|Johnny Mauro's Ferrari
375 Indy Car
In June, 2001, photographer and website
visitor Pete Garramone sent me some photos of Pike's Peak cars from the
1950's. The car below interested your webmaster because it looked
like an early 1950s 4.5 liter Grand Prix car. An interesting sidebar
to Ferrari racing history, little known today, was the entry of four cars
in the 1952 Indianapolis 500. I knew that Ascari had run a Ferrari
and DNF'd in 1952, but I knew little of the other cars and nothing of the
subsequent history of the Indy Ferraris.
|Pete said he took the photo in either
1953 or 1954 and asked for help identifying the car & driver.
Website visitors came through with some
interesting possibilities, including a Talbot-Lago
GP car (good try!), before the historians came through with the answer
to this mystery!
||Here's another of Pete's Pike's Peak
This one looks to me like an early 1950's
|Pete's photo of another Sprint car on
the Pike's Peak hill.
I've never been there, but this shot
gives me an idea of the incredible vistas at the higher elevations.
Back to: Mystery
Cars -- 1
Back to: New