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#1 Darren Galpin

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Posted 29 March 2001 - 14:31

A request for information........

I'm working on sportscar results in conjunction with a friend, and in particular he is looking for the following:-

National sportscar races in USA since 1955 to time when all races became part of any recognized championship in USA (like USRRC, Can-Am or IMSA). Also very appreciated would be every pieces of Nassau Speed Weeks sportscars results.

Any information would be appreciated!

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#2 Joe Fan

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Posted 30 March 2001 - 18:23

Nassau Speed Weeks 1954

Dec. 10th-Bahamas Automobile Cup
1. Marquis de Portago, 4.1-liter Ferrari
2. Erwin Goldschmidt, 4.9-liter Ferrari
3. Masten Gregory, 4.5-liter Ferrari 375MM #98 Tire puncture

Dec. 11th-Governor's Trophy Race (102.9 Miles)
1. Masten Gregory, 4.5-liter Ferrari 375MM #98
2. Marquis de Portago, 4.1-liter Ferrari

Dec. 12th-Nassau Trophy Race (210 Miles)
1. Masten Gregory, 4.5-liter Ferrari 375MM #98
2. Marquis de Portago, 4.1-liter Ferrari

This is all I have for 1954. I will dig around and try to post something for 1955, 1956 and 1957 when I get some more time. I have articles on these races somewhere around here but unfortunately, the race results have to be derived from the reading. No nice and convenient table of results. :mad: Tell Martin I said hello and to get that damn site back up.;)

#3 jarama

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Posted 30 March 2001 - 23:17

Darren,

'55 December Nassau Speed Week,


Governor's Trophy Race,
9/11 December

1, #13, Fon de Portago, Ferrari 735 S
2, #33, Phil Hill, Ferrari 750 Monza
3, #25, Sherwood Johnstone, Jaguar D-Type
.../...
6, #29, Stirling Moss, Austin-Healey 100S
.../...
?, #21, Porfirio Rubirosa, Ferrari 500 Mondial, 1st in class


Nassau Trophy Race,
9/11 December

1, #33, Phil Hill, Ferrari 857 S
2, #13, Fon de Portago
.../...
6, #5, Jim Kimberly, Ferrari 121 LM


'56 December Nassau Speed Week,

Nassau Trophy Race,
60 laps,
9 December

1, #30, Stirling Moss, Maserati 300S
2, #2, Masten Gregory, Ferrari 500 TR
3, #13, Fon de Portago, Ferrari 860 Monza
.../...
6, #69, Eddie Crawford, Porsche 550 Spyder, 2nd in class
.../...
13, #26, Carl Haas, Porsche 550 Spyder


Governor's Trophy Race,

1, #98, Carroll Shelby, Ferrari 410 S Scaglietti Spyder
2, #13, Fon de Portago, Ferrari 860 Monza
3, #42, Lou Brero, Jaguar D-Type
4, #94, Ken Miles, Cooper Porsche




#4 Keir

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Posted 31 March 2001 - 00:24

Anyone have any scans of the Nassau Speed Weeks
program covers from the mid 60's??? :up:

#5 David McKinney

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Posted 31 March 2001 - 07:04

Darren:
The SCCA ran a national sportscar championship from, IIRC, 1952. It was done on a class basis, which meant that the guy who dominated the 750 class had as much chance of winning as the top men: Paul O'Shea won two titles (I think) in a 'production' 300SL Mercedes when the likes of Hill, Gregory and Shelby were winning all the races in Ferraris and Maseratis.
But I suspect you need to include the championship rounds to make your listing complete....

#6 Roger Clark

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Posted 31 March 2001 - 10:09

1955 Nassau Trophy

1 P Hill Ferrari 3400cc
2 de Portago Ferrari 2999cc
3 M gregory Ferrari 2999cc
4 E C Erickson Jagusr D
5 J McAfee Ferrari 4900cc
6 J Kimberly Ferrari 4900cc
7 D Duncan Ferrari 4900cc
8 C Wallace Jaguar D
9 E W Crawford Porsche Spyder
10 S Weiss OSCA
11 J Mantz Porsche spyder
12 A Bunker Porsche Spyder
13 A Conley Porsche Spyder
14 M Marshell Jaguar
15 E Lunken Ferrari 2999cc
16 J W Shakespeare Ferrari 2544cc
17 Derujinsky Ferrar 4954cc
18 R Thompson Jaguar
19 A Markrldon M-Benz 300sl
20 R kessler Jaguar
21 Miss Haskell Maserati 150S
22 J Lowe Frazer-Nash
23 P Norair Jaguar
24 A Habersin Jaguar
25 D McNought Porsche
26 A Young Jaguar
27 Cracraft cooper-Climax
28 L Lee Porsche
29 W Gray Allard
30 Mrs lowe Frazer-Nash
31 F Pohanka Austin-Healey
32 D forlong AC
33 C Hass Jaguar
34 P Stiles Austin Healey
35 S Johnson Jaguar
36 J Williams Jaguar
37 Peter Arnold Porsche
38 A Pompeo Ermini
39 D Vilardi Bandini
40 J Sheppard Triumph TR2
41 L Brero snr M-Benz 300sl
42 D Black Ferrari
43 Banta cooper-Climax
44 L Stephnson Ferrari
45 Ray Heppenstall SIATA
46 Jack morton Jaguar
47 E Wilson Triumph TR2
48 E newcome Kurtis-Kraft
49 R Jackson-moore Austin-Healey
50 J Orr Devin-Panhard
51 F Allen Austin-Healey
52 S Moss Austin-Healey
53 D collins Ferrari
54 J Dowd jnr Bandini
55 Baptista MG A
56 H Hively Ferrari
57 F Windridge Jaguar
58 J B Orr Austin-Healey
59 G Waltman Fiat 570cc

All USA except de Portago and Moss. A big and varied field. I have a similar results for the Governor's Trophy, and a circuit map. I couldn't find one in Darren's track database

#7 Milan Fistonic

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Posted 31 March 2001 - 11:33

1956 Nassau Trophy, 60 laps, 210 miles

1 Stirling Moss Maserati 3.0
2 Masten Gregory Ferrari 3.0
3 M. de Portago Ferrari 3.5
4 Ken Miles Cooper-Porsche
5 Ted Boynton Ferrari 2.0
6 Ed Crawford Porsche 550
7 George Constantine Jaguar D
8 Howard Hively Ferrari 2.0
9 Sam Weiss Porsche 550
10 Art Bunker Jr Porsche
16 J. Chamberlain Lotus XI

#8 Marcor

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Posted 01 April 2001 - 03:53

Jarama,

I guess you've got AMERICAN RACING Road Racing in the 50s and 60s by Tom Burnside and Denise McCluggage, a trilingual book full of B & w pictures. Pages 82 to 115 are dedicated to the 1955 and 1956 edition of the Nassau events.

#9 jarama

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Posted 01 April 2001 - 12:48

Marcor,

you're right. BTW, a very good book, IMHO.

#10 Darren Galpin

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Posted 02 April 2001 - 07:06

Thanks guys!

Roger - any chance of having a copy of the track map?



Joe Fan - Martin is having severe problems at the moment with his site, as he has entered into some agreement with somebody, and they are now shafting him by the sound of it. He will have a new site too, and in the meantime he is helping me with my site, so that we can have the complete WSC results there.

#11 Roger Clark

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Posted 02 April 2001 - 21:29

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#12 Keir

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Posted 03 April 2001 - 02:11

Roger,
Where did you find it!!! :eek: :eek:

Any chance you have a program cover as well?? :confused:

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Posted 03 April 2001 - 05:47

Porfiro Rubirosa....god, what a name!!and what images it evokes...playboy;gentleman racer;bonvivant...truly another time and place..the likes of which we may never see again...:cry:

#14 Roger Clark

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Posted 03 April 2001 - 06:26

The map was from Autocourse, as were the results I posted earlier. No programme, I'm afraid.

#15 Joe Fan

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Posted 03 April 2001 - 13:49

The 1954 Nassau Speed Weeks was one of the poorest reported sports car races I have come across in my research. There are no articles on these rarces in any of the big American sports car magazines (i.e. Sports Car Illustrated, Road and Track, Motor Trend, etc.). The information I have obtained above came from an Autosport article which was very brief. If anyone has anything more about these races in a Motorsport or Autocar, I am in need of the info too since ole' Mastoid performed very well in them.

These races may have not attracted great fields the first year but in subsequent years, they attracted the top drivers in the world. Even NASCAR legend Curtis Turner competed in them a few years, winning one of the lower category races one year in a Corvette owned by Bill France Sr.

The SCI article I have for 1957 is not well written nor does it have a results table. The article ends discussing "the 250 mile event" which is more than likely the Nassau Trophy race. This field had Masten Gregory, Carroll Shelby, Stirling Moss, Curtis Turner, Phil Hill, Jo Bonnier, Richie Ginther, Olivier Gendebien, Boris Said, Peter Collins, Pedro and/or Ricardo Rodriguez. A pretty good group of drivers eh?

1957 Nassau Trophy Race?
1 Stirling Moss 3.5-liter Ferrari
2 Carroll Shelby
3 Phil Hill
4 Jo Bonnier


#16 Darren Galpin

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Posted 04 April 2001 - 10:03

Given the fact that 59 cars were in one race, how long was this track? A quick look at the map suggests that it was mighty crowded during the race!


Roger - any chance of the 1955 Governors Trophy results as well?

#17 Martin Krejci

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Posted 06 April 2001 - 07:09

To Joe Fan:

Here are all results I've currently know from 1954 Nassau. The first three races I had before and next three races are from Joe. I am convinced that some of these races should be combined into one race. I hesitate there were two races Nassau Trophy but the two listed show quite different results. Perhaps one was for under 2-liter class(?). Can onyone confirm these six races as they are or should be some of them joint with any other, so that this shows in fact only four or five different races?

1) Nassau Speed Weekend Date: 10.12.1954
1. - Masten Gregory (USA) Ferrari 375MM 0370AM
2. - Alfonso de Portago (E) Ferrari
3. - Donald Rose Allard - Chrysler
4. - Huschke von Hanstein (D) Porsche 550 Spyder

2) GP Bahamas, Nassau Speed Weekend Date: 10.12.1954
1. - Alfonso de Portago (E) Ferrari
2. - Masten Gregory (USA) Ferrari 375MM 0370AM
3. - Erwin Goldschmidt (USA) Ferrari 375 Plus 0392AM
4. - Huschke von Hanstein (D) Porsche 550 Spyder
5. - Fritz Koster (USA) Maserati A6GCS

3) Nassau Trophy, Nassau Speed Weekend Date: 10.12.1954
1. - Fritz Koster (USA) Maserati A6GCS
2. - Huschke von Hanstein (D) Porsche 550 Spyder

4) Nassau Trophy Race, Nassau Speed Week Date: 12.12.1954
Race distance: 337,9622 km
ity Car Entrant Laps Time/retired Pos. Group Pos. Practice
1. 98 Masten Gregory (USA) Ferrari 375MM 0370AM Masten Gregory
2. - Alfonso de Portago (E) Ferrari 4.1
3. - Huschke von Hanstein (D) Porsche

5) Governor's Trophy Race, Nassau Speed Week Date: 11.12.1954
Race distance: 165,6015 km
1. 98 Masten Gregory (USA) Ferrari 375MM 0370AM Masten Gregory
2. - Alfonso de Portago (E) Ferrari 4.1
3. - Erwin Goldschmidt (USA) Ferrari 375 Plus 0392AM Alfred Erwin Goldschmidt
- Porfirio Rubirosa (DR) Ferrari 500 Mondial 0464MD Porfirio Rubirosa 1. IC

6) Bahamas Automobile Cup, Nassau Speed Week Date: 10.12.1954
1. - Alfonso de Portago (E) Ferrari 4.1
2. - Erwin Goldschmidt (USA) Ferrari 4.9
3. 98 Masten Gregory (USA) Ferrari 375MM Tire puncture


This is my first message to the forum. I hope to come back aften again. I would be happy to share also the other years of Nassau races if there was an interest.
Thanks to Darren staring this topic.




#18 Ray Bell

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Posted 06 April 2001 - 07:29

A very warm welcome, Martin... you must be very depressed about your present position, but you'll find refreshment in our company, I'm sure.

#19 Joe Fan

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Posted 06 April 2001 - 07:42

Hello Martin!

Thanks for the information! As far as there being two Nassau Trophy races, there were not since the Nassau Trophy race was the main event on the last day. However, there was a "Nassau Tourist Trophy Race" which I think gets confused with the big Trophy race. I think Roger Clark and I figured this out in an exchange of emails last year.

If anyone can post results for 1957, I would appreciate this too because there were 14 events for the 1957 Nassau Speed Weeks. The SCI article I have does not have a nice convenient results table and the author is real vague in indentify the races he is discusing in the article. He probably spent too much time at the beach or something.

It does seem that Masten won the 1957 Nassau Tourist Trophy race and finished second to Phil Hill in one of the Governor's Trophy races that year. The Governor's Trophy race was split up into two races in 1955 or 56 (probably 1956) after complaints about starting fields being too large in the previous year.

I hope things get straightened out on your excellent site.

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#20 Roger Clark

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Posted 06 April 2001 - 18:21

I have some results for 1957 which I will post this weekend if nobody else does. I will also post the 1955 governor's Trophy results. In the meantime, here is a map of the 1957 course, which is different from the 1955 one I posted earlier

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#21 Marcor

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Posted 06 April 2001 - 18:46

Martin,

Do you speak and write English fluently? Personnaly it was the reason I didn't dare to post for the first 3 months after I've found the TNF.

