Two soft Brillo pads later, Martin Tanner's 1959 T2 H Modified creation is starting to show signs of its old self again. That, and where it definitely needs some new tubing. Or more tubing. Regardless, tubing, as seen here!
September 16, 1962
Martin Tanner drives his customary #98 Martin T5 at Grayling, Michigan, in the G Modified class on this occasion.
The man himself is behind the umbrella in the red jacket, leaning on his Morris Minor.
[Ron Lathrop Photo]
The 1965 Race of Champions at Brands Hatch- Dan Gurney, Joakim Bonnier, Ian Raby and Graham Hill.
Raby would have turned 101 yesterday. In his 46 years alive on this earth, he did a lot with a little, buying and selling sports and racing cars to help fund his racing habit. In 1963, he bought and sold our Lotus Seven #SB1290 from John Bedford outside of London to Willis Weldin in Delaware.
And he raced in a polo shirt.
One of the truly great people I've met in my life. His brass band played at KMPR's first 'Shindig' in 2013, and he was always curious how we were tinkering with the FF to make things faster.
He forgot more about Porsche, Datsun and Volkswagens than I'll ever know- but the thing is, Harold never forgot. A Milwaukee legend.
Tomorrow, from 10-3, we'll have Michael Argetsinger's former 1973 Elden PH10B Formula Ford at the Meadowdale, Motorsports & Memories Car Show, held at the site of the famed Meadowdale International Raceway in Carpentersville, Illinois.
The circuit held its final race in 1969, and is now a forest and nature preserve, but still evokes the memories of the daunting circuit through the hills.
[Bill Nesius Photography]