|On Saturday morning I drove home and bought a new one. I went back to Zolder, completed the engine with the head gasket and tried to drive qualifying. Alas, after one lap the head gasket blew again!
Again, I drove home to buy a new one. The Glas dealer said that the compression of the engine probably would have been too high, so he gave me two new head gaskets. I should do one on top of the other.
Back in Zolder I did what he told me. It was evening already, and it was too dark to work outside on the car. I had rented a bungalow with one room for the weekend. We - my class pals and I - moved the furniture outside, removed the doors and pushed my Glas 1300 GT inside. There we worked together on the engine. We did one head gasket on top of the other. That reduced compression and the head gasket didn't blow again after that, but the engine had less power of course.
After the work we pushed the car out of the bungalow and I had a party with my mates who had helped me.
Motor racing is an exciting sport full of glitter and glamour. Shiny cars, beautiful women, expensive motorhomes. But at the other side of the spectrum it was not like this - and certainly not in 1970. Franz-Adolf Kremer tells his son Stefan about these good old days. He drove a Glas 1300 GT group 3 in various races in and around Germany - the picture is from Zandvoort.