drove well in an outdated D-Type Jaguar
|Reno driver Brennan in his hometown
event at Stead AFB.
||Brennan accelerates hard out of Turn
4 at Cotati in November, 1961.
He finished 6th o.a. and 2nd in class
"C" modified to
in his Lister-Jaguar.
|For 1962, Brennan added Chevy V-8 power
to the Jaguar. Here at Stockton, in April, he DNF'd.
For some reason this combination of a
skilled driver, big horsepower, and a capable chassis never quite worked.
Brennan went on to notable success in
the mid-1960s driving an E-Type Jaguar for Kjell Qvale.
During the CanAm years he drove his own
|Ron Cummings found this history of Merle
Brennan's D-Type Jaguar:
"XKD 522 Engine n° E2027-9 Reg. N°
n/a Colour Red 1955 Los Angeles Show car; December, Palm Springs
races, car entered by Hornburg, Saturday, driven by Ignacio Lozano, 5th,
Sunday replaced by Carroll Shelby, DNF as uncompetitive; January l 9S6
Torrey Pines Six Hour endurance race, Johnston, DNF after damaging car
and shared XKD 527; 1957 badly damaged in workshop fire; reported rebuilt
by 1959; later owned by Merle Brennan; 1963 sold to Clyde Keeling; fitted
at some stage with V8 engine; during 1960s crashed and very badly damaged;
1971 sold to Tom Groskritz;intact chassis frames & remains of bonnet,
monocoque & tail section shipped to Lynx who have reconstructed the
body, retaining as much as possible of the original; being gradually rebuilt
by owner; Tom Grcskritz (Costa Mesa, California, USA)."
Sourced from: http://jaguarracing.wz.cz/Racingcars/d_chassis.htm
Brennan -- 2 & 3
Balchowsky -- 1
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Brashear -- 1
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