Other Ferraris -- 2

Ricardo 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 Team (NART).

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" Maserati.

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.

Skip 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 the photos!!!

This photo captures a moment of the epic battle between Phil Hill, leading in the Ferrari 412MI, and Chuck Daigh's Lance Reventlow-entered Scarab 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 McCann.)

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