Seen At The 2004 Baxter Auto Parts Portland Historic Races
Gary Horrocks' light-hearted look at some of the machinery
on display at Portland this weekend.
Barbour’s First Race Car
This 1960 Porsche 356 Super 90 Roadster was actually Dick Barbour’s
first race car, back in the late 60’s.
1967, it was owned by Dick’s Auto Motion business partner,
Dieter Vongehr, but was totalled in a time trial accident at Riverside
Raceway. Dick bought the car and rebuilt it into a full-blown racer.
Dick campaigned the car throughout the Southwestern US in 1967 and
1968, winning many races and helping him earn his SCCA National
The car was
sold in 1969 to a San Diego Porsche enthusiast. It car was forgotten
about until it was found in the back of an auto dealership in 2003,
when it was bought by current owner Mark Powell. After undergoing
a mechanical restoration, the car has returned to the track. All
efforts were made to keep the car in the markings as raced by Dick
in that time period, including keeping the original paint and hand
much that can be said on this at all. The pictures tell the story.
Sorry about the “Honey Bucket” in the background (does
that mean toilet, Gary?).
How many generations between these two?
Meet the Beetles? I guess The Apple Corp did not sign off on this
one, but a local radio station went ahead with it anyway. Yes, it
should be The Beatles.
Yes, the original Lola GT still lives. For those that go back to
the previous incarnations of dailysportscar.com,
you may remember an article on this car, owned by Allen Grant. Most
of Allen’s time has been spent on getting his Cobra back on
the track, but he still has hopes of getting his Lola, the original
show car, back on the tarmac in the near future.