Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
11/2/20 4:58 a.m.

This thread contains accepted Concours d'Cancelation entries in the Race Cars (1946-1962) Class - Presented by Sunoco 

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Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
11/3/20 6:15 a.m.

Car:  1963 Shelby Cobra MkI

Owner:  Lewis B. Pollard

Location:  Warrenton, VA

Proposed Class(es):  Sports & GT Cars (1960-1963)

Details:  CSX2125 is the last Mark 1 worm and sector steering box car.  Originally built and sold as a street Cobra, equipped with class A accessories, the 289 high performance Ford V8 and a Borg Warner T10 four speed transmission, this car is one of only three cars painted Metaline Blue.  This car was purchased by Lewis Pollard from Bonham's in 2010.  It was owned by Hollywood movie producer Ned Tanen (Top Gun, Jaws, American Graffiti, etc) for approximately 20 years.  Tanen's friend, Carroll Shelby, signed the dash 'Great car Ned.  Your friend Carroll Shelby.".  The car was meticulously restored to original specifications and restoration was completed in 2019.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
11/3/20 6:16 a.m.

1964 Ferrari 250 LM
Owner(s):
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Proposed Class(es): Ford vs. Ferrari
Cincinnati Concours d'Elegance Foundation

Year Acquired by IMS Museum: 1970
Livery Year: 1965
Drivers: Masten Gregory/ Jochen Rindt
Donor: Kirk F. White

While most of the attention at the 24-Hours of Le Mans in 1965 focused on the battle between the "factory" team entries of Ferrari and Ford, it was a privately entered one-year-old 3.3-liter V-12 Ferrari 250 LM that caused a major upset by winning when the favored entries encountered difficulties. Entered by Luigi Chinetti's North American Racing Team (NART), American Masten Gregory partnered with future world champion Jochen Rindt of Austria for the unexpected win. The pair completed 347 laps of the 8.365-mile circuit, averaging 120.944 mph for the 24 hours. This victory was the last time a Ferrari won overall at Le Mans. In the years after its 1965 victory, this 250 LM competed at the 24-Hours of Daytona in 1966 and 1968 and returned to the 24-Hours of Le Mans in 1968 and 1969, before its final race at the 24-Hours of Daytona in 1970, where it finished seventh. Shortly after its final race, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation acquired the Ferrari 250 LM.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
11/3/20 6:17 a.m.

1968 Gulf Racing Ford GT40 Mk I #1076
Owner: Harry Yeaggy
Cincinnati, OH
Proposed Class: Ford vs Ferrari class
Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance Foundation

This Gulf Oil Company car, chassis number 1076, was entered in the 1969 24 Hours of LeMans driven by David Hobbs and Michael Hailwood. The car ws on pace to win the race when mechanical problems arose and lost a considerable amount of time in and out of the pits before the problem was found. Meanwhile, sister car number 1075 took over the lead and eventually won the race, just a few yards ahead of 908 Porsche, with this car, #1076 closely behind and finishing 2nd in class and 3rd overall. This example is one of the first race cars to use carbon fiber bodyworks and an on-board fire-extinguisher system. The rest of the story – at the end of the Le Mans race, owner John Wyer offered to sell this car to driver David Hobbs for $3,000. Hobbs replied, ‘I just spent 12 hours in that car, why would I want to buy it?’ The car also raced at Daytona and Sebring.

The 1969 Le Mans 24 Hour was the last hurrah for the GT40s, as their 4-year-long dominance was finally coming to an end. The factory team cars were eventually dispersed to museums or private ownership. CT40 #1076 was painted up to look like the famous 2-times Le Mans winner, sister car #1075 and was displayed in the Louvre in Paris after the race. In the late 1990s, #1076 was purchased by a collector who decided it was time for the car to return to its racing heritage. After much discussion and study, a start-of the-art restoration was commissioned to return #1076 back to its ‘most significant point in time.’

Photo Credit: Dave Wendt

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
11/3/20 6:18 a.m.

1 Car: 1958 Ferrari 250 Long Wheelbase Berlinetta (Tour de France)

2 Owner: Roy Brod

3 Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania

4 Judging Class: Sports & GT Cars (1946-1959)

5 Description: The Ferrari 250 long wheelbase berlinetta (Tour de France) was sold new from the Ferrari factory to an Italian named Giovanni Ghersi. Ghersi raced it in several hill climbs including Pontedecimo-Giovi in the north of Genoa. Following Ghersi’s sale of the car in 1959, the car was owned by several Europeans in Switzerland, France and Belgium. As was the case with many of these race cars of that era, it was crashed and repaired. Edmund Pery, the Belgium owner raced the car in numerous historic events including Oldtimer-Grand Prix at Nurburing, historic Targa Florio and historic Mille Milgia.

It was exported out of Italy to the United States in 2006 and the New York owner had the car restored at the Ferrari factory in Italy. The restoration began in 2008 and was completed in 2010. It received the Ferrari Classiche Certification.

It won Best in Show at the Radnor Hunt Concours and the Art in Motion Concours in 2016.

The car was invited to participate by the Radnor Hunt Concours.

 

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
11/3/20 6:25 a.m.
  • Car: 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series II – S/N: 4073GT
  • Owner(s): Rick Myllenbeck
  • Location: Alexandria, VA
  • Proposed Class(es)Sports & GT Cars (1960-1969); Ford vs. Ferrari
  • Details: “Lorenza” has been in my family since 1975 and has been a California car since new. She underwent a full restoration in early 90s matching all original factory colors. 63,000 miles. Took third place in the Petersen Automotive Museum’s Car Week Concours – Ferrari Grand Touring class, 2020.
  • Representing: The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style
Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
11/3/20 6:25 a.m.

Vehicle:                                1963 Cobra 289 Roadster

Owner:                                 Mark Leonard

Location:                             La Jolla, CA

Proposed Class(es):        Sports and GT Cars 1960-1969

Details:                                

This is the 10th Cobra 289 powered car built. Owned 50 years by one La Jolla, CA owner, all owners known from new. An extremely original example of an early Cobra with only 16,000 miles. Sound, original frame and body. Original engine and transmission. A wonderful, correct, highly original example.

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