1955 - Marlboro opens and the action starts. An Austin Healey hits a haybale marking the course and spreads it everywhere.
Two Jags hit the hay and slide wide while the White Jag and Healey try to take advantage
A TR-3 misses the corner, the Healey goes through and a corner worker holds out the yellow flag
An MG TF leads what looks like a Porsche Special. Does anyone recognize the maroon car?
A pack of T type MG’s flirting at the toe of the boot. Didn’t anybody have a broom to sweep that corner clean?
Our photographer Bob Kahmer in his FIII gets airborne coming back onto the oval.
Lex duPont gives a smile
NOW it is 1957 and Marlboro has matured. Grass has been planted and growing and faster mor exotic cars are here to race. George Arents Ferrari got a lot of attention
Charley Wallace takes the checkered flag from Tex Hopkins. both were from the great Lavender Hill Mob.
A mixed front row of Corvette, 4.5 liter Ferrari and a Kaiser-Darrin
The end of the grid with a Ferrari Monza, Maserati A6GCS, Wallace’s Porsche 550, a 500TR and way back a Lotus and an Elva
Duncan Black leads Wallace in the 550RS and somehow the Kaiser Darrin is hanging in there.
Beautiful Ferrari 550TRC with either Jan deVroom or George Arents driving.
Black leads by himself now. Starter Tex Hopkins and race official counting down the laps.
A Formula III sitting in the grass naked, a brother #105 and a brand new MGA waiting for its proud owner.
Nice shot of Duncan Black who also drove his #4 Formula III. Duncan was the son of the founder of Black & Decker. Easy for him to own some neat cars.
NOW 1960. Bob Holberts RS-60 on the front row. The Spyders were tough to beat at a short course like Marlboro.
Roger Penske in his RSK on the pole with Dick Thompson in the hightly anticipated Corvette Sting Ray
The Sting Ray was a “special” project not approved by GM but funded by Bill Mitchell the VP of design. Peter Brock, later of Cobra Daytona Coupe had a hand in the design.
Ithaca,NY’s Millard “Rip” Ripley in his Lola as Harry Reynolds walks past. Charley Kolb in the #7 Elva won the race, Rip was 5th.
BARC #67 Sherm Decker took his twin cam to first overall in EP embarrassing Duncan Blacks more powerful Daimler, the Alfa’s and a host of 356 Porsche’s.
Hank van Deusen in another Morris Garage MGA twincam.
The Legend Ted Rounds, BARC #75, passes Blacks Daimler who promptly goes off the road. Rounds finished a fantastic fourth.
In this shot Rounds goes around John Kingsley’s Alfa to take 4th away from the Alfa.
Start of the EP race. Far on the right you can see the snout of Round’s twin cam. Sherm is already outside as they both work their way forward.
Paul Richards in his Abarth on the way to victory in F Production
W Clarks MGA hounds Howard Hanna's DB- he beat him to 3rd in FP
Rip Ripley socializes while leaning on Homer Daisey’s Corvette with Archi Means Maserati 200S alongside.
Porsche pusher Bruce Jennings takes a spin in practice. Jennings would finish 3rd in the big production car race.
Roger Penske pushes it hard and kicks up some dirt on his way to victory in the main event.