Fred Puhn, the designer, builder and sometime driver of the Santee
Sports racer just gave a talk at our Shelby club meeting in San Diego
last week. A very interesting guy. He also wrote the book "How to make
your car handle", whose subject is self evident, and I would recommend
it to anyone interested in understanding and adjusting their
suspension. Can you say "akerman"?
> Thanks for the link, Steve! Nifty cars.
> Oh, I found this while messing about in there:
> The Santee Special. Built in Santee, San Diego. What's interesting is
> when you look at the windshield. Look familiar? Early Sunbeam Alpine!
> Can't say I figured that out for myself: it was mentioned in a
> magazine article :-)
> Thanks again.
> David Sosna
> Steve Laifman wrote:
>> Tigers and 'Pines,
>>My son, Jay, was at the old Paramount Ranch (CA) movie site where I took
>>him for Renaissance Faires when he was a kid. He found it was used as a
>>sports car road course in the mid 50's and found a fine web site. You
>>will notice a lot of my old acquaintances there, and it is a lot of fun
>>to see how it used to be. Yes, I was at that race.
>>For a reminisce of the days I drove my new XK120M to watch my friends
>>race (I was outclassed by then),
>>See Ken Miles in action, and what the AC looked like BEFORE Shelby, take a
>>There are plenty of name links and even a home movie of the races.
>> http://www.tamsoldracecarsite.net/tam_redo_102.mov Just for old car fans.