|The late Bob Norton sent me the following:
"A couple of comments regarding Ken Miles.
His initial claim to fame in racing in Southern Calif was not just in driving
MG Specials, but of course he made these Specials (R1 and R2) himself.
I believe that both are frequently shown at the Monterey Historics.
It would be nice to add these to his page." (Anybody? TM)
"Later he did the chassis design for
the Scarab. His development work on the Cobras and the GT40s was
invaluable, and of course he was killed at Riverside doing testing on the
"The reason I stumbled on your site was
due to Ken Miles. I saw on "RPM2Night" that he had been added to
the Motorsports Hall of Fame, and they showed the category as open wheel.
To my knowledge he only drove open wheel racers a small number of times,
so I did a Google search for Ken Miles and was led to your site!
Later I found the Hall of Fame at www.mhf.com and they had him properly
listed as "sports car".
"While I was at Caltech in the late 50s
I was chairman of the SAE chapter one year, and invited Ken out to talk
with us. He was kind enough to come out for a very interesting talk.
While I'm aware that he rubbed many the wrong way, he was delightful with