Both born during the terrible year
of 1940 in Istria and surviving WWII in fear and poverty,
and Pino Gogla
finally meet for the first time at the Infineon race track in
California 64 years later.
2004: Mario Andretti and Me
Two Affluent Istrians in California,
Getting ready for the white-knuckles
drive around the track, Mario driving and Pino holding on for dear
Mario signing books for his guests at
the Andretti Winery
At the Andretti Winery in Napa Valley,
California during grape harvest of 2005. I am holding a bottle of
delicious Montona red wine.