“The best laid schemes of mice and men oft go awry.” It is a rather well known line from the Robert Burns poem “To a Mouse,” and did in fact inspire the title of the John Steinbeck novel Of Mice and Men. Basically, it means there’s only so many things over which we have control in this world; often times, the universe forces a change of plans.
Such was the case when Mike Musto and posse were shooting a recent episode of Big Muscle. The would-be star – a third-gen Chevrolet Camaro – was being a diva, but the guys needed enough footage of something to make an episode. So they decided to take their 1992 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon – alias the Battle Wagon – to the street-legal drag races at Sonoma Raceway. No, not as spectators, but as participants. Sure, the Chevy “Whalemobile” was hardly the fastest thing in attendance that evening (the wheezy TBI 350 under the hood and the open differential in back made sure of that), but Mike, Thaddeus and our old cohort Zack still had a grand old time.