|Don Hulette Anecdote:
"The pictures of Don Hulette and Dave
MacDonald at Cotati brought to mind a story that Hulette liked to tell.
I don't know if this occurred at the '61 Cotati race or not but I suspect
it may be the race because of the finishing order.
As the story goes, on Saturday Don and
Dave had a pretty good race and as they approached the finish line both
had serious engine explosions. After the race, post mortems revealed
that each had damaged one bank of cylinders.
Somehow, between them they managed to
patch things back together. However MacDonald had to borrow pistons
from Hulette. The problem was that Don and Dave had different stroke
engines. This resulted in the two banks of Dave's engine having different
compression ratios and God knows what the balance was like.
Naturally, the Sunday race was a repeat
of Saturday and as they approached the finish line again, you guessed it,
both engines let go again!
True or not, it was a story that
Hulette told with obvious relish."
Submitted by Don Hood
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