|John "Bat" Masterson
was a solid West Coast competitor from
1955 through 1965. He returned for another career in historic racing
|On November 11-12, 1961 he appeared
at Cotati in this very pretty, blue Porsche
RS60. Masterson did well at Cotati, winning class "E" modified
and finishing 8th against a strong field.
The next year, he almost won overall
at San Luis Obispo but was nipped at the finish line by Frank
Monise in a Lotus
Video! Masterson in
the RS60 at Santa Barbara in May, 1962. Movie
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||Masterson battles Dick
Brashear at Del Mar in December, 1961.
Brashear drives the ex-Von Neumann Ferrari
|Masterson drove heavy iron for years.
His Kurtis-Chevrolet and Victress-bodied
"Batmobile" Special entertained spectators and made indentations on
haybales up and down the West Coast.
Masterson in the Kurtis leads
Hulette in his cowl-less Jaguar-Chevy out of Turn 9 at Santa Barbara
in September, 1961. This was his last appearance in the Kurtis.
2nd career -- HWM-Chevy!!!
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