While attending the New York Association get- together at the Bohemian Hall in Astoria last night, I had the chance to chat with Chris Gross ’64. Chris is an environmental specialist for KeySpan Energy in Centerpoint, NY.
As it turns out, Chris had raced a Mini Cooper S after Wabash and been national champion in 1971. He recently returned to sports car racing (vintage division). He said the difference is that in vintage racing you are not supposed to care who wins!
As we chatted, I discovered we had more in common than a love of sports cars. Chris and I had worked at the same gas station while we were students. For Chris it was "Jake’s Gulf" and for me it was "Buck’s Gulf". Same station, same job, same pay!
Chris was nice enough to give me a ride back to my hotel in…what else? A new Mini Cooper S.