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I knew Chuck in the late 70's. The Lotus 18 had a 2.7 Climax that he bought from Dan Gurney; Gurney said that Goodyear bought it for him. I was chasing the history of another 18F1 and thought that it might be his old car but it wasn't. Later, he put the Climax in the back of a McLaren M4B (an original works F2 car) with a Porsche transaxle and ran Formula A with it.- he still owned that car at that time.
: As your source suggests, it seems that Chuck Kirkbride drove a
: Lotus 18 to victory, at the American Road Race of Champions,
: held in Daytona Beach, November 1967. [Although I believe that
: there are also mentions of a Lotus 23.]
: SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) records confirm that four racers
: were on the grid for the Formula A race, and that Kirkbride was
: the only one to complete the race --
: I am in contact with his daughter, who has his Heuer Camaro, his
: trophy and lots of photos, and I am optimistic that we will be
: able to tell the "back story" of these watches.