Page 13 of 16 FirstFirst ... 31112131415 ... LastLast
Results 241 to 260 of 311

Thread: SCCA regional events in Texas etc. 1960s-70s through the lens of Jerry Melton

  1. #241
    World Champion
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Los Olivos, California, 93441
    Posts
    2,880
    Another connection to Germany was the Volkswagen powered Formula Vee Class.
    Again some had a better day than others.

    Name:  FVEES FOF KEN MASON AND GARY VANDRGRIFF GVR FEB 1967.jpg
Views: 135
Size:  112.1 KB

    Name:  FVEE KEN MASON GVR FEB 1967.jpg
Views: 131
Size:  179.0 KB

    Name:  FVEE BAILOUT GVR JUNE 1967 # 65.jpg
Views: 129
Size:  178.1 KB

    Name:  FVEES INTO TURN TWO GVR JUNE 1967.jpg
Views: 129
Size:  146.0 KB

    Jerry Melton..1967 photos.

    (Ken H )

  2. #242
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,933

    Sebring 1963 the link in your post ;

    Sebring 1963 - the link - and to others years too !!
    " ( Ken H) ( I had to do some homework for this one !) "

    Ken H, Thanks for that.
    It will help with a discussion and comment on an Austin Healey page that I am following.
    I posted some of the photos on the Austin Healey thread about the 3000's race #33 and #34 - I commented that they were from the 1964 Race, but there are the number #33 and #34 both AH 3000's.
    Now to look at the 1964 list.
    The cars were a blue/grey colour as seen in this pic.

    Name:  AH 3000 #364 Sebring 1964 Cars #33 and #34 . car #34 just K Stelk archives .jpg
Views: 122
Size:  75.9 KB

    Cheers

    Roger

  3. #243
    World Champion
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Los Olivos, California, 93441
    Posts
    2,880
    Roger,
    There was a A/H 3000 # 34 driven by Warwick Banks and Australian Paul Hawkins in the 1965 race in Class 12
    Last edited by khyndart in CA; 09-30-2020 at 06:57 AM.

  4. #244
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,933

    Sebring, Florida, not Green Valley, Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by khyndart in CA View Post
    Roger,
    There was a A/H 3000 # 34 driven by Warwick Banks and Australian Paul Hawkins in the 1965 race in Class 12
    Must try to find some photos

    In the 1964 Race Donald Healey Motor Company entered 3 cars, two Sprites and a 3000 - as pictured here.

    Name:  Sebring 1964 #33 DHMC entries 3000 and Sprites Ivo Visser 95 kb AH Historic Pictures  (800x536) .jpg
Views: 106
Size:  95.0 KB

    Part of the 1964 Entry List that Ken H put the link on TRS
    Name:  Sebring 1964 #22 Entry List crop AH #34 GT Cat link Ken Hyndman  (2).jpg
Views: 114
Size:  127.3 KB

    Ken H, do you know where " Green Valley " Track was [ or is ] ??

  5. #245
    World Champion
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Los Olivos, California, 93441
    Posts
    2,880
    Roger,
    As mentioned earlier; " Green Valley Raceway was a motorsports race track located in Smithfield, Texas, and was part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. Designed and built by Bill McClure on his North Texas Dairy, the facility opened in 1960, and was used for over 20 years until its closure in 1986."

    There was also an Anglo - American vehicle at GVR in 1967.
    A Jaguar XKSS powered by a 'good ol' Chevrolet 327 engine.

    https://www.opgi.com/blog/2013/12/the-chevrolet-327/

    PLUS some parts pricing to be checked out..


    Name:  JAGUAR XKSS ROBERT REEDY p1  GVR 67 (1).jpg
Views: 110
Size:  154.6 KB

    Name:  JAGUAR XKSS ROBERT REEDY p4 GVR FEB 1967 (1).jpg
Views: 119
Size:  103.3 KB

    Name:  JAGUAR XKSS ROBERT REEDY p3 GVR FEB 1967 (1).jpg
Views: 110
Size:  165.0 KB

    Name:  TURN THREE NOISE p3 GVR FEB 1967.jpg
Views: 110
Size:  113.8 KB
    Chasing a Cobra in the "Big Bore" race.

    (Jerry Melton 1967 photos )

    (Ken H )
    Last edited by khyndart in CA; 10-01-2020 at 04:49 AM.

  6. #246
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,933
    " Green Valley Raceway was a motorsports race track located in Smithfield, Texas, "- found it Ken H - and should have read your notes.
    Never been to Texas - Closest I got was Colorado [North of Tx ] and Mexico - but in the West - Baja Peninsula.
    Didn't realise how big Dallas - Fort Worth is these days -just Googled it.

    Cheers
    Roger.

