April 6, 2005
our fans, Norbert Vogel of Belgium, emailed us these photos
of the Gunnar 966 and a few of our other Gunnar Restorations.
The first four photos were taken at the 2001 Rennsport reunion
at Lime Rock.
owner at the time, Wayne Jackson, takes the 966 out for a
Jackson, Paul Newman and Michael Brockman
The Martini RSR
the 966 at the 1993 24 Hours of Daytona. Our drivers were
Dennis Aase, Bobby Carradine, Jay Cochran, Chip Hanauer, and
Carlos Moran. Hanauer is at speed on the bank.
Our good friend,
Bobby Carradine, is passing the Jaguar on the high banks of
Why ask why?...That's
Here is a shot of John Bartlett driving the 966 at this Interserie
event in Belgium.
This is the sportscar prototype that won more money in a single
event than any other in sportscar racing history. The car
won a price indemnity (Lloyds of London) for $250,000. for
a podium position. Basically, it was a bet with an insurance
company. Needless to say, Gunnar Racing didn't see any of
a quote from Norbert Vogel: "As I was born only a few
miles from the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, I was able to attend
many races there. I have particularly fond memories of the
first Cobra Daytona to race in Europe (driven by Phil Hill
at Spa in 1964) and of the high-winged Chaparral (also with
Phil Hill) a few years later. In the early 70s I watched Jo
Siffert and Ricardo Rodriguez battle it out in their Porsche
917s. As soon as I could afford it, I started coming to America
at least once a year, my first visit being to the 1982 Daytona
24 Hours. Since then, I have been to all the major road racing
tracks in the US, and to a few ovals as well. My favorite
is Laguna Seca, but I also have a soft spot for Lime Rock
Thanks for sharing
your story and photos with us Norbert!