Good Old Days"
Laguna Seca - October 1977
ALMS Laguna this weekend, thought we'd post a few photos from
Laguna 1977 (I am the one with the shades). Back in those days,
you only needed two crew for the whole team. We actually had
three: Hans Mundt, one of Cliff Kearn's buddies, and me. Cliffo
was the team owner and driver of Desperado Racing and Milt Minter
was Cliffo's driving mate many times.
was the first factory turbo charged engine I ever rebuilt. It
was so much different than the RSR engine because of all the
goodies. You really felt like you accomplished something when
you finished one of these early turbo engines. The engines today
are like comparing a stagecoach to a modern limousine.
1st and 2nd place drivers
got beat by the BMW's in the early days too. Al Holbert drove
a Monza to second place. I think we crashed out, got it going
again, and finished way down the line. But, when you're in Monterey,
who cares about the race anyway!!
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