|(4-9-10) From Steve Christiansen:
"Peter Reeves is asking for info on an OSCA previously owned by Ron
Hunter. Ron was a racer out of Denver and was very prominent in the
Colorado Region of SCCA. Ron had the car converted to Chevy V8 power
in the 59-60. He raced it for several years in the Mid-West.
There is a photo published in Road & Track showing Ron trying out the
passenger seat of Chuck Sargent's Birdcage. The photo was used on
the back page with Sargent showing a funny expression. I believe
this happened in Turn 2 at Continental Divide Raceway in 1961 or 1962 at
the USAC pro race. I also remember Ron racing the OSCA at Pikes Peak.
Peter should be able to check the archives at the Pikes Peak Museum group
in Colorado Springs for info. There should be plenty of info on the car
and many members of the SCCA in Colorado should still be around that remember
it. Something in my memory bank says Bob Carnes did some of the work
at his Bocar shop."
(9-21-11) From Elad Shraga:
The caption says that this picture was taken in the 1952 Elkhart
lake race, by contributor John Knudsen. The car has the same profile as
OSCA chassis number 1122, but here are two questions:
1. At the September 1952 race program car number 48 is a BMW entered
by Tony Pompeo, not an OSCA. In fact the cars listed as OSCA are well known
and should not be related to 1122, and would not share the visual profile.
2. I have seen a mention of 1122 participating in the Elkhart Lake
races, but I see no positive confirmation. Can someone help by confirming
if the car did run at the races, by whom (I assume it was not Randy Mcdugal)?
This is quite intriguing as this could be the first known picture
of OSCA Chassis 1122 before it got to the west coast and started its rather