C Spray- You are one lucky SOB
I have a copy of Mark Donahues' Biography- "The Unfair Advantage". I'm going from memory here, but can dig the book out of needed.
AMC made a Mark Donohue special edition Javelin, and MD got one for his father or mother. They lived in a small town, and I seem to remember some very funny comments were made about him having his very own fancy car "Personalized". It was a signature edition.....with his signature.....
He also talked about some engine block castings that were acid dipped before being put on the production line at Chevrolet for machining. They were painted purple as I recall, to let the factory guys know they were special. The factory shift changed, and nobody passed the word. Anybody got an old Chevy wagon with a purple motor??????
They also acid dipped body panels for a Trans-Am race Camaro, which he severely wiped out before one practice lap was completed.
Mark Donohue was not only a great driver, but he also had a natural engineering talent, and from all accounts was one of the nicest gentlemen to ever drive a race car.
I wouldn't mind a ride in a Mclaren M-8F or Porsche 917-30.......
Thanks for sharing your experience!