|1960s racer Bill
Hinshaw added this info 4-24-03:
"The unknown driver leading Walt Davis,
Jay Naismith, etc. is Kenny Kahn, who bought the blue Porsche Speedster
off Carl Block's used car lot in Oakland, I believe and he had Harry
Weber install the remains of my formerly-owned red (later white then red
again) #195/#90 Lukes&Shorman #1 in it...... the latter Ken having
"crashed heavily" (a biker's term) at the Sacramento Fairgrounds races
earlier. Note the custom tonneau over the rollbar. It also
had Carrera brakes and wheels with the offsets to fit the wider front brakes.
I wonder where it is now?
Walt Davis is driving the ex-Doc Richard
Lee speedster here, I think, since it had that Sherwin Williams shade of
green. Jay Naismith (correct spelling of his last name) is in the
black Healey which looks like the one Junior (Chuck) Parsons from Monterey
ran the year or so before."
More from Bill... (4-27-03)
"Ken Kahn bought my #195/ sometimes #90
Porsche speedster late in 1960 and had it repainted the original red from
the Earl Scheib white I had given it for the fall Laguna (since SCCA had
been complaining about all the rock-pits and wrinkles in its nose from
a year of strenuous use).
I bought a used Carrera speedster GT
for use the following year ( a B A A A D mistake) then traded
another car for an ELVA Mk III shortly before the Carrera's engine blew
in the ladies' race at Stockton '61 - Cheri Dykes/Davis driving (Ron Dykes'
ex- and not yet Walt Davis' wife).
Kenny Kahn, meantime, was having trouble
with the red Super speedster - I guess the way I had set it up didn't suit
his driving style, and he subse- quently put it upside-down backwards into
a tree at the next race (Sacra- mento fairgrounds) and from what I saw
of it later he was lucky to have walked away from it.
He had it trailered back to Harry Weber's
shop in Hayward and had Harry remove all the stuff that was salvageable
- Carrera brakes, BBAA tranny, etc. and put it in Ken's newly-acquired
blue car, which is the one shown above at Laguna.
The engine never went to Ken with my
original car; Gordon Mills got it, I think, and put it into his newly-bought
ex-Walt Davis' original speedster from the 1960 season. Got all that?...First
we're talking about speedsters, then Cherie, then it gets all kind of mixed