I've been trying to identify the driver and chassis number of the #16 '55 Corvette at Daytona Beach in 1956.
I have only seen the one photo of the car bearing the #16, in the first instance it is credited as being chassis #399 as in this link.
and in the second as X87/5951 as in this link.
frustratingly no mention is made as to who the driver was.
I'm fairly sure the #16 is not X87/5951 as this link show's the car with '56 style rear wings / fenders without tailfins, on the other hand the exhaust is in the vertical centre of the rear wing / fender ends as in '56 despite the tail fins for the rear lights, rather than inside the rear wing fender as per usual '55 set up @-) Could that be a Blue Flame Straight 6 vs small block V8 thing ?
I've seen mention of Frances Bill Snr and Jr having driven 1st generation C1's at Daytona along with Joe (Jack) Hawkins the only pic I could find show's Bill Jnr wearing a dark helmet driving a '55 car without stripes as in this link.
Are there any other candidates ?
Relevant answers maybe credited and used in a forthcoming blog.
Thanking you in anticipation of your responses.