Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Vintage Jim

In this photo from 1972, Jim Barclay in #93 hikes the left front while looking for room down low to stay ahead of Tony Romit, coming on strong in the upper groove at New Egypt.  Barclay was a consistent top runner, but at that time almost no one was a match for the combination of Romit and the Wehrle #02.

Today, both Romit and the Wehrles are gone but in 2013 Jim Barclay was very much with us and a supporter of the Vintage Club.  That’s him in the photo below, at Ken Brenn’s Warren Car Show in September of that year.

And car #93 is a part of the Vintage Club, too.  Having gone through at least two owners since Barclay sold it in the 1970s, in 2012 the car was reunited with the Barclay family.  Since the Wehrle #02 is also a part of the Vintage Club, today is is possible to see a re-enactment of the 1972 matchup on the track.

(As always, click either photo for an enlarged view.)