Patrick racing the Porsche PAM, at Riverside, in the fall of 1961, where he failed to finish.
Photo: Allen Kuhn
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. In the wake of Patrick’s recent passing, we commemoraate his life by reprising this intervew Casey Annis did with him for VR’s November 2006 issue.
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