|Other Ferraris -- 2
Rodriguez drove Ferrari TRI/61 #0794 at the Riverside GP on Oct. 14-15,
1961. The car was entered by Luigi Chinetti's North American Racing
|The young Mexican driver failed to qualify
as the car neither ran nor handled properly at this event. In the
"Consolation Race" for non-qualifiers he was eliminated by a collision
with Chuck Sargent's "Birdcage"
This car was later campaigned on the
West Coast by Stan Burnett, driving for Dick Hahn, and Bill
Sherwood, driving for Bev Spencer. It's now owned by well-known
collector Peter Sachs.
Hudson in the Ferrari
412MI during practice/qualifying for the Oct. 15, 1961 Riverside "L.A.
Times Grand Prix". The color & numerals look very different
from my photo of the same car on the same day.
412-MI Mystery page! Compare
|This photo captures a moment of the
epic battle between Phil Hill, leading
in the Ferrari 412MI, and Chuck Daigh's Lance Reventlow-entered
at the first Riverside Grand Prix.
This race, held in October 1958, was
the first major professional event for sports cars in California.
Equally matched, Hill and Daigh traded
the lead repeatedly. Daigh finally won after Hill's Ferrari DNF'd.
(Both photos on this page from John
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