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#1 etceterini.com

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 23:33

Am wondering if Bill Krause was still racing Birdcage #2649 ('60 Riverside winner)
for the '62 Oakland. Also, has there been much discussion about Bill and his exploits
on this forum??

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PS Hope its OK to post these images from 1962 Sports Car Magazine!!

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#2 David McKinney

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 05:41

Hope its OK to post these images from 1962 Sports Car Magazine!!
-cliff

Of course it is - just so long as you've got prior permission from the copyright holder


#3 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 11:27

etceterini , I am sure you will have your "wondering" answered when the new book on "Birdcages" is published. As to Krause on the TNF , I suggest you change the thread title to just Billy Krause. There are a lot other threads on Americans here.

#4 David McKinney

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 12:41

I suggest you change the thread title to just Billy Krause. There are a lot other threads on Americans here.

If he'd wanted to start a thread on Krause, I'm sure he would have done so
He's asking a specific question here, and I would imagine is hoping to avoid the thread being swamped by irrelevancies :)


#5 Jerry Entin

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 13:00

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Bill Krause at the Legends of Riverside
Bill Krause was recently honored at the Legends of Riverside.

Cliff:
You don't have to wait until the new Birdcage book comes out. Bill Krause's 1960 Riverside winning car was 2469, owned by George Humiston.

Bill Krause raced it again at Laguna Seca a week later and Pomona in January 1961, before Humiston sold the car to Chuck Sargent.

Bill Krause's Birdcage at Oakland in June 1962 was a different one, 2452 owned by Harry Finer.

all research Willem Oosthoek.
photo Albert Wong - copyright 2009 Albert Wong

Edited by Jerry Entin, 15 May 2009 - 13:10.


#6 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 15:54

McKinney , please read again , there are 2 questions (one without a ?) , and I seem to answer/suggest to both .

#7 David McKinney

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 15:55

McKinney , please read again , there are 2 questions (one without a ?) , and I seem to answer/suggest to both .

Sorry I was going by the heading

Edited by David McKinney, 15 May 2009 - 15:55.


#8 Loren Lundberg

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 16:34

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Bill Krause at the Legends of Riverside
Bill Krause was recently honored at the Legends of Riverside.

Cliff:
You don't have to wait until the new Birdcage book comes out. Bill Krause's 1960 Riverside winning car was 2469, owned by George Humiston.

Bill Krause raced it again at Laguna Seca a week later and Pomona in January 1961, before Humiston sold the car to Chuck Sargent.

Bill Krause's Birdcage at Oakland in June 1962 was a different one, 2452 owned by Harry Finer.

all research Willem Oosthoek.
photo Albert Wong - copyright 2009 Albert Wong


Wasn't Mr. Finer with Mercedes in some capacity, like a West Coast Regional Manager or some such?

#9 Jerry Entin

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 16:59

George Humiston, who sold him the Maserati agency in the spring of 1961, claimed that Harry Finer made his money in the rag trade, i.e. a fabric [clothes?] merchant. Another source claims Finer was a high-end tailor. He may have had additional lines of business, but a M-B agency is a new one for me.

all research Willem Oosthoek.