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Title: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: terlingua11 on February 23, 2018, 09:31:18 AM
I was going through my computer and crossed these images I had. 20 in total. I received them in 2006 and if I recall it was from someone who had personally taken them. Please let me know if after the first couple you want me to post the others or someone at the time was pulling my leg and these have already been out there-
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Post by: terlingua11 on February 23, 2018, 09:32:02 AM
Another set of 3
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Post by: terlingua11 on February 23, 2018, 09:33:21 AM
3 more.
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Post by: terlingua11 on February 23, 2018, 09:34:34 AM
127-129
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Post by: terlingua11 on February 23, 2018, 09:37:39 AM
They are uploading quickly so I'll post them all. Looks like maybe a crash at the end-
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Post by: terlingua11 on February 23, 2018, 09:39:50 AM
133-135
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Post by: terlingua11 on February 23, 2018, 09:40:30 AM
Last 3
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: honker on February 23, 2018, 03:40:44 PM
Great photos ! from what I understand Leslie stalled his and Grant's Daytona (CSX2300) I stand to be corrected on the CSX # at the start, and got booted up the back by a Volvo P1800. Still went on to finish 13th.
Here's a photo of the damaged car during the race.

Mike
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Post by: Bigfoot on February 23, 2018, 03:51:09 PM
Cool
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Post by: Richstang on February 23, 2018, 04:49:57 PM
Wow! Great photos of Sebring in March 1965

Nice to see the starting grid from a spectator's point of view mid pack.
Daytona's, Cobra's, GT40's, and even a Mustang Pace car. I thought Sebring only used that pace car in 64.

Thanks for sharing!



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Post by: CSX 4133 on February 23, 2018, 07:16:39 PM

Thanks for sharing those photo's!
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Post by: sfm5s081 on August 13, 2018, 05:55:13 PM
Oh man! What great picts! Love those 904 Porsches! Of course they weren't much of a challenge for the Shelbys
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: honker on August 29, 2018, 10:33:50 AM
I think this is Dave MacDonald ? checking out the rubber.  It looks like Laguna Seca ?
I love the atmosphere in photos like this, so evocative of a simpler time.

(no credit for photo)
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: Bigfoot on August 29, 2018, 10:53:39 AM
^^
Wurd
It’s crazy now with the Toter Homes with AC and 10 sets of tires etc.
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Post by: Migge on August 29, 2018, 05:00:51 PM
That's CSX2128 in the back when it had No. 50 and was blue.
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Post by: honker on August 31, 2018, 08:10:06 PM
This looks like Spa Belgium, or the Nurburgring. I don't recall ever seeing a Daytona coupe with that # on the rear window  ???
Behind is a series 11 Ferrari GTO, like the one that just sold for 48 million  :o a bargain considering the price of the last GTO with the regular body that sold for 70 million  ::)
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: Richstang on August 31, 2018, 10:43:34 PM
csx2287 at Spa

Great color photo!
Everything in my files were B&W.
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: honker on September 01, 2018, 09:05:02 PM
Johnson-Payne Daytona in the garage at Sebring '65. The box in front with the race number and logo "Official Snake Charmers Kit" is pretty kool 

(Tom Burnside photo from the REVS site)
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Post by: Richstang on September 02, 2018, 11:30:31 AM
Nice photo. Do we dare ask what was inside the box?
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Post by: Side-Oilers on September 02, 2018, 02:13:23 PM
Nice photo. Do we dare ask what was inside the box?

Chili...whiskey...and Carroll's little black book?
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: honker on October 16, 2018, 09:12:35 PM
Manecas Pereira da Silva, '69 Mustang Angola.   :o  looks  like they just threw a cage in it and went racing, still on white walls & stock rims.
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: 6R07mi on October 24, 2018, 12:47:24 PM
csx2287 at Spa

Great color photo!
Everything in my files were B&W.

