|(9-8-09) From website
visitor Bart Ray:
"At 16-17 my Uncle and Dad worked the
SCCA equipment truck and I was allowed to be part of it. Lou Brero
was one of my heroes. Always had a big grin, especially when he'd screwed
up. At Sacramento in 1957 he spun the D-Jag at over 100 on the straightaway,
never slowing down. At Cobb Mountain Hill climb he wrecked a borrowed
Maserati, came into our turn with a full grin, then crashed head-on into
a hay bale.
At Arcata, as we were setting up the
course markers, he roared by in a lumber truck, driving it for all it was
worth. That race was his personal baby as it was in his home town.
If he didn't drive in Europe in his younger
days, his helmet had to have as it was one of the old type and pretty grimy.
Odd how things like that stick in one's memory. Thanks for the new pics,
they were of my time."
(11-8-09) From author and
historian Gary Horstkorta:
"I came across the
August 1956 race program for the Redwood Sports Car Race at Arcata Airport
and inside was this brief bio of Lou Brero.
Thought you might be interested as it contains a few good tidbits including
a reference to his European Hillclimb racing. I would assume the
information is accurate since this was Brero's home town race."