|Paramount Ranch -- 1
Bob Norton sent me photos from both the
March 9-10, 1957 and June 15-16, 1957 events.
"Where They Raced -- Lap 2" by Harold
Osmer (published in 2000) states that Paramount Ranch was used from August
1956 to December 1957. According to Osmer the SCCA staged five races
during that period, but it was the CSCC rather than the SCCA.
Bob Norton remembers: "The track
was in a truly lovely area, although way too hot in the summer. The
track was one of few with a crossover."
Hauser powerslides the "Balchowsky Special" around a tight corner.
This was before the car became known as "Ol' Yaller". He leads an
early V8 Corvette. Can anyone identify the car and driver?
McAfee drove John Edgar's Porsche 550RS at the June event.
He won after Ken
Miles similar car was disqualified for a rules infraction
Ranch -- 2
||Miles in John von Neumann's 550RS was
more than a lap ahead of McAfee when he stopped for a drink of water.
Bad idea -- he stopped in a "restricted
area". Hence his disqualification.