Butch Gilbert -- 1959
Gilbert finished 5th. He leads
a gaggle of small-bore racers through Turn 2 early in the race. The
last car in the line is eventual winnerMichael Malone in his 1960cc 1959
This large and unusual-looking 5400cc.
car has a strange history to match. It began life as a Talbot
Grand Prix car, acquired this body by SoCal fabricator Jack Sutton
and raced as a "Talbot Special" in Southern California in 1960, powered
by the 4500cc. straight-six Talbot GP engine.
Somewhere along the line, the Talbot
chassis was sold to be restored as a bona-fide Talbot GP car. The
unique Sutton body then acquired a new chassis (Hagemann?) and Chevy power.
All to the good! Now we get to see this very interesting and historic
car on the track.
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