|Don Stark's Sears Point
Don raced his Elva Mk.6 at the "Wine
Country Classic" in 2001 and contributed these photos & info.
|"I noticed that you have a picture of
a Lister/chevy followed by a Lotus 11 and then an Elva Mk7 and a Lotus
23. You just missed me as I am leading that pack and managed to keep
the Lister behind me for 4 laps until I figured they were getting frustrated
not being able to get around me and I wasn't pulling out that much so I
let them all by. By the way, I don't think John finished 5th that
day as a lap or so after I let him by, he spun in turn 7 and never passed
me again. The Elva Mk7 had Thor Johnson driving, the Lotus 11 was
Pete Lovely and the Lotus 23 had Skip Quain."
|"A large group on the parade lap. My
Elva was S/N 6001, the first made and it had a great racing history and
was a beautiful restoration as well. It came in second overall to
Graham Hill in a Ferrari Testa Rossa in the Boxing Day race, Dec. 26th
1961. The first race for the Mk6. It also won its class at
the Nurburgring 1000K race in 1962. It then won a regional championship
in the SF region of the SCCA with Bunny Ribbs.
It was a great car and was restored by
Burt Skidmore of Intrepid Cars. I got to race with Pete Lovely and
David Love many times. David tought me what vintage racing was all
about. I was hounding him in the corners at Thunderhill and then
he would pull me on the straight. I passed him once going into the
180 deg. turn at the end of the back straight and then he passed me back
about the start finish. Then when I passed him again the next lap,
he let me go and I managed to pass the Parkinson Special for the win that
day. We could have continued swapping places but he was nice enough
not to hold me up and let me do my thing. He's one heck of a nice
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|"A picture of Willow springs from 1966
that is amazing if you've seen the place recently. There wasn't anything
there except a timing tower and some blacktop and then the track.
I went through a 1/2 day school at Jim Russell there in '66".
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