|(3-2-10) From Fred Weir:
"Bill Baldwin was a neighbor of my parents
in Santa Barbara. He owned a garage/shop on Milpas St. and tinkered with
cars at his home in Montecito. I was rebuilding my '51 MGTD and wanted
to port the head. Bill loaned me a die grinder and gave me instructions.
While talking he showed me a Kurtis roadster
that he was preparing for road racing. He pointed out the very small driver's
foot well and said he was going to move the accelerator and brake pedals
to the right hand foot well thus "spread-eagling" the driver.
Bill was a bit of a recluse and, once
the die grinder was returned, I never heard of the car again. He was allegedly
an heir to the Baldwin-Lima- Hamilton family fortune. I was 16 at the time,
1958, although it could have been 3-4 years later. Unfortunately,
I remember nothing else of this car. Perhaps it is/was the Baldwin Special
although it may have been one of Bill's earlier creations."