|"The car is a 1956 Austin
Healey 100M. I had gotten tired of getting beaten by the Porsches
and such in production races, so I locked the rear end, made some other
mods, and ran in class "D" Modified.
That way I was getting
beaten by Ferraris, Maseratis and some of the specials instead. It
was a lot more fun and I ran longer races that way.
I actually won the class
one time at Pomona in Nov. of 1960. It was on Sunday and pouring
I had a great race with
Dixon's Maserati 300S. He would pull away on the long front straight
and by turn 11 I was all over him again. We ran that way for about
15 laps and then he had some trouble and I came out on top.