"Hank" DeFields supervises installation of a movie camera outside
Turn One. The technician is Kasem Burukam-Kovit, son of the Thai State Electrican,
sometime USC Cinema student, and full-time Ferrari hunter (all things attractive,
but especially young women, were "Ferraris" to him).
morning he picked me up in his new XK140MC, bright red. We cruised on to Highway
101, a two- three- and four-lane road in those days, very near sunrise. Just out
of Laguna Beach he asked if there was empty road ahead, which I took to mean no
stop signs. "Sure," said I, gauging it on the basis of my experience
in a '49 Ford flathead six.
After what seemed like thirty or forty seconds
we were slowing down for Oceanside. I had seen 140+ on the dial, although that
may have been off a tick or two because of the angle of my eyelids, which were
attempting to hide behind my eyeballs.