+1

higher detailed B&W photos

enjoy
jim p
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: 6R07mi on October 24, 2018, 01:01:52 PM
More coupe in color;

64 Le Mans, CSX2299,

"wouldn't be easier if one of us got in and started it??"

enjoy
jim p
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: honker on December 23, 2018, 04:08:13 PM
Here's an interesting shot of the Ford France Ford GT/109, at weigh in Le Mans 1965. not often you get to see the underside of these cars.
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: honker on March 20, 2019, 11:02:03 PM
Any one put a # to the Cobra ? looks like a blue GT350 behind, Herb Caplan in the Corvette.
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Post by: TA22 (Gary Goeringer) on March 20, 2019, 11:17:57 PM
csx3035, Dick Smith  ??
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Post by: kranky on March 21, 2019, 12:17:58 AM
Gary's right, 3035 (Dick Smith)...the medium green Shelby GT350 behind the Herb Caplan Corvette and next to Dick Smith is Richard Gamboni…October 1967, Laguna Seca.
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: CSX 4133 on March 25, 2019, 11:12:17 PM

Found this online, hope it's not been posted previously. 1963 Road America, lots of great images of cars and their drivers.


https://www.davemacdonald.net/gallery/closeups/cobraroadamerica500.htm
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: Side-Oilers on March 25, 2019, 11:22:46 PM
Wonder who drove the Corvair pace car?   He really had to do some fancy pedaling to keep in front of that pack!
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Post by: JD on March 25, 2019, 11:41:17 PM
Wonder who drove the Corvair pace car?   He really had to do some fancy pedaling to keep in front of that pack!

Hopefully for him it was one of the factory turbocharged Corvair Sypder's
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: shelbydoug on March 26, 2019, 08:20:59 AM
Any one put a # to the Cobra ? looks like a blue GT350 behind, Herb Caplan in the Corvette.

I think it is CSX 3008?
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: 6R07mi on April 10, 2019, 06:42:10 PM
I was watching a youtube interview with Pete Brock and he was explaining CSX2287 at 1964 Spa was the 1st time they put a spoiler on the back end because Phil Hill has broken the lap record but the back end was unloading over the hill and it needed downforce.

If you look at the spoiler here it's obviously hand fabricated with just sheet aluminum and rod braces on the ends, Remington handywork !

All the rest of the 64 FIA season the spoiler is a more finished item.

I hadn't noticed that detail or heard the story. Learned another little factoid :)

regards,
jim p
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: shelbydoug on April 10, 2019, 07:24:40 PM
I was watching a youtube interview with Pete Brock and he was explaining CSX2287 at 1964 Spa was the 1st time they put a spoiler on the back end because Phil Hill has broken the lap record but the back end was unloading over the hill and it needed downforce.

If you look at the spoiler here it's obviously hand fabricated with just sheet aluminum and rod braces on the ends, Remington handywork !

All the rest of the 64 FIA season the spoiler is a more finished item.

I hadn't noticed that detail or heard the story. Learned another little factoid :)

regards,
jim p

No. That's the plywood spoiler.
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: Richstang on April 10, 2019, 08:03:22 PM
I have a several photos that Kieth 'SFM66H' and I have exchanged from Spa in May '64. I would think the added spoiler was the direct result of testing at Lemans in April. I'm not sure who that LM test Driver was (anyone know for certain). Perhaps the loose tail end over the hill at Spa was the final straw.

It looks as though the rear spoiler was made of fiberglass. The outer perimeter edge is a lip facing to the back of the car. It appears to be reinforced with a steel rod halfway up horizontally, with a vertical center support steel rod as well. The end struts don't seem to appear initially with the added spoiler. By that race start it looks like it was also added for further support.
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: JD on April 10, 2019, 08:34:19 PM
From page 17 of Phil Henny's Book "Phil Remington - Rem Remembered by his Friends"...

(Note the "dots" across the back of the spoiler look the same as the ones in the image posted above.)

Note 2 - the text is from Pete Brock's section of Remembering Phil Remington.
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: Richstang on April 10, 2019, 09:58:20 PM
THANKS JD!

That explains everything, the four sections, the rod supports, the screws, and the rearward facing lip.
Kieth probably told me that story a few years ago, but I forgot.
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: shelbydoug on April 11, 2019, 08:38:17 AM
The first picture is 1/2" plywood. I've worked with it enough over the last 50 years to recognize it.

What it has is a layer of fiberglass cloth which is attaching it to the rear deck "foot". This is what you would make the original form from.

