We bought an outfit from Rudi Kurt in 1967 and raced it the whole 1968 season in France. It was a fabricated steel-sheet chassis seam welded with fabricated Earles front end and used Dunlop racing tires designed for Mini Coopers. The engine was a highly tuned 500cc BMW that Rudi had developed to be pretty much equaling that of a Rennsport as far as power and torque. We traveled to Switzerland and met Kurt at a large farm house where he had all kinds of machinery, and I remembered that he was very gracious and very helpful.
We did not have to do anything the the outfit, it truly was race ready.
My friend Dominique Brejat was going to have his wife as the passenger, but she developed a bubble at about mid waist, so Dominique asked me if I would not mind to substitute until the outcome would be settled.
The machine handled very nicely and we were quite competitive, racing at venues such as Magny Cours, Bourg en Bresse and several hillclimbs in which we actually won.
I kept fond memories of these times, they were simply great.
The only thing I have left of it is this:
And the wonderful memories...