|I received this email from Steve Herrick:
"Congratulations on taking the time to
assemble this wonderful website.
I just discovered it last night when
my old Berkeley fraternity brother Professor Tino Mingori now at UCLA sent
me the link.
Under your caption, “what happened to
Steve Herrick,” well, I am definitely here. I suffered from withdrawal
symptoms from stopping racing for nearly 30 years. However, I did
not get out of the industry until 16 years ago. I started importing
replacement parts for Japanese cars.
My first product was NGK Spark Plugs.
We became the first US Company to specialize in Japanese Car Parts.
When I sold it to Giovanni Agnelli (Fiat fame) we were national and had
about 12,000 part numbers and several locations. The company was
named Lazorlite Auto Parts.
As the Import Car Parts Industry developed
I was asked to be the founding Chairman of AIA (Auto International Association).
After serving as Chairman and CEO of the combined company Lazorlite and
WAWD I went into Venture Capital where I am now.
I never go to the races since I would
rather “do” than watch. Steve Earle, one of my last sponsors, once
offered me passes to his races at Laguna Seca.
I commend you for your efforts.
Keep it up!"