    PS that XKSS - looks mean, but in these days what a thing to do to such a rare car.
    Don't mention what we did in NZ to Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Tojiero Jaguars et al ..

  7. #247
    World Champion
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Los Olivos, California, 93441
    Posts
    2,880
    Some Shelby Cobras came out for the "Big Bore Race"

    Name:  BPRODUCTION LINEUP GVR FEB 1967 (1).jpg
Views: 103
Size:  156.6 KB
    Alfred Goldman in his Cobra 289 # 74, waiting to enter the circuit.

    Name:  SHELBY COBRA  289 74  ALFRED GOLDMAN p1  GVR FEB 1967 (1).jpg
Views: 102
Size:  131.0 KB

    Name:  SHELBY COBRA  289 74 ALFRED GOLDMAN p2 GVR FEB 1967 (1).jpg
Views: 102
Size:  142.1 KB

    Name:  SHELBY COBRA  289 1 GVR FEB 1967.jpg
Views: 104
Size:  150.1 KB

    Name:  SHELBY COBRAS 289 GVR JUNE 1967 (1).jpg
Views: 107
Size:  163.3 KB

    Name:  SHELBY COBRA 427 12 DAVID DUNLAP p2 GVR JUNE 1967 (2).jpg
Views: 103
Size:  131.5 KB
    A mighty Shelby Cobra 427

    (Jerry Melton photos..1967 )


    Ken H.

  8. #248
    Semi-Pro Racer Paul B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Wellington, NZ
    Posts
    631
    Great shots Ken.
    You are so fortunate to get the pics! And we even more fortunate to see them.

  9. #249
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,933
    Agree with Paul B,

    Interesting in the Cobra photos #97 in white would be an early 289 ci, plain wheel arches etc .. looks small compared to some of the others.

    Cheers Ken H,

    Roger

  10. #250
    Semi-Pro Racer Paul B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Wellington, NZ
    Posts
    631
    The early 260 & 289 Cobras are a very nice shape, I personally prefer the original AC design shape of that era. As much as I like the big block FE 427s, the shape was lost a little with the big flares, don't get me wrong, still a very nice machine! and I would love to have any one of those in my shed. Just sayin.

  11. #251
    And what of this one?



    Just a car I saw on a trailer while I was driving along...

  12. #252
    World Champion
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Los Olivos, California, 93441
    Posts
    2,880
    I still enjoy seeing the early Chevrolet C 1 Corvettes and there were some at this 1967 Texas event.
    1957 and earlier Corvettes had single headlights.
    (Example)
    Name:  1957 Corvette.jpg
Views: 91
Size:  186.9 KB

    # 44 C 1 Corvette
    Name:  CORVETTE C1 PAUL WAHRENBERG p1 GVR FEB 1967 (1).jpg
Views: 90
Size:  172.1 KB

    From 1958 the C1 Corvettes had dual headlights.
    (Example.)
    Name:  1958-Black-Chevrolet-Corvette-C1-Poster.jpg
Views: 93
Size:  129.8 KB

    A C1 Corvette ahead of a Lotus Cortina.
    Name:  CORVETTE C1 GERRY HENDERSON p2 GVR FEB 1967 (1).jpg
Views: 94
Size:  139.6 KB

    A C1 Corvette ahead of a Sunbeam Alpine.
    Name:  CORVETTE C1 ZOLTAN PETRANY GVR FEB 1967.jpg
Views: 89
Size:  145.4 KB

    (Jerry Melton b&w photos in 1967 at GVR)

    (Ken H)
    Last edited by khyndart in CA; 10-03-2020 at 10:29 PM.

  13. #253
    Semi-Pro Racer Paul B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Wellington, NZ
    Posts
    631
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Bell View Post
    And what of this one?



    Just a car I saw on a trailer while I was driving along...
    Daytona Coupe, very cool machine, fantastic race history, guess its a repop?

  14. #254
    Semi-Pro Racer Paul B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Wellington, NZ
    Posts
    631
    Love the C1 twin headlight model, has to be "one of" the most beautiful cars made. in my opinion anyway. I'll have one of those for my shed too please!
    Cheers

  15. #255
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,933
    Love those C1's " From 1958 the C1 Corvettes had dual headlights. "
    They got the kickup tail in 1961-62 - which was carried over to the C2 " Stingray ".

    Thanks Ken H [ for Jerry Melton ] a great collection of photos.

  16. #256
    Originally posted by Paul B
    Daytona Coupe, very cool machine, fantastic race history, guess its a repop?
    I really doubt that...

    It had the Halibrand wheels and everything, it didn't look new either. I would like to know which one it is, actually, as there was only six of them built. I caught it on a freeway in Lichtenstein (or was it in Switzerland) in June, 2016.

