|"The car was barely finished
in time for the 1st running of the LA Times GP at Riverside in October
'58... as a matter of fact her shakedown of steering, suspension setup,
engine cooling, et al. Nade was especially concerned about the adequacy
of cooling. Porsche factory Reps that visited Nade's shop to see
the RSKeck endeavor (yup, we were ahead of the formal RSK model) commented
that under no uncertain terms engine cooling provisions were inadequate.
They convinced Nade to the point he fashioned air scoops in our Riverside
motel the night before qualifying, but held off installing to "wait and
see" at my insistence. Engine cooling turned out just fine while
others experienced cooling bothers in the 105 degree heat.
Quite frankly we were
quite elated that the car finished considering this was her first time
out... (a lot of well seasoned vehicles didn't). From there on it
was up hill... as Tommy Meehan would say "she ran like a runny nose".
The RSKeck's racing history
while I owned and drove her (as I recall) follows:
1. 1st running
Times Mirror US GP Riverside 10/12/58, 19th OA (4th in Class)
Shelton SCCA Regional 10/19/58, 1st OA
Laguna Seca 11/19/58, 6th OA (2nd in Class)
Shelton SCCA Regional 3/15/59, DNF (Shunted by Pete Lovely's
sliding Lotus Mk.15)
Shelton SCCA Regional 4/19/59, 1st OA
Forest Festival Shelton Regional 5/24/59, 2nd OA (2nd in Class)
In June '59 I sold
the RSKeck to Bill Hofius in order to purchase a Ferrari
250TR from Jaroslav Juhan (which incidentally was subsequently purchased,
three owners later, and restored by Dave Love. Bill Hofius
successfully raced Nade's pretty body work for a short period of time and
in turn sold her to Tad Davies with Bill Toews fielding the car for him.
Bill did right well both at Shelton and Westwood Canada, however I don't
have details as to dates and races for it was after I left the racing scene.
All I have for Bill (Toews) is a phone number in Acme Washington.
Bill (Hofius) and Tad (Davies) I lost contact with in the '60s. If
they are still around, they'd be in their 70s (like me) as time do fly
when you're having fun."