Original Charter
From: handlywii []
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 5:20 PM
Subject: Original charter of Equipe Rapide from September 21, 1958?

Attachments: Equipe Rapide Charter.pdf

For some reason I Googled Equipe Rapide today, and wonder if it is in any way related to the club that a couple of friends and I started in 1958. I had an MGA ('57) as did Chris. His day worked at a sports car dealer in Ft. Lauderdale. He had modified his car with a Ferrari style scoop grilll, which he unfortunately wrecked at an autocross. Peter had an Austin Healy 100/6, I remember driving with him to Sebring one year. We held a couple of TSD rallys and had a lot of fun together on the back roads around Boca Raton. Somehow I have kept a copy of our original agreement. We were just kids, teenagers. A copy is attached. I am currently driving an '07 Ford Focus SES coupe. My last car was an '87 NIssan Pulsar that I drove for twenty years. I am now living in St. Augustine. 

Best Wishes, Handly Caraway


From: handlywii []
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2011 11:57 AM
Subject: Re: Original charter of Equipe Rapide from September 21, 1958?

Hi Carl: Great hearing from you and that the club is still "alive and well" after all these years. I will try to write down some of my memories of the sports car experience at the time we started the club. The Equipe Rapide ("team fast" in French, so far as I know) was not my idea as I recall, but it kind of fits in with our stated goal of affiliating with the FIA which was, and I guess, still is, the primo mover in the formula racing world. We all had British sports cars. I just googled Chris and Peter's names, but I didn't get a hit. I graduated from the University of Miami in 1961, and later that year went for a two year stint in the army. I drove the MGA to Colorado Springs where I was stationed. I remember retro-fitting a heater for the sub-zero cold before driving to Fort Carson. I can't remember how many were associated with the club; could have been a couple of dozen or so. As I said, we did sponsor some events. When I got home, most of my friends had disappeared from the scene. After returning from the army I lived in Hollywood from 1963 until 1969, but didn't have any contact with the club, Chris or Peter so far as I can remember. I will see if I have any other recollections to share...

Best Wishes, Handly
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