    I see that 'Factory Five' reproductions are available now, Bill has one of those in Holland, Michigan.

  17. #257
    World Champion
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Los Olivos, California, 93441
    Posts
    2,880
    I keep referring to the "Big Bore " race which as you can see it was not a handicap race and anything over 1500 cc was allowed to run !
    A photo of the start shows two McLaren Can-Am cars leading a very diversified field. (To say the least !)
    Name:  BIG BORE START GVR FEB 1967 (3).jpg
Views: 80
Size:  139.3 KB

    This input will be aimed towards the Shelby Mustang GT 350s that were in the field and the next will devoted toward the McLaren M1B # 4.
    I wonder what the asking price was on this GT 350 # 6 ? It also seems that the handling and suspension need to be improved.

    Name:  SHELBY GT350 CLINT CAVIN p2 GVR FEB 1967 (1).jpg
Views: 84
Size:  168.3 KB

    Name:  SHELBY 350 GT CLINT CAVIN  GVR FEB 1967.jpg
Views: 81
Size:  143.7 KB

    Name:  SHELBY GT350 18 GVR JUNE 1967.jpg
Views: 80
Size:  143.9 KB
    # 18 was not for sale.

    Name:  GT350 AND McLAREN GVR FEB 1967 (1).jpg
Views: 80
Size:  178.7 KB
    A GT 350, a McLaren M1B and a Lotus Cortina. (Now that is a diversified field !)

    (Jerry Melton 1967 photos.)

    (Ken H.)

  18. #258
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,933
    You must really like those GT 350's Ken H.. the post came up twice down here !! He he.. Good one Mate..

  19. #259
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,933

    Corvette C1 series - variations

    The First Corvette came out with a 6 cylinder engine in June 1953 and was not a success until Zora Arkus Duntov and Bill Mitchell found a bigger motor in 1955-56 [ 265 then 283 V8 ]. It also had small fins with the tail light at the peak.

    As Ken H mentioned the C1 changed with later a rounded tail [ fins removed ], then, twin headlights, and finally a kicked up tail - that carried over to the '63 Stingray.

    Variations of the V8 C1, photos from Ken H archives 1957 and 1958-actually a 61-62 and a recent photo by Nigel Watts -middle photo

    1957 [ 1956 - 1957 ]
    Name:  Corvette #157 1957 Corvette Ken H archives .jpg
Views: 66
Size:  186.9 KB

    1958-60/61
    Name:  Corvette #158 1958-60 Corvette Te Aroha Cruise in 2020 2020-0019 Nigel Watts .jpg
Views: 67
Size:  163.3 KB

    1961-62
    Name:  Corvette #162 1962 Black-Chevrolet-Corvette-C1-Poster Ken H archives.jpg
Views: 63
Size:  129.8 KB

    The Nigel Watts photo at the Te Aroha Cruise In recently - Rego MHP222 -
    " Year: 1958
    Make: CHEVROLET
    Model: CORVETTE
    Colour: GREY
    Body Style: Convertible
    VIN: 7AT02R05X19104277
    Plate: MHP222
    Engine No: COVERED
    Chassis: J58S104277
    Vehicle Type: Passenger Car/Van
    Seats: 2
    CC rating: 4,637cc "

    Cheers Ken H and Nigel - hijacked the thread a bit !!

  20. #260
    World Champion
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Los Olivos, California, 93441
    Posts
    2,880
    At Green Valley in 1966 was a driver from Kansas named Bobby Aylward. He was a wealthy man making a fortune from the oil industry and gun dealing.
    He liked to drive older cars trying to beat newer models for fun. In 1966 he had a 1960 Maserati "Birdcage" Tipo 61 chassis # 2464.
    The Maserati engine had been replaced by a 4.7 V-8 Ford engine and was raced in the US Southwest for several years.
    The car was prepared by his mechanic, Ernie McCoy and after Bobby retired from racing he gave the Maserati to Mr. McCoy. ( Now that is a good boss to have !)

    Name:  MASERATI T61 BOBBY AYLWARD p2 GVR FEB 66.jpg
Views: 52
Size:  173.2 KB

    Name:  MASERATI T61 BOBBY AYLWARD GVR FEB 66.jpg
Views: 51
Size:  117.1 KB
    Bobby Aylward in his Maserati # 4. at Green Valley Raceway. 1966.
    (Jerry Melton photos)

    A little more of the history of this Maserati Tipo 61 at this site.

    http://buildraceparty.com/1960-maser...o-61-birdcage/

    Name:  1960 Maserati T61.jpg
Views: 50
Size:  151.8 KB


    (Ken H..)
    Last edited by khyndart in CA; 10-08-2020 at 07:23 AM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •