During last year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion our Racer colleague Marshall Pruett had the opportunity to sit down with a number of motorsport legends and record episodes of his Marshall Pruett Podcast for fans to enjoy. After offering (perhaps more like pestering) my ability to help throughout the week, Marshall obliged and let me break away from the subscription booth for a while and help out behind the camera.
One such interview was with sports car champion Tommy Kendall and his former chief mechanic Dan Binks who reunited at Laguna Seca to run the IMSA Mazda RX-7 GTU entry for the first time since winning championships together in the 1980s. I remember vividly the feeling I had walking back to the Racer/VM booth after this interview. I felt that I had witnessed something quite special and fun. It reminded me why we make magazines, build cars, and race them from time to time… we all just really love racing.