|Townsend Specials -- 1
Arizona-based Frank Townsend fielded
Pontiac powered Specials from the late 1950s through 1970. Gene Gibson,
the current owner of one of the Townsend cars sent me these photos (with,
I hope, more to come!) and will fill me in on more of Townsend's racing
|I love this photo! Turn 2 at the
Tucson airport course in the mid-1960s. Pete Voevodsky in the Mk.IV
incarnation of the Townsend Special leads Tracy Bird in #4 Birdcage Maserati
#2470. The two smaller cars behind are Dr. Bill Molle in the blue
Lotus Mk.23 and Harry Banta in his #7 Genie-like "Ferharry"?
|Here's the Mk.III version of the Townsend
Special. (This is one cool-looking ride. I'd love to have this
Hulette drove the car in this configuration to 11th
place in the 1964 Riverside USRRC event.
Does it look like a Birdcage Maserati?
With 6600cc. of Pontiac V8 power no Birdcage could keep up with this monster
on the straight.
See Hulette at speed in the "Townsend
Mk.II" at Santa Barbara in "Movie
|Don Hulette prepares to drive the Mk.II
Townsend at Santa Barbara on May 27-28, 1962. From left:
?????????, Butch McDaniel, Don, Jack Voevodsky and PeteVoevodsky.
Specials -- 2 "The "Townsend Typhoons"
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