My name is David Steffin, I raced for a couple of years back in 1968-69 at Fast Wheels, House of Hobbies, and a few other tracks, with the likes of Herb Wade, Fast Eddie, Gil Gundersen, Dave Kimball, Mike Steube, and Tore Anderson.
My father, Robert "Boola Bob" Steffin, passed away Wednesday, June 8.
Bob was an original Boola Goop "chemist", a chassis builder, and motor winder. He was a founding member, along with Gil Gundersen, of "Team Guano" and raced all over SoCal.
Ron Kiyomura would often call my dad, talking shop for an hour or two. Ron assembled a few of my dad's classic chassis and put about eight cars together, then hand-built a beautiful storage box to house them. It was treasured by Dad.
My dad was suffering from Alzheimer's and was in a care facility the past year or so. My mom brought Ron's slot box over so Dad could enjoy it. He would take the cars out and gaze upon them.
I have his slot box (picture attached).