Oh man! Am I ever glad my photography skills have improved over the past 15 years. Way back in the early Nineties, I spent a season as John Heintzman’s crew chief. That’s him up there in the blurry Suzuki at some rally circa 93. The following year, John took the role of team owner and yours truly drove the wee beasty for part of a season.
Herr Heintzman grew up in a household with a rather eclectic assortment of cars, ranging from a 50’s era Land Rover series truck to an 80 something Audi Coupe. Frequent trips across the pond to visit friends somehow netted him the permanent use of an early AMG Hammer wagon to toodle around the German countryside. You think that is cool? Just ask Johnny how that car got him some seat time with one of those Schumacher boys!
Unlike some of the rest of us here in The Garage, John actually has some literary training to back up his automotive ramblings. Even still, I’m happy to say I caught a couple of typos in his debut post! During his recent trip to Sweden, John had the opportunity to spend some time with a pair of new Saab’s and even visited the koenigsegg and he’ll be sharing his thoughts on both. Unfortunately, his camera went awol so we’ll just have to make due with some shots from those manufacturers.
Editor’s note: Herr Heintzman just provided a more appropriate photo of himself on track during a spring tarmac event at Shannonville Raceway