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Programme Cover - Watkins Glen Grand Prix 1955
Event: 8th Annual International Sports Car Grand Prix at Watkins GlenDate: 17.9.1955
Track: Watkins Glen Grand Prix Race Course (USA), 7.403 kmsDistance: 100 milesAttendance: 100000

Watkins Glen Grand Prix

Start time: unknown; Grid: 2-2-2, PP right; Weather: sunny, breezy, dry

Entered: 36

Practiced: unknown

Started: 21

Classified: 16

Class B - Modified (BM) : CL:4

Class C - Modified (CM) : CL:3

Class D - Modified (DM) : CL:9

Entry List
Entry List - Watkins Glen Grand Prix 1955
Photos by courtesy of: Dan McBride (8), Bob Slater (5) (1) and Scott's Collection (1)
Race added to RSC Photo Gallery: 02/02/2014 Last photo update on this page: 13/02/2019
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88 - Cunningham C4-RK #R5218 - Charles Moran, Jr.Cunningham C4-RK #R5218 - Chrysler V8/53° 2v OHV 5454 cc N/ABM
Charles Moran, Jr. (USA)Closed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Fred Wacker (USA)Result: 8th
Grid: 8th
Colours: white (+blue)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 13/02/2019Photo by courtesy of: Dan McBride
1010 - Maserati 300S #3053 - W. C. SpearMaserati 300S #3053 - Maserati 2989 cc N/ADM
W. C. Spear (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Bill Spear (USA)Result: 2nd 1st in DM (19s600 behind the winner)
Grid: 5th
Colours: red
Tyres: Pirelli
Photo updated: 13/02/2019Photo by courtesy of: Dan McBride
1616 - Maserati 300S #3051 - William B. LloydMaserati 300S #3051 - Maserati L6 2942 cc N/ADM
William B. Lloyd (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Bill Lloyd (USA)Result: 3rd (1m40s000 behind the winner)
Grid: 4th
Colours: red
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 13/02/2019Photo by courtesy of: Dan McBride
2222 - Ferrari 250 MM Vignale #0348MM - J. M. R. Lyeth, Jr.Ferrari 250 MM Vignale #0348MM - Ferrari V12 2951 cc N/ADM
J. M. R. Lyeth, Jr. (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Richard Lyeth (USA)Result: 4th
Grid: 7th
Colours: red
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 13/02/2019Photo by courtesy of: Dan McBride
4444 - Ferrari 375 MM #0382AM - Duncan BlackFerrari 375 MM #0382AM - Ferrari V12 4500 cc N/ACM
Duncan Black (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Duncan Black (USA)Result: 5th
Grid: 1st
Colours: red (+white)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 13/02/2019Photo by courtesy of: Dan McBride
5454 - Excalibur J - Brooks StevensExcalibur J # - Jaguar 3498 cc BM
Brooks Stevens (USA)Open bodywork with separated mudguards
Front-engined
Driven by: Hal Ullrich (USA)Result: 16th
Grid: 10th
Colours: white (+blue)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 13/02/2019Photo by courtesy of: Bob Slater
5656 - Excalibur J - Brooks StevensExcalibur J # - 2638 cc N/A
Brooks Stevens (USA)Open bodywork with separated mudguards
Front-engined
Driven by: /Brooks Stevens (USA)Result: did not finish
Grid: 15th
Colours: white (+blue)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 13/02/2019Photo by courtesy of: Bob Slater
6060 - Jaguar D-type #XKD 507 - Briggs S. CunninghamJaguar D-type #XKD 507 - Jaguar XK L6 2v DOHC 3442 cc N/ACM
Briggs S. Cunningham (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Sherwood Johnston (USA)Result: winner - (130.679 kph) - margin: 19s600
Grid: 2nd
Colours: white (+blue)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 13/02/2019Photo by courtesy of: Bob Slater, