|More Historic Racing --
This new section will feature photos
from Laguna Seca, Sears Point, and Willow Springs taken in the 1980s-90s.
I've got a lot of them.
Jeff Walter leads
Archer and two other 427 Cobras around Turn 2 at Laguna Seca in 1997
We're looking at a cumulative 1600-2000
||Don Orosco in his Scarab. This
is the car Lance Reventlow reserved for his personal street use.
Compare the bodywork on this car to Harry
Heuer's car in 1961. The Meister Brauser Scarabs were frequently
dented front and rear and became shorter with each repair, eventually losing
a foot in overall length.
Rob Walton now owns and races this car.
|Peter Shea in Ol' Yaller IX. It
was previously vintage raced by Ted
Balchowsky's last major effort, Ol' Yaller IX appeared for the
1963 Riverside Grand Prix with 427 Ford power and Bill
Krause driving. The engine blew up in practice.
(I saw this happen. Krause crested
the hill before Turn 7 and there was a puff of smoke from the engine and
he coasted to a stop. I've never heard what caused the engine to
In 1964 the car reappeared at local events
in SoCal, but by then the day of the front- engined sports racer
Seca in the Fog
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