A slice of Gordon Dewar's 1970 McLaren M8C/D he raced in 1972 has found a permanent home.
Likewise, the front nose off of Jim Butcher's 1970 McLaren M8C that he shared with Mike Brockman. It was the first car out in the final Can-Am race at Road America in 1974.
A few days ago, @sjautomobilia messaged us and asked if this was John Lamm photo featured our car. Indeed, it is Martin Tanner, driving his hand-built T5 through Turn 6 at Road America in 1962 or 1963.
I'm still amazed at how such a dominating sports car found us, but I'm so glad it did. 748cc's never looked so good in motion.
Thank you, Sean, for the photo, and I encourage all to follow him. He has some amazing rare and unique memorabilia for sale on a daily basis.
Cole Carter and his son visited with us this weekend at Road America during some downtime. Cole's father, Pancho, was the driver of the Sidehack Eagle in 1977 and had his unique nickname for the one-off Eagle: the Wounded Pelican...
Cole couldn't believe the time capsule condition of the Eagle, as if his father's fingerprints were still on the steering wheel. His Dad doesn't have much to say about the car, but we are going to have a chat soon to figure out exactly why.
And that time capsule look is largely how the Sidehack will remain, a preservation, with hopes of returning the sounds that only a 19° Drake-Offenhauser can churn out in the not-so-distant future.
The squad rebuilt the gearbox Saturday into Sunday morning, only to find a pinhole leak in the oil cooler when we were set to roll off. When it rains, it pours.
Special thanks to the Werth's, Greg Elliff and Alex Londe for all of their help.
July 24, 1960- I had no idea the Tanner T2, now known as the Lyne Spl., was already orange by this point in time. This race at Meadowdale was the lone race I know of that the legendary sportscar ace Sandy MacArthur drove the machine. You know it's Sandy by the tassel atop his helmet. Too cool.
On July 19, 1964, Jim Clark won the Non-Championship Solitude Grand Prix.
Also, that day at the track not far from Porsche HQ, FIM World Championship rounds for the two-and-three-wheeled side of the sport were run. This was the award won by the late Fritz Scheidegger and rider John Robinson's BMW R54 Sidecar. Two men, three wheels and a ride through the forest.