Up next is part 2 of my long interview with the entertaining, talented, and interesting John Higgins. If you listened to part 1, you will have heard a bunch of great stories about John’s pro racing years, and transition into vintage racing. Also, be sure to check my blog post from August 11 for more thoughts John shared after our conversation.
In part 2, John and I bop around from topic to topic and back; we talk about his favorite aspects of racing during the day, and vintage racing over these past many years. Then, John shares his thoughts and interests in vintage car collecting. We cover Triumph TR4s and TR6s, Lotus Elans, motorcycles, and more. We discuss pros and cons of vintage car auctions, investing in vintage cars, and the modern trend towards self-driving and all-electric vehicles.
John shares his plans for upcoming races at the 24 Hr. of Daytona in the Fabcar Porsche, GT3 Cup Car, and a Carrera, and then he shares a funny story about a vintage race at Daytona a couple of years ago that epitomize the passion behinds the grassroots level of vintage motorsports! After that, it’s stories about Bobby Rahal, Tommy Kendall, Judy Stropus, and I talk about the many commonalities and connections so many Vintage Racing Podcasts guests share with each other, and John shares how he feels about the importance of these long-term relationships. We also talk about John’s inductance into the Road Racing Drivers’ Club.
You can see why it took two episodes to cover the wide range of topics John Higgins had to share with all of us. I want to thank John again for taking the time to join us here at the podcast.
Check out the new batch of photos John provided, below.
My big thanks to John Higgins, and to you for listening. Please tell your friends and colleagues about Vintage Racing Podcast, and please rate us highly on iTunes.