Danno Raffetto -- Ferrari-Corvette

The driver in this Cotati Raceway shot doesn't look like either car owner Red Faris or his "Designated Driver" Bill Sherwood.  After the July 15-16 SCCA races at Cotati, Faris bought the car from Stan Sugarman.  He raced it at Vaca Valley Raceway on August 19-20, 1961 but didn't like its handling and turned the driving over to Sherwood.

Sherwood raced the car in Northern California for the rest of the 1961 season and through all of the 1962 season.  He won his only overall victory at Vaca Valley Raceway in November, 1962, after Stan Peterson rolled Bev Spencer's Maserati Type 151 in Turn 1.

Northern California Corvette driver Danno Raffetto bought the car, painted it red,  and raced it with his usual #28 in 1963-64. 

This photo could have been shot at an early 1963 "Racing Drivers Club" or "RDC" session at Cotati.  "RDC Sessions" were combination training days for novice drivers and test days for veterans preparing for the coming racing season.

This looks like Raffetto getting ready to go out for a test drive right before or right after buying the car. 

Michael Callaham has raced the car in historic events since 1985 with V12 power.

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