You can't front on Grumpy. Certainly stories waft around the pits, and nobody's perfect, but when it comes down to it, Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins is simply one of the legends of drag racing, up there with guys like Landy, Glidden, Warren Johnson, Ronnie Sox, and Dyno Don Nicholson. And in an age where the guys who pioneered racing in the postwar era are dying off, Grump's still ticking; still fiddling; still messing. Ro McGonegal's got the first part of what's already a great piece on Jenkins up over at Drag Racing Online.
How Grumpy Got Grumpy [Drag Racing Online]