|More from Peter: "When Paul decided
to come back to racing a few years ago, he tried to find a suitable car.
He felt the prices were far too high and had almost given up looking. By
chance, he came upon a small ad in the San Francisco Chronicle offering
a Corvette for a reasonable price. He made an appointment to see the car
and was very disappointed in the general condition of the car on first
sight. Closer inspection revealed an unbelievable surprise—the sadly
neglected car was in fact his old race car. The Corvette had been
repainted at some point and was missing a lot of the bits and pieces from
the race days. He bought the car on the spot and restored it to its original
specs for vintage racing."
Yet more from Peter: "I enjoyed
the time I spent with Paul in the paddock at Infineon. When he told me
the story of finding the Corvette through a used car ad, I thought he was
pulling my leg. He assured me it was true and then added that he bought
the car on the spot for a suspiciously low price. His comments on the restoration
were full of wry humor. In summary, he remarked that it was a lot harder
(and more expensive) to put the car back in race trim a second time."