Likely a mold was made from this and the most expedient way to create a useful if not "finished" piece would be to "cast it" from fiberglass mat.

Remember, these guys were "on the road" and working out of a rented garage somewhere or maybe even out in the open under the stars. High tech facilities were a little lacking under those circumstances.

It was just a race car. Functionality was what mattered. The finished results weren't exactly going into the Louvre?
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: 6R07mi on April 11, 2019, 10:09:08 AM
I have a several photos that Kieth 'SFM66H' and I have exchanged from Spa in May '64. I would think the added spoiler was the direct result of testing at Lemans in April. I'm not sure who that LM test Driver was (anyone know for certain). Perhaps the loose tail end over the hill at Spa was the final straw.

The story as I recall was Jo Schlesser had escaped the wreck of GT/101 unharmed after posting a best time of 4:21, and was standing around the pits where the Coupe was inactive because the team was still down at the Targa Florio.
Jo asked if he could take it out and after Carroll was consulted he took his first laps in the coupe and recorded a 4:02 for the fasted GT+5.0 time.
The Circuit de la Sarthe doesn't have the sharp elevation changes like Spa and the rear-end didn't get as loose, but Jo did note when at top speed on the Mulsane the rear was light.
According to Brock he had been advocating with Remington a spoiler was needed but Phil wasn't convinced yet, until the event at Spa with Phil Hill.

this is not a attempt to state a historical fact just my recollection of various source accounts!

regards,
jim p
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: honker on April 11, 2019, 05:36:05 PM
RE: Le Mans April '64 tests, in the Cobra Ferrari Wars book, it says that both Schlesser & Phil Hill drove CSX 2287, and both turned "moderate" laps, no times are given.

In the Time and Two Seats book, it says that at the April test,  Schlesser turned a 4:02.3 as stated by 6R07mi above. there is no mention of Phil Hill driving.

Also not an attempt to state a historical fact, but what I found in those two books.

Mike
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: honker on April 11, 2019, 08:55:06 PM
Found some more info re: CSX 2287 at Le Mans tests, April '64.

Phil Hill did 4:20.7, big difference from Schlesser's 4:02.3, maybe Hill wasn't comfortable with the car ? it was wet and cold.

That info and the  two pics I've included are from a French forum I frequent.

Mike

sorry if the photos are large, new system on my computer that I haven't worked around yet !
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: Richstang on April 12, 2019, 08:05:44 PM
Found some more info re: CSX 2287 at Le Mans tests, April '64.

Phil Hill did 4:20.7, big difference from Schlesser's 4:02.3, maybe Hill wasn't comfortable with the car ? it was wet and cold.

That info and the  two pics I've included are from a French forum I frequent.

Mike

sorry if the photos are large, new system on my computer that I haven't worked around yet !

The two added photos are terrific...and both are new to me! (We like them larger when possible.) Thanks for sharing them!
Great info on the lap times and the noted differences. The blurry photo posted show a tail spray coming off the car, so it might be likely that was reason for the big time differences between Phil Hill and Jo Schlesser

I have a several photos that Kieth 'SFM66H' and I have exchanged from Spa in May '64. I would think the added spoiler was the direct result of testing at Lemans in April. I'm not sure who that LM test Driver was (anyone know for certain). Perhaps the loose tail end over the hill at Spa was the final straw.

The story as I recall was Jo Schlesser had escaped the wreck of GT/101 unharmed after posting a best time of 4:21, and was standing around the pits where the Coupe was inactive because the team was still down at the Targa Florio.
Jo asked if he could take it out and after Carroll was consulted he took his first laps in the coupe and recorded a 4:02 for the fasted GT+5.0 time.
The Circuit de la Sarthe doesn't have the sharp elevation changes like Spa and the rear-end didn't get as loose, but Jo did note when at top speed on the Mulsane the rear was light.
According to Brock he had been advocating with Remington a spoiler was needed but Phil wasn't convinced yet, until the event at Spa with Phil Hill.

this is not a attempt to state a historical fact just my recollection of various source accounts!

regards,
jim p

Thanks for adding this story Jim. it appears to link my previous thought about LM testing and practice at SPA. It fills in some more pieces.
The attached photo was noted as Jo Schlesser driving.
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: honker on April 13, 2019, 11:56:10 PM
Here's a pretty beat looking Cobra, look at the camber on that front wheel  :o  this is at St. Jovite, in Quebec, not sure of the year.
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: honker on April 28, 2019, 10:06:13 AM
Dan Gurney & Bruce Mclaren's Eagle T1Gs, French GP '67. In my mind the prettiest Grand Prix cars ever !

