From gas station owner in 1954 to leading Le Mans in 1967, sports car racer Scooter Patrick enjoyed an amazing career. Perhaps best remembered for his prowess and speed at the wheel of Otto Zipper’s many Porsches in the ’60s, Patrick also enjoyed racing success in a wide variety of racecars including the Shelby-owned Toyota 2000GTs, James Garner’s Lola T70 and L-88 Corvettes, as well as F5000s and notching up the last Can-Am victory of the mighty McLaren juggernaut. Casey Annis recently sat down with Patrick to explore his remarkable career and his surprising relationship with mentor Ken Miles.
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