Your site is great. What do you think of "Time and Two seats" ?

#22 Ray Bell

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Posted 06 April 2001 - 21:46

Did anyone come up with the length of the earlier circuit yet? I haven't seen it, I don't think, and I was reminded by this map having the length printed in the details... did the other map have that, Roger?

#23 Roger Clark

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Posted 07 April 2001 - 00:33

Sorry, I should have said earlier. The 1955 circuit was 3.5 miles.

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Posted 07 April 2001 - 00:52

Second one looks real good, but probably bumpy...

With memories of Gran Sport Corvettes, lovely!

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Posted 07 April 2001 - 01:17

:cool:
OK, Roger, how about a 1965 track map?? :confused:

#26 Roger Clark

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Posted 07 April 2001 - 05:56

Originally posted by Keir
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OK, Roger, how about a 1965 track map?? :confused:


If you mean 1956, it was the same as 1955

#27 Milan Fistonic

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Posted 07 April 2001 - 06:25

The Road and Track report of the 1957 Nassau meeting.

About 200 miles east of Miami, basking in the warm currents of the Gulf Stream, is Nassau, British capital of the Bahama Islands and scene of the Fourth Annual Nassau Trophy races. The promise of a week of winter racing at a tropical island on the permanent new Oakes Course was enough to attract a bevy of internationally known drivers, plus many North and South American sports car entries.

The climax of the week’s racing is always the 250-mile Nassau Trophy race, won by Masten Gregory in 1954, Phil Hill in 1955, and by the world’s No. 2 driver, Britain’s Stirling Moss, in 1956. All three were back for the 1957 event and a crack at becoming the first to win this FIA-sanctioned race for the second time.

Other top drivers who had ideas of their own about who the winner should be included Peter Collins of England, Belgian national champion Oliver Gendebien, top Swedish driver Joakim Bonnier, 15-year-old Ricardo Rodriguez of Mexico, and such U.S. name drivers as Bob Said, Carroll Shelby, Richie Ginther, John von Neumann and Ed Crawford. There were many, many others.

The 102-mile Nassau Trophy for all classes served as the Sunday kickoff for the Bahamas Speed Week. Masten Gregory set a sizzling 99.27 mph average in his 4.7-litre Maserati to lap all but the second-place car during the 34 lap race. Richie Ginther in a 4.9 Ferrari charged across the finish line 1 minute 39 seconds behind Gregory to grab second, and John von Neumann was third and first in class D aboard his faithful 2.5 Ferrari Testa Rossa. Fourth place Ed Crawford was first in class F with a Porsche Spyder, while Oliver Gendebien’s 2.0 Ferrari edged out sixth placed Lance Reventlow’s 2.0 Maserati for class E honours. Curtis Turner in a Corvette was class B winner, class G was won by R.Rosales in a Lotus and John Mull won class H in a DB-Panhard.

A practice session on Thursday followed three days of social events. On Friday the Governor’s Trophy race was divided into 50 lap each for the under and over 2-litre cars. A rollicking duel developed between the Porsche Spyders of Ed Crawford and Mexico’s Ricardo Rodriguez in the under 2-litre race. Crawford’s experience apparently made the small difference, and he finally went out ahead of the phenomenal 15-year-old Rodriguez, the under 1500cc champion of Mexico. While Rodriguez was allowed to race by virtue of his FIA license, it was a popular joke that he had to be chauffeured about the island as he was not old enough for a regular operator’s license. Crawford finally won the race at an impressive 100.07 mph average, Rodriguez finished second (some 45 seconds behind after a brief pit stop) and Bob Said was third in his 2.0 Ferrari Testa Rossa.

Phil Hill recorded the fastest average of the entire race meet at 103.886 mph to win the over 2-litre portion of the Governor’s Trophy race in spite of a hair-raising blowout on the last lap. Even though he was travelling 140 mph at the time, Hill kept his Ferrari under control and limped around the remainder of the course on his wheel rim to cross the finish line just seconds ahead of Masten Gregory’s 4.7 Maserati. Carroll Shelby was third (4.5 Maserati), Stirling Moss was fourth (3.7 Aston Martin) and Richie Ginther (4.9 Ferrari) was fifth.

Among the various class and qualifying races was a two-heat ladies’ race that kept the crowds on their feet from start to finish. Ruth Levy grabbed an early lead in Moss’ 3.7 Aston Martin. Denise McCluggage, driving her 1.5 Porsche Spyder, ignored the displacement difference and soon had Ruth’s Aston in her sights. Ruth put up a good fight, but Denise was not to be deprived, and she finally got by the Aston and headed for the checkered flag. It was all but a photo-finish, with the flying Porsche edging out Ruth by less than 2 feet. The next heat called for more of the same. It was like the second half in a football game. Each driver has been coached in just the right technique to win. Higher lap times resulted, the lead changing hands several times. Denise was leading again on the last lap and Ruth was about to make her bid when the Aston Martin got away from her and rolled over twice, throwing her clear with only minor injuries. Moss’ Aston Martin was demolished. Denise McCluggage won at an average of 95.29 mph, Evelyn Mull was second in her AC-Bristol and Joan Speidel’s Porsche was third.

Miss Levy’s accident deprived Moss of a car for the Nassau Trophy race, but Temple Buell was able to borrow a car that he in turn loaned to Moss. It was a two-year-old, 3.5-litre, single-cam Ferrari V12, the same car in which the late Eugenio Castellotti won the 1955 Mille Miglia. Moss had never before raced a Ferrari sports car, so he entered the 100-mile Nassau Memorial Trophy race to familiarize himself as much as possible with the car. Apparently it didn’t take him long, for he was soon leading. In spite of two brief stops he won the race, averaging 100.66 mph and finishing 20 seconds ahead of Richie Ginther’s 4.9 Ferrari. John Fitch was third in a 2.0 Maserati. Hill and Gregory dropped out early to conserve their mounts for the 250-mile event to follow.

Moss liked the Ferrari, in spite of a little heavier steering than he was used to. The Ferrari was then readied for the week’s climax.

Forty drivers lined up across the track from their cars for the Le Mans start. The starter dropped the Union Jack, and the drivers leaped to their cars. One by one the engines came to life, and the cars accelerated down the course and out of sight, with Hill (Ferrari) and Rod Carveth (Aston Martin) among the first away.

At the end of the first lap the order was Masten Gregory (Maserati), Phil Hill (Ferrari), Stirling Moss (Ferrari), Richie Ginther (Ferrari), Joakim Bonnier (Ferrari), Carroll Shelby (Maserati), Curtis Turner (Corvette), Oliver Gendebien (Ferrari), Ed Crawford (Porsche) and John von Neumann (Ferrari). Moss caught and passed Hill on the third lap and bore down on Gregory. All three were well ahead of the pack except for Shelby, who was rocketing up to join them after a bad start.

Moss got by Gregory on the fourth lap, but Gregory grabbed the lead back on the eighth lap and kept the big blue Maserati ahead of the flying Britisher until the 13th lap, when he was forced to make a pit stop. He made one more tour of the circuit and then retired the Maserati with rear-axle failure.

Further back in the field, Rodriguez and Crawford were fighting a new version of the battle of the Porsches. Shelby got past Bonnier and Hill; then Moss made a scheduled pit stop on the 25th lap (the halfway point) and Shelby went into the lead. The order was now Shelby, Moss, Hill, Ginther, Bonnier, Crawford, Rodriguez, Chuck Daigh (2.0 Maserati), Bruce Kessler (2.0 Ferrari) and Bob Said (2.0 Ferrari).

On the 30th lap Shelby made his pit stop for tires, gas and a drink of water. Moss had made a longer stop and was still in second place when Shelby got rolling again. Moss gathered very little and soon had Shelby in his sights. Shelby, who had lost his clutch during his pit stop, fought hard to hold the lead, but Stirling finally nailed him on the 34th lap. Hill made his pit stop and re-entered the race without losing third place. He tried to close on the leaders, but to little avail. He was encountering tire traction problems and after a wild spin-out on the 34th lap he settled down to hold third place with ease.

Ginther had dropped to sixth when he made his pit stop, and Bonnier was now in fourth, trying to hold it against repeated attacks by Crawford’s Porsche. Then the Porsche retired with back-axle failure, leaving class F honours in the able hands of Rodriguez.

The battle for class E went on as Lance Reventlow took over his Maserati from co-driver Chuck Daigh, and a fierce struggle with Bob Said’s 2.0 Ferrari continued as darkness came. Said was doing a masterful job of keeping his car in contention in spite of the loss of 3rd gear and his two year’s absence from sports car racing.

In the growing darkness, Rod Carveth spun his Aston Martin off the course and through a fence without anyone’s noticing. He walked back to the pits and collapsed from shock, luckily needing no further medical treatment.

Moss completed the 50th lap, still in the lead, and boomed across the finish line 1 minute 5 seconds ahead of Shelby, to average 101.63 mph (2 hours 27 minutes 38 seconds) for the 250 miles. Hill was third, Bonnier fourth and Ginther fifth. Bob Said was sixth, first in class E and overall handicap winner (based on displacement). The Daigh/Reventlow Maserati was seventh and second in class, just a second behind! Rodriguez was eighth, and first in class F. The Kessler/Helburn 2.0 Ferrari was ninth and Peter Collins was tenth and first in class D with his 2.6 Healey-Ferrari special. Charles Kolb (who was delayed half a lap when his engine balked at the Le Mans start) won class G in his Elva, and the class H win went to Howard Hanna’s DB_Panhard.


#28 Joe Fan

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Posted 07 April 2001 - 12:14

Wow Milan! Thanks for going through all that trouble of posting that article. This article is clear and straight forward.

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Posted 07 April 2001 - 16:00

1955 governor's Trophy result

1 de Portago Ferrari 1:08' 11"
2 Phil Hill Ferrari 1:08' 11"+
3 S Johnson Jaguar D 1:08' 23"
4 L Brero snr M-Benz 300SL 1:08'31"
5 J Kimberley Ferrari 1:08'17" 29 laps
6 W Lloyd Maserati 300S 1:08'45" 29 laps
7 D Black Ferrari 1:08'48" 29 laps
8 E Crawford Porsche Spyder 1:09'15" 29 laps
9 H Hively Ferrari 1:09'35"
10 D Collins Ferrari 1:09'28" 28 laps
11 S Moss Austin-Healey 1:05'53" 27 laps
12 A Conley Porsche Spyder 1:08'53" 27 laps
13 A Bunker Porsche Spyder 1:09'21" 27 laps
14 R Fegus Austin-Healey 1:09'23" 27 laps
15 R kessler Jaguar 1:09'33" 27 laps
16 Miss Haskell Maserati 150S 1:09'35" 27 laps
17 D McNought Porsche Spyder 1:09'38" 27 laps
18 E Lunken Ferrari 1:10’01” 27 laps
19 Banta Cooper-Climax 1: 10’242 27 laps
20 Cracraft Cooper-Climax 1:10’27” 27 laps
21 A Markelson M-Benz 300SL 1:10’46” 27 laps
22 R Thompson Jaguar 1:06’00” 26 laps
23 H Woodnorth Allard 1:07’16”
24 F Allen Austin Healey 1:08’13”
25 Porfiro Rubirosa Ferrari 500S 1:08’41”
26 I Stephenson Ferrari 500S 1:08’47”
27 J Williams Jaguar 1:08’51”
28 J Mantz Porsche Spyder 1:02 44” 25 laps
29 P Norair Jaguar 1:08’22”
30 W Gray Allard 1:09’23”
31 Mrs Lowe Frazer-Nash 1:09’44”
32 E Wilson Triumph TR2 1:09 49”
33 D Forlong AC Ace 1:10’52”
34= A Young Jaguar 1:002’55” 24 laps
C Haas Jaguar
36 L Lee Porsche 1:03’00”
37 F Pohanka Austin Healey 1:03’01”
38 Paul Arnold Jaguar 1:10’00”
39 J W Shakespeare Ferrari 1:08’58” 23 laps
40 Jack Morton Jaguar 1:09’12” 22 laps
41 Peter Arnold Porsche 1:01’31” 21 laps
42 E Newcomer Kurtis-Kraft 1:08’’57” 20 laps
43 D Vilardi Bandini 57’28” 19 laps
44 A Pompeo Ermini 1:07’20”
45 T Buell Abarth 51’44” 15 laps
46 J McAfee Ferrari 33’37” 14 laps
47 G Waltman Fiat 58’26” 13 laps
48 S Weiss OSCA 20’36” 12 laps
49 E C Erickson Jaguar D 21’42” 11 laps
50 M Marshall Jaguar 25’48” 10 laps
51 F Windridge Jaguar 22’00” 8 laps
52 R Davis Porsche Spyder 17’16” 7 laps
53 C Wallace Jaguar D 10’06” 4 laps
54 J Dowd jnr Bandini 9’18” 5 laps
55 J Orr Devin-Panhard 9’12” 3 laps

All Usa except de Portago, Moss and Rubirosa (DOM)




#30 Roger Clark

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Posted 07 April 2001 - 16:39

some results from 1957

Grand touring Race
1 C turner (Corvette)
2 L Kaesbourg (M-Benz 300SL)
3 J Orr (AC Bristol)
4 D Thomson (Porsche)
5 H Sutherland (Austin-Healey)
6 C Wallace (Porsche)
7 Evelyn Mull (AC Bristol)

Nassau tourist Trophy Race
1 M Gregory (4.5 Maserati) 99.27 mph
2 R Ginther (Ferrari)
3 J von Neumann (Ferrari)
4 E Crawford (Porsche)
5 O Gendebien (Ferrari)
6 B Kessler (Maserati)
7 J McAfee (Porsche)
8 C Turner (Corvette)
9D McClggage (Porsche)
10 B Said (Ferrari)

If my arithmatic is correct, both the above races were held on 1st December. Autospor said that tey were held on the 3-mile inner course and that "next sunday it is thought that te five-mile course will make its debut".

