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#51 E1pix

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 20:25

Are you straining the color from my One-Shot? :lol:

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#52 racinggeek

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 22:03

Hey RA or Jerry, how was the weekend in general? I wasn't able to make it from Titletown (family medical issue, which may keep me from the SCCA Runoffs as well) and was disappointed not to be there. Besides the Can-Am deal, the VSCDA usually brings some interesting pre-war through 1950s machines, including a slew of MGs. Also, anything come of the Historic Trans-Am 2.5 cars that were supposed to be the other special group?

#53 racinggeek

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 22:09

You asked for it, you got it! (though not a Toyota in sight ;) )

These were scanned a while back, new scans processing now....

Another image of the ex-Michael Parkes, ex-Robert (RIP) and David Donner Ferrari 512M. Hear it?:
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Jim Hall leads an honorary pace lap in his Chaparral, his eyes wetter than the photographer's no doubt:
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George Follmer's 'Goodbye' after announcing yet another retirement, so many happy for indecision:
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Bobby Rahal in his wonderfully-decorative Porsche 917K, an inspiration for my art career as a kid:
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E1pix, the Rahal shot is stunning -- mind if I pry and ask where you got it? Looks kinda like the inside of the Carousel to me.

#54 E1pix

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 22:24

E1pix, the Rahal shot is stunning -- mind if I pry and ask where you got it? Looks kinda like the inside of the Carousel to me.

Thank You! That image was taken in Wisconsin. ;) Kidding, that's an old joke when I show my best wilderness images at a slide show and am barraged by people wanting to know "where" and then go copy my "secret" spots earned from days of brutal trekking in the West.

It's at the apex of Canada Corner. Unlike wilderness, all you have to do is brave some vines to get there. :) Bring a machete.... not really.

I am living a family medical tragedy every day, so I hope yours is manageable. Best to You and Yours, we too were hoping to go to the Runoffs and hope you can fill in for us.

Best! :up:



#55 Jerry Entin

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 23:26

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Horst Kwech presenting the Victory Laurels to the TransAm winner

Racinggeek: It was a great weekend and the TransAm cars were very well represented. I counted over 40 of them. There also were a lot of Formula Atlantic and Formula Fords at the event.

Edited by Jerry Entin, 15 September 2011 - 23:34.


#56 E1pix

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 23:43

Horst Kwech, WOW, now there's a name and connection to Alfa I will never forget. Somehow I see an inside wheel off the ground right now....

Jerry, you have started a great thread here!!! We all love it!!! Enough that I've been scanning all day, and into tonight, and who knows how much later.

Thanks for the invite, and I hope You, Aero, Wirra, and others keep posting too!
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#57 racinggeek

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 02:00

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Horst Kwech presenting the Victory Laurels to the TransAm winner

Racinggeek: It was a great weekend and the TransAm cars were very well represented. I counted over 40 of them. There also were a lot of Formula Atlantic and Formula Fords at the event.


Oh man, F/Atl's too?! Sounds like one of the better fall vintage weekends the track has had for a while.

#58 E1pix

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 02:07

Jerry, I wonder if you might separate this concept into "Vintage Formula Cars, "Vintage Trans-Am," etc.

I know some threads exist that are close to this, but they are rarely bumped into sight here.

Too many great cars, Man! :love:

#59 Jerry Entin

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 03:31

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Tom Simpson pulling his McKee into the Victory Lane CanAm area
Tom's wife Lynne and Bob McKee also in the picture. Tom finished 2nd in the CanAm Reunion

E1Pix: I am just posting the various cars that were seen on this weekend at Elkhart Lake. I wanted to show the forum members what a great event it was.

Edited by Jerry Entin, 16 September 2011 - 03:38.


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#60 Jerry Entin

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 03:49

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Lilo Zicron and crew finished 3rd in the CanAm reunion
That is Lilo's teammate Ed Swart congratulating him with his crew "D" Stelly and Jeff Bookman looking on.

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Karl Bullock and his brother and crew
Karl finished 4th in the CanAm reunion

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#61 Jerry Entin

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 04:15

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A few of the many GT 350 Ford Mustangs that were at the event
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Roush Racing type Mustangs at the event

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#62 Jerry Entin

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 04:23

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Doug Lueck and Harvey Lasiter on the deck at Siebkens
This is a pretty good story. When we got into town on Thursday I went to Doug's house and asked him to come have a drink with us at Siebkens. Doug and his wife Pam ran Siebkens back in the day. It is now run by their daughters Laurie Stecker and Lisa Sadig. Doug said that sounded like a very good idea. As we were leaving, his wife Pam asked where we were going. I told her Siebkens for a drink. She said well, Doug isn't. So Doug stayed home.

On Sunday I got him to sneak out for a drink with the boys. That is when this photo was taken. Shortly after this photo his wife Pam came down and Doug headed home.

Edited by Jerry Entin, 17 September 2011 - 13:28.


