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Steve's first car

Steve's Husky and several trophies

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Events

1. Santa Barbara (1959)
2. Del Mar (1959)
3. Willow Springs (1959)
4. Laguna Seca (1959)
5. Brands Hatch (1961 & 1962)
6. Cotati (1962)
7. Four Aces Moose Run (1962)
8. Sebring (1962)
9. Del Mar (1962)
10. Santa Barbara (1962)
11. Greenhorn Enduro (1963)
12. Hi Vista (1964)
13. International Six Day Trials (1964)
14. Stardust 7-11 (1968)
15. Ascot (1969)
16. Baja 1000 (1969)
17. Holtville (1970)
18. Phoenix (1970)
19. Lake Elsinore (1970)
20. Sebring (1970)

Del Mar - 1959
The Del Mar race is a two day event. The raceway itself is set on a 1.6 mile, 11 turn temporary circuit located within the Del Mar Fairgrounds, in California.

Steve raced his 1600 Super Porsche there in 1959, winning the event.

On another occasion at Del Mar in 1959, this time racing a Lotus, he did not fare so well, as he explained to writer William Nolan: "I was leading with the Lotus when I accidentally hit this switch on the dash which cut my power. It was an emergency fuel switch for changing tanks. As a result, the car just died on me. I was embarrassed about that, but I was still learning. Each time you race you learn more."
Steve's Super Porsche at the Petersen Auto Museum - 2006
1600 Super Porsche
Steve on the circuit at Del Mar in 1959 with the Lotus
Steve at Del Mar
Photo courtesy of Brian MayfieldPhoto courtesy of Morin Christophe