Was there any interaction between Shelby's race program and Gurney's F1 program at that time ?

Mike
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Post by: Tom Honegger on April 28, 2019, 02:50:32 PM
Agreed. From the paint scheme, Eagle nose and wheels...best looking F1 car ever.
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: honker on April 29, 2019, 06:02:29 PM
Mercury   ???  My notes on this screen grab, say this is at the '70 Can-Am race at Road Atlanta, my first thought was the Ford G7A, but not with those valve covers !
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Post by: pbf777 on April 29, 2019, 07:04:20 PM
     I believe the cylinder heads under the "Mercury" valve covers appear to be Tunnel Port FE's.

     Scott.
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Post by: Wedgeman on April 29, 2019, 07:46:21 PM
6 intake bolts per side on a tunnel port .... 8)
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Post by: pbf777 on April 30, 2019, 12:08:13 PM
     Bolts? What bolts? Oh well, your eyes are better than mine!     :o

     My impression was based on that which I could see, which was the inlet port spacing, which seemed at least somewhat consistent with the T.P..    :)

     Scott.
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Post by: tesgt350 on April 30, 2019, 03:07:12 PM
Mercury   ???  My notes on this screen grab, say this is at the '70 Can-Am race at Road Atlanta, my first thought was the Ford G7A, but not with those valve covers !

Maybe THIS Mercury?
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: honker on May 03, 2019, 02:56:55 PM
Snakes at Riverside 1965 ! why the X on the second #98 in the distance ?
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Post by: JD on May 03, 2019, 03:03:13 PM
Snakes at Riverside 1965 ! why the X on the second #98 in the distance ?

Experimental or driver is novice??
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Post by: Richstang on May 03, 2019, 05:14:32 PM
Snakes at Riverside 1965 ! why the X on the second #98 in the distance ?

Experimental or driver is novice??

Some of us tried to figure this out several years ago. You reminded me to look at this again, now that I have accumulated many more photos.
Thanks to 'Kranky' sharing a race event date/results list we have all the CSX numbers to sort through. This USRRC event was at Riverside on 5/2/1965

In YOUR attached photo we see from foreground to background
-CSX3002 #98 driver Ken Miles - car in the foreground
-CSX2558 #97 driver Bob Johnson -next car -although not shown, other pictures also show it with the added 'X'
-CSX2488 #2 Ed Leslie - 3rd car - again although not show here, another photo show it also had the 'X'
-CSX3012 #1 Lothar Motschenbacher - 4th car
-CSX2431 98 driver Ken Miles - Cobra in background - shown with 'X'

While a very good guess I'm sure none of the drivers were rookies. I'm doubtful any of the cars were experimental.
My guess is it had something to do with the GT class, as only the 289 Cobras had the 'X', not the 427 Cobras.
Perhaps it was during practice that the "X" was added to easily differentiate the Cobra's in each class.
I didn't notice the 'X' in some of the photos. I suspect those were taken just before or during the race.

I've attached another photo of the pit area looking from the other side at a few of the Cobras.
Rich

Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: JD on May 03, 2019, 05:18:50 PM
Maybe (?) was there to let workers/timing know the car was just testing, "shake-down" and not to compete??
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: Richstang on May 03, 2019, 06:12:22 PM
Interesting thought JD,
Although all three 289 Cobra were raced in previously years, I think it was the first race of the season for them.

for the 427 Cobras; CSX 3002 (the other #98 Cobra) did race earlier in the at GVR.
I can't find any race history earlier in year for CSX 3012, but none of its photos show it with an 'X'.
The photos are from the same corners; here the two 427 Cobras...
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: Richstang on May 03, 2019, 06:15:03 PM
and here are the three 289 Cobras
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: shelbydoug on May 03, 2019, 07:07:48 PM
Snakes at Riverside 1965 ! why the X on the second #98 in the distance ?

