To see Photo
Gallery of this race CLICK HERE. It was the
October 29, 1967 LA Times Grand Prix. Shots were found in my
old slide collection. Although I took over 50 slides, only about
a dozen came out or show the action. Shot below shows start with
Dan Gurney leading from pole position in his Lola T70 Mk 3B Ford
(DNF), followed by ultimate winner Bruce McLaren in his McLaren
M6A Chevrolet. Jim Hall follows in the winged Chaparral 2G -
he finishes 2nd. 36 cars started, 16 finished.
& comments by Bill Witcher
1963 - 6th Annual
LA Times Grand Prix for Sports Cars
This was held
October 11-13, 200 mile, 77 laps, sanctioned by USAC/CSCC.
Bob Holbert and Dave MacDonald's King Cobras with Jim Halls
Chaparral next to them. The Chaparral had a mishap right in front
of me on this day.
a visitor to the site.
those Riverside shots are so cool! I didn't have a good camera
till the early 80's, but I've got that Riverside program and
a lot of other years. Thanks for the memories.
Brian M. Baker
are rather poor quality photos and scans, but hope you enjoy
them. Chuck Brandt is writing a book on King Cobras and is re-scanning
some for his book. When they are available we will post them.
He was first to contact me before the slide show was up and running
and identified the shot below as well as other information. I
am giving credit to contributors on each slide and other comments
are just by me.
thanks to Willem Oosthoek, who has provide most of the car identification
on this slide show and other detail about this race.
NEW POSTED February
From Dave McDonald.net comes this vintage video of the 1963
- 6th Annual LA Times Grand Prix for Sports Cars.
The Historic Targa
history and current events
photos from the 1969 Targa Florio fans in Sicily, particularly
Carmelo Oliva, started contributing more photos and facts about
the race and now They have formed the AMICO DELLA TARGA FLORIO.
The aim of the Association is to spread knowledge of Targa Florio
The old FLORIOPOLI
pit and grandstand area has been purchased by the Sicilian Regional
it be restored, will the race run again possibly like the Mille
Miglia of today?
To see these
vintage photos and to following the new direction this historic
event is taking see our NEW TARGA FLORIO page.
John Klug's Pacesetter
Masten Gregory " The Kansas City Flash"
at wheel of McLaren M1B.
Sponsored by John
Klug Pacesetter Homes. Not sure where this
shot was taken, but Masten raced this car in CanAm Series starting
of Ottawa, Canada emailed that this shot was taken at St. Jovite,
Quebec. Thanks Paul for this update. September 6, 2009
is after shunt on first lap of race at St. Jovie. In pits on
right are John Klug of Pacesetter, Roy Campbell Chief Mechanic
and Masten. On left behind pit wall is Carl Haas of Newman/Haas
fame in todays racing.
NOTE: John Klug passed away
May 2007 at his home in La Quinta, California.
Photo provided by
Jerry Entin - Information by Ike Smith
photo is a shot of the Pacesetter McLaren running at October
1966 Can Am at Laguna Seca. Goodyear paid for this outing for
Maston Gregory as thanks for winning the 1965 LeMans.Additional facts: Phil
Hill won in a Chaparral 2E, Masten placed 5th. In this shot Maston
is followed by Chuck Parson in another McLaren M1B Chevolet -
he finished 16th. Posted October 30, 2009. See race results canam1966.html#4
by David Barton, scanned by Kenneth Barton
Photo provided by
Jerry Entin - Gil Munz photo
photos is another shot of the Pacesetter McLaren submitted by
Jerry Entin. Roy Campbell is on the left, other fellow unknown.
If you know him, Email
on Tam's site is from 1964 not 1965. In 1965 I raced a Cheetah.
After the Riverside Race in 1965 I raced the McLaren Mk 1 that
Graham Hill was driving in that race. In 1967 I got a McLaren
Mk 2 and in 1968 I got a Lola T-70. This is my McLaren at Riverside
in 1967. Photo by Gary Wheeler.
car is the Mk2 McLaren that was raced by Peter Revson in 1966.
I ran that car in 1967. It was silver I painted it Nassau Blue.
A stock 67 Corvette color. I started with a Traco 333 cu. in.
engine about 420 hp. I then switched to a Al Bartz 365 cu. in.
engine about 500 hp. I finished 11th at Elkhart in the 1967 CanAm
and 7th at the last race Stardust or Las Vegas.
Below is my
Lola T70 Mark3 at Riverside in 1968
Gurney on the way to Nassau Races. Others in shot, Roy Campbell
center and Bill Fowler, Gurney's longtime mechanic.
photos of McLaren and above shot from Craig Campbell's collection
Don't forget the ladies!
In this era
like today, racing would not be racing without the girls.
photos from 1967 CanAm Round 5 @ Riverside © Bill Witcher