Nassau Trophy
1 S Moss (3.5 ferrari) 101.603mph)
2 Carrolll Shelby (4.5 Maserati)
3 P Hill (4.1 Ferrari)
Classes
Class B: George Reed nr (Ferrari)
no other finishers
Class C: as overall
Class D:
1 Peter collins (Healey spl)
2 Douglas Steerley M-Benz SL)
3 Tom Fleming (Ferrari)
Class E:
1 Bob Said Ferrari
2 L Reventlow and C Daigh (Maserati)
3 B Kessler Ferrari
Class F:
1 R Rodriguez (Porsche RS)
2 Ernest Erickson (Porsche RS)
3 Eldon Beagle (Porsche S)
Class G:
1 Charles Kolb (Elva)
2 R Rosales (Lotus)
3 Burdette Martin (Elva)


governor's Trophy races as in Milan's report

Island Race (2 hets)
1 John Moore (M-Benz 300SL)
2 Keith Matwood (Jaguar)
3 Peter Bethell (Austin-Healey)

Two ladies' races as in Milan's report



#31 David McKinney

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Posted 07 April 2001 - 17:44

And here's my two bobs' worth...

BAHAMAS SPEED WEEK 1954
Maglioli drove the 5-litre Ferrari on the first day and Goldschmidt his 4.5-litre model, before the American took over the 375 Plus for later races
10/12/54 Governor’s Cup race (103 miles)
1 Alfonso de Portago (Ferrari 340)
2 Masten Gregory (Ferrari 375MM)
3 Erwin Goldschmidt (Ferrari 375MM)
4 Fritz Huschke von Hanstein (Porsche 550)
5 Fritz Koster (Maserati A6GCS)
? Lance Macklin (Austin-Healey 100S)
DNF Umberto Maglioli (Ferrari 375MM Plus)

BAHAMAS SPEED WEEK 1955
9/12/55 Governor’s Trophy (103 miles)

1 Alfonso de Portago (Ferrari 750)
2 Phil Hill (Ferrari 750)
3 Sherwood Johnston (Jaguar D)
4 Lou Brero (Ferrari 750)
5 Jack McAfee (Ferrari 375 Plus)
6 Stirling Moss (Austin-Healey 100S)
? Loyal Katskee (Jaguar D)
? Porfirio Rubirosa (Ferrari 166MM)

-/12/55 Nassau Tourist Trophy
1 Alfonso de Portago (Ferrari 250GT)

BAHAMAS SPEED WEEK 1956
-/12/56 preliminary heat (Under 2000cc)

1 Masten Gregory (Ferrari 500TR)
2 Howard Hively (Ferrari 500TR)

-/12/56 preliminary heat (Over 2000cc)
1 Carroll Shelby (Ferrari 410S)
2 John Fitch (Jaguar D)
3 Phil Hill (Ferrari 860)
? A N Other (Ferrari 121LM)
? A N Other (Ferrari 121LM)
? A N Other (Ferrari 121LM)
? Johnny von Neumann (Ferrari 860)
? Ernie Erickson (Jaguar D)
? George Constantine (Jaguar D)
? Lou Brero Sr (Jaguar D)
? Lou Brero Jr (Kurtis)
? Jim Jeffords (Chevrolet Corvette)
DNF Bill Lloyd (Maserati 300S)
DNF Dick Thompson (Chevrolet Corvette)

-/12/56 Governor’s Trophy
4 John Fitch (Jaguar D)
5 George Constantine (Jaguar D)
? Ken Miles (Cooper-Porsche)
? Ernie Erickson (Jaguar D)
? Howard Hively (Ferrari 500TR)
? Masten Gregory (Ferrari 500TR)
? Ed Crawford (Porsche)
DNF Phil Hill (Ferrari 860)

9/12/56 Nassau Trophy (210 miles)
? Lou Brero Sr (Jaguar D)
? Lou Brero Jr (Kurtis)
? Ray Crawford (Chevrolet Corvette)
? Dick Thompson (Chevrolet Corvette)
DNF Carroll Shelby (Ferrari 410S)
DNF Phil Hill (Ferrari 860)
DNF John Fitch (Jaguar D)

BAHAMAS SPEED WEEK 1957
30/11/57 Governor’s Trophy Over 2000

6 Olivier Gendebien (Ferrari)
7 Rod Carveth (Aston Martin DB3S)
? Bruce Kessler (Maserati 300S)

1/12/57 Nassau Tourist Trophy
6 Bruce Kessler (Ferrari 500)
? Rod Carveth (Aston Martin DB3S)
? Ricardo Rodriguez (Porsche RS1500)
DNF John Fitch (Maserati 200S)
DNF Art Bunker (Porsche)

BAHAMAS SPEED WEEK 1958
5/12/58 Governor’s Cup

1 Lance Reventlow (Scarab)
2 George Constantine (Aston Martin DBR2)
3 Ed Crawford (Maserati 450S)
4
5 Pedro Rodriguez (Ferrari 250TR)
6 Ricardo Rodriguez (Porsche 1600)
? Carroll Shelby (5.6 Maserati 450S)
DNF Chuck Daigh (Scarab)
DNF Bruce Kessler (Ferrari 410S)
DNF Bob Said (Sadler-Chevrolet Mk3)

7/12/58 Nassau Trophy (250 miles)
1 Reventlow/Daigh (Scarab)
2 Pedro Rodriguez (Ferrari 250TR)
3 E D Martin (Ferrari 250TR/Ferrari 335/Maserati 300S)
sources differ
4 Ed Crawford (Maserati 450S)
? Bruce Kessler (Ferrari 410S)
? George Reed (Ferrari)
? Don Sesslar (Porsche 1600)
? Rod Carveth (Aston Martin DB3S)
? Gil Geitner (Ferrari 500)
? Jim Jeffords (Chevrolet Corvette)
? Charles Weiss (Ford Thunderbird)
? John Luce (AC-Bristol)
? Roy Schechter (Porsche 1500)
? Marion Lowe/McCluggage (1100)
? Jim Lowe/Decker (1100)
? Carl Dorr (Alfa Romeo)
? Wynn Kramsky (Alfa Romeo)
? Tom Fleming (OSCA 750)
DQ Sheppard (Alfa Romeo)
DNF Carroll Shelby (5.6 Maserati 450S)
DNF Chuck Daigh (Scarab)
DNF George Constantine (Aston Martin DBR2)
DNF Jim Rathman (Maserati-Pontiac)
DNF Ricardo Rodriguez (Porsche)
DNF Allan Connell (Maserati 250S)

BAHAMAS SPEED WEEK 1959
-/12/59 2000 race

(or 2-litre class of one of the other races)
1 Michael Taylor (Lotus-Climax XV)
2 Harry Blanchard (Porsche RSK)
3 Jack Brabham (Cooper-Climax Monaco)

4/12/59 Governor’s Trophy (54 miles)
1 Stirling Moss (Aston Martin DBR2)
2 Gaston Andrey (Maserati T61)
3 Pedro Rodriguez (Ferrari 250TR59)
DNF Augie Pabst (Bocar XP-5)
DNS Dan Gurney (Maserati T61)
DNS Joakim Bonnier (Maserati T61)

6/12/59 Nassau Trophy (220 miles)
1 George Constantine (Aston Martin DBR2)
2 Phil Hill (Ferrari 250TR59)
3 Bob Holbert (Porsche RSK)
4? Jim Jeffords (Scarab)
-
7 Gaston Andrey (Maserati T61)
-
12 Pedro Rodriguez (Ferrari 250TR59)
? Stirling Moss (Aston Martin DBR2)
DNF A N Other (Scarab)
DNF Carroll Shelby (Maserati T61)
DNF Loyal Katskee (Maserati T61)
DNF Richie Ginther (Ferrari 412)

BAHAMAS SPEED WEEK 1960
3/12/60 Governor’s Trophy

1 Ricardo Rodriguez (Ferrari 250TR59/60)
2 Gaston Andrey (Maserati T61)
3 Bob Holbert (Porsche)
? Stirling Moss (Lotus-Climax 19)
DNF Pedro Rodriguez (Ferrari 250TR60)
DNF Jim Jeffords (Maserati T61)
DNF Dan Gurney (Lotus-Climax 19)

-/12/60 Nassau Tourist Trophy
1 Stirling Moss (Ferrari 250GT)
2 Bob Grossman (Ferrari 250GT)
3 George Reed (Ferrari 250GT)

4/12/60 Nassau Trophy (252 miles)
1 Dan Gurney (Lotus-Climax 19)
2 Rodriguez/Rodriguez (Ferrari 250TR58)
3 Gaston Andrey OR Allan Connell (Maserati T61)
-
6 Hap Sharp (Ferrari 250TR60)
7 Jim Hall (Maserati T61)
? A N Other (Maserati T61)

BAHAMAS SPEED WEEK 1961
-/-/61 Governor’s Trophy

1 Pedro Rodriguez (Ferrari 250TR61)
2 George Reed (Ferrari 250TR)
3 Bob Hurt (Ferrari 250TR)
DNS Rodger Ward (Cooper-Buick)

3/12/61 Nassau Tourist Trophy
1 Stirling Moss (Ferrari 250GT swb)
2 Bob Grossman (Ferrari 250GT swb)
3 Hathaway (Ferrari 250GT swb)
4 Charlie Hayes (Ferrari 250GT swb)

-/-/61 Nassau Trophy
1 Dan Gurney (Lotus-Climax 19)
2 Roger Penske (Cooper-Climax Monaco)
3 Pedro Rodriguez (Ferrari 250TR61)
4
5 Graham Hill (Ferrari 250TR61)
6 George Constantine (Ferrari 250TR)
7
8 George Reed (Ferrari 250TR)
? Ricardo Rodriguez
DNF Stirling Moss (Lotus-Climax 19)
DNF Jim Hall (Chaparral)
DNF Bob Hurt (Ferrari 250TR)

-/-/61 Formula Junior
1 Pete Lovely (Lotus 20)
2 Pat Piggot (Lotus 20)
3 Roger Penske (Cooper)
4 Mark Donohue (Elva)
5 Bob Nethercutt (Lotus 20)
6 Charlie Kolb (Gemini)

BAHAMAS SPEED WEEK 1962
-/-/62 Governor’s Trophy

-
3 Charlie Hayes (Ferrari GTO)
4 Bob Hurt (Ferrari Dino SP)
DNF Roger Penske (Cooper-Climax Monaco)

-/-/62 Nassau Tourist Trophy
1 Roger Penske (Ferrari GTO)
2 Hayes/Bandini (Ferrari GTO)
3 Innes Ireland (Ferrari GTO)
4
5 Georgi (Ferrari 250GT)
DNF A N Other (Cobra-Ford)

9/12/62 Nassau Trophy
1 Innes Ireland (Lotus-Climax 19)
2 Bob Holbert (Porsche)
3 Hap Sharp (Cooper-Climax Monaco)
4 Masten Gregory (Ferrari 330TR/LM)
5 Charlie Hayes (Ferrari GTO)
6 Grossman/Gammino (Ferrari GTO)
-
10 George Reed (Ferrari TR/375)
? Lorenzo Bandini (Ferrari Dino 268SP)
? Jim Hall (Chaparral)
DNF Roger Penske (Cooper-Climax Monaco)
DNF John Cannon (Dailu)

9/12/62 Formula Junior race
1 Bob Nethercutt (Lotus 22)
2 Hugh Dibley (Lola Mk5)
3 Peter Revson (Cooper)
4 Pete Lovely (Lotus 20)
5 Floyd Aaskov (Lotus 20)

BAHAMAS SPEED WEEK 1963
5/12/63 Governor's Cup

1 A J Foyt (Scarab-Chevrolet)
2 Pedro Rodriguez (Ferrari 250P)
-
5 Buck Fulp (Ferrari 268SP)
6 Mike Gammino (Ferrari GTO)

-/12/63 Nassau Tourist Trophy
1 Augie Pabst (Lola-Chevrolet Mk6)
2 Mike Gammino (Ferrari GTO)

8/12/63 Nassau Trophy
1 A J Foyt (Scarab-Chevrolet)
2 Pedro Rodriguez (Ferrari 250P)
-
6 Mike Gammino (Ferrari GTO)
DNF Roger Penske (Cooper-Chevrolet)
DNF Dan Gurney (Lotus-Ford 19B)
DNF Dave MacDonald (King Cobra)
DNF A N Other (King Cobra)
DNF Jim Hall (Chaparral 2)
DNF Hap Sharp (Chaparral-Oldmsobile 2)
DNF Augie Pabst (Zerex Special)

