Back in middle school, I wrote a story about adult Joe being an annual loser at the “Mechanic of the Year” awards.  Every year he would submit Ultra Car and every year he would lose to his rival Tom Chestnut and his potato washer.  This story was kind of a half-assed update of that story.

Also I totally accidentally stole Tom Chestnut’s name from Calvin & Hobbes.  It just sounded like a hateable name in my mind.