Work is progressing on the SIAM. Goal today is to take SIAM to the Crosley National Meet in Wauson, OH in July 2016.
In the interim I wanted to load the SIAM archive files I have gotten from Don Suiter and others through Chuck Reupart back in 1991.
First are a set of pictures Don Suiter took when he bought the car in Wisconsin in 1997 I believe.
Don then sold the car to Mark Brinker in Texas and he sold it to me via E-Bay 2004. Later I will try to decipher a chronicle of owners of the car.
Chuck Reupert dug thru some of his old files and came up with many pictures of the car in action from late 50’s to early 60’s. More pictures at:
Steve Hawxhurst in a letter to Jim Wisniewski back in 1964 details many of the particulars of the SIAM. (Must reading)
In 1997 Bill Mays, son of John Mays, designers of the Mays Fibersport body used on the SIAM, wrote to Mark Brinker and Harold Pace of some personal info he had on the SIAM. I have kept in touch with Sandi Fodi, Johns Mays daughter, about the SIAM and my other Fibersport car.
A unique piece of history are copies of checks used by the Purdue students that built the SIAM.
Some letters documenting ownership transfers and other info can be found at:
Sales Brochure from Chuch Walser back in 1962-63 show he had the SIAM for sale in Chicago, IL. Look at the other cars he had for sale at the time, Jabro, Stanguellini, Lotus 18 etc. Kinda neat!
On a side note, H-Mod racing in the Mid-West in the 50’s and 60’s was very vibrant. I have added a copy of the Class H News, June 1959 for your reading pleasure.
Allot of info now saved for all to share. Enjoy and look for more updates on the SIAM restoration progress in 2016.