|From Mike Fuchs: (12-27-19): "This is sort of a “man bites dog” story. Not the usual Devin body on
a…(sports car running gear)…story. No, this is an Ambro body on a
Devin SS running gear story. |
bought a new body from Bill Devin, restored, raced, and then sold the
Devin SS. But I always wanted to build the Ambro, still had the body,
steering wheel, some of the frame, so I did.
The history is somewat complicated, and incomplete: Here is the story.
found this car throught my vintage race shop in Omaha in 1990. They
knew I was looking for something of this vintage, with a V8 drivetrain.
The car was owned by Leonard Yanke and stored at his Chevy dealership
in Pender, Ne. This was at the time when the mid-engined cars arrived,
and Leonard bought a McLaren to race and stored the Ambro. The title
reads: 'Viola Rutherford, Itasca I'll'. The Ambro had a Bonneville
tech sticker on the windscreen, same as the D-Jag that Tom Rutherford
ran at Bonneville. However, when I finally was able to contact Tomn
Rutherford, he denied owning the Ambro. But just look at the
pictures: Lots of road rash. I think someone out there must remember
this car and have pictures and race reports... I hope!"