for Daytona Grand American Champions Weekend
October 29, 2003
off to Daytona for the last race of the season. Our drivers
are Milt Minter, Chad Mc Queen, and Gunnar Jeannette. After
this race, we will post what the G99 has done all year. We
will also explain the lineage of this car from building it,
to this race.
Keyser's book, French Kiss With Death, headlines the
front of the car while Michael's 1972 movie, "Speed Merchants",
takes on the side of the car. Chad Mc Queen is the other Mc
Queen to drive Porsche.
Delaney's best line from the movie LeMans. If the car looks
familiar, it's a blast from the past, vintage 1972-1975, Toad
Hall Racing (Keyser's racing team). The little guys are the
characters from the book, The Wind in the Willows.
Meet Mole, Mr. Badger, Ratty and Mr. Toad.
This race for us,
is a tribute to Milt Minter. Milt hasn't been feeling too
well lately, so I thought I would cheer him up by giving him
a ride at Daytona. I was Milt's crew chief in the late 70's.
Nobody drove 935s like Uncle Milty. Since I've known Milt,
his motto has always been "Donkey Bop".
which is featured on Milt Minter's fan page at www.autosportsltd.com/milt.html
Once upon a time, and not too terribly long ago either, there
was a bar in Fresno where a regular customer was a middle-aged
Mexican gentleman name Jose.
One day Jose asked
the bartender, "Do you know the name of that beautiful
song I always hear playing on the juke box here called Donkey
said the bartender. "Never heard of it."
"I hear it
playing all the time when I'm in here," Jose told him.
"It is beautiful."
to pester the bartender about the tune, but with no results.
The bartender said he'd ask the person who serviced the juke
box the next time he came in if he had a song called Donkey
No such tune, was the report back.
Finally, one day
Jose was in the bar when the song started playing.
"This is it!
This is it!" he told the bartender excitedly as he rushed
over to the juke box.
song ended Jose watched the route the disc took as it was
extracted by the mechanical arm and then placed back in its
slot. He saw the number where the disc had been placed was
E11. He flipped through the menu of songs, and when he did
he saw the name of the tune he knew as
Donkey Bop was in fact...
"Don't Give Up!"
one's for you Milt !
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