|Car ID's From the Movie "Road Racer"
Thanks for your car ID's!!! I'm sorry I didn't get to this sooner but I've been busy attending the "Wine Country Classic" historic races at Infineon Raceway (Sears Point) and editing my photos. Photos soon!
To locate photos
from "Road Racers", follow this grid: Rows
down are 1-18. Columns across are A-B-C-D.
From Ken Freese: "The Austin Healey 100S picture is of Bob Windhorst's car." (3A)
From Paul House: "Looking at the pictures from "Road Racers" I noticed one captioned "Ferrari 125 Mille Miglia". Surely that is Ken Miles in the M.G. R1." (6C)
From Bruce Dabney: "Some of the mystery cars in the Road Racers movie: -The one pictured 3 times, as: '1958 Edsel unknown', '1958 Ford F-series'(#110), and again at the end as 'unknown', is Ak Miller's El Caballo II." (6B 8B 8C 17A)
The car identified as 'Ferrari 125 MM (#50) is Ken Miles in his first MG Special. (6C)
From Ron Cummings: "Car #69 is Gurney in Arciero's 375 Ferrari Special with the fiberglass body. The car still had a Ferrari motor that day and finished second. The car had the highest top speed of any car down the mile long straight for the race, something like 165+ miles per hour." (1D)
"Ak Miller used his first of five Devin bodied cars, no. 111 Devin-Chevrolet (6A 17B), and El Caballo II. (6B 8B 8C 17A) He and Jerry Unser drove these two cars even swapping cars mid-race during the film!! "
"The car in the first Times GP, 1958, start is Jerry Unser in Micky Thompson's Kurtis 500sx." (16B)
"A lot of the photos seem to have been taken during the 1958 Times GP."
From author & historian Willem Oosthoek:
"#110 "Ak Miller in his Caballo
Kurtis/Olds [raced by Bobby Unser]" 6B
8B 8C 17A)
From Bill Oker:
"Ferrari 125 Mille Miglia...Nope...That's Ken Miles in his first MG Special..." (6C)
"To bad these shots are so outta focus...I can almost identify some
of the others but not quite sure..."
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