|"Trouble. Anybody know who it
From Richard "Dick" Flener (9-23-04)
"As I was cruising thru the net today,
I accidently came across your site and an old Bill Hinshaw photo taken
around '56 of a Healey all crossed up in a turn in front of 3 more directional
drivers with a caption of, " trouble? Anyone know who it was?"
Well, if the pic was taken at Buchanan
Field in '56, I can tell you who it was. It was ME. I had purchased
McLaughlin's Healey from BMC after he had pranged it a bit and BMC had
to repo it, just turned 21 and was dying to show off my driving "skills".
The car was ivory and maroon. number 162 and Buchanan was my novice race.
I managed to spin completely several times that day (the rules were much
more lenient then) and still come in 3rd in class. This was the beginning
of 2 years of pleasure for me and a lasting comradeship with George Snively.
Hope this is of some use to someone."
Best regards, Richard "Dick" Flener