Monday, March 6, 2017

More Mr. Henckel Memories and a Surprise Connection

Several people who were also in Glee Club at Jane Addams Jr High have shared their memories.

We recalled how the boys would act up and get Mr. Henckel upset. He would go into his office until a boy went and apologized.

I remember that the kids all loved Louie, Louie and that I hated it for being one of those silly songs I had pledged as a girl to never like.

A man told me he recalled we sang The Telephone Song from Bye, Bye Birdie and he had a solo.

In 1964 Mr. Henckel and his wife had a son, Graham, named for Graham Hill the race car driver. I created a card for him, but of course never gave it.





It appears that Mr. Henckel's son grew up and became an engineer who worked on the Chrysler Viper!
Graham Henckel and his Viper from Linked In
Here are links to stories about the Viper and its chief designer:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/01/19/chrysler-srt-viper-paint-job/4582633/
http://www.motortrend.com/news/a-closer-look-at-the-2013-srt-viper-on-the-downshift-270157/
http://www.torquenews.com/106/chrysler-issues-28-minutes-new-2013-srt-viper-videos

My Dad also worked on the Viper during his last years at Chrysler! He was a mechanic who worked on small electric motors, including intermittent windshield wipers and door locks and was involved with testing. The Viper was one cool car!
Gene Gochenour in a Viper at work