|Jim Hall -- 2
Before creating the Chaparrals Hall drove
a variety of other cars; Ferraris, Maseratis, and the Lister shown here.
|Pete Vanlaw's photo shows Hall in Lister-Chevrolet
BHL108 at Santa Barbara in 1958. These early Listers were called
"Knobblys" for their aggressive-looking bodywork. They appear especially
painted black. Interesting cars in the background! L to
R: Jim Larkin in the "Reynold
Wrap Special", ????? in the yellow Mercedes-Corvette,
a red Ferrari of some sort, ?????, and John von Neumann in a Ferrari
|Ed Sauer of Seattle, WA, sent this photo
of Jim Hall and an early Chaparral II. Ed thinks this was 1964.
Can anyone identify the date and this rainy venue?
(Back to: Ed Sauer Photos)
|From 1960s racer & website contributor
"On your picture Jim Hall 2 this is the
best Franz Weis (Chaparral engine builder) remembers about it. He is at
the back of the car. This letter is from Franz Weis's wife Kathy."
"Franz says this photo was during the
fall of 1963 when Jim was driving the first rear engined Chaparral.
He's not sure where it was, but it sure was flat. Not Midland though--too
many trees. Franz is down behind the car wearing his "boys from the
hood" old leather jacket. Car looks like it had been in a wreck doesn't
it." Regards, Kathy Weis
Also: Grand opening of the
at the Petroleum Museum in Midland, Texas.
(8-23-09) Excellent discussion
of the Chaparral II photo above on the "Revelations"
page of Jan66's "Chaparral
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