Experimental or driver is novice??

Some of us tried to figure this out several years ago. You reminded me to look at this again, now that I have accumulated many more photos.
Thanks to 'Kranky' sharing a race event date/results list we have all the CSX numbers to sort through. This USRRC event was at Riverside on 5/2/1965

In YOUR attached photo we see from foreground to background
-CSX3002 #98 driver Ken Miles - car in the foreground
-CSX2558 #97 driver Bob Johnson -next car -although not shown, other pictures also show it with the added 'X'
-CSX2488 #2 Ed Leslie - 3rd car - again although not show here, another photo show it also had the 'X'
-CSX3012 #1 Lothar Motschenbacher - 4th car
-CSX2431 98 driver Ken Miles - Cobra in background - shown with 'X'

While a very good guess I'm sure none of the drivers were rookies. I'm doubtful any of the cars were experimental.
My guess is it had something to do with the GT class, as only the 289 Cobras had the 'X', not the 427 Cobras.
Perhaps it was during practice that the "X" was added to easily differentiate the Cobra's in each class.
I didn't notice the 'X' in some of the photos. I suspect those were taken just before or during the race.

I've attached another photo of the pit area looking from the other side at a few of the Cobras.
Rich

Are you sure that this wasn't just a Cobra/Chevy thing and the Cobras were just "Brand X"? There was lots of taunting going on between the Corvette and Cobra people then.
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: honker on May 04, 2019, 10:04:04 AM
shelbydoug, this what you mean by taunting  ;) Sports Car Graphic magazine.

There is an XP on this car as well, I think this was the first race for the Cobra ?

Mike
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: shelbydoug on May 04, 2019, 10:25:52 AM
shelbydoug, this what you mean by taunting  ;) Sports Car Graphic magazine.

There is an XP on this car as well, I think this was the first race for the Cobra ?

Mike

No Mike. It was between the drivers, the mechanics, the race teams themselves.

At one point one of the teams put a Ferrel cat in the trunk of another car. The thing wound up being terrified and attaching itself to the cars driver...painfully.

If they could have thrown hand grenades at each other and gotten away with it, they would have.

The picture in your post is what we now refer to as a "photo opportunity".  :)
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: propayne on May 21, 2019, 10:00:06 AM
Scan from my August 1967 issue of Sports Car magazine.

- Phillip

(http://www.saacforum.com/gallery/134-210519095829.jpeg)
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: CSX 4133 on May 21, 2019, 01:42:59 PM

The XP designation was required by SCCA as the Cobra had not yet reached it's production numbers to qualify for "Production class" of SCCA. So they ran as X Production cars in the interim per SCCA Reg's. Found on Page 15 of the article attached.

Interesting article with vintage photos of Corvette & Cobras of the day.

https://books.google.com/books?id=363HifpJYnsC&pg=PA15&lpg=PA15&dq=SCCA+designation+of+XP+on+Shelby+Cobras&source=bl&ots=V94xz5KiwC&sig=ACfU3U07H_ETLcZk-AIhgu3XmJLwhjQVOg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwimlfnMjK3iAhWZJjQIHdQdB3kQ6AEwC3oECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=SCCA%20designation%20of%20XP%20on%20Shelby%20Cobras&f=true
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: 6R07mi on June 18, 2019, 03:53:52 PM
I can't ID the driver, or track!
I think it may be either Bob Thorpe in CSX2162 or Ron West in CSX2011 ?

The hat is KILLER !

Can our cobra experts lend their expertise?

CSX2162 at W Palm Beach; 5-16-65 or 2/26/66,  Courtland AL 7/3/65 or 7/2/66 ( my leading theory )
CSX2011 at Green Valley 6/4/67 I don't think this is GV

Thank you
jim p
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: 69mach351w on June 18, 2019, 06:20:37 PM
I love the penny-loafers 8)
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: Richstang on June 18, 2019, 06:47:27 PM
I had this photo noted as;

West Palm Beach, Fl.-SCCA Regional-3/6-7/1965
#97-csx2162-1st AP-race 6-Sunday-Bob Thorpe
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: 6R07mi on July 10, 2019, 01:16:04 PM
Another photo I'd like to confirm location & car

It appears to be a cutback door USRRC car, in what I think is the esses at Elkhart Lk.,
 is that an inspection sticker inboard of RH headlamp?  RA ??

