I am the product of an Air Force family whose dad loved flying and race car driving. Living in West Germany in the late 50's I experinced autobond speeds in our 1955 Mercury station wagon and a 356 Porsche he bought for a friend state side. We went to the "ring" often and saw Stirling Moss, Phil Hill and Von Trips race the country side of Germany. I never raced much accept a few auto crosses in 1966 Mustang and my 1970 911S Porsche.In 1972 I went into Naval Avaition and flew jets until 1978.Most of my life was either spent flying or running distance races until I decided running in the summer in Houston is not normal. My awesome wife for Christmas gave me a Stroud helment even with no race car in sight. With five years left to retirement I still hope to run competitive again and maybe another Boston marathon, but my heart and fun is when I climb into my "flying black frog" I invite y'all to come by and meet me and my wife Margaret (she helps in timing) at the races and let us share other stories together. Until then.........
What car(s) do you own?
My first car I still own is a 1970 911S that I bought in 1973. I autocrossed it a few times back in the 70's. 30 years later came a 1961 Austin Healey Sprite MK1. After a friend who I had already paid to rebuild it handed it to me in 30 buckets with 15 minutes of "this is this and that goes there.." We (my lovely wife and I) needed a complete car to use to build the "bucket car" so we bought #2 bugeye from Mike Callahan. #1 bug then was a auto shop project and a year later is #27 Spec FP black "flying frog". We also have a V-10 Dodge that pulls a Featherlight that holds the bug and us together!
Much needed mental health. Testing the B tomorrow at ECR. We will run Hallett the same way we ran in the great bobsled trials last year.Got both fenders and apron off parts car today. will pull motor and trans this weekend. The rest is going across the scales. I've never seen one with this much rust. Fenders are serviceable. Will not know about block until I break it down
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The Vintage Racing League