#63 Jerry Entin

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 04:54

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Tom Schultz and Jack Douglass
Jack Douglass sponsored Fred Pipin in the 1968 USRRC and also was a sponsor on the Brian Redman driven Haas Racing Lola for all his F-5000 championship years.

Jack Douglass owned a Chevrolet dealership in the Hinsdale, Illinois area. He now lives in Elkhart Lake.

Edited by Jerry Entin, 27 October 2011 - 20:41.


#64 packapoo

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 05:47

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Tom Simpson pulling his McKee into the Victory Lane CanAm area
Tom's wife Lynne and Bob McKee also in the picture. Tom finished 2nd in the CanAm Reunion

E1Pix: I am just posting the various cars that were seen on this weekend at Elkhart Lake. I wanted to show the forum members what a great event it was.


Jerry, there's little doubt that you achieved that. Must've been wonderful to spectate.

#65 RA Historian

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 15:18

Hey RA or Jerry, how was the weekend in general? I wasn't able to make it from Titletown (family medical issue, which may keep me from the SCCA Runoffs as well) and was disappointed not to be there. Besides the Can-Am deal, the VSCDA usually brings some interesting pre-war through 1950s machines, including a slew of MGs. Also, anything come of the Historic Trans-Am 2.5 cars that were supposed to be the other special group?



Must've been wonderful to spectate.

I have long said that the worst day at the track is better than the best day at work! Yes, I know that is a fishing sentiment, but it applies to our game as well.

Fine weekend. Car count was down, but that is true throughout racing in these economic times. Several old MG T types running, a couple Bugattis, and a pre war Lagonda. The usual bunch of over prepared and over restored Corvettes. Two-Five TA cars were plentiful, numerous Alfa GTAs and Datsun 510s. Even Carl Swanson's Triumph Vitesse and a couple Vee-Dubs. A few Atlantics, Ed Wach's Toleman-Hart F-2, Jeff Miller and Ron Pace in the Kohler six cylinder Lolas from circa 1980, thankfully none of the usual IMSA GTP and later cars which stretch "vintage" to the breaking point. Historic Can Am was as mentioned and pictured above, but the car count was very low. Six ran in the race and another three were DNS. Quite different from the 1996 30th Anniversary Can Am event at RA which drew over 80 cars! Now THAT was something!

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 15:45

Quite different from the 1996 30th Anniversary Can Am event at RA which drew over 80 cars! Now THAT was something!



That was my first trip to Road America. Enough eye candy that it took weeks to decompress. I'll have to see if I can dig up my photos and hit the scanner as well.


#67 E1pix

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 15:56

I have long said that the worst day at the track is better than the best day at work! Yes, I know that is a fishing sentiment, but it applies to our game as well.

.... Quite different from the 1996 30th Anniversary Can Am event at RA which drew over 80 cars! Now THAT was something!

Tom

Your sentiment is so very true, unless of course one is paid to work at the track (the best of both worlds!). And as any RA regular will attest, brats are tastier than fish any day!

I sure wish I'd been to that '96 race, but am planning on 2016 for the 50th! Correct me if I'm wrong, Tom, but in the 35th Reunion of 2001, weren't there well over 50 cars in practice? And perhaps 40 that made the race? Not sure of the actual numbers, but on Thursday practice it seemed an endless stream of Big Iron and it was really something for me to witness (my first of only 2 vintage attendances there). I do recall that many cars only ran in practice, some DNSed for mechanicals I am sure. But I got the impression several just wanted to wring them out but not race them — understandable if true, and beats a museum any day.

I have one of "Chadwick's" 1994 pano print of 19 Can-Am cars on the Front Straight hanging in our bedroom, along with Michael Turner's 1967 "Autumn Thunder" litho.... so think of Can-Am every day.

Thanks Again Jerry for the great thread.

Edited by E1pix, 16 September 2011 - 15:57.


#68 E1pix

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 16:01

That was my first trip to Road America. Enough eye candy that it took weeks to decompress. I'll have to see if I can dig up my photos and hit the scanner as well.

Oh My, you sure timed that right! My first trip was 33 years earlier, likely in diapers, and yes I know how lucky I was.

I'd be happy to offer tips on the scans if you'd like. You may not with such new film.... but as many of us long-timers know, the older film can be torturous.

It'd be great to see what you have! Some say "Too much of a good thing is bad," I say "They've never seen Can-Am then!"

Edited by E1pix, 16 September 2011 - 16:04.


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Posted 16 September 2011 - 16:19

It'd be great to see what you have! Some say "Too much of a good thing is bad," I say "They've never seen Can-Am then!"


My wife and I were standing near Turn 5 for the ten lap feature Can-Am race. The roar of the cars as they headed toward us through the woods is something I'll never forget!

#70 racinggeek

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 17:26

[quote name='RA Historian' date='Sep 16 2011, 10:18' post='5286568']
I have long said that the worst day at the track is better than the best day at work!

Absolutely -- I've used a version of that line in my blog on numerous occasions.

