Art Snyder

was a contender in Class "G" Modified in 1961.  He and his red Lola Mk.1 appeared everywhere in California, north and south.  He battled hot Lotus Mk.XI drivers like Frank Monise and Chuck Tannlund and was a fair match for northern California Lola Mk.1 ace Ron Hathaway.

On September 24, 1961, Snyder finished 2nd in Class "G" Modified to Ron Hathaway at Stead AFB, near Reno, Nevada.
For 1962, Snyder brought the first Elva Mk.6 to California.  Here he brakes for a  tight corner on the Stockton street course.

Later in 1962, Snyder bought an even lower and lighter Genie sports racer.

(12-24-09)  From David Grossman, current owner of the ex-Art Snyder Lola Mk.1:

"S/N BR-2 was originally owned by Art O'Connor, then Snyder sold it to Doc Molle who later repainted it in his favorite color lime green, then a dark blue.  BR-2 disappeared from the race scene about 1964.  I purchased it from a young man in Costa Mesa in 1966, disassembled it for a thorough rebuild and then unexpectedly moved overseas.  In 1997 it was taken out of storage and the long-delayed restoration took place in my shop in Florida where it is now complete except for final paint in the original red." 

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