Walt's René Bonnet D'Jet
History of Walt's Car:
Walt bought the René Bonnet from Howard Hanna who purchased it in 1962 after it raced in the 24 hour LEMANS. Hanna raced it at Sebring, 10th annual Nassau Speed Week. The car tied for GP Class in 1966 at the National Sports Car Club of America championship.
Walt drove a MATRA Bonnet D'Jet 5S - 1966 through the early 70's.
1971- 1972 Walt drove the Lotus Europa Renault for the Team Renault USA
It was at this time he sold the D'Jet 5S to a Frenchman in Ohio.
It was raced at various tracks through out the midwest - It met its fate at Elk Lake when it flipped over. The owner passed away, not due to racing, Walt was able to reclaim his car.
Walt raced the D'Jet 5S at most of the East Coast tracks
Today Walt shows the René Bonnet at auto shows - As it is part of automotive history.
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