My leading theory is CSX2557, Richard Roe, Road America June Sprints, SCCA National June 18 1966
and how many of these cars had the dual side pipe configuration?
my "new" registry is at home so I can't look it up!

what say our Cobra experts ???

regards,
jim p
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: 427heaven on July 10, 2019, 02:26:43 PM
I love the penny-loafers 8)
  Leather shoes dissipated heat better then anything at that time frame, burning hot floor boards had to be dealt with and that was the fix. Race shoes didn't come around for a few years. :-[
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: 69mach351w on July 10, 2019, 05:02:56 PM
Snakes at Riverside 1965 ! why the X on the second #98 in the distance ?
May be that there can't be two "same number" cars. 
When I raced circle track back in the 90's, no duplicates of same number cars in the same class.

Now, the other cobra with X may be in another class?
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: 6R07mi on July 17, 2019, 01:47:30 PM
Another photo I'd like to confirm location & car

It appears to be a cutback door USRRC car, in what I think is the esses at Elkhart Lk.,
 is that an inspection sticker inboard of RH headlamp?  RA ??

My leading theory is CSX2557, Richard Roe, Road America June Sprints, SCCA National June 18 1966
and how many of these cars had the dual side pipe configuration?
my "new" registry is at home so I can't look it up!

what say our Cobra experts ???  anyone ? Bueller?

regards,
jim p
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: Richstang on July 17, 2019, 02:11:37 PM
Another photo I'd like to confirm location & car

It appears to be a cutback door USRRC car, in what I think is the esses at Elkhart Lk.,
 is that an inspection sticker inboard of RH headlamp?  RA ??

My leading theory is CSX2557, Richard Roe, Road America June Sprints, SCCA National June 18 1966
and how many of these cars had the dual side pipe configuration?
my "new" registry is at home so I can't look it up!

what say our Cobra experts ???

regards,
jim p

Well I'm not an expert, but I do have these photos in my files as CSX2557 Dick Roe at Road America 6/18/66
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: honker on July 19, 2019, 05:01:09 PM
Cool photo I found of the Bondurant/Schlesser Daytona at Reims 1965, finished third overall, and first in GT. It sure was flat there ! you could see the cars coming for a long way !

What is the yellow square with the star on the left rear ?

Mike
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: JD on July 19, 2019, 10:06:12 PM
^^^have never seen that one before! nice photo - WOT!
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: shelbydoug on July 20, 2019, 06:31:40 AM
I love the penny-loafers 8)
  Leather shoes dissipated heat better then anything at that time frame, burning hot floor boards had to be dealt with and that was the fix. Race shoes didn't come around for a few years. :-[

Tom McCann's, $5.99 a pair.
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: honker on August 21, 2019, 07:37:08 PM
Any ideas on the # on this '66 at the Course de Cote du col Bayard hill climb,  France I think ? in '69.

Wolfgang on ponysite.de probably has the answer   ;)

Mike
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: Richstang on August 21, 2019, 08:11:18 PM
Nice photo.

Most likely France.   Course du cote = Hill Climb
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: 6s2020 on September 10, 2019, 09:46:59 PM

Ken Miles racing down in OZ, 1965.

I was probably there that day, we went to all the big races at Lakeside, i would have been 7yo.

Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: honker on November 16, 2019, 01:53:57 PM
Any ideas on the CSX # on this novice in a Cobra having a moment, 'nother Cobra far right as well, looks like Laguna Seca ?

Mike
Title: Re: Vintage Racing Images
Post by: TransamEd on November 17, 2019, 08:09:25 AM
Any ideas on the # on this '66 at the Course de Cote du col Bayard hill climb,  France I think ? in '69.

Wolfgang on ponysite.de probably has the answer   ;)

Mike
Driver Jean Deroudille acc. to the Autodiva.FR experts. Sold to a Doc in Dijon in 1969/70. 
Could be either 6S465, the 3rd car sent to Intersport/Paris or 6S397/6S398. These ones were raced in France.