Mike's Elden Mk10B is back on its feet after a long, painstaking rebuild. It should really come together quickly now...
We're saddened to report that local Porsche 356 enthusiast Tom Spiegel passed away yesterday. Above all, Tom adored his wife Jan, his kids, his many friends and his immaculate Porsche Super 90 Coupe.
Elden Mk10B #AM73-49 - 140/1 post-paint. The build begins.
Its going to be a stunner when it fires up for the first time.
A few months back, All American Racers offered up for sale a selection of commemorative bottle stoppers with the famous Gurney "G" with one of the famous numbers run by Dan Gurney and other AAR team entries engraved within.
So you can imagine our heartfelt surprise when these arrived on Friday.
#46 was never an AAR factory team number, but its the number we run on our privateer Eagle DGF which we have raced for the last decade, often at the pointy end of the grid, greatly loved for its rarity and association with AAR and the legends that created it. Its a thrill to race, and an honor to take to the track for each outing.
#66 is the car number of the first Eagle that joined our collection in 2004, as famously driven by Mark Donohue for Roger Penske in 1973. It was the car that got us into vintage race cars, and the rich heritage that is ingrained in every inch of an Eagle racing machine.
Its a great privilege to be associated with AAR, and we're thankful for these amazing gifts. Seeing #46 within the Gurney "G" is something we will never forget.
Today, Elden Mk10B (#AM73-49 - 140/1) gets painted. It'll be a midtone grey, just a pinch lighter than dove grey.
Our 1962 Lotus Seven in May, 2008 when it took part in the Hershey Hillclimb with former owner Jim Sieling.
Sieling had parked the car decades before to raise his family, and this was his final outing with it, brought out for one last go.