Drawing by Duane Unkefer
By Denise McCluggage
“I Go Pro” was written for and published by “Sports Cars Illustrated”, February, 1959 and is reprinted here with the permission of the author and artist.
SEVERAL CENTURIES AGO when the Sports Car Club of America was still interested in the furtherance of road racing, members were permitted to plunge into the rough “professional” world of racing abroad and then come home to race with other amateurs for fun instead of money. In those days only dollars had the power of complete corruption. A driver’s blistered palm could be crossed with lire, francs, marks, bolivars, pounds sterling, escudos or what-have-you (an ancient coin) and he was still an amateur as long as he didn’t take dollars-at least not take them anyplace where there was enough light for the green to show.