Bahamas Speed Week 1964
29/11/63 Nassau Tourist Trophy
1 Roger Penske (Chevrolet Corvette GS)
2 Walt Hansgen (Ferrari 250LM)
3 Bob Grossman (Ferrari 250LM)
4 Bob Johnson (Cobra-Ford)
5 Tom Payne (Cobra-Ford)
6 Pedro Rodriguez (Ferrari GTO)
7
8 Tom Fleming (Ferrari GTO)

4/12/64 Governor’s Trophy
1 Roger Penske (Chaparral)
2 A J Foyt (Hussein-Chrysler)
3 Walt Hansgen (Scarab-Chevrolet)
4 Pedro Rodriguez (Ferrari 330P)
5 Ludwig Heimrath (Cooper-Ford)
6 Hugh Dibley (Brabham-Climax BT8)
7 Bob Grossman (Ferrari 250LM)
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10 Phil Hill (Ferrari GTO)
DNF Norm Namerow (Lotus-Ford 19)

6/12/64 Nassau Trophy
1 Sharp/Penske (Chaparral)
2 Bruce McLaren (McLaren-Oldsmobile Mk1)
3 Pedro Rodriguez (Ferrari 330P)
4 Bob Grossman (Ferrari 250LM)
5 Grant Clark (Porsche)
6 Jim Scott (Elva-BMW)
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18 A J Foyt (Hussein-Chrysler)
DNF Roger Penske (Chaparral)
DNF Dan Gurney

BAHAMAS SPEED WEEK 1965
-/12/65 Governor's Trophy

1 Bruce McLaren (McLaren-Oldsmobile M1B)
DNF Chris Amon (Ford GTX)

5/12/65 Nassau Trophy
1 Hap Sharp (Chapparal 2A)
2 John Cannon (Vinegaroon-Oldsmobile)
DNF Bruce McLaren (McLaren-Oldsmobile M1B)
DNF Jim Hall (Chaparral 2C)
DNF Chris Amon (Ford GTX)

BAHAMAS SPEED WEEK 1966
-/12/66 Nassau Trophy

3 Peter Revson (McLaren M1B)
DNF Hap Sharp (Chapparal 2E)



#32 Milan Fistonic

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Posted 07 April 2001 - 20:35

These are the results from the 1956 meeting that were published in Road & Track.

Race 1, Classes G & H, 5 laps
1. J.Chamberlain, Lotus XI
2. Joe Sheppard, Lotus XI
3. Fred Baptista, Lotus XI
4. Lance Reventlow, Cooper-Climax
7. James Orr, Devin-Panhard

Race 2, Classes E & F, 5 laps
1. Masten Gregory, Ferrari 2.0
2. Howard Hively, Ferrari 2.0
3. Ed Crawford, Porsche 550
4. Ted Boynton, Ferrari 2.0
5. Bob Goldich, Ferrari 2.0

Race 3, Classes C & D, 5 laps
1. Carroll Shelby, Ferrari 4.9
2. John Fitch, Jaguar D
3. Phil Hill, Ferrari 3.5
4. Lou Brero Sr, Jaguar D
10. Edmund Lunken, Ferrari 2.5
15. Ray Crawford, Corvette

Race 4, 1st Leg Governor's Trophy, 20 laps
1. Howard Hively, Ferrari 2.0
2. Ken Miles, Cooper-Porsche
3. Ed Crawford, Porsche 550
4. Masten Gregory, Ferrari 2.0
5. Ted Boynton, Ferrari 2.0
8. J.Chamberlain, Lotus XI

Race 5, 2nd Leg Governor's Trophy, 20 laps
1. Carroll Shelby, ferrari 4.9
2. M.de Portago, Ferrari 3.5
3. Lou Brero Sr, Jaguar D
4. John Fitch, Jaguar D
5.George Constantine, Jaguar D
8. Edmund Lunken, Ferrari 2.5
10. William Mitchell, Corvette

Race 6, Jaguar Trophy, 5 laps
1. John Fitch, Jaguar D

Race 7, Brundage Trophy (Porsches) 5 laps
1. Michael Marshall, Porsche 550

Race 8, 1st Heat Ladies Race, 5 laps
1. Denise McCluggage, Porsche 550
2. Sammy Chapin, Ferrari 2.0
3. Evelyn Mull, AC-Bristol

Race 9, 2nd Heat Ladies Race, 5 laps
1. Marion Lowe, Jaguar D
2. Sammy Chapin, Ferrari 2.0
3. Susan dietrich, Mercedes 300SL

Race 10, Production , up to 3 Litres, 15 laps
1. Marty Malarkey, Mercedes 300SL
2. Jan de Vroom, Ferrari 3.0
3. Paul Gougelman, AC-Bristol
4. S.H.Arnolt, Arnolt-Bristol
7. R.Heppenstall, Lotus XI
8. Jan Brundage, Alfa 1300S

Race 11, Ferrari Handicap, 5 laps
1. Masten Gregory, Ferrari 3.0

Race 12, Nassau Trophy, 60 laps, 210 miles
1. Stirling Moss, Maserati 3.0
2. Masten Gregory, Ferrari 3.0
3. Marquis de Portago, Ferrari 3.5
4. Ken Miles, Cooper-Porsche
5. Ted Boynton, Ferrari 2.0
6. Ed Crawford, Porsche 550
7. George Constantine, Jaguar D
8. Howard Hively, Ferrari 2.0
9. Sam Weiss, Porsche 550
10. Art Bunker Jr, Porsche
16. J.Chamberlain, Lotus XI


#33 Milan Fistonic

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Posted 07 April 2001 - 21:10

These are the results from the 1955 Bahamas Speed Week that were published in Road & Track.

Friday, Formula 3, 5laps, 11.5 miles
1. John Fox, Cooper-Norton, 75.7 mph
2. Lou Brero Jr, Cooper-Norton
3. Harry Whitney, Cooper-Triumph

Friday, Production under 2000cc, 5 laps, 17.5 miles
1. Ed Crawford, Porsche, 87.26 mph
2. Bob Davis, Porsche
3. J.Mantz, Porsche

Friday, Production over 2000cc, 5 laps, 17.5 miles
1. Sherwood Johnston, Jaguar D, 88.98 mph
2. C.Wallace, Jaguar D
3. Ernest Erickson, Jaguar D

Friday, Governor's Cup, 30 laps, 105 miles
1. A.de Portago, Ferrari 3.0, 92.40 mph
2. Phil Hill, Ferrari 3.0
3. Sherwood Johnston, Jaguar D 3.5
4. Lou Brero Sr, Ferrari 4.5
5. Joe Kimberly, Ferrari 4.4
6. B.Lloyd, Maserati 3.0
7. D.Black, Ferrari 4.5
8. Ed Crawford, Porsche 1.5
9. Howard Hively, Ferrari 4.9
10. D.Collins, Ferrari 4.5

Saturday, Formula 3, 5 laps, 11.5 miles
1. Harry Whitney, Cooper, 74.5 mph
2. John Fox, Cooper
3. Lou Brero Jr, Cooper

Saturday, Jaguar Race, 5 laps, 17.5 miles
1. Dr Richard Thompson, Jaguar XK, 85.75 mph
2. Lou Brero Sr, Jaguar XK
3. F.Windridge, Jaguar XK

Saturday, Porsche Race, 5 laps, 17.5 miles
1. Art Bunker, Porsche, 86.02 mph
2. Austin Conley, Porsche
3. M.Marshall, Porsche

Saturday, Local Residents, 10 laps, 35 miles
1. David Albury, Jaguar XK, 81.07 mph
2. S.Crise, Jaguar XK
3. L.Kenedy, Jaguar XK

Saturday, Ferrari Race, 5 laps, 17.5 miles
1. A.de Portago, Ferrari 3.0, 95.14 mph
2. Phil Hill, Ferrari 3.0
3. Lou Brero Sr, ferrari 4.5
4. D. Duncan, Ferrari 4.5
5. Jack McAfee, Ferrari 4.9
6. Edmund Lunken, Ferrari 2.9
7. Joe Kimberly, Ferrari 4.4
8. D.Black, Ferrari 4.5
9. R.Williams, Ferrari 2.7
10. J.Shakespeare, Ferrari 2.6

Sunday, Formula 3, 5 laps, 11.5 miles
1. Lou Brero Jr, Cooper-Norton, 72.66 mph
2. Harry Morrow, JBS-Norton
3. John Fox, Cooper-Norton

Sunday, Nassau Trophy, 60 laps, 210 miles
1. Phil Hill, Ferrari 3.5, 98.21 mph
2. A.de Portago, Ferrari 3.o
3. Masten Gregory, Maserati 3.0
4. Ernest Erickson, Jaguar D 3.5
5. Jack McAfee, Ferrari 4.9
6. Joe Kimberly, Ferrari 4.4
7. D.Duncan, Ferrari 4.5
8. C.Wallace, Jaguar D
9. Ed Crawford, Porsche 1.5
10. Sam Weiss, Osca 1.5

FL. de Portago 104.226 mph

Included in the entries for the meeting were: 2 Abarths, 2 AC Aces, 2 Arnolt-Bristols, 8 Austin-Healeys, 2 Bandinis, 10 Coopers, 17 Ferraris, 2 Fraser Nashs, 21 Jaguars (including 5 Ds), 3 Allards, 4 Maseratis, 5 Mercedes, 2 MG-As, 2 Oscas, 7 Porsche-Spyders, 2 Siatas, 3 Triumph TR2s and 1 Pegaso.

There were seventy starters in both the Governor's Trophy and the Nassau Trophy races.

#34 Roger Clark

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Posted 07 April 2001 - 21:54

some more on the 1958 Nassau Trophy. First here's the circuit.

Posted Image

You can see that it's a modified version of the one used in 1957. It was run clockwise not anti-clockwise.

The result of the Nassau Trophy, adding a little to David McKinney's


7/12/58 Nassau Trophy (250 miles)
1 Reventlow/Daigh (Scarab)
2 Pedro Rodriguez (Ferrari 250TR)
3 E D Martin (Ferrari 250TR/Ferrari 335/Maserati 300S)
Autosport has a Maserati
4 Ed Crawford (Maserati 450S)
5 Don Sesslar (Porsche 1600)
6 Roy Schechter (Porsche 1500)
7 Gil Geitner (Ferrari 500)
8 Rod Carveth (Aston Martin DB3S)
9 Marion Lowe/McCluggage (Lotus 1100)
10 George Reed (Ferrari)
11 Tom Fleming (OSCA 750)
12 John Luce (AC-Bristol)
13Carl Dorr (Alfa Romeo)
14 Wynn Kramsky (Alfa Romeo)
15 Steve McClellan (Alfa Romeo)
16 doug Stearly (Mercedes 300 SL)
17 Jim Lowe/Sherman Decker (Lotus 1100)
18 Charles Weiss (Ford Thunderbird)
19 King Moore (Fiat Abarth)
20 Joseph Packo (Lotus)
21 Ray Heppenstall (Deutsch-Bonnet)

DNF Bruce Kessler (Ferrari 410S) Gearbox
? Jim Jeffords (Chevrolet Corvette)
DQ Sheppard (Alfa Romeo) Illegal refuelling
DNF Carroll Shelby (5.6 Maserati 450S)
DNF Chuck Daigh (Scarab) broken de dion, later took over REventlow's car

DNF George Constantine (Aston Martin DBR2) Broken de dion tube.
Earlier Constantine was delayed by a broken exhaust. It ws repaired by his mechanic, a local resident named Stirling moss.

DNF Jim Rathman (Maserati-Pontiac) Blown head gasket
DNF Ricardo Rodriguez (Porsche)
DNF Allan Connell (Maserati 250S) (Broken rear end)
DNF Norinder (Maserati (Dropped valve)
DNF Said Nisonger KLG Spl (handling difficulties)
DNF Perez Mesa (Ferrari (transmission)



#35 Keir

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Posted 08 April 2001 - 02:36

:)
OK, Roger, I see you are working your way to 1965.
That's the circuit diagram I'm after.:cool: :cool:

#36 Roger Clark

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Posted 08 April 2001 - 05:18

I'm not going to reach 1965 Keir. You're not, by any chance, interested in that year because a certain New Zealander won a Formula Vee race are you? Or can we not mention him in other threads?

#37 Milan Fistonic

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Posted 08 April 2001 - 06:53

The Road and Track report of the 1955 Bahamas Speed Week

Describing the activities, competition and results of such a large scale production as the Nassau Speed Week sponsored by the Bahamas Automobile Club in a limited space cab be compared slightly to the logistics involved in assembling the one hundred cars from twenty-one states and seven countries for the event.

Included in the entries were: 2 Abarths, 2 AC Aces, 2 Arnolt Bristols, 8 Austin-Healeys, 2 Bandinis, 10 Coopers, 17 Ferraris, 2 Fraser Nashs, 21 Jaguars (including 5 Ds), 3 Allards, 4 Maseratis, 5 Mercedes, 2 MG-As, 2 Oscas, 7 Porsche-Spyders, 2 Siatas, 3 Triumph TR2s and 1 Pegaso. This assemblage of equipment has probably never been equalled anywhere in the competition Sports Car world at one time. 17 Ferraris and 5 D Jags!! Enough Ferraris for a separate race – and there was one.

Starting with practice day on Thursday, the racing began on Friday with the first of 3 heats for 500cc cars. This event was run on the shorter 2.3-mile course and was made more interesting by the use of 4 chicanes. The first event was won by Johnny Fox of Kentfield, California.

