Chuck Jones's first sportscar venture was this Maserati 151 Coupe #006
Chuck Jones hired Skip Hudson to drive this car for him and was off on his own sportscar adventure.
This picture is from Cotati, California on May 2, 1963. That is Rod Carveth in his Lotus 19 with Buick power next to Skip Hudson in Chuck Jones's doorless Coupe.
This car was previously driven by Stan Peterson of Northern Califonia. Chuck bought this car off Bev Spencer. He was also given many parts off the Briggs Cunningham owned car that Marvin Panch had crashed at Daytona.
RA Historian: I have not researched these events, I am only posting Chuck Jones's words. He also hasn't checked his facts. He is telling me what he remembers from 53 years ago.
I will slow this thread down and check the facts from now on. He may have spelling errors. I try to correct them if I see them. I have corrected Hawthorn above.
I believe Chuck meant Fangio was on the Pole. In the race he had a wheel fall off after like 9 laps in his 450S Maserati. Fangio was of course credited with 5th overall driving with others in a 300 Maserati in the race.
E1Pix: I have no history with Formula One. I did go to Long Beach when Sid Taylor was running Keke Rosberg in the Theodore. I was only there as a friend. I did help Brian Redman and Sid Taylor in 1972 when they ran Brian's Chevron B 24 in the F-5000 series in the states. I was also with Sid Taylor in 1973 when Jody Scheckter drove a Trojan and Lola in the F-5000 for Sid in the states. I also helped Sid Taylor in 1974 when Vern Shuppan ran a Lola in F-5000, this was with sponsorship from Teddy Yip, this was at the last two westcoast races of 1974.
The Team starting in 1974 was known as Theodore Racing. They ran Tony Brise in 1975 and Alan Jones in 1976. Patrick Tambay ran the last race of 1976 at Riverside for Theodore Racing. They then went into Formula One and also Indy type racing. I had nothing to do with Formula One or Indy with Theodore Racing.
photo: Rod Carveth collection
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Edited by Jerry Entin, 19 January 2011 - 02:10.