|(1-15-09) From Bob Harris:
"In one turn, I think it was 7, MacDonald
spun in front of me. I actually backed off to let him get straightened
out, because we were having so much fun battling, I wanted it to continue.
We exchanged the lead about 7 times. MacDonald and I both agreed that it
was one of the best battles we had ever had. Later, Dan Gurney remarked
that it was one of the greatest races he had ever seen. After the checkered
flag, MacDonald stopped and picked me up for the cool down lap. When he
picked me up, he was holding my arm in the air, toward the crowd, which
was standing all the way around the track. What a fun day that was."
(1-17-09) From historian
"Davey's car was called the Simpson Special.
It was actually Max Balchowsky's Old Yaller 5. Max built the rolling chassis.
Dave and Jim Simpson built the Chevrolet drive train. The body was done
by, The Glass Man, Nat Reeder. Nat started by making a mold from
a stock Corvette. The body did not fit Max's chassis. So Dave MacDonald
and Simpson gave up mounting the body and brought the car back to Reeder.
He cut down the body and made it longer to fit the car. Nat told me the
whole story in 2007."