John Mozart -- 1958
Mozart finished 3rd in his menacing-looking
black Lister. Mozart, who has a fantastic car collection, has
raced this Lister for ten years(?). The car had a previous NorCal
historic racing history with Bill Harlan, Bill Chizar, and maybe others.
(Your webmaster's fading memory only goes back to Harlan's 366cid McLaren
motor in the car in the early 1980s.)
In ancient times (1960), George Constantine
raced the car back east as the "Kelso Lister-Chevy" or "Kelischev".
Never as shiny and clean as it is now in Mozart's care; when Constantine
drove it as #49 it had the same, or even more, of the rough menace
that the car still projects.
Constantine raced the car in the 1960
fall west coast pro races: Qualifying well at the 3rd "L.A. Times
Grand Prix" at Riverside on Oct. 16, but DNF'ing; at the first S.F.
Examiner "Pacific Grand Prix" at Laguna Seca on Oct. 23, Constantine was
third in the first 100 mile heat. In the second 100 mile heat, Constantine
actually led the race
for a lap, but was quickly passed by winner Stirling
Moss and faded to an 11th place finish.