Recently I was trawling my extensive photo library, and filed in an obscure folder I found this quite wonderful memory from the last Concours I attended at Amelia Island in 2006, the year I retired from Bentley Motors North America.
I sent the photo on to Amelia Founder, Chairman, and my good friend, Bill Warner. I will post his response below, and bittersweet the memories were too.
Ken Gross, writer; Edward Herrmann, distinguished actor; Michael Lamm, writer; Bill Brodrick, “The Hat Man”; Peter Egan, writer R&T; Keith Crain, publisher ; Steve Roby, McLaren Engineer;, Jack Telnack, Designer; Leo Levine, writer (died last week) David E. Davis, Jr…..simply the best; Johnnny Rutherford, 23 time Indy winner; Steve Pasteiner, Designer; Christian Phillipsen, raconteur; Peter Bryant, Shadow engineer, Bill Spoerle, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Bobby Unser, 3 time Indy winner; John Herlitz, Designer, Chrysler Corp.; Linda Sharp, racer; William Jeanes; author, writer , publisher R&T and Car and Driver; Peter Brock, designer, engineer, racer; Gus Ehrmann, Bonneville Record Holder (MG Special), Denise McCluggage, author, writer, racer; Tim Considine, actor and automotive writer; Peter Egan, writer R&T; Matt Stone , author , editor Motor Trend; Brian Redman, 4 time world endurance champion; Chuck Queener, artist; Tom Kowaleski, PR Chrysler Corp and GM; Risch Ceppos, writer and racer; Brock Yates, author, writer, racer.
Lots of good friends in this photo, and I am missing them all - those who've passed, and those who are still here, but due to COVID running rampant in America, I will never see again.