|(11-3-13) From "Racing
Sports Cars" (TM)
#87 is indeed an Elva-Porsche;
Ralph Wood won the race in the car. John Bolander is shown as winning
class F Modified in a Lotus Mk23B.
(11-4-13) From Gary Horstkorta,
Historian for the SF Region of the SCCA:
"#87 Elva Porsche - Ralph Wood
#00 (?) Lotus 23 - not listed in program (note John Bolander's Lotus 23
was green, #95 in F Mod) #7 Special - Tom Leonard."
(11-9-13) From Rich Blackmarr:
"The May 8th CP&A report on the Kirker
Creek Regional includes a Bill Hewitt photo of Ralph Wood winning the April
4th C thru G Modified feature event in his #87 Elva Porsche. The
report says that Don Wester's 904 and Harry Banta's Ferharry were added
to bolster the small field after they had each won their respective earlier
Lotus-mounted polesitter Ed Marshall
led the first 2 laps until having to take the Turn 1 escape road beginning
Lap 3. Don Wester then led Ralph Wood for one lap before the 1964
EM national champ got by him in Turn 7. Then fading brakes slowed
Wester until a flat tire took him out. Banta had passed the fading
Wester for third place until his Genie's steering went awry.
Only 7 of 15 cars finished. Class
winners were Tom Leonard - Special (CM), Jim Wellington - Porsche Abarth
(DM), Ralph Wood - Elva Porsche (EM), John Bolander - Lotus (FM), and David
Burch - Merlyn (GM).
Regarding a possible ID for the Lotus
23 in the Fuchs photo, the program for the May 7-9 Laguna Seca Regional
races lists a No. 99 red/white FM Lotus 23 driven by Ed Marshall of Kentfield,
as well as John Bolander's No. 95 green FM Lotus 23 and Frank Werber's
No. 86 "W/O/B"-colored FM Lotus 23. So I think that the Fuchs photo shows
the Lotus 23 of polesitter Ed Marshall, perhaps before he lost the FM class
lead to Bolander."