Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Moved to the hills of Tennessee - Chattanooga is a great town
I started spectating at races in the '60s at Marlboro Raceway in Maryland and saw my first Alfas in competition there. I watched more exotic Alfas race when the Army took me to Germany, but that was cut short by an opportunity for a southeast Asian vacation.
When I returned from Vietnam, I taught ROTC at Eastern Washing State College (now EWSU). I bought a Lotus 11 from Evel Knievel's father, raced it for two years, then raced a Giulia Super for a year - 1972.
I raced in Conference - here are a couple pics from Westwood and SIR. I fell in love with Supers because of that car and finally bought another one when I retired from the real world.
After the Army returned me to the east coast, I again spectated until 1983, when I started writing about sports car racing. Credentials were thanks to Alfa Owner magazine, and I covered a lot of Alfas in racing, including in F1 and Indycar. But it was at the Runoffs where I enjoyed myself the most, until SCCA regulated Alfas out of competitiveness. I still cover the Runoffs and love doing it, but it was much more fun when there were Alfas running.