I bought one at Creative Crafts and Hobbies in Jackson, Mississippi, one Saturday in 1979. The next day I drove to my apartment in Biloxi, Mississippi and on the way there, I got on I-10 at US 48 at Gulfport. There were cars on the other side of the interstate going west, but I seemed to be the only car traveling east. Got to outer Biloxi and went over a bridge. Just as I got between the exit ramp and the bridge, I realized I had seen a body beside the road. On the bridge, there was red everywhere. Drove to the next exit, got off to look for a phone. But there was an abandoned car there, with the front grill bashed in. I couldn't find a phone and got back on the interstate, drove a mile to where the exit led to the sheriff's office. Visited there, told the story. A deputy got me to go with him to show him the car with the bashed in grill. He told me that the car had been there a few days, had hit a deer. Took off again and scared the heck out of me, he was doing about 100 through town, would run through the interstate median at high rates of speed and spin out. I asked him where all the traffic was on I-10 and he told me that there was a very bad accident west of US 49 with multiple fatalities. When we got to the bridge, there were about 6 patrol cars. They found the body, it was a she who was a "roadie" who had been waiting for traffic and had fallen asleep and had rolled into the interstate. They had to wake her up, and then they drove her to the state line and let her proceed on the way. So, if if the police hadn't gone there and found her, someone might have rolled over her once the traffic started again.
Well, when I got to the apartment it was midnight and I was so keyed up I couldn't sleep, so I built the M10 that night and went into work the next morning pretty tired.