Heavy BARCBOY participation with Bob Bucher, Sherm Decker, Charley Kurtz, Bob Poupard all racing while the young ones took photos and cheered them on. In 1962 Bob Grossman recalled his fierce race in AP. From April 1962 with words from Ferrari historian David Seilestad:
"In 1962 there were three SWBs facing seven AP Corvettes and one E Type. At the start Charlie Hayes leapt in front with Dick Thompson and Grossman close behind. On lap 2 Thompson took the lead. On lap five Grossman passed Hayes and set out after Thompson. Hayes retired two laps later in a cloud of oil smoke and protested Grossman for pushing him into a spin. On lap 17 Thompson’s fuel injection drive sheared and he coasted to a halt in the toe of the Boot. Grossman went on to win followed by Don Yenko with a BP Corvette. Ben Moore in 4th with the first AP Corvette home followed by Doug Thiem in his SWB Ferrari. The stewards did not uphold Hayes’ protest because they "could find no evidence of contact on either car." Years later Bob Grossman, chuckling, told me that he had “popped” Hayes in the Hairpin and sent him over revving. He said that he hit Hayes on the left rear hub with his front right. Because only the hub nuts touched there was no body damage. That was how Bob remembered it, but as your photos show there was a shoving match as Grossman shouldered past Charlie in the Hairpin. Hayes over revved and dropped a valve. Grossman lost a headlight rim and bulb, but as I recall the sheet metal was not bent much."