On October 27th, 1973, drivers from all corners of the motorsport world met on the tarmac of the Riverside International Raceway. The 12 drivers each held their own titles for their endeavors in racing, but IROC, the International Race of Champions, had drawn them all in as a true test of driver skill to see who would come out on top as the best racer of their era. Roger Penske approached Porsche to have them build 15 identical cars.
I first saw Rolando’s car all the way back in August. While it’s no secret that I’m not much of a Honda guy, Rolando’s EK stood out in the crowd of cars at the third annual Motor Union hosted by our friends at 5 & A Dime. The wonderfully clean and simple bodywork, the fantastic choice and execution in wheels, and the overall style of his car captured my attention, leading me back to the car several times throughout the day.