Second race of the day was for production cars up to 2 litres and was won by Edward W. Crawford of Northfield, Illinois in a Porsche Spyder. Crawford took the lead at the end of the first lap and was unchallenged.

Friday’s 3rd race was for production cars of 2 litres which was easily won by Sherwood Johnston of Greenwich, Connecticut in a D Jaguar. There were no incidents. Stirling Moss finished 6th in an Austin Healey 100S which though outclassed in displacement by the others, was brilliantly driven with Moss’ usual aplomb.

GOVERNOR’S TROPHY RACE

Seventy cars of all classes lined up for this, the first long race of the week. Nearly everyone except the 500’s were entered. Sherwood Johnston in Briggs Cunningham’s D Jaguar was among the first away and led the entourage past the starter at the end of the first lap. Followed closely by Phil Hill for five laps he relinquished the lead to Hill but regained it again on the 10th with Louis BreroSr., second, Marquis de Portago, third. The Marquis finally squeezed by Brero into second place and was slipstreaming Johnston on the 15th lap directly in front of the grandstand. Sherwood, not realizing Portago was so close, braked early. Portago at 150 miles an hour bumped Johnston and the two went into separate spins leaving 750 feet of skid marks in the centre of the track. For seconds it looked as though anything might happen inasmuch as the two were lapping Austin Young in a Jaguar and were being hard pressed by Brero and Hill. Happily, Young kept to his course and was avoided; Brero chose the best side for passing and got through unscathed. It seemed only seconds before Johnston, who had come to a momentary pause outside the course markers, and Portago, who ended up in the centre of the straight, had oriented themselves and were off in pursuit of Brero.

On the 17th lap only our seconds separated the four leaders: Brero, Portago, Johnston and Hill. On the 21st lap Brero fell back to 4th and Hill passed Johnston regaining 2nd position. The race continued in this placement (Portago, Hill, Johnston and Brero) to its finish though on the penultimate lap Hill threatened Portago and the result was in doubt until the Marquis crossed the finish line 20 feet in front of Hill.

Though there were no ambulances or tow trucks on the course during the race, John Dowd flipped his Bandini and Bob Said’s Ferrari caught fire and burned. Greg Derujinsky, driving Portago’s beautiful Farina bodied Europa Ferrari Coupe turned over with no ill effects other than a smashed top and windshield.

Saturday’s events again started with the second heat of the 500cc group and was won this time by Harry Whitney. John Fox was 2nd with Louis Brero Jr 3rd. Both Brero and Fox went into bad spins and broke wheels on their cars but managed to limp in ahead of Harry Morrow. The special event for Jaguars only was won by Dr. Richard Thompson in a modified XK. Another special event, this time for Porsche production models only, was won by Art Bunker in a 550 Spyder.

The race for Nassau residents only provided much excitement with a duel for first place between Captain Sherman (Red) Crise and David Albury. Both of the contestants spun during the five laps but Albury managed to squeeze out a well earned victory. It was in this race that Lady Greta Oakes driving her Austin-Healey led her husband, Sir Sidney Oakes in a Jaguar until she was forced out with engine trouble.

The third special event of the day was the Ferrari Classic with 12 of these beautiful machines fighting nose and tail among themselves in a very thrilling race. The race was hotly contested with Hill leading for a time, then Brero Sr, and finally Portago who won in the last stages. Again the racingday passed with no serious accidents or injuries.

NASSAU TROPHY RACE

On Sunday, the final day of racing, the third heat of the 500cc race opened the program. After a hotly contested five laps Harry Whitney flipped his Cooper and was eliminated from competition with minor scratches and bruises. Louis Brero Jr went on to win the event and the overall first place for the Stephenson Trophy.

70 cars lined up for the Le Mans start of the Nassau trophy Race – the number one race of the week. Among the first out of the pits were Ernest Erickson and Sherwood Johnston with Sherwood going into the lead, only to relinquish it on the fifth lap to Phil Hill who was never to be headed for the remainder of the race. Actually, after the 10th lap when Johnston gave up second place to Portago, the race became a two-man affair though the leaders, Hill and Portago, did not lap Johnston in 3rd place until the 45th lap. It was unfortunate that Johnston’s D-Jaguar threw a rod on the 46th lap, but it put Gregory into 3rd place which he retained for the remainder of the race.

On several occasions Portago closed on Hill but never got close enough to worry Hill or the spectators. The race was free of injuries but Stephenson and Black collided and Stephenson’s car caught fire. The blaze was quickly put out. Stirling Moss had bad luck when his Healey broke a spindle and he was forced to retire.

Both Hill and Portago drove the race non-stop and each figured they had about 5 laps left on their tires, which is cutting it close. The advent of a new name in the winner’s circle brought the Nassau Speed Week to a highly successful conclusion.

SEEN & HEARD

Speed records fell on each of the three days of racing. The big record was set Sunday when de Portago was clocked at a lap figure just over 104 mph.

Sir Sidney Oakes working by automobile headlight illumination to repair the generating plant at the hangar so several of the ailing competitors could have light and power to work with during the night – and Sir Sidney then overdue two hours for a dinner engagement!

Nearly everyone trying mentally to compute the dollars and cents equivalent for pounds, shillings and pence when making a purchase.

Stirling Moss may have had only an Austin Healey 100S to drive against a lot of hotter machinery but off course he had more fun than people, one saw him everywhere – water skiing – swimming – riding a motor scooter in fair company – camping out and generally having a good time.

A number of the competitors were called upon to assist in furnishing background for a British road racing film being shot on the island during Speed Week.

Lou Brero’s much raced ex-Guiberson 4.5 Ferrari developed heating trouble Friday and Saturday. On Sunday he permitted Dabney Collins to use his rocker arms for Collins’ 4.5 Ferrari – and then drove the Collins Ferrari in the Nassau Trophy race but dropped out on the 34th lap.

Sherwood Johnston at the drivers meeting during a heated discussion over the announcement that all races would be a Le Mans start, saying, “What is this, a road race or a track meet?”

One pertinent argument against the Le Mans type of start was mentioned by Jim Kimberly when he noted that RAC regulations do not require safety belts and that precious seconds would be lost by American competitors in fastening theirs.

Though the discussion of the Le Mans type start occupied most of the time at the drivers meeting the only concession made by Ken Gregory (the Chief Clerk of Course) and Capt. George Eyston ( Chief Race Steward for the RAC) was that car doors need not be opened and closed at the start.



#38 Keir

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Posted 08 April 2001 - 15:44

:cool:
Milan,
Nice work :up:
Roger,
I think you hit the nail on the head!!
But my interest is really in developing a track for GPL to celebrate this great event. Hence, the program cover and track diagram questions.

Keep up the good work :smoking:

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Posted 09 April 2001 - 07:36

Dear Friends:

To Marcor: I am not much experienced in speaking English but writing is no problem. Time and Two Seats? In my view the best ever book written about sportscar racing. But still can be worked on it. I very appreciate Janos for his great job and I am trying to help him with some small details.

Nassau:
I've seen some of you have added very good data since I was there last time. Thank you very much to everyone of you who had care about it. I hope you would continue so that we all could get as best as result as possible. I am going to process that in my database, put all peaces here together and make it available to all of you. During weekend I had prepared the rest of my data even I know a lot of new information you have added so I don't know if anything usefull can be found in what follows:

==========================1955========================

Nassau Trophy Race, Nassau Speed Week Date: 9.12.1955


Nassau GT, Nassau Speed Week Date: 1955
1. 23 Alfonso de Portago (E) Ferrari 250 GT Competizione Berlinetta 0415GT

Governor's Trophy, Nassau Speed Week Date: 11.12.1955
1. 13 Alfonso de Portago (E) Ferrari 735S
2. 33 Phil Hill (USA) Ferrari 750 Monza
3. 25 Sherwood Johnston (USA) Jaguar D-type
6. 29 Stirling Moss (GB) Austin-Healey 100S
21 Porfirio Rubirosa (DR) Ferrari 500 Mondial 0464MD 1. IC

=======================1956============================

Nassau, Nassau Speed Week Date: 3.12.1956
1. 13 de Portago Ferrari 860 Monza 0602M
Did not finish:
- Collins Ferrari 375MM 0372AM
Other starters:
- Hassan Ferrari 250 GT 0415GT
- Lucas Ferrari 750 Monza 0440M
1 Hill Ferrari 750 Monza 0510M
2 Shakespeare Ferrari 340 America 0124A
3 Robert Publicker (USA) Ferrari 625LM 0642MDTR
5 Kimberly Ferrari 121LM 0532LM
51 Goldich Ferrari 500 Mondial 0536MD

Governor's Trophy Race, Nassau Speed Week Date: 7.12.1956
Race distance: 120,7 km Winner's average speed: 139,46 km/h
1. 98 Carroll Shelby (USA) Ferrari 410S Scaglietti Spyder 0598CM 0:42:35,000
2. 13 Alfonso de Portago (E) Ferrari 860 Monza
3. 42 Lou Brero (USA) Jaguar D-type XKD509 Albert R. Browne?
4. 94 Ken Miles (USA) Cooper - Porsche

Governor's Cup, Under 2000 cc, Nassau Speed Week Date: 7.12.1956
Race distance: 120,7 km Winner's average speed: 148,37 km/h
1. - Howard Hively (USA) Ferrari 500 TR 0654MDTR 0:45:33,000
2. 94 Ken Miles (USA) Cooper - Porsche
3. - Masten Gregory (USA) Ferrari 500 TR 0652MDTR

Nassau Trophy Race, Nassau Speed Week Date: 9.12.1956
Race distance: 337,9622 km Winner's average speed: 154,848 km/h
1. 30 Stirling Moss (GB) Maserati 300S 60 2:10:57,000
2. 2 Masten Gregory (USA) Ferrari 500 TR 60 2:12:01,000
3. 13 Alfonso de Portago (E) Ferrari 860 Monza
4. 94 Ken Miles (USA) Cooper - Porsche
5. - Ted Boynton (USA) Ferrari 2.0
6. 69 Ed W. Crawford (USA) Porsche 550 Spyder 2. IC
7. - George Constantine (USA) Jaguar D-type
8. - Howard Hively (USA) Ferrari 2.0
9. - Sam Weiss (USA) Porsche 550
10. - Art Bunker (USA) Porsche
13. - Carl Haas (USA) Porsche 550 Spyder
16. - Jay Chamberlain (USA) Lotus Eleven
Did not finish:
- Shelby Ferrari 410 Sport 0598CM
36 Jim Jeffords (USA) Chevrolet Corvette

=====================1957=====================

Nassau Tourist Trophy, Nassau Speed Week Date: 1.12.1957
5. 59 Olivier Gendebien (B) Ferrari 500 TRC 0668MDTR

Nassau Governor's Trophy, Nassau Speed Week Date: 6.12.1957
1. 3 Phil Hill (USA) Ferrari 335S 0700
5. - xxx Ferrari 500 TR 0622MDTR
Other starters:
11 xxx Ferrari 500 TRC 0688MDTR
29 Johnny von Neumann (USA) Ferrari 250 TR 0710TR

Nassau Speed Week Date: 8.12.1957
Did not finish:
- Andrey Ferrari 500 TRC 0706MDTR
Other starters:
68 Hill/Gene Greenspun (USA) Ferrari 250 GT 0513GT
98 Shelby Ferrari 410 Sport 0598CM
- George Arents (USA) Ferrari 250 GT 0773GT

Nassau Trophy Race 250 Miles,Nassau Speed Week Date: 8.12.1957
Race distance: 402,336 km Winner's average speed:
1. - Stirling Moss (GB) Ferrari 290MM 0628M Temple Buell
2. - Carroll Shelby (USA) ?
3. 3 Phil Hill (USA) Ferrari 335S 0700
4. - Jo Bonnier (S) Ferrari 500 TR 0622MDTR
Other starters:
- Rodriguez ?
- Peter Collins (GB) ?
- Said ?
- Olivier Gendebien (B) ?
- Richie Ginther (USA) ?
- Curtis Turner ?
- Masten Gregory (USA) ?

