca.comFEATURE
The conversation between several New England Region members andmyself began as a brainstormingsession to see how we couldrecognize the passing oflongtime SCCA member andFormula Vee racer Paul Faford.
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Chats via e-mail and the phone
wound hither and yon covering
various initiatives in the
Northeast but, at every turn, the
talk was not necessarily of Paul
Faford; rather, it was of a legacy
he inspired. Soon, another story
revealed itself, a story larger
than one person, which, in
reality, is probably most fitting
to the memory of Paul Faford.
So, in the strangest of twists,the story you’re about to readis not about Paul Faford at all.
“I started working on ovalcars around the time I was 14.
I had a very dismal career drivinga stock car, and a year laterwas in go-karts. Then, in 2001,I retired from any racing at all,”Jeff Adams explains of how hecame to fully develop an ideathat Paul Faford had come upwith in the early 2000s. “Then,