Lotus 23s in US/SCCA in 1967
Posted 05 November 2006 - 15:58
John Gunn -- This one had a Datsun 2000 roadster do a barrel roll over it at Selma. Gunn was OK, but rather seriously annoyed:
At the 1967 ARRC at Daytona Jim Kaufmann makes a late-braking pass past W. D. Roland Jr's Merlyn into Turn One. Kaufmann's car has interesting vents on the top of the front fenders:
Also at the ARRC, Paul Jett is passing Bill Ashplant on the outside -- Ashplant seems to be looking on the wrong side. Several differences are obvious between these two 23s:
A better photo of Paul Jett's car (from Texas), which was particularly well prepared:
And finally, Paul Jett's transporter, a converted school bus. This was actually a reasonably inexpensive way to build a transporter for one car. We did the same thing, and had two bunks, plenty of room for tools and spares, and a roof platform. It was a good way to get car and crew to a track, and to entertain the "Jett Sett."
Posted 05 November 2006 - 22:16
Originally posted by Cynic
[A better photo of Paul Jett's car (from Texas), which was particularly well prepared:
I would think so. As memory has it, Jett won two straight class championships at the Runoffs.
Posted 05 November 2006 - 23:01
Posted 06 November 2006 - 00:52
That would likely have been Nick Reynolds. He also drove Formula B cars, a Bourgealt and later a Brabham, as I recall. Nick was the 'short' member of the Trio.
Originally posted by David M. Kane
One of the Kingston Trio raced a Lotus 23 on the West Coast, saw him race it at Pomoma...