Nassau 250 Miles, Nassau Speed Week Date: 12.12.1957
1. - Greenspun Ferrari 315S 0684

=========================1958================================

Nassau Trophy Date: 1958
Other starters:
- Reed Ferrari 250 GT 0893GT

Bahamas Date: 1958 (possibly Nassau Speed Week race?)
1. - Katskee Ferrari 121LM 0532LM
2. - Rodriguez Ferrari 250 TR 0728TR

Governor's Cup Date: 1958
1. - xxx Ferrari 315S 0656
Heat 1
1. - xxx Ferrari 315S 0656
Heat 2
1. - xxx Ferrari 315S 0656

========================1959==================================
Nassau Trophy? Date: 6.12.1959
2. - Rodriguez/Rodriguez Ferrari 250 TR 0746
10. - Connell Ferrari 335S 0764TR
12. - Rodriguez Ferrari 250 TR59 0766TR
Did not finish:
- David Lane (USA) Ferrari 250 TR 0722TR
- Hill Ferrari 250 TR59 0768TR accident

Nassau Tourist Trophy Date: 1959
Winner's average speed: 140,3 km/h
1. - George Constantine (USA) Aston Martin DBR2 49
2. - Phil Hill (USA) Ferrari
3. - Bob Holbert (USA) Ferrari
4. - Brabham Cooper
5. - Jo Bonnier (S) Porsche
Did not finish:
- Stirling Moss (GB) Aston Martin

Nassau Prize Date: 1959
Race distance: 181 km Winner's average speed: 125,545 km/h
Fastest lap: Stirling Moss Aston Martin ? 132,287 km/h
1. - John Cuevas (USA) Porsche 25
2. - Jay Chamberlain (USA) Lotus Elite
3. - John Luce Porsche
Other starters:
- Roy Salvadori (GB) Aston Martin
- Stirling Moss (GB) Aston Martin

Ferrari Race Nassau Date: 1959
1. - Hill Ferrari 250 TR59 0768TR
2. - Rodriguez Ferrari 250 TR59 0776TR

Governor's Trophy, Nassau Date: 1959
Winner's average speed: 150 km/h
1. - Stirling Moss (GB) Aston Martin 0:35:57,700
2. - Gaston Aufrey ?
3. - Ricardo Rodriguez (MEX) ?
- Mike Taylor (GB) Lotus 1. 2.0
- Harry Blanchard (USA) Porsche 2. 2.0
- Brabham ? 3. 2.0

========================1960===================================
Governors Trophy Nassau Date: 3.12.1960
Started: 50
1. 57 Ricardo Rodriguez (MEX) Ferrari 250 TR 0746
2. - Gaston Andrey (USA) Maserati 2500
3. - Bob Holbert (USA) Porsche
4. - Roger Penske (USA) Porsche
5. - William Sadler Otty Spl.
Did not finish:
- Moss Lotus XIX 12

Nassau Trophy Date: 4.12.1960
Started: 45
1. - Dan Gurney (USA) Lotus 19
2. 57 Rodriguez/Rodriguez Ferrari 250 TR 0746
3. - Andrey Maserati
4. - Jo Bonnier (S) Porsche RSK
6. 95 Hap Sharp (USA) Ferrari 250 TR59 0766TR
Did not finish:
- Moss Lotus 19 Climax 1
Other starters:
- Constantine Aston Martin DBR2

Bahamas Date: 1960 (probably Nassau Speed Week race?)
Race distance: 193,12 km Winner's average speed: 136,785 km/h
1. - Moss Ferrari
2. - Grossman Ferrari
3. - Reed Ferrari

Nassau Tourist Trophy Date: 1960
1. 5 Stirling Moss (GB) Ferrari 250 GT 2119GT R. Walker
3. - Reed Ferrari 250 GT 1741GT
Other starters:
- xxx Ferrari 250 GT 1773GT

==========================1961==============================

Governor's Trophy, Nassau Speed Week Date: 9.12.1961
Circuit lenght: 7,24 km Race distance: 166,56 km Winner's average speed: 143,101 km/h
1. 2 Pedro Rodriguez (MEX) Ferrari 250 TRI/61 0794TR North American Racing Team 23 1:09:08,100
2. - George Reed (USA) Ferrari 250 TR 0770TR
3. - Bob Hurt (USA) Ferrari
4. - John Fulp (USA) Ferrari Dino 196S 0776TR
5. - Chuck Cassel (USA) Porsche
6. - Robert Hathaway (USA) Ferrari 250 GT 1773GT
Did not finish:
- Newman Ferrari 250 GTO 2015GT

Nassau Trophy, Nassau Speed Week Date: 11.12.1961
Circuit lenght: 7,24 km Race distance: 398,2 km Winner's average speed: 145,11 km/h
1. - Dan Gurney (USA) Lotus Monte Carlo 53
2. - Roger Penske (USA) Cooper
3. 2 Rodriguez Ferrari 250 TRI/61 0794TR
4. - Alan Connell (USA) Ferrari
5. 5 Hill Ferrari 250 TRI/61 0792TR
8. - Reed Ferrari 250 TR 0770TR

Nassau Tourist Trophy, Nassau Speed Week Date: 1961
1. - Stirling Moss (GB) Ferrari 250 GT 2735GT Rob Walker
2. - xxx Ferrari 250 GT 2731GT
26. - Arents Ferrari 250 GT 2015GT
Did not finish:
- Hathaway Ferrari 250 GT 1773GT

Nassau GT Race, Nassau Speed Week Date: 1961 (maybe = Nassau Tourist Trophy?)
/ Nationality Car Entrant Laps Time/retired Pos. Group Pos. Practice
3. - Robert Hathaway (USA) Ferrari 250 GT 1773GT

==========================1962===========================

Bahamas Governor's Trophy, Nassau Speed Weekend Date: 9.12.1962
1. - Sharp Lotus Monte Carlo 17 0:50:05,900
2. - Bob Holbert (USA) Porsche
3. - Charlie Hayes (USA) Ferrari 250 GTO 3223GT
4. - Fulp Ferrari Dino 196SP 0804
6. - Constantine Ferrari 250 TR 0746
Did not finish:
- Bandini Ferrari Dino 268SP 0798
Other starters:
- Masten Gregory (USA) Ferrari
- John Cannon (CDN) Chevrolet Spl.

Nassau Tourist Trophy, GT Race, Nassau Speed Weekend Date: 1962
1. - Roger Penske (USA) Ferrari 250 GTO 3987GT
2. 21 Bandini/Hayes Ferrari 250 GTO 3223GT
4. - Grossman Ferrari 250 GTO
5. - Hayes Ferrari 250 GT 2237GT
- Innes Ireland (GB) Ferrari 250 GTO 3589GT 3. GT
Did not finish:
- xxx Ferrari 250 GTO 3445GT

Bahamas Governor's Trophy 5 laps, Nassau Speed Weekend Date: 1962
1. - Fulp Ferrari Dino 196SP 0804

Nassau Sunday Race, Nassau Speed Weekend Date: 1962
5. - Hayes Ferrari 250 GTO 3223GT

======================1963=============================

Nassau Date: 5.12.1963
1. - Roger Penske (USA) Chaparral
Other starters:
- Hap Sharp (USA) Chaparral 2A 002 Chaparral Cars Inc.
- xxx D.B. HBR5 Competition Coupé 1057
66 Jim Hall (USA) Chaparral 2A 001 Chaparral Cars Inc.

Nassau Tourist Trophy, 1st race, Nassau Speed Week Date: 1963
Race distance: 159,325 km Winner's average speed: 140,3 km/h
1. - Augie Pabst (USA) Lola - Chevrolet 22 1:07:10,000
2. 23 Mike Gammino (USA) Ferrari 250 GTO 3387GT 1:07:36,000 1. IC
3. - Chuck Cassel (USA) Porsche Abarth

Nassau Tourist Trophy, 2nd race, Nassau Speed Week Date: 1963
4. 23 Mike Gammino (USA) Ferrari 250 GTO 3387GT

Nassau TT Governor's Trophy Date: 1963
1. - A. J. Foyt (USA) Scarab - Chevrolet Mecom
2. - Pedro Rodriguez (MEX) Ferrari 330 TRI LM 0808TR
3. - Roger Penske (USA) Chevrolet Corvette
4. - Augie Pabst (USA) Chevrolet Corvette
5. - John Fulp (USA) Ferrari Dino 268SP 0798TR
6. - Mike Gammino (USA) Ferrari 250 GTO 3387GT 1. IC
Did not finish:
- Dan Gurney (USA) A.C. Cobra

Nassau Trophy Date: 1963
1. - A. J. Foyt (USA) Scarab - Chevrolet
2. - Rodriguez Ferrari 330 TRI LM 0808TR
4. - Gregory Ferrari 250P 0810
11. - Fulp Ferrari Dino 268SP 0798TR

======================1964=======================

International Nassau Trophy, Nassau Speed Week Date: 28.11.1964
Started: 57
Classified: 40
Race distance: 403,2 km Winner's average speed: 142,5 km/h
1. 66 Roger Penske (USA)/Hap Sharp (USA) Chaparral 2A Chevrolet 002 Chaparral Cars Inc. 3:06:19,000
2. - McLaren McLaren M1A Oldsmobile McLaren
3. - Pedro Rodriguez (MEX) Ferrari 330P -2
4. - Bob Grossman (USA) Ferrari 250LM 5909 -3
5. - Clark Kelly - Porsche
6. - Scott Elva - BMW
7. - Ludwig Heimrath (CDN) Cooper - Ford
8. - Walt Hansgen (USA) Scarab - Chevrolet
9. - Ryan Porsche 904
10. - A. Johnson A.C. Cobra
Did not finish:
- Dan Gurney (USA) Lotus 19 Ford Cobra 44
6 Roger Penske (USA) Chaparral 2A Chevrolet 003 Chaparral Cars Inc. 7
- A. J. Foyt (USA) Hussein - Chrysler
Other starters:
- Grant Cooper-Monaco Ford
- Ken Miles (USA) Ford Cobra

Nassau Tourist Trophy, Nassau Speed Week Date: 29.11.1964
Race distance: 200 km Winner's average speed:
1. - Roger Penske (USA) Chevrolet Corvette Sport Mecom 200
2. - Walt Hansgen (USA) Ferrari 250LM
3. - Bob Grossman (USA) Ferrari 250LM 5909
4. - Johnson A.C. Ford Cobra
5. - Pedro Rodriguez (MEX) Ferrari 250 GTO
6. - Ryan Porsche 904 1. 2.0
10. - Phil Hill (USA) Ferrari 250 GTO 5571GT North American Racing Team
Did not finish:
- Ken Miles (USA) A.C. Ford Cobra
91 Phil Hill (USA) Ford GT40 GT/103 Ford Motor Company
Did not start:
- Bruce McLaren (NZ) McLaren M1A Oldsmobile McLaren

Nassau Governor's Trophy, Nassau Speed Week Date: 4.12.1964
1. - Roger Penske (USA) Chaparral 2A Chevrolet 003 Chaparral Cars Inc.
2. - A. J. Foyt (USA) Hussein
3. - Walt Hansgen (USA) Scarab
4. - Pedro Rodriguez (MEX) Ferrari 330P
7. - Grossman Ferrari 250LM 5909
Did not finish:
- Dan Gurney (USA) Lotus 19
91 Phil Hill (USA) Ford GT40 GT/103 Ford Motor Company
97 Bruce McLaren (NZ) Ford GT40 GT/104 Ford Motor Company

==============================1965=============================

Nassau TT Date: 28.11.1965
1. - Charlie Kolb (USA) Ferrari 275 GTB 6885
2. - Peter Gregg (USA) Porsche 904 GTS
3. - Tom Payne (USA) A.C. Cobra
10. - Grossman Ferrari 250 GTO 5573GT

Nassau Governor's Trophy Date: 3.12.1965
Winner's average speed: 166,77 km/h
1. - Bruce McLaren (NZ) McLaren Elva - Oldsmobile McLaren 25
2. - Hap Sharp (USA) Chaparral 2A Chevrolet 003 Chaparral Cars Inc.
3. - Ed Hamill Hamill - Oldsmobile
4. - Robin Widdows (GB) Lotus - BRM 1.0
Did not finish:
4 Chris Amon (NZ) Ford GTX-1 GT/110 McLaren
Other starters:
- Jim Hall (USA) Chaparral 2C 2C001 Chaparral Cars Inc.

Nassau Trophy Date: 5.12.1965
Started: 58
Fastest lap: Jim Hall No. 66 Chaparral 2C ?
1. 65 Hap Sharp (USA) Chaparral 2A Chevrolet 003 Chaparral Cars Inc.
2. - John Cannon (CDN) Nickey Vinegaroon II Chevrolet
3. - Peter Revson (USA) Brabham BT8 Climax SC-2-65 Kay Racing Int.
4. - Charlie Kolb (USA) Porsche Prototype
5. - Grossman A.C. Cobra
Did not finish:
4 Chris Amon (NZ) Ford GTX-1 GT/110 McLaren
- Bruce McLaren (NZ) McLaren Elva - Oldsmobile McLaren
66 Jim Hall (USA) Chaparral 2C 2C001 Chaparral Cars Inc.
Other starters:
- Charlie Hayes (USA) Nickey McLaren Chevrolet
- A. J. Foyt (USA) Lotus 40 Ford
- Nethercutt Mirage - Oldsmobile
- Bob Bondurant (USA) Lola T70

=========================1966============================

Governor's Trophy & Tourist Trophy Nassau, Nassau Speed Week, Bahamas Date: 9.12.1966
Race distance: 181 km Winner's average speed: 167,5 km/h
Fastest lap: Mark Donohue No. 7 Sunoco Spl. 4.7 2:30,6 173,1 km/h
1. 65 Hap Sharp (USA) Chaparral 2E Chevrolet 2E002 Chaparral Cars Inc. 25 1.
2. - Brett Lunger (USA) McLaren - Chevrolet
3. - Dick Brown (USA) McKee - Ford
4. - Peter Gregg (USA) Porsche Carrera 6 1. TT
5. - Ralph Treischmann (USA) Porsche Carrera 6 2. TT
6. - Pedro Rodriguez (MEX) Ferrari 275 GTB/C 9063 Pedro Rodriguez 3. TT
7. - Bill Bowman (USA) Porsche Carrera 6 4. TT
8. - John Poland Lotus 23
9. - Paul Richards (USA) Alpine Renault
10. - George Drolsom (USA) Porsche 904 GTS 5. TT
Other starters:
- Skip Scott (USA) McLaren 4.
- Peter Revson (USA) McLaren 3.
- John Fulp (USA) Lola 5.
- A. J. Foyt (USA) Lola - Ford
- Donohue Sunoco Spl. 4.7 2.

