‘When it comes to experiencing vintage racing greatness, the Reunion has few equals,’ blogs Mike Matune.
I have been attending the vintage races at Laguna Seca off and on since 1990. In that time, two things have become Monterey traditions for me. One is the damp, cool early morning fog; the second is Ed Archer’s ‘15 Ford Roadster, OLD NO. 4, above, contesting the Pre-War
racing group. The period uniformed Archer with his distinctive handle bar mustache
drives his car to and from the event.
IROC racing with drivers as varied as Indy Car’s Foyt & Rutherford; NASCAR’s Pearson and Formula One’s Hunt and Schecter.
the cars were less than successful. Later one of this car’s sister vehicles would be involved
in Marvin Panch’s devastating crash at Daytona. The ensuing actions resulted in
Carnegie Hero medals for the five who rescued Panch.
Words & photos: M. M. “Mike” Matune, Jr.
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