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Tommy Friedman of Atlanta and his D-type


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#1 Jerry Entin

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 19:32

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Dothan, Alabama, October 1959. Partially hidden by E.D. Martin's Birdcage Maserati is Tommy Friedman's dark colored, finless D-type.
 
Tommy Friedman ran his first race at Auburn in May 1959, winning the novice race in a Corvette. After a few additional Corvette appearances he entered the September 1959 Auburn event in a Jaguar D-type, running the same car at Dothan in October 1959. In both cases he retired with engine trouble.
 
By 1960 he seems to have sold the D-type, since he raced a Lotus 11. Does anybody know what chassis number the Friedman D-type had?
 
Photo: Bob Bellows

Edited by Jerry Entin, 25 October 2013 - 19:37.


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#2 Cynic2

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 19:35

Hi, Jerry,

 

I hadn't heard of the car here, but I know someone who will probably know.  I'll let you (and Willem) know.

 

David