"Charlie Barns sold the Lotus Cortina to Dallas' Pat Bentley, who didn't intend to keep it. Pat Bentley and Brad Dunn, a local D Sedan Mini driver, invited me to co-drive the car with them, in a "run what you brung" 1.5 Hour Enduro at Green Valley Raceway, Smithfield, TX, hoping I would like it enough to buy it. I fell in love with the car long before the three of us won that Enduro overall!"