I went to my first race in March 1963 at Sebring. In those days the race cars were garaged in the town of Sebring and driven to the track. I was 14 and had never been to a race, except stock cars in Tampa. On the way into the track, we were passed by a Ferrari GTO. We were in a 1956 Pontiac, and I had never seen or HEARD anything so beautiful. I've been hooked ever since. I also don't believe I have heard or seen anything so beautiful since - except my wife and daughter, of course.
When the race started, there were more Ferrari GTOs, and Ferrari Prototypes. The first lap was led by Phil Hill in a Coba, followed by the first Chaparrals. What a day, what a time.
What car(s) do you own?
1971 BMW 2800/3.0 CS
1988 BMW 535 is
1998 BMW M3
1978 BMW 323i (Track Car)
What clubs do you belong to?
BMW Car Club of America
National Auto Sports Association (NASA)
What do you like to do (e.g. go to race school; get into Vintage Racing)?
Racing Photography and work on my BMWs. With older cars there is always something to do. New cars are kind of boring, unless they're really fast.