While doing research on the #88 Daytona, Greg has had occasion to speak to many people. Among the most interesting is retired Chrysler employee Jerry Wenk. Jerry was one of two test drivers for the #71, and he also did "shakedown" work in the #88 before Buddy Baker and Charlie Glotzbach stepped in. Wenk did his final work in the #88 at 180 MPH or so on July 19, 1969, and then vacated the car for Glotzbach's first high speed runs the next day. How tight was security at Chelsea Proving Grounds during this testing? Jerry was not permitted to be at the track to observe the Glotzbach runs, even after spending so many hours in the car preparing for that moment!
Another Paris graduate Henry Hobson Richardson (1838-86) was noted for his Romanesque architecture inspired by Vaudremer, as exemplified by the Allegheny County Court House and Jail (1883-88). Charles Follen McKim (1847-1909), another graduate of the Ecole 1867-70, founded the highly influential firm of architects McKim, Mead and White, along with William Rutherford Mead (1846-1928) and Stanford White (1853-1906). The firm produced a stream of classical buildings to rival anything seen since the heyday of Roman art and engineering. Examples include the Boston Public Library (1887-95), the Rhode Island State Capitol (1891-93), Columbia University, New York City (1894-98), and Pennsylvania Station, New York City (1902-11), as well as other designs showcased at the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago in 1893.