|From historian Ron Cummings:
"Chuck Lamb built the
Animal and I met him at the Riverside race that Hooper won with the car.
I think it was Corvette based, but I am not sure. Lamb disappeared from
racing for many years. He later bought Bill Cuddy's McLaren M12 or M8 and
built it into 'The McLaren From Hell' that Follmer raced in vintage racing
up to two years ago. Follmer refused to ever drive that car again!"
"If you look at the Animal
photo closely, you will see what looks to be 'Chuck Lamb'
painted on the car as
the owner. Hooper's name is taped over, suggesting that someone else
is behind the wheel."