|From author & historian
"This is May 19, 1957.
Peggy McClure is seen here in Monza
0552. She finished 4th in the ladies race. Peg McClure was the
girlfriend of Ed Gelder. They later married . She is still alive and I
have been meaning to contact her, but have never gotten around to it."
From Dave Williams:
"You've gotten us thinking
about Ferrari's in Cumberland. Could this be Ed
Gelder and the Mrs. a few years later in 1960?"
More from David Seielstad:
"This is exciting. I have
Gelder entering a "Monza" at Cumberland in 1960, but as a "3.5."
At this time Gelder owned 0684, but it is a 3.7 and not a Monza anyway.
Later Gelder races a Monza/Corvette" and I have one crummy photo and cannot
figure out the car. 0684 never lost its motor.
I really need to see this
car from the front. I am working on the theory that Gelder may have owned
the 860 Monza 0602, because it is "missing" after 1958 and it was a 3.5.
From the rear I do not see twin exhaust pipes so this is not a V12 (i.e.
0684), but is it 0552 or an 860 Monza?
David Seielstad continues
re: Ed Gelder's Ferrari (s).
"The 1960 car is 0552.
The big question now is what engine was it using? In 1960-61 Gelder entered
in CM as a 3.5. Later he enters a Ferrari/Chevy (same car?) then makes
one last appearance at Kent Fields in 1964 with a Monza 3.5. In between
in 1960 he enters his 315 at Elkhart and Watkins but does not show. He
does race 0684 at Nassau in 1960 then it is back to the Ferrari/Chevy.
So a big mystery."