I’m reposting some of the permanent pages on this site to get them into the RSS feed stream. I’m generally updating them before I post so this shouldn’t be completely redundant.
Peyote for Sale
That ought to get the attention of the NSAís internet sniffing robots. But this is just more history. Peyote changed hands numerous times since it was built in 1959. Iíve been able to find several advertisements offering the beast. This is probably not all that interesting to most folks, though watching the price go up from ad to ad is kind of entertaining. I warned folks that one purpose of this blog is to store some of the voluminous documentation I have for and about Peyote. for such a humble car there cerainly was a lot written about it.
This first advertisement isnít for Peyote, itís for the Ambro bodies that Bill Ames and Dewey made that bear some similarity to Peyote. Hereís the advertisement
And hereís a picture of Bill Ames and I believe the first Ambro
Hereís one more Ambro picture, just because itís cool looking
It looks like Pat Star started trying to sell Peyote about 1986, and I know he finally did in 1991Ėto Baxter Culver. Baxter sold it to me in 1999 for about $20K including a nice (though extraordinarily heavy) enclosed trailer.
Calling Peyote a ďtube frameĒ is a bit of a stretch. Under the tubes is a TR3 frame. the tubing is supposedly a ďRoll CageĒ but actually makes Peyote incredibly stiff if a bit heavy.
Wow, Pat went from $8000 to 14,500 in just a few short years. Iíve been offered $50K. I told the prospective purchaser that he could buy it from my estate. Though the truth is that the day I believe I canít continue to race it, I will start looking for the next caretaker. Below is Baxter’s advertisement for Peyote. I bought the car from him sight unseen, I really had no idea what it looked like. Baxter met me in Eureka with the trailer and we made the transfer. I was a little shocked how homely it was. I had severe buyers remorse all the way to Portland, until I opened the trailer and showed it to me wife. She clapped and grinned and said “My god it looks like you!”
God help me, it does.