September 8, 2013, Watkins Glen, New York
Duntov Wins on Saturday, DNF's on Sunday at the
U.S. Vintage Grand Prix
The SVRA U.S. Grand Prix at Watkins Glen is one of our favorite events of the year. In 2013 we brought 5 cars; Tony Parella's 1934 Indy car, his 71 Twizzler Corvette, his 2006 #43 Dodge stock car, Jody O'Donnell's 1969 Corvette and Dan Ruehs's beautiful 1959 Corvette. We were short two regular crewmen and we knew we had our work cut out for us, so we left our black #38 car at home in order to better concentrate on these customer cars. In the end, even without the #38 car, it proved to have been too many cars, too many sessions, and too many different classes for too few of us to do our usual professional job.
Tony and daughter ready for the downtown parade - The Duntov crew adjusting the mechanical brakes
It was great to see the prewar Indy car actually race. Tony drove the hell out of it!
It was a real pleasure to work with Dan Ruehs. He built this car from boxes of parts, and it is really nice!
Right result, wrong day. Duntov fixed Jody's car at no charge, and had it ready in time for COTA.