That was what it was all about. My experiences racing motorcycles on flat
tracks and motocross were similar--$1500 worth of bike, $600 in tools and
parts, and $100 worth of truck. And I can't say I'm glad those days are
over--what adventures, what drama. We even occasionally chased down a pit
tootsie. THAT doesn't happen anymore.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf
Of Gerald M Van Vlack
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 4:53 AM
To: WEmery7451@aol.com; email@example.com
Subject: Re: Non-Triumph, Healey
I remember both Bill and Auggie Englehardt from the late 60's and early
70's. That 100-4 of Augie's would really run. When I met Bill for the first
time in many many years I asked him about Augie's 100-4 and was pleased to
find out that he still had the car and was thinking about bringing it out of
retirement. As I recall, Auggie went on to buy a Datsun 2000 and found a way
to make that car really run too. When my friend who was racing a TR4 at the
time decided to go back to school for his Doctorate my crew days were over.
Those were very enjoyable days with some pretty amazing memories of the
races and sometimes just getting to the races made the most memories. Lots
of money was spent on the race car but not too much on the tow car.
Consequence was that the tow car broke on occasion getting to the races.
Looking back it seems rather counter productive but as some say "That's
Jerry Van Vlack
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 12:52 AM
Subject: Non-Triumph, Healey
> Dear FOT,
> Back in the late 60s and through the 70s, this college friend of mine
> was racing an Austin Healey 104. We would help each other with our
> cars, and
> together to the races. He is now in the process of restoring this
> thinking about doing some vintage racing.
> Does anyone know where he can find 10:1 CR. Pistons? He was using
> John's Pistons, but is not sure if they are still in business or where
> to find
> Also, is there a list similar to FOT that he could join for information?
> His name is: Auggie Englehardt.
> His email address is: Kashia111@aol.com