I was possibly in the crowd that day.
In 2005 I had the opportunity to visit the Chaparral Exhibit at the Petroleum Museum in Midland, Texas—hollowed ground for Chaparral enthusiasts.
From the movie, LeMans. This is the same car driven by John Thomas that is featured in the sound files recorded by Mike Parris at Riverside International Raceway in 1980. The first audio file was posted before, but the second one, Four hot laps around Riverside, was recently acquired from driver John Thomas. Great in-car…
I had a 1965 Corvette Coupe follow me home in March, 2010. A shiny red disaster.
Interesting how the esthetics of aerodynamics have changed.
By lap four, Thomas was bringing it hard through the esses, down to first in turn six and on the throttle to the off-camber turn seven. He was laughing out of seven and kept both of us grinning from ear to ear, just hearing the big twelve rev.
Can Am, Trans Am and NASCAR photos from the ’80s by Mike Parris.
Mike Parris had a several lap ride in a Porsche 917 at the Riverside International Raceway before it became a shopping mall.
Over an hour of racing excitement if you can tolerate old 8mm home movies
The Monza GT tipped me over the edge.