Old Bud Gates tried to call this a Devin Chev but we knew it was a Corvette SR-2.  Radical looking the car was a dnf.
 Gates in the Corvette SR-2 in practice.  The fin was a very early attempt at aero similar to the D Jags.
 Bob Bucher drove this 2 liter Mondial Ferrari to first in EM and 14th overall.
 Endicott’s Jim Forno owned a sports car dealership on the Vestal Parkway that the BARCBOYS often visited.  Jim in a rare and gorgeous Cisitalia.
 Closeup of Forno as he negotiates his way up the hill.  The Cisitalia was a dnf.
 These were the good old days.  Roy Tuerke and his gang piled into his Glen Trophy Cup winning Corvette.  Today, we don’t even get a checkered flag lap much less a chance to take somebody with us.
 L.D. Morrisett’s Corvette leaves some dust in the middle of the chicane.  He would have a fierce  race to finish 4th.
 Basically out powered in 1959, J. Loman's 300SL was quick enough to beat most the Vette's and win CP with a 6th overall.
 Frank Dominianni always entertained the crowd and usually smashed his Vette.  Frank wore coke bottle bottom glasses and we swore he was blind.  A wonderful man and a great racer.
 BARCBOY and racer Bruce Cargill tossed this XK120 Jag around to a 14th place finish and 5th in CP.  Cargill later went on to fame in small sedans winning the Car & Driver Challenge.
 Bob Grossman in what looks like a used car off the lot XK150S.  White wall tires on the rear and the sticky back numbers are coming off.
 Better suited to boulevard driving, Dean McCarthy took this coupe to 2nd in CP behind the Loman 300SL.  McCarthy would soon switch to a 250GT Berlinetta.
 BARC and Jakes Stable driver Charlie Kurtz waits on the false grid.  Charlie would win DP and the Harold Jacques memorial but was DQ’d for having filed butterfly’s in the carbs on the AC Bristol.
 Charlie & Sandra after winning the race get the checkered flag and congratulations from Millard Rip Ripley.
 Charlie and Sandra were great mentors and role models for the young BARCBOYS and how could one not love the lines of the AC Bristol.
 The false grid lineup on practice day with #144 TR3 of Allan Gross, Dick Ekland’s Austin-Healey and assorted cars ready to go.
 B. A. Miske’s Frazer-Nash inherited the win when Kurtz was DQ’d.
 Pierre Mion’s AC Bristol shows some contact damage on the RR fender.  Mion was 2nd behind the Fraser-Nash.
 Harry Carter’s AC Bristol was always quick and usually reliable, but this day the car never finished.
 Hank VanDusen’s twin cam ran both the Collier Cup and the FP Dix Cup.  He was 3rd in the Collier and 4th in the Dix Cup.
 Dave Nicholas rides on John Kelley’s Jeep as they totally disrupt the start of the Collier Cup race.  17 year olds hiding in plain sight.
 Spankey Smith gives one of his boys a glance standing in front or what was a very up-to-date race tower.
 John Bishop (short sleeves) has a talk with Walt Hansgen (hat) at the start finish line.  These men were giants in the SCCA and road racing.
 An unusual site for 1959.  The Team Roosevelt transporter for their Fiat-Abarth team.  A very successful race squad, the Abarths never did sell very well.
 Al Chamberlin's Porsche had a good day to finish 7th in FP.
 Bob Bucher did double duty on the weekend driving his Lotus 11 Club to 4th in GM before stepping into the Ferrari Mondial later that same day.
 Don Auray in his Cooper FIII car gives a look at John Kelley, who took this photo. Auray was just getting started and finished 5th in FIII.
 Ed Gelder’s Ferrari Monza gets a jump start from his Dodge Station Wagon.  Wagons were the popular tow vehicle of the day.  In back, the D & E production race forms on the start grid.
 GoodYear and Firestone supported the SCCA at the Glen.  This race was the grandaddy of them all and one of the most popular.
 Sandy Mac Arthur’s new and unusual Stanguellini Formula Junior.  The person on the left is simply gawking at the car.  Juniors were first sanctioned in October 1958 as an inexpensive training ground for young drivers.
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