Beautiful job with the Cad-Alfa (also loved the Watkins Glen story and Kessler interview). The three Torrey Pines photos were all taken at the July meet, not the December ’52 one, which I know not only because I took one of them, but because that event was the only one which used the first section of what was normally the back straight for the paddock and start/finish, as can be seen in the large photo on p. 41 with the slope and grove of young eucalyptus behind. At the December event the car wore #60, at the July event #106 (it was not listed in the program—a late entry). There are also a couple of problems with chronology: the Stockton event is said to be the car’s first with the Caddy, prior to Madera, and that Bamford finished ahead of Miles’s MG Special. But Miles debuted that car at Pebble Beach the following year, so perhaps the ’53 Stockton is intended, which would not be the Alfa’s first with the Cad engine. At that event, the car’s front fenders came off necessitating a pit stop, which caused the car to drop back. The same trouble plagued the car at Torrey Pines. Both the ’52 and ’53 Palm Springs events are said to have been March 23rd; I believe the date is correct for ’52 but not ’53. This is probably a simple typo. Terrific pix of the car today!
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