Ronnie Bucknum

was one of the most talented drivers to emerge from the Southern California sports car racing milieu.  At Laguna Seca in June, 1960, (The first race event I attended) Bucknum drove brilliantly in an underpowered A.C. Bristol and defeated all the Corvettes, winning the main event for Production Cars.

Bucknum in Chic Vandagriff's Austin Healey 3000.  In this car he demonstrated the outstanding skills that earned him a ride with the Honda Formula One team in 1964.
At Riverside on March 4-5, 1962, Bucknum drove this street-stock Ferrari 250-GT and finished mid-pack against a full field of race-prepared Corvettes.
Riverside, June, 1963:   Bucknum won the main event driving Ol' Yaller Mk.III.

Here he leads 2nd place finisher Ken Miles in Otto Zipper's Dolphin- Porsche around Turn 8.

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