Miracle Sells Up – To Dennis Spencer
It’s sad news in a way, but John Macaluso has sold his entire
Miracle Motorsports assets to Dennis Spencer. Mike Fuller at www.mulsannescorner.com
revealed the news earlier today.
Dennis Spencer has tested the car already, but his
plan seems to be to install a Mazda engine in the Courage C65.
John Macaluso goes out on a high note, thanks to
his team’s fine finish (third in LMP2) at Le Mans. That was
looking like a probable second place, until gearbox problems intervened.
Besides a full-time
job, and running a website, Mike Fuller has taken on another task,
as he reveals:
undertaken the co-authoring of a book on the IMSA GTP series, with
Jim Martin. Jim Martin previously wrote the book "Prototypes"
with the late Ken Wells. Prototypes covered similar ground (IMSA
GTP), but our new book will concentrate solely on the cars. Figure
it somewhat as an extension of Mulsanne's Corner for an idea on
technical detail and insight. In that vein I'm very interested in
publishing as much aerodynamic data on these cars as possible. Never
before and never since (and never again?) have racecars generated
the level of downforce that the GTP cars did.
already has been published on Mulsanne's Corner, but alas there
are many gaps, and that's where this new request centers from. I
know much of this data exists somewhere on the planet, its just
a matter of prying it out of willing hands (or figuring out where
it went). Jim and I are making a request to the racing professional
community for aerodynamic data concerning the following IMSA GTP
T600 and variants
Group 44 Jaguars
interested in objective (not anecdotal) aerodynamics data (either
track data from strain gauges or wind tunnel data) showing downforce
and drag at a particular speed. And let it be understood that this
data will be published. Frankly the information is at very least
14 years old, so there is little point in keeping it under wraps
to the aerodynamic data we are also after images, photos, drawings,
sponsorship renderings, etc. concerning the mentioned IMSA GTP cars.
If you have items you'd like to share with this effort we're certainly
willing and interested in receiving them. The more "technical"
(wind tunnel testing, track testing, car build, unusual variants
/ developments) the better. And if there is a story to go along
with them let us know.
if you were involved in the design and development of any of these
cars, we'd love to talk with you.
Fuller by e-mail.