A pristine pair of carefully restored McKee Mark VII Can-Am machines circulate in tandem at Watkins Glen in September of 2006.
Photo: Walt Pietrowicz
Bob McKee had chutzpah. He believed he could build racecars that were as good as anyone else’s and build them safer. Not only did he build racecars, he also built components like early transaxles, which many people in the early days of mid-engined racecars sought out from him. However, a lack of a major sponsor and the money that a sponsor would bring, meant his cars became increasingly uncompetitive and the buyers stopped arriving at his front door. Today, he repairs and prepares vintage racecars at his Lake Zurich, Illinois, shop. John Wright recently caught up with this modest and retiring man at his shop on a quiet day.
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