|Bob Edmison -- Mercedes-Corvette
Bob sent me these photos from his personal
collection. They show him at the July 8-9, 1961 race meeting at the
Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona, California.
|Bob on the main straight at Pomona
on July 9th, 1961. Car builder Chuck
Porter was inspired by the look of the Mercedes-Benz 300-SLR.
To me this car looks more like the ultimate
Mercedes-Benz sports/racing car than the real 300-SLR
||Bob's in 3rd grid position here for
Saturday's qualifying race. On the pole is Jack Stewart in #137,
the Corvette powered DeMar Special.
In the middle is Don Holle in his MG
A strange grid for this Pomona main event...
Where are: Bob Drake? Don
Hulette? Ak Miller?
|Bob describes the start:
"The starter looks like Art Torres?
Looks like a better starting position than we had on Sunday.
The throttle stuck wide open on the start. I had installed
a tab on the throttle so I could heel and toe the pedals easier.
It stuck. Over-engineered again."
|Bob with his crew at Pomona:
"L to R: Jackman, Richard Hibbard,
Yours Truly, Dan Whitz, Mike Koslosky."
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||Another look at Bob on the starting
grid. Next to him is #45 the "VKI"
Devin-Corvette driven by Lew Spencer.
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