It’s been a very long time since Bill Pollack raced his Cadillac-powered Allard to victory through the forested road course of Pebble Beach. His back-to-back wins in ’51 and ’52 over Phil Hill and others cemented his place in history as one of the best ever. He remains the only surviving winner of the Pebble Beach races.
In the third week of August, some 60 years after his final Pebble win, Pollack returned to Pebble Beach aiming for a Concours d’Elegance triumph with a car he raced in Southern California in 1953. The car is the Mameco-Ardun and Pollack drove this ground-pounder to a class win at Santa Barbara and 6th overall at March Field in 1953. The car had also been raced at Pebble Beach and Golden Gate in ’53 with Warren Gerdes at the wheel.
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