George Constantine in the Elisha Walker Aston DBR2-1
The Greek’s work paid offas he won the day
Hansgen led Constantine at the beginning of the race
Constantine was a Big man, in a Big car making Big sounds
Gaston Andrey’s Ferrari TR leads Roger Penske’s RSK. Andrey would finish 4th, Penske 5th
Hansgen’s Costin Lister was quick, but today it would not finish the race
The Great Man, Briggs Cunningham warms up the Lister Jag. Three big DCOE Webers staring at you.
Here Briggs drives hard exiting Big Bend
Ed Gelder and his wife drove this 3.8 Ferrari for years. His biggest victory was the 1958 Glen Classic
Andrey always wanted the number 25 and it served him well for years. This is his Ferrari 500 TRC.
Don Sessler finished 2nd overall beating Andrey and Penske in his RSK. Sessler and Bob Holbert finished 4th at Sebring in this car.
Harry Blanchard moves up to a Prosche 550RS from his usual Carerra . He drove both this weekend.
Now a legend in motorsports, the young Roger Penske in an RSK. It wouldn’t be long before he moved up to the newest, fastest cars.
Local entrepreneur Newt Davis 550RS represented Lime Rock Lodge. The car did not finish but the Lodge was The party place.
Phil Forno from Vestal, NY always helped the BARCBOYS at the races. He was a factory trained Jaguar mechanic at Alfred Momo’s shop and here drives Cunningham’s 550RS
Newt Davis & Gordon MacKenzie’s C Type Jag fighting it out
BARC contributor Bob Kahmer in his Bristol powered Lotus X. A very rare car recently restored.
E. F. Spicer in his Maserati 150S. Spicer drove this beautiful car for a few years
Briggs Cunningham was a sportsman and a racer, here is sits on the grid ready to race his HM Osca 750 with which he finished 2nd overall.
Bob Grossman often took cars off his showroom and raced them. Here he won the big production race in a now priceless Ferrari California.
Dick Jalbert raced his #39 Corvette for many seasons. This 4th of July he would finish 3rd.
Roy Tuerke’s Corvette leads Frank Dominianni. Tuerke would finish second to the Ferrari, Dominianni (note how banged up the body is) would be 4th
Frank Wagenhofer’s Porsche 356 Carerra battled all season with Harry Blanchard. Today Frank was 2nd.
Blanchard and Wagenhofer were never far apart and provided a bunch of great races all season in 1959.
A front engined Emeryson FIII driven by Bob Dahnken
BARC driver Bob Bucher’s Lotus 11 Club #129 was 4th overall and 2nd in G Modified
Formula III was the post war European proving ground for young racers. In the States there was a close knit group that had themselves a ball.
Lex DuPont loved his Formula III and was very fast in his Cooper
Jim Haynes won the FIII race at Lime Rock and not long after, bought and operated the course.
Vern Jones’ work was for naught as his #120 was a DNS
No race can take place without the volunteer course workers who stand outside hot or cold, rain or sun. Thank You.
Denise McCluggage loved her hats almost as much as racing. In those days she wore a polka dot helmet.
John Colgate won DP in his Healey with that Colgate toothpaste grin.
Bruce Cargill, BARC member #69 was a big, strong man and he drove this tough XK-120 like it was a toy. Cargill later went on to fame driving a Dodge Colt.
Sherm and Joan Decker’s son Greg seems ready to take Bucher’s Lotus to the track.
Charley Stoddard, an Alfa legend, in #21 won G Production.
Look closely at the 3rd car - that’s BARC member #67 Sherm Decker passing Harry Carter’s AC Bristol on the OUTSIDE in a massive slide. Decker in an MGA could beat about anything at Lime Rock or Marlboro. #77 is Bruce Jennings followed by Evelyn Mull’s AC Bristol.
Decker’s MGA Twin Cam let him down several times. one of those was today when he played David to the Porsche Carerra and AC Bristol Goliaths,
Hank Van Dusen’s MGA Twin Cam was prepared by Decker
Bob Mouat raced his 57 Corvette with great success. He was 5th this weekend.
Evelyn Mull sits next to her AC Bristol. She beat Harry Carter in a similar car, won DP and was 4th overall. Yet few heard about this early and very successful woman race driver.
Mrs Mull on her way to victory on the main straight at Lime Rock.
The eccentric Harry Carter raced his AC Bristol with one arm on the door. Harry drove everything and won in all of them.
A wonderful portrait of E. F Spicer’s Maserati 150S. Spicer lived in Salisbury and sometimes drove the Maser to the track.
Gordy Mackenzie in his C Type. Gordon raced the Northeast as many weekends as he could for many years in his C Type. Reportedly Mackenzie raced this C Type 84 times and podiumed in 75% of them.
Soon-to-be super star Tim Mayer passes Trevor McKenna’s Corvette to finish 2nd in DP and 7th overall.
Rochester NY’s Norm Webb #85 fights off George Fogg III in his coupe. Webb was 5th, Fogg 8th.
Bob Colombosian of Colombo Yogurt raced his Lister Bristol for many seasons.
Frank Baptista’s Elva Mk IV won G Modified. Baptista raced G Modified in Lotus or Elva cars and won often.
Floyd Aaskov in his Lotus 11 didn’t finish this day. Aaskov was a fixture in SCCA for many years.