It was friday AM session and I had yet to drive to the airport to pick up Tom. I was alone and feeling a bit self conscious with my low budget racer and no crew. Beside me was Philippe's Gurney Eagle Offy team replete with uniformed crew and Bobby Unser behind the wheel. An old fellow (Bob) happened to stumble into my pit area and after mumbled introductions I persuaded him to stand behind me on the line and adopt as best he could the countenance of a paid crew member. As it turned out Bob was a great guy a former racer from Chicago and a docent at our Palm Springs Air Museum. Shortly after he invited me and the car down for a photo shoot with the vintage planes at The Museum, it was a great time and the story got into the papers and local TV Lifestyle Segment.