Nassau Trophy, Nassau Speed Week, Bahamas Date: 12.12.1966
Circuit lenght: 7,2 km Race distance: 404 km Winner's average speed:
1. - Mark Donohue (USA) Lola - Chevrolet 56 3.
2. - Skip Scott (USA) McLaren - Ford
3. - Peter Revson (USA) McLaren - Ford
4. - John Fulp (USA) Lola - Chevrolet
5. - Sam Posey (USA) McLaren - Ford
6. - Pedro Rodriguez (MEX) Ferrari Dino 206S 002 1. IC
7. - Peter Gregg (USA) Porsche Carrera 6
8. - Brett Lunger (USA) McLaren - Chevrolet
9. - Ralph Treischmann (USA) Porsche Carrera 6
10. - Dave Morgan (USA) Zerex Oldsmobile
Did not finish:
65 Hap Sharp (USA) Chaparral 2E Chevrolet 2E002 Chaparral Cars Inc. 56 Accident 1.
Other starters:
- Mario Andretti (USA) Lola - Ford 2.

Nice to meet you. Martin


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Posted 11 April 2001 - 09:44

I have used all results which are in many pieces at this place and put them at my former site server. Please, have a look at

www.angelfire.com/me/krejcimar/nassau.html

Any further additions to these data are strongly appreciated.

(Any suggestions to the format of the data are also welcomed as I suppose to return with a new site in the future.)

#41 Milan Fistonic

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Posted 21 April 2001 - 10:59

This is the report on the 1964 Nassau Speed Week from the February 1965 edition of US Auto Sports.

Nassau ends the season.
So it’s more than a series of races. It’s celebrating something. Another successful season under your belt. Or the end of a run of bad luck. Or just celebrating… because it’s fun to celebrate.

The organizers always have some races for the fun of it – like Volkswagen sedan races (or Mini-Minors one year) that draw heavily on the name drivers for entrants. And the names go out and happily carve each other up … at straightaway speeds of a staggering seventy or so.

Like the year Dan Gurney missed the big go because he’d broken some bones in his foot while charging around on a kart.

The Changing Scene

Racing is changing. And perhaps the Nassau outing best reflects the change. The cocktail parties are less flamboyant. Gradually gourmet hors d’oeuvres are giving way to chips and dips … as racing drivers become a more professional breed …less interested in the good life … more eagerly seeking the glory of victory.

The odd-balls … the wacks … who have given the sport much of its flair and color have just sort of dwindled away without being replaced. Drivers are pressed harder, for suddenly the class win is even less important … and there may be ten or more cars on the grid … all very nearly equally able to win.

Before actually getting at the task of writing all this, I read the Road & Track report of the 1956 Speed Week. Just to see how much things have changed. Stirling Moss won the main event in Bill Lloyd’s 3-litre Maserati … hastily taped together after Bill hit one of those barrel course markers earlier in the week. The biggest car there was Carroll Shelby’s 4.9 Ferrari roadster … a monster of a car. The names were Gregory, Shelby, John Fitch, Phil Hill, Ken Miles, “Fon” de Portago, George Constantine, Howard Hively, Ted Boynton, Ed Crawford, Jay Chamberlain and of course, Stirling Moss.

The cars were strong, heavy and quite capable of being driven quite happily on the highway. The Lotus 11 was the new sensation among the small displacement cars that year … a foretaste of things to come.

Many of the drivers were in it only for fun … or just because they fell in love with a racing car and had to do something with it.

1964 Again

In this year’s event, that big 4.9 Ferrari would not have been at the head of the Le Mans type lineup (Biggest displacement cars at the front). This year there were no less than 14 cars of over 5-litres displacement – 6 of these were over 6-litres. And George Reed’s Ferrari-Ford had a whopping 7-litres.

Obviously this field was going to ask a great deal of the “standard” 3.3-litre Ferrari prototype engines … which are suddenly the miniatures in the overall field.

Not bad for openers.

Sunday, November 29, started off the competition with the traditional Tourist Trophy race which was called on account of darkness at 23 laps (they have a 5 PM time limit). On the 4.5-mile Oakes Field course this comes to 103.5 miles. The big show was expected from the Ford GT’s … the sleek coupes which were so sensational (while they lasted) at Le Mans last spring. Ford had taken out the 1963 Indy engines and used Cobra-Ford power. Neither Phil Hill nor Bruce McLaren could make any starling speeds in practice … and McLaren’s car was scratched from the entry with suspension problems. Phil’s car just didn’t seem to have it and ultimately failed to finish.

The contest, then, was going to be between the Prototype Corvette Grand Sports and the 275 LM Ferrari coupes … and the GT Cobras. And that’s the way they finished.

Roger Penske finished first in the sudden (sic) Chevrolet with its giant Webers and other goodies, with Walt Hansgen taking second in the 275 LM that won the Road America 500. Third was Bob Grossman in another 275 LM. Fourth (and first in GT) was the effervescent Bob Johnson, the Cobra ace. Tom Payne, who is getting faster and faster, and is yet a very sensible driver, followed in the Series 11 Ferrari GTO. All of the first six were on the same lap.

The Porsche 904’s were very steady … and very quick. Jack Ryan managed a very fine seventh overall, as well as a class win.

The results, as is often the case, don’t tell the whole story. Ken Miles took an early lead which he held until the seventeenth lap, at which point Penske took over. And the results list Miles as a non-finisher who dropped out on lap fifteen.

And the GT started out quite differently, with Rodriquez and the GTO Ferrari in the lead. Unfortunately, he shelled out the wire on his rear wheels and had to stop to take on a new set of wheels. But such is racing.

The Grand Prix of Volkswagen

Dan Gurney and A. J. Foyt were the men to watch in the VW sedan class in this Friday afternoon classic. Both had won the Nassau Trophy – Gurney two years in succession in the Aciero Lotus 19. And Foyt took the big trophy last year in the rear-engines Scarab entered by John Mecom, Jr.

More to the point, perhaps, Dan Gurney had won the VW Sedan class last year – so he knew the fast way around in the Voksie.

The experience proved worthwhile as Gurney once again crossed the finish line in the lead … with Foyt in hot pursuit. Alas, the owner and entrant of Gurney’s car, EMPI, was not content with having a driver of Gurney’s obvious ability. They weren’t taking any chances and tweaked the Volks beyond the permissible limits. So winner Gurney was unceremoniously disqualified … and Foyt was declared the winner. A good-natured guy, Crockey Peterson of Flat River, Missouri, provided the wheels for Foyt. Meantime, Peterson himself was running up ahead in the Formula Vee class in his Formcar, finishing eleventh in Formula Vee. As further proof that class will tell, Bruce McLaren ran away with the Vee event in the Beach Formula Vee entered by Over-Keys Motors. Although this event is serious enough for most of those driving I it … it does seem to provide a bit of comic relief to relax the patrons before the big race. Actually the VW bit is fiercely competitive because the cars all conform to such rigid specifications … but to the spectator, the whole show seems to carry on in an absurd sort of slow motion.

Hap Sharp wins Saturday’s Tune-Up Race

This is just another of the maze of races that make up Nassau Speed Week. We’ve just covered the high points. This race is often not as indicative of the way Sunday’s event may work out as one might expect. Many of the entrants prefer to save the car for the Nassau Trophy event. At any rate, Hap Sharp of Midland, Texas, won this one leading Gurney from start to finish in the Chaparral Chevrolet. It was, indeed, this car which won the big one. But instead of Sharp it was …

Penske All The Way

Having won the Tourist Trophy event the preceding Sunday and the Governor’s Trophy race on Friday … Penske had a chance to be the first driver in the history of Nassau Speed Week to pull the hat trick – making it a three way sweep.

Penske drove the Chaparral Chevy started by Hap Sharp to victory in the 252-mile sports car classic with an average speed of 89.118 mph. Penske’s own Chaparral had been knocked out with suspension trouble much earlier in the race.

Penske had already broken existing records in the previous Sunday’s Nassau Tourist Trophy Race and Friday’s Governor’s Trophy Races.

In second and third places were New Zealand’s Bruce McLaren in a McLaren 1 Olds and Pedro Rodriguez of Mexico City in a Ferrari 330P. Both McLaren and Rodriguez had, at one time or another, held the lead during Sunday’s race.

Behind the top three in Sunday’s foeld of 65 drivers were Grant Clark, in a Kelly Porsche;James Scott, Elva-BMW; Bob Grossman, Ferrari 275 LM; Walt Hansgen, Scarab Zerex Special (last year’s winning car); Jack Ryan, Porsche 904; Ludwig Heinrath, Cooper-Ford and Phil Hill, Ferrari GTO.

Elapsed time of the 56-lap Nassau Trophy Race was three hours, 6 minutes and 19.69 seconds.

The previous eight days’ sunny weather broke just as the race began. A light sprinkle began to fall, insuring that the resurfaced 4.5 miles of track would be very slick.

As the green flag signalled five minutes to go, many crews switched feverishly to rain tyres.

Gurney’s mechanics decided to reswitch to dry tyres, so he was delayed 10 seconds at the start. And as the field roared around for the first lap, Hap Sharp was in the lead.

The end of the fifth lap saw Hap Sharp, despite a quick off-and-on earlier, still in first place, with Pedro Rodriguez close behind. Foyt was in third place. Gurney was already number 11.

Howard Hanna made a dramatic pit stop with a steaming engine after two laps. Don Skogmo was in pouring oil – as is his dust-controlling custom. Gurney moved his way forward between the fifth and tenth laps to make up for a late start.

A new leader had developed by the end of the tenth lap – Rodriguez, with Bob Johnson trailing second. Tom Payne was third. Sharp was relegated to fourth place. The future looked dim for Penske, who had gone out with broken suspension. Foyt went off the track before the 15th lap – losing two laps. Except for Rodriguez, the early pre-race favourites in the Nassau Trophy were having very rough times.

The track was drying up as the 15th lap came up and Gurney’s perfomance was expected to improve considerably. Still holding the lead at the end of 15 laps was Rodriguez, followed by Bob Johnson, Tom Payne, Bruce McLaren and Hap Sharp. By 15 laps, Gurney had climbed to seventh spot.

At the end of 20 laps, most of the course had dried up completely, rain having long since stopped. The 20th lap saw Rodriguez holding his lead. Tom Payne had moved up to number two spot, followed by Bob Johnson, Bruce McLaren and Hap Sharp. Gurney moved up to sixth.

On the 23rd lap Hap Sharp, riding in fifth place, stopped in the pits and turned his Chaparral over to Roger Penske. Rodriguez continued to lead the pack at the end of the 25th. Bruce McLaren had taken over second spot followed by Bob Johnson, Tom Payne and Gurney. Foyt was number nine.

Halfway through the race, with 126 miles to go Bruce McLaren had moved up to first spot. Foyt made a pit stop at the halfway point, jumped out and peformed some quick surgery on his car.

McLaren held on to his lead at the end of the 30th lap, followed by Gurney, who was continuing his dramatic move upward. Penske, in Sharp’s car, was third, followed by Bob Johnson and a new contender in the first-five column, Walt Hansgen. But Hansgen’s car broke a suspension bolt, blowing a rear tyre and his chances with it.

McLaren was still in first place at the end of 35 laps, with Gurney still right behind him and Penske in Sharp’s car, third. The two leaders had not yet made their pit stops, but the Penske-Sharp Chaparral had. In fourth and fifth place were Bob Johnson and Tom Payne.

Gurney moved up to the lead on the 38th lap. Close behind were the Sharp-Penske Chaparral and Bruce McLaren. Gurney’s stop in the pits on the 42nd lap proved to be more than just a temporary one, spelling doom for his chances as a top contender. The facing of his clutch came off.

So in the 45th lap, fifty miles from the end, the field of leaders was Penske, Bruce McLaren, Rodriguez and Tom Payne. Average speed had climbed to 86.785 mph. Tom Payne dropped out on the 48th lap, and so it ended. Penske-Sharp won it.

McLaren, the only other driver to finish all 56 laps, was second followed by Rodriguez. Rounding out the top ten were, in order, Bob Grossman, Nyack, N.Y., Ferrari; Grant Clark, Miami, Fla., Porsche; Jim Scott, McHenry, Ill., Elva BMW; Ludwig Heinrath, Toronto, Cooper Ford; Walt Hansgen, Bedminster, N.J., Scarab Chevy; Jack Ryan, Griffin, Ga., Porsche 904; and Anson Johnson, Miami, Lotus 30.

Rain, which fell during the early stages of the race, washed out any chance for a record timing and speed. Penske was clocked in three hours, six minutes and 19.69 seconds. The average speed for the first lap was a slow 70.742 mph indicating that Penske toured some of the laps in speeds of well over 100 mph.

And so another season ends.

The monster rear-engine cars are firmly entrenched. Oddly enough the 3.3 Ferrari has come on quite strong, giving Ferrari good representation in Western Hemisphere racing for the first time in years. The Ferraris and the fastest of the under 2-litre entries are often in the first five places at the end of the race – a tribute to their surprisingly efficient engines as well as their reliability.

The latest form of racing – the monsters – is exciting. And it is the hands of very professional drivers. And perhaps it is only at Nassau that the elegance of the more hap-hazard days of the Gentleman Drivers is so poignant.

By “Gentleman” we mean someone who is in it for fun – like a “Gentleman Farmer.” For, actually, today’s racing drivers are perhaps more truly gentlemen in the real sense.

No question about one thing. They’re better drivers.

