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Re: Here are Photos / Now Tell Us the Story!!

So I have heard the story of the Griswold spider....but it is nice to see my pal Howard's Sprint pictured, too. Do you own this car now, or is it still in San Diego? I think I drove it once, at Willow Springs, abut 10 years ago, but I don't recall....

So, Peter, when are you bringing your Spider and your Wakmann to an AROSC time trial or race?

My last race weekend was at Willow Springs in October, where I was driving an Alfa SSZ tube frame car w/ a GTV6 motor. I was wearing my Autavia GMT, which was originally awarded to Tony Adamowicz for settting the fastest race lap in the 9 Hours of Kyalami in 1971 driving David Piper's Porsche 917.

Yes, there are car guys on this site.....

: I will add more another day as its getting late
: now and I am not very good wrighter when I
: am awake,

: I will start from the bottom photo up Old # 35
: is known as the the "Ring Car" its
: a 1957 Alfa that is 1 of 10 made by
: S.W.Grizwold the fist fellow to race a
: Alfa/Ferrari at INdy500. (Alfa Ferrari where
: one before the war).

: In the 80s I was racing a Super and won on
: MOthers day. I took the 50cent 1stplace
: trophy over to my Moms and the neighbor was
: out and saw My other Alfa Racer. She said
: her Uncle had a Old beat up race car in the
: back Garage. At the time I did not need more
: Alafas Or Chronographs ( What a Fool) BUt I
: wanted to see it. We could not open the
: doors as thay had been closed up sence thay
: had a new roof put on 25 to 30 yeras before.
: We got it open, And WoW In Calif. a real
: Garage find I saw the teck stickers and
: started asking ?s Thay said thay Meet this
: Guy Steve from Europe After the war And he
: said Let me buld you a REAL race Car. His
: name was Steve. I said Steven Grizwold. Thay
: said Ya, How did you know. EtcEtC Etc. By
: the way, It is raced and shown in its
: Original livery even the taped #s are the
: same ones. Thay had no advertizing rules in
: those days. It took me 1 extra year to
: restore it because I could not repaint it.
: and Im so glad I did not reapaint it. I have
: done a full restoration on the undercarrage
: and engin comp. I will send a Motor Photo to
: Jeff to post.

: And the watch I like to where when I race it is
: a screw Back Wakemann Black Dial white subs
: with the S. Steel case thriple date It looks
: so correct with the race cars. Thats why i
: Like screwbacks as I have a lot of Clebars 3
: daters I love but mine are all snapbacks The
: cleabars are 72c the wakemenn is a 730
: More to come
: Good Night for now.
: Peter

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