VW. Beyond Racer Road 1 – the Toe Gets Dipped

Posted May 5, 2016

Re-published with permission of the author. This article appeared in the July 1973 issue of Cycle magazine.

To make it fit into this blog setting, I’ve rearranged things slightly and cropped a few of the images, but all of Cook’s words and all of the photos are here, just as published in Cycle in 1973.

 

“I’m curious to see, having dipped the toe into the water, whether real-type pavement racing could have any permanent attraction. I think it might.”

1st imageLee Fleming, the Junior Open GP winner, hurtles toward the finish line.

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BBR-Byron+SSteveBryon Farnsworth (left) mothered McLaughlin’s Z-1.

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Steve McLaughlin stuck his Z-1 in front of Pridmore for a while; later Pridmore’s BMW gave Steve the slip in traffic

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