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#1 Wolfi

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 09:28

This is the race history of Maserati 200SI, chassis number #2427. Any corrections, additions, eye-pokes etc. are very wellcome. While I do have a lot of contemporaray pictures (some privided by Archie Means´sone) I am of course looking for additional ones (for which I would of course gladly pay). Please note that I have omitted three races in July 57 which the John Fitch website credits to #2427 while in fact Fitch raced a 150S and a 300S on these occasions (these latter facts and other information were brought to my knowledge by John de Boer and Willem Oosthoek). For a complete history-PDF-file with pictures please e-mail me privately at VWorld@aol.com. Thank you.
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DATE RACE RACE NUMBER DRIVER RESULT REFERENCE

09/21/57 Watkins Glen Races #8 John Fitch 1st IC/4th OA JF website
Queen Catharine Cup barcboys


09/29/57 Bridgehampton Natio - #8 John Fitch 1st IC/5th OA JF website
nal Championship Races, Bridgehampton
Race 7 p.165 with pic, p.168
wrsp


12/06/57 Nassau Speed Week #12 John Fitch 1st IC/2nd OA JF website
Prelim, 5 LapGovenor´s Bahamas p. 96.
Trophy Heat 109, 111, SCI

12/06/57 Nassau Speed Week #12 John Fitch DNF JF website
15 lap Govenor´s Trophy lap 3 Bahamas
Race SCI


12/08/57 Nassau Speed Week #12 John Fitch 1st IC/3rd OA JF website
20 Lap Main Memorial Trophy SCI
Bahamas Race

04/27/58 Limerock Park #8 John Fitch 2nd IC/2nd OA JF website


06/15/58 Limerock National #8 John Fitch 1st IC/3rd OA JF website
Championship Sports SCCA
Car Races, Race 8


07/05/58 Limerock National #8 John Fitch 1st IC/3rd OA JF website
Championship Sports SCCA
Car Races, Race 7


03/07/59 Bocca Raton #34E John J. Packo 4th IC Vintage RCJ
Race 1 SCCA


04/03/60 Pensacola #200 Archie Means 9th OA/3rd IC SCCA
Race 5 HerbMeans



4/16/60 Marlboro National #200 Archie Means 6th OA/3rd IC SCCA
Championship Sports HerbMeans
Car Races, Race 7

05/14/60 Cumberland #200 Archie Means 6th IC SCCA
Prelim

05/15/60 Cumberland #200 Archie Means 6th OA/2nd IC SCCA
Main, Race 7, rscc
40 laps


05/28/60 Lake Eerie Invitational Archie Means 1st OA HerbMeans
Race, Dunkirk, NY


09/24/60 Watkins Glen #200 Archie Means 14th OA/7th IC SCCA
(driven in practice by Ed Gelder and rscc, barc
Richard Thompson) HerbMeans


05/11/61 Cumberland #200 Archie Means SCCA
nrr
cumb


05/12/61 Cumberland #200 Archie Means 3rdIC SCCA
nrr
cumb


5/13/62 Cumberland #115 Thomas A. Brewer DNF cumb
wsrp


06/30/62 Lime Rock #5 Jack Brewer 16th IC SCCA
wsrp


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#2 klemcoll

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 15:22

Am I correct that at the time Fitch drove the car it was owned by John Timken, of the bearing company?

#3 Wolfi

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 17:39

Am I correct that at the time Fitch drove the car it was owned by John Timken, of the bearing company?


No, it was owned by Vincent Andrus or the Andrus family.

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#4 Jerry Entin

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 20:41

Wolfi:
Although Fitch raced it for him, chassis # 2457 was actually owned by Vincent Andrus, a curator with the Metropolitan Museum in New York City.

The second owner of the car was J.J. Packo of Fort Lauderdale. He really went by J.J. and his first name was Joe, not John. He was born in Ohio of Hungarian ancestry. J.J. stopped racing after Boca Raton 1959 when his first child was born. He worked for NASA at the time and later became the inventor and patent holder of Cryo-Chem, the self-sealing refrigerants. He died in 2000.

There are two period photos of the car in the upcoming Birdcage book.

all research Willem Oosthoek


#5 ERault

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 10:39

Nice work Wolfi. I think you miss the 1961 Watkins Glen Grand Prix for Brewer (DNF).

#6 Wolfi

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 20:36

Nice work Wolfi. I think you miss the 1961 Watkins Glen Grand Prix for Brewer (DNF).



Are you sure? What is your source?

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#7 Wolfi

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 20:41

Iust found it on the Jack Reuter Website. THANKS.

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#8 Wolfi

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 20:53

Today I received my copy of the new birdcage book by Willem Oosthoek. As Jerry Entin had announced in post #4 there are two pictures of #2427 in it: one is a colour picture of Fitch racing it in September 1957 in Watkins Glen. The car is painted red since it was repainted in white/blue only for the Bahamas races in Deecmber. The other picture shows Dan Gurney racing #2427 in Cuba in February 1960. This came really as a surprise to me, but as Willem pointed out to me today the car was loaned by owner J.J. Packo to his friend Lucky Casner, the team owner ofthe Camoradi racing team who had Dan Gurney racing it when the anticipated new birdcage did not materialize in time. There is also a very nice picture of Gurney racing #2427 in Tom Burnside´s "American Racing".

BTW: The book is fantastic with lots of unpublished colour pictures!

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#9 etceterini.com

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 01:08

Where do we get the book?

Where on the Jack Reuter web site? On the SCCA race results page??

#10 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 09:02

Just Google Dalton Watson Books