|David Love describes his car's history:
"The first owner was Jaroslav Juhan (now
83 years young and living in Geneva). He contacted me after seeing
a photo of the car in a European magazine and we have become friends.
Several years ago he spent the Monterey Historic week with us and saw his
car for the first time since he co-drove it with Francois Picard at LeMans
in 1958. A Yugoslavian living in Guatemala, Juhan successfully competed
in at least two Carrera Panamericana Races, finishing 4th overall in 1954
driving a Porsche Spyder.
He was a friend of Ferrari and at Ferrari's
request for LeMans, the car was painted blue. Six hours fron the start
and in the rain, his co-driver and Jay Chamberlain's Lotus came together
under the Dunlop bridge. The car was returned to the factory for
repairs and was repainted red. At this time, Juhan decided to retire
and had the car shipped on consignment to his friend in Southern California,
It was sold to George
Keck in Seattle but before that, it was driven at
Del Mar by Jack McAfee. The listed "owner' was Stan Sugarman. When
I told Juhan that story, It was obviously the first he had heard it. Laughing,
he said something about Vasek and profit..."