Stan Sugarman 

 was a prominent Arizona-based owner/driver in the 1950s and early 1960s.  In 1961, he and fellow Arizonan Jim Connor campaigned the ex-John von Neumann  Ferrari 625-TRC #0680, upgraded with Chevy V8 power. 

 In 1960, Sugarman had bought Maserati Type 61 "Birdcage" #2452 from Joe Lubin and replaced Lubin's driver, Bob Drake, with the very capable Connor.  At Laguna Seca on October 22, 1960, Jim Hall drove the "Birdcage"  for Sugarman

After selling the Maserati, Sugarman bought the Ferrari from von Neumann and installed the Chevy.

At the highly competitive Pomona event July 8-9, 1961, Connor was 3rd in Saturday's qualifying race.

Connor would race the car on Saturday and win a good starting position, then turn the beast over to owner Sugarman for the main event.  Sugarman finished 6th on Sunday at Pomona.

The week after Pomona, the pair took the car to Cotati in Sonoma County.

Connor finished 2nd to Don Hulette here.

Michael Callaham races this car today with Ferrari V12 power.

Sugarman leads Chuck Sargent in his "Birdcage" Maserati early at Cotati.

Sargent made short work of the Ferrari-Chevy, but he failed to finish.

After this race, Sugarman sold the Ferrari-Chevy to Corvette driver Elmer "Red" Faris.  Faris turned the driving  over to fellow Corvette ace Bill Sherwood, who did well with it.. 

For more info on Ferrari 625-TRC #0680 and its sister car, #0672, see the "Notes" page.

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