Saturday, October 24, 2009
The Lucky Taco Might Just Get Lucky In Mexico City
I just now got off the phone at 6:20PM with Clyde Morter piloto of the #421 Lucky Taco. Clyde was telling me they were doing everything in their power to straighten control arms and so on but just didn't have the needed equipment to do so. Clyde was very excited when I explained to him that Jose Solana who works for Ferrari and Maserati had offered his shop in Mexico City to get whatever he needed done. I suggested Clyde hang up and get on the phone as soon as possible with Jose. I hope they will get something going between them as they are both in deed fine gentleman.
I am still amazed that someone like Jose Solana would offer his entire shop and resources to someone he doesn't even know. This is what being a fine gentleman racer is all about but more importantly it's what being part of La Carrera Panamericana is all about.
CLICK HERE FOR FERRARI OF MEXICO CITY to see who is willing to help repair The Lucky Taco
EDIT: I just got a call from Clyde and he was excited as he told me Jose had called him at the hotel and was on his way to bring the team and The Lucky Taco back to the Ferrari dealership!!!
If you don't think this has been tough on team Lucky Taco then think again. Clyde feels bad that he was driving when the car rolled during qualifying and it's only natural for him to feel like he has let his team down. I told him if they were true gentleman racers they wouldn't give the matter a second thought because that's just racin. What you don't know is that when the car was put on a trailer to haul to the next city, the trailer came unfastened from the truck and damaged the trailer too. What's that old saying about when it rains it pours?