|From author and historian Michael T. Lynch : (1-2-08)
"I remember seeing a pic of the car when it was new.
The only thing I can tell you is that Shelby not only knew Crim, but may
have been his entrant for one race. Not the OSCA however."
From website and contributor and historic racer Bob Engberg:
"What a beautiful OSCA. I think that Crim's nickname was "Bo" rather
than "Bro." He entered an Elva MK II with fiberglass body at the
Eagle Creek races in 1957. The Elva had been destined to compete at Sebring
but was DNS. The mechanic working on the front of the
Elva (see photo) has "Carroll
Shelby" monogramed on his shirt so perhaps there is a Crim- Shelby connection
that Peter might wish to pursue."
More from Michael T. Lynch: (1-9-08)
"Shelby drove an XK-120 for Crim at Bergstrom AFB on 12 Apr 53.
"Mansfield LA. Race 2. Crim entered an Elva for Shelby.
(11-8-09) More from Bob Wilder:
"Here is some new information since you put my car on your web site
and some updated history and pictures:
1. We are still looking for the original OSCA engine (1100 cc) #
1111 and Siata transmission that was reportedly taken to the Chicago area
by an individual in 1956-57 we donít know but we do know his two
Air Force army friends- Lawrence Johnson and Harold Hartman, both
officers were stationed in Texas at the time.
2. The car had an interesting initial history (1950-1954) in Italy,
and we have attached the history update.
3. The car was raced at Eagle Mountain, TX on March 3, 1956
by Crim. We believe it was raced least one more time in 1956 at Eagle Mountain
but we are not sure.
4. The history has been
5.The car should be completely restored in 6 months and attached
are some updated photos.
6. In response to one reader comment, Liggett Crimís name was Bro
and no Bo. He got the name Bro from his sister according to his son
Liggett Crim III."