stingphoto
stingphoto
1/19/08 1:04 p.m.

I'm having trouble identifying this car, shot at Riverside in (I think) 1965, but could be 1963.

Any ideas?

Thanks - Scott

Tim Baxter
Tim Baxter Online Editor
1/21/08 9:28 a.m.

That grille screams Aston Martin, but I'm stumped.

jgp1843
jgp1843
1/21/08 2:47 p.m.

It's a west coast car, so I can't be sure (I grew up on the east coast), but it's an H Modified, so it has a little bitty engine, and it has four exhaust stacks, so it's not a SAAB cornpopper, which were common engines in the class. The body is very Cooper-like. Looks very early 60s. Somebody must have info - maybe somebody like Dave Friedman?

Bringatrailer_dot_com
Bringatrailer_dot_com None
1/21/08 5:06 p.m.

Try asking Tam McFarland at:

http://www.tamsoldracecarsite.net

He has many contacts and a whole page dedicated to identifying mystery race cars like this one.

-BaT

stingphoto
stingphoto
1/22/08 7:08 p.m.

Yeah I might try Tam - I've scoured the 'net and can't find any references to this. Not a big deal, just trying to document it.

Thanks all!

Gary
Gary None
1/23/08 11:51 a.m.

Another source could be Chris Vandagriff at Historic Motor Sports Association www.hmsausa.com. He's been involved with West Coast road racing since the sixties.

Bringatrailer_dot_com
Bringatrailer_dot_com None
1/24/08 3:15 a.m.

Best part is still the driver's helmet!

Wacky!

Gary
Gary None
1/24/08 12:05 p.m.

It does look a bit whacky, but actually those plastic bubble face shields were quite common in the sixties, probably military surplus. They snapped onto a standard Bell helmet. It looks like the driver of the mystery car has his helmet propped up on his head for some reason. Or maybe it's not strapped on securely and the airflow is lifting it.

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