Ike Smith and Wally Willmott and Jerry Entin
This is from the summer of 2008 at Mosport, Canada for the CanAm Reunion.
Here is what Wally Willmott thinks of making contact with his friend Gary Knutson again:
"In the years since I left McLaren's I had been hearing second hand stories of Gary Knutson and what he was up to, but could not find/make direct contact. Thanks to Jerry I have been in touch with Gary and will continue to maintain contact. I'm happy to say I've learnt that some of what I had heard was far from the truth, but as they say, why let a few facts get in the way of a good story.
Through this site I have picked up some more of Gary's early back ground and it has been really interesting to see some of those photo's.
Gary and I shared a lot of hours working together and his sense of humour kept me going when the going got tough. While working 14 hour days at Traco Engineering, we allowed, in fact forced ourselves to take one day a week off and on Sundays we would go down and visit Fred Carrillo pick up a couple of motor cycles and go ride in the dirt. It was such a privilege to have met all those we did through those months of work. Traco's would have a Who's Who of all branches of motor racing passing through the doors on a regular basis. There was always some banter going on, and from memory we were refered to as 'Fruity Car Racers', but the common interest of the 'Infernal Combustion Engine' broke down all barriers and the cross flow of information was of benefit to all.
When he arrived in England to work for Bruce, Gary stayed with me until he got himself settled, and with his no nonsense approach he soon had the respect of everyone who mattered. I am glad to remake the acquaintance of a good friend."
photo Harry Lipetz.
Edited by Jerry Entin, 16 March 2012 - 08:50.