Thanks for the opportunity to share a memory and bring a smile to my face during a grim time.
The memory was in Barstow the evening after the Fireworks 250 either '89 or '90. I worked for Unique Metal Products and co-owner Larry Storck let me take his famous 8 seater to the race. Race day I had...
First let me say how much I enjoy your updates & history lessons on 001.
The era this truck raced was the time that drew me into off road racing - COMPLETELY!
I was going to post this earlier, but lesson,race #3 pushed me into it. I attended the Baja in Barstow race.
I recall the finish...
Jean-Louis Schlesser has been doing it on his own for years with success...
JLS had the French lottery sponsoring / backing. This was likely due to his success on the pavement.
Some irony between JLS and RG, JLS purchased his first Dakar buggy from Baja Bob.
Yes UMP built those 6 seaters and helped US ARMY train on how to drive.
Get a hold of Larry Storck, he was THE MAN on those cars. He is still in East County San Diego doing fabulous metal work.
Jeff Howe of Howe Performance was also involved with those cars.
The track was dry for the buggies (not televised) that ran before Prolites. Then huge downpour soaked the place. The track conditions were the best for Pro4 and that was best race of the night.
Both Keegan Kincaid -PL and CJ's -Pro2 trucks had a noticable higher engine pitch around the track...