(8-8-2006) - What do we want to be in life? This is a question we all ask ourselves at some point in time. Some of us want to be the best parents on the face of the planet. Some of us want to be successful in business and reap the financial rewards that go with it.
Then there are those among us who only want to be the best they can be at something they have an overwhelming passion for. Michelle "Mrs. Missile" Davison is one of those people. She has partnered with her husband Paul to be the best they can be in the sport of drag racing.
Their largest dilemma to this point was how to be the best at what they so wholeheartedly loved doing. The worst problem they had to date was being able to afford parts without spending all their hard-earned dollars. This situation was compounded by the fact that these dedicated folks live 8000 miles from the shores of the U.S., in Wellington, New Zealand.
They fronted their newest creation, a blown small block dragster, during the 2005/2006 season with Paul ironing out the bugs in the car so that his wife, who goes by the name of “Mrs. Missle,” could take over behind the wheel. The car showed lots of potential, thanks in great part to the help of their parts supplier, tuner and good friend David Green, New Zealand's two-time Top Doorslammer champion.
This is where that nasty fickle entity known as fate reared its ugly head. Michelle had been complaining of headaches for quite some time, and a CAT scan confirmed the worst. Mrs. Missile had a massive tumor on her brain that required surgical removal. She is now in the first stages of chemo treatment and vows that she will be in HER car by the end of the 2006/2007 season. Those who know her have no doubt that this will indeed come to pass.
Please try to take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to drop Mrs. Missile a quick note and let her know that the drag racing community around the world is pulling for her. She’s a tough, determined and inspirational woman, and we should let her know that we’re behind her all the way.
You can email Michelle at: [email protected]
Please keep Michelle in your prayers and in your thoughts. We need all the passion for our sport we can find, wherever it might be.