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#1 Jerry Entin

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 23:39

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Who, where and when? Model and owner?


Photo: Willem Oosthoek Collection

Edited by Jerry Entin, 24 May 2012 - 01:28.


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#2 Jean L

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:32

It is the Ferrari 340MM Touring of Jack/Gary? Brumby,maybe in California around 1959.

#3 Wirra

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:03

The helmet and goggles look a bit like Bill Krause. The rollbar and general appearance make me think it is not 'in period' and the hand positions make me think it may be staged.

#4 Jerry Entin

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:30

Wirra and Jean L:

You guys are good, now were do you think it is ?

#5 Jean L

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:54

Pomona or Santa Barbara.

#6 Wirra

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:15

Luigi Chinetti owned it in 1959 and Jack and Gary Brumby raced it at Vacaville, Bill Krause at Santa Barbara, and finally Stuart Aldhouse at Del Mar. I'm going for Bill Krause at Santa Barbara - but I still think the photo is staged!

#7 Jerry Entin

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 03:22

Wirra: Not a staged picture.

Jean L:
It is actually the Cal Club's Hourglass Race north of San Diego on June 20-21, 1959, but you were close. The driver is Bill Krause, the car the 1953 Touring-bodied Ferrari 340MM, chassis 0268, entered by Jack Brumby of Italia Motors.

Krause finished third overall on Saturday while his result on Sunday went unreported. Both races were won by Richie Ginther in the von Neumann 250TR.

The 340MM was first raced by Giuseppe Farina in the 1953 Mille Miglia. In October 1959 Brumby offered it for a mere $3,000.

all research: Willem Oosthoek