Nassau Trophy Race Results
6th Dec., 1964

Pos, Car #, Name, Laps, Time
1, 66, Hap Sharp & Roger Penske, 56, 10,179 secs
2, 5, Bruce McLaren, 56, 10,258
3, 10, Pedro Rodriguez, 54, 10,358
4, 90, Bob Grossman, 53, 10,338
5, 65, G. Clark, 52, 10,268
6, 17, J. Scott, 52, 10,287
7, 155, L. Heinrath, 52, 10,347
8, 2, Walt Hansgen, 50, 10,192
9, 68, Jack Ryan, 50, 10,202
10, 43, Anson Johnson, 50, 10,340
11, 11, Phil Hill, 50, 10,359
12, 77, Ray Cuomo, 49, 10,192
13, 30, Don Skogmo, 49, 10,269
14, 70, Fleming & Heppenstall, 49, 10,287
15, 58, C. Baker, 49, 10,289
16, 199, S. Scott, 49, 10,341
17, 83, Paul Richards, 49, 10,362
18, 21, Thos. Hitchcock, 48nraf, 9,536
19, 1, A. J. Foyt, 48nraf, 10,142
20, 166, Geo. Hollinger, 48, 10,218
21, 61, Fred Ashplant, 48, 10,247
22, 14, Peter Gregg, 48, 10,290
23, 12, Geo. Wintersteen, 48, 10,340
24, 26, Mike Kurkjian, 48, 10,359
25, 73, Tom Payne, 48nraf, 9,376
26, 16, Raymond Colot, 47, 10,202
27, 55, Lee Cutler, 47, 10,310
28, 18, Art Riley, 47, 10,311
29, 74, Don Sesslar, 46, 10,288
30, 96, Dick Holquist & Jennings, 46, 10,294
31, 34, Peter Pulver, 46, 10,348
32, 103, Ralph Noseda, 45, 10,187
33, 47, David Lane, 45, 10,191
34, 76, Charles Kolb, 45, 10,234
35, N101, Chris O’Donnell, 44, 10,214
36, 9, Dan Gurney, 41nraf, 7,771
37, 63, J. Norris, 41, 10,182
38, 57, Ray Stoutenburg, 41, 10,328
39, 29, A. Arutunoff, 41, 10,360
40, 98, Ken Miles, 40nraf, 7,981
41, 81, J. Tarrouella, 37nraf, 8,220 (laps s/be 39?)
42, 136, K. Hall, 39, 10,236
43, 51, Ray Heppenstall, 39, 10,366
44, 92, Bob Johnson, 39nraf, 7,931
45, 71, Geo. Garrett, 36, 10,209
46, 41, Michael Goth, 30nraf, 6,471
47, 19, Dan Gerber, 30nraf, 6,685
48, 22, Paul Layman, 29nraf, 6,632
49, 62, Wm. Ashplant, 29, 10,302
50, 59, Peter Goetz, 28nraf, 8,153
51, 31, H. Kleinpeter, 27, 10,222
52, 33, Newton Davis, 25nraf, 5,407
53, 86, Art Swanson, 25nraf, 5,742
54, 15, Brian O’Neil, 21nraf, 5,790
55, 84, Bill Haenelt, 19nraf, 5,797
56, 94, Skip Hudson, 18nraf, 4,022
57, 37, Howard Hanna, 14nraf, 4,931
58, 69, Art Habersin, 9nraf, 2,340
59, 6, Roger Penske, 6nraf, 7,475
60, 78, L. J. Champol, 3nraf, 965
61, 49, S. Decker, Did not complete 1st lap
62, 64, Hugh Dibley, Did not complete 1st lap
63, 54, J. Grant, Did not complete 1st lap
Cars #19, 73, 92 entered as team
TIME OF RACE: 3:06:19.69
SPEED: 89.1118 mph


NASSAU TOURIST TROPHY RACE RESULTS
29 Nov., 1964
(Stopped at 23 laps, 5pm time limit)

Pos, Car #, Driver, Type Car, Laps
1, 82, Roger Penske, Corvette Grd. Spt., 23
2, 3, Walter Hansgen, Ferrari 275LM, 23
3, 90, Bob Grossman, Ferrari 275LM, 23
4, 92, Bob Johnson, Ford Cobra, 23
5, 73, Tom Payne, Ford Cobra, 23
6, 11, Pedro Rodriguez, Ferrari GTO, 23
7, 68, Jack Ryan, Porsche 904, 22
8, 70, Tom Fleming, Ferrari GTO, 21
9, 199, Skip Scott, Mustang, 21
10, 47, David Lane, Porsche 904, 21
11, 55, Lee Cutler, Porsche 904, 21
12, 14, Peter H. Gregg, Porsche 904, 21
TIME OF RACE: 1:07:45.36
AVERAGE SPEED: 93.025 mph




GOVERNOR’S TROPHY RACE RESULTS
Dec 4, 1964
25 laps

Pos, Car #, Name, Car, Laps, Time
1, 6, Roger Penske, Chaparral Chevy, 25, 4045.12 seconds
2, 1, A. J. Foyt, Zerex Spec.(Hussein-Dodge), 25, 4055
3, 2, Walt Hansgen, Zerex Spec.(Scarab-Chev), 25, 4098
4, 10, Pedro Rodriguez, 330P Ferrari, 25, 4170
5, 155, L. Heinrath, Cooper Ford, 24, 4087
6, 64, Hugh Dibley, Brabham BT8 Climax, 24, 4109
7, 90, Bob Grossman, Ferrari 275LM, 24, 4115
8, 17, J. Scott, Elva BMW, 23, 4072
9, 73, Tom Payne, Cobra Ford, 23, 4126
10, 00, Jack Saunders, Corvette Grd. Spt., 22, 3889nraf
11, 76, Charles Kolb, Harrison Spec. Ford, 22, 3988nraf
12, 55, Lee Cutler, Porsche 904, 22, 4082
13, 47, David Lane, Porsche 904, 22, 4146
14, 14, Peter Gregg, Porsche 904 GT, 22, 4227
15, 34, Peter Pulver, Lotus Elan, 22, 4232
TIME OF RACE: 1:07:25.12
SPEED: 100.120 mph


#42 Martin Krejci

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Posted 24 April 2001 - 10:14

Thank you Milan for 1964. With help of you and Stanislav Stepanek I have added new information to Nassau 1961-1966 races. Follow, please, link:

www.angelfire.com/me/krejcimar/nassau.html

Races are given label round 10, 20 when there is not know which race order it was. Where the number of race is known round 1, 2 etc. is given. If you know the right order of missing years, it would be greatly appreciated.



#43 Martin Krejci

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Posted 07 May 2001 - 11:10

Despite no new replies here I have got some new data about Nassau especially thanks to Stanislav Stepanek.

All years are as usually updated at:

www.angelfire.com/me/krejcimar/nassau.html

#44 Carlos Jalife

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Posted 17 May 2001 - 23:19

Great info guys, absolutely superb. However, do we have any more anecdotes, about the parties, the races and so besides the race results. Here is one. Ricardo Rodríguez arrived to nassau in 1957 with Pedro and two other friends; they took the Porsche of Ricardo, the giant killer at riverside 1957, and towed it to Miami from Mexico City in their mom's street car, a Pontiac. There they got Pedro's Ferrari which had been sent by Chinetti and they ferried them along with other cars to Bahamas and they took a plane. When Ricardo first arived, they wuldn't let him practcie since he was short of 16 by about two months but he had an international license so they had to budge. So he could learn the track, someone in the organizing committe lent him a Mercedes gullwing and he spent the off duty hours when the track was closed, giving rides to the marshalls and helpers, including a large contingent of US soldiers who were helping. Pedro took some turns too and and that's how they learned the circuit. Then Pedro was, as usual that year, Mr. bad luck and in the first race, using a Ferrari, and in the first lap he was entering a blind turn and found someone who had spun in the middle of the road and T-boned him. The Ferrari was damaged beyond repair and Pedro didn't run and had a great vacation chasing girls and getting Ricardo lots of dates as good brothers do. :)

#45 cabianca

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Posted 18 May 2001 - 01:34

US National Championships
From the immediate post-World War II era, the SCCA which ran almost all sports car racing in the US outside California scored all races they ran toward what they called their "High Point Man" yearly through 1953. Whoever scored the most points in a series of race meetings won this award. Some people raced in more than one class per weekend, scoring more points. After 1953, the SCCA broke the cars into displacement classes like the FIA (Class B was over 5000cc, Class C was 3000cc to 5000cc, Class D was 2000cc to 3000cc, etc.) and further broke them into "Production" (not quite "showroom stock") and "Modified" (the Ferraris, Maseratis, C&D Jaguars and other exotica). Champions were declared in these classes based on a series of "National" events. This was a designation that the local SCCA chapters purchased from the National SCCA office in the form of a sanctioning fee. It was more costly than a "Regional" sanction which didn't pay "National" points, but only "Regional" points (allowing "Regional" champions). Some organizers would go for this in hopes that those searching for points toward the National Championship in their class would tow further distances resulting in a better entry and more people through the turnstiles. This was a period when the SCCA had a strictly amateur code, not unlike Olympic athletes in those days. As things changed, professional road racing in the US came to pass. However, the SCCA still maintained racing for strict amateurs. At some point, I believe in the 1960s, they changed the amateur "National Championships" from a series of races to a single race weekend where the winners of their races are declared National Champions. In order to qualify to go to this big blow-out, you have to place in the first three in your regional championship or perhaps even win it. The SCCA also chaged the classes from displacement-based to what they refer to as "performance-based", i.e., cars of like performance running together. This latter situation survives to this day and the so-called SCCA "Run-offs" are the pinnacle of amateur road racing in the US.
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#46 Martin Krejci

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Posted 08 August 2001 - 08:07

My WSRP site has been moved to a new URL: wsrp.host.sk. There also new updates to Nassau Speed Weeks results (with help of Roger Clark) that can be found at http://wsrp.host.sk/nassau.html.

More information and corrections are still very appreciated.

#47 Terry O'Neil

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Posted 06 November 2001 - 20:43

Hi all,
Having read through all the contributions so far, I'll add a little something to the discussion.
In 1954, as far as I can tell, there were only 4 Ferraris in attendance. They were,
735 Mondial #0428 race #13 De Portago
375 MM #0370 race# 98 M Gregory
375 Plus #0392 race# 99 E Goldschmidt
375 MM #0376 race# 96 J Shakespeare
The Goldschmidt car was the one used by Maglioli in the 1953 Carrera Panamericana race. After the race, Goldschmidt bought the car and had it transported to Nassau. I must admit I do not know if Maglioli went to Nassau to drive it. As Goldschmidt already had a 375 Plus, it is unlikely he would ask Maglioli for advice on handling the car. but who knows? Not that he used it much. In the Bahamas Automobile Club Cup he came 3rd (assuming he was driving) He retired with wheel bearing trouble in the 5 lap Nassau Trophy preliminary race and was unable to start in the Nassau Trophy race.
Terry

#48 Martin Krejci

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Posted 07 November 2001 - 07:56

Hi all,
having seen that this older thread returned, I took the opportunity to inform you that I have today added to my site (wsrp.host.sk) also results of USA national sportscar races 1948-1970 that I have collected so far. It is very incomplete, often I even don't know which races were part of SCCA National Championship or which were just Divisional or Regional Championship race. Any further information would be greatly appreciated. Please, help me to improve these (I think) before unpublished statistics.
Best wishes,
Martin

#49 Martin Krejci

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Posted 07 November 2001 - 08:25

Originally posted by Terry O'Neil
Hi all,
In 1954, as far as I can tell, there were only 4 Ferraris in attendance. They were,
735 Mondial #0428 race #13 De Portago
375 MM #0370 race# 98 M Gregory
375 Plus #0392 race# 99 E Goldschmidt
375 MM #0376 race# 96 J Shakespeare
The Goldschmidt car was the one used by Maglioli in the 1953 Carrera Panamericana race. After the race, Goldschmidt bought the car and had it transported to Nassau. I must admit I do not know if Maglioli went to Nassau to drive it. As Goldschmidt already had a 375 Plus, it is unlikely he would ask Maglioli for advice on handling the car. but who knows? Not that he used it much. In the Bahamas Automobile Club Cup he came 3rd (assuming he was driving) He retired with wheel bearing trouble in the 5 lap Nassau Trophy preliminary race and was unable to start in the Nassau Trophy race.
Terry


Hi Terry, I see your Goldschmidt's 1954 results are quite different from what I had (B.A.C. Cup race I had 3rd) an in Nassau Trophy I have him 3rd but maybe it is incorrect and car behind him should be moved one place up).
A also doubt the de Portago car 0428 as he had Ferrari 4.1 according to my data but he had used 750 Monza 0428 in other races so it also maybe correct.
Could you please look at my 1954 results and correct them? I do not trust them much.

Note that you mentioned Maglioli in Carrera Panamericana 1953 but I assume you meant 1954 as it fits with my data.

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Posted 07 November 2001 - 08:28

Martin, great job! I will try to help you out with some more race results as I come across them. One thing I would like to point out is a minor spelling error in Masten Gregory's brother name. His name is spelled Riddelle with two d's. I seen that you have it spelled with one d in a race result for the 1954 SCCA season.

Also, Riddelle beat Carroll Shelby at a SCCA sports car race in Eagle Moutain, Texas. Not sure of the date but it had to have been sometime between July 1953 and September 1955, more than likely it was in 1954 or 1955. If anyone has any details, please let me know.