|(2-24-12) From Jim Cordero:
"The Carlyle Blackwell--Jaguar D-Type
Engine is puzzling because the photo is not of a Jaguar six cylinder twin
cam engine. It appears to be a Coventry sohc four cylinder. I don't think
its even a D-Type."
(2-24-12) From Jim Hawes:
"Looks like a Lotus 11 to me, but check
out the 8-mm (?) movie camera mounted to the cowl!"
(2-24-12) Frfom Bob Engberg:
"The yellow car in the pit in McCann's
photos shows the Lotus Eleven "Club" (Chassis #263) that Don Maslin bought
from original owner Leon Miller around this time. I bought the car nicknamed
in 1968 from Maslin. The Eleven currently races back east and appears
regularly in the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix.
Long snapped the attached photo after the car crashed at Riverside."
(2-25-12) From Bob Engberg:
"Jim's photo taken at Laguna is a Lotus
Eleven "Le Mans" with full fairing for the driver. The Leon
Miller Eleven is a Club with a single windscreen and no wrap-around
screen. Two different cars.
Miller took delivery of his Lotus in
Hawaii where he ran his first race. His "Club" with solid rear axle
dalso came with a full width glass windshield and was classed as a Production
car, but was so clearly faster than the other cars it that SCCA put it
into "G Modified" along with the Lotus Eleven "Le Mans" cars from that
point on. Hawaii is why the car was given its politically incorrect nickname
"Wotus Bwossom". When
I bought the car it came with the glass windscreen in addition to the small
single perplex screen shown in the photo.
I met Miller's son Bob at Coronado two
times and he told me he was a Riverside when his dad wrecked the car. They
repaired it but it was then sold to Maslin.
(2-25-12) From Jim Cordero:
"Take a second look at the Bob Enberg-Al
Long Lotus Eleven "crashed at Riverside " photo. There to the right sits
the Carlyle Blackwell D-Jag with it's unique black nose scallops and the
red Mobilgas flying horse. You were on the right track all along!"