Wish I could've seen the Lagonda -- anyone get a photo? And we obviously sure do love our Mustangs in the Upper Midwest; the vintage shows at RA always seem to draw a mess of them. Thanks, guys.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 17:59

John Morton has the "pole" position.
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#72 Aero426

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 18:01

I would like to know more about the history of this Delahaye.

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#73 Aero426

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 18:02

Studebaker two man Indy car. I assume this is the one formerly from the Brooks Stevens museum.

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Always nice to see the Lester MG.

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Purveyors of Group 6 and big bore mayhem, the RT Racing compound.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 18:10

Saturday display on Lake Street after the road course renactment.
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I do not think I have ever seen such a row of blandly painted European sport cars. I could force myself to drive the E-type though.
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 18:14

Just around the corner from Lake Street was the Gather on the Green invitational show before the Saturday banquet. The warm weather made for an extraordinary and lovely evening.

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#76 Jerry Entin

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 20:50

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Morgan seen in the pits
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Front view of Morgan

Aero has just shown a car show that was held at the Osthoff Resort on Saturday night.

In the picute of John Morton that is Ed Swart and Sally Swart with John.

Very nice photos Aero, thank you for posting them.

Edited by Jerry Entin, 18 September 2011 - 00:39.


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Posted 16 September 2011 - 21:17

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Leonard Janke talking with Bob Rowley
That is Robert Ryan behind them looking at the McLaren Mk 6 of Lilo Zicron. Working on the Lola T-163 of Ed Swart is Jeff Bookman. Leonard and his wife Bonnie Janke came to this event from their home in Pender, Nebraska. Leonard was in the original CanAm series.


Very nice to see Leonard... I wondered if he was planning to attend... I am sorry I missed this event...




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#78 Jerry Entin

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 23:59

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March 86C of Dr. David Felgenhauer
This car was crewed by Greg Eliff and it looked like it was ready to qualify for an Indy type race.

photo: Tom Schultz
copyright: 2011 Tom Schultz

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#79 Jerry Entin

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 05:34

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Lilo Zicron in a trophy girl sandwich
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Lilo Zicron and his favorite trophy girl
That's Lilo's biggest fan, his daughter. Proud of her dads fine 3rd place finish in the 45th CanAm Reunion race.

Behind them are Sally and Ed Swart and Paul Ryan in the hat and sunglasses.


photos: Tom Schultz
copyright: 2011 Tom Schultz

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#80 Jerry Entin

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 12:41

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Genie of AC D'Augustine
Touluca Lake Historics brought this car to run on the weekend, The owner was unable to attend.
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I believe Merle Brennan of Reno drove this car in the day.

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#81 Jerry Entin

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 23:22

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Jim Gustafson and his Swift DB-4 Formula Atlantic car
His car was crewed by his long time crew of Steve Allen and Joe Schonasky. Jim's team won the Group 4-5-7 race on Sunday at Elkhart Lake with this car.
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Jim Gustafson in his race suit
Jim crewed on the Herb Caplan owned McLaren Mk 8 in the CanAm in 1972, Max Kelly was the crew chief of that effort and Mike Hiss was the driver.

Jim started his racing in 1970 with a Formula Ford Lotus 51B and then progressing into F-5000 and Center seater CanAm events. He has been racing for 40 years.

photos: Jim Gustafson collection

Edited by Jerry Entin, 20 September 2011 - 19:17.


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Posted 20 September 2011 - 05:53

Jim crewed on the Herb Caplan owned McLaren in the CanAm in 1971


Would that have been 1973 when Scooter Patrick was driving?

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 06:24

Would that have been 1973 when Scooter Patrick was driving?
Vince H.

My wonder as well.... Caplan's US Racing ran an M8F in 1973 and the M20 in '74 for Scooter, and continued in Can-Am II with Follmer and then Rahal (or vice-versa).

#84 Jerry Entin

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 07:01

Vince and E1 Pix:

I am sure Jim Gustafson helped the Caplan effort in 1972 and not 1971. I should have thought before I put that up. In 1971 Denis Hulme and Peter Revson drove the McLaren Mk 8's. I have corrected the post above.

I should know because Sid Taylor was running the BRM team for the westcoast races in 1971 and I was there with him. He ran Brian Redman at Monterey and Howden Ganley at Riverside in the BRM P 167.

Jim Gustafson helped Herb Caplan just on the westcoast races and their driver was Mike Hiss. This was in 1972. Mike qualified 7th at Monterey, he dropped out of that race. At Riverside he finished 7th in 1972 for Herb Caplan's team, this was the year before Scooter Patrick took over the driving duties.

As told by Jim Gustafson

Edited by Jerry Entin, 20 September 2011 - 19:30.


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Posted 21 September 2011 - 21:06

No worries, Jerry. Honestly, you're about the last one here I'm comfortable questioning.

But Yes, you're correct about the Herb Caplan-Mike Hiss entry in 1972 that Jim Gustafson crewed with.

Per Scooter Patrick, if memory serves he drove an Alfa T33 in selected 1972 Can-Ams, perhaps only in the West Coast events.