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#251 FrankCornell

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 13:58

I believe it was the above mentioned Richard Stolz who later had a serious accident at Lime Rock in the Lister. I'll see if I can retrieve the story. 

There was an early post about a possible fatal crash at Lime Rock involving a Lister Corvette. Stolz was seriously injured, but I do not believe it was fatal. His Lister, as noted in the previous post was Jaguar powered. I do not recall a fatal at Lime Rock Park involving a Lister Corvette. 



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#252 Rupertlt1

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 15:26

Schenectady Gazette, 18 October, 1961, Page 13

A Note from George Weaver

at Thompson Raceway informed

us that the Oct. 15 Divisional

Races took place on a "miserable

day-rain, hail and snow (!) all

morning up to about 1 p.m. Cold

and windy all afternoon. Never

thought we'd be able to run, but

did."

Even at that, they had over

100 entries. The feature was

won by Gerry Georgi in a Lister-

Buick, with John Meyer in his

Meyer Special taking second. The

Formula Junior event went to

Bill Smith of Norwich, N.Y., in a

Lotus XX. Gaston Andrey took

second and Sy Kaback third, both

in Lotuses.

END

 

RGDS RLT



#253 D-Type

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 16:54

I've never heard of a Lister-Buick before.  Presumably this was the aluminium V8 which would have been lighter than the Corvette engine.


Edited by D-Type, 07 February 2014 - 21:23.


#254 Rupertlt1

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 21:13

Floyd Aaskov, Lister-Buick #30 here:

 

http://www.barcboys....0Cumberland.htm



#255 Doug Nye

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 22:26

Just received via Kirk Keyes, the Lotus 30 specialist, from contemporary Lime Rock race marshal Dave Winship - fascinating testimony throwing new light upon a very curious story - i.e. the 'unknown' driver fatally injured in a 1960s Lister accident at Lime Rock, the wreck then being 'dozed into landfill there...a story attested to in essence by none other than the late John Fitch.

 

"I was researching information on a racing accident at Limerock Park involving a Lister Chevy and found a 2004 discussion about the car by Doug Nye on the Autosport forum where he discussed the accident (incorrectly dating the incident to 1964-65) and he inquired about the driver of this car in its final race.   I would appreciate your forwarding this to Doug.  The race was in the fall of 1967 as I recall. I was a corner worker on green flag station on the outside (!) of the uphill of turn 5, facing oncoming traffic for the c modified race. I was a sophomore in college and I and 3-4classmates volunteered to work the race. It was the first of many SCCA/IMSA races we worked and for some of us, later raced.  The accident occurred on the first lap. The crowd of cars approached the bend at the bottom of the hill when the Lister drove off the outside of the track and road onto the earthen embankment finally nosing into the dirt which flipped the car nose over while in the air. The car landed in the middle of the track near the top of the hill upside down. A fire immediately ensued with the driver trapped inside. As I recall, we attempted to approach the car intending to use the extinguisher, but the extent of the fire prevented any meaningful action until the driver finally rolled out from under the wreckage.  The driver's name was John Muir, as I recall.  I believe I read that he died in the hospital a month or so later in something published by the chief steward, Malcolm _____?.   Doug indicated that the prop shaft sheared, initiating the fire. I do not think that was the case. The car appeared to be under power when it ran into the embankment and I do not recall any flames until the car struck the paving, but then it has been along time ago. Serendipity is a funny thing. The reason I thought about this event so many years later was an article in Wired online today about the construction of some commemorative Lister cars... Which led to finding the forum post by Doug and eventually your report. Hope this is of some value.  Dave Winship

Georgetown, TX"

 

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Edited by Doug Nye, 07 February 2014 - 22:29.


#256 FrankCornell

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 20:28

The chief steward noted in the post above would have been Malcolm Labatt-Simon, NYR SCCA.



#257 Rupertlt1

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 13:56

Player's 200, Mosport Park, June 9th, 1962, entry list:

#111, Lister Buick, Hamilton Vose III, out of Chicago, Illinois.

http://www.racingspo...n-Vose-USA.html

 

Looks like he is living on the west coast.



#258 FrankCornell

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 22:42

Found the article on Dick Stolz. His accident was at Thompson, not Lime Rock. 

 

http://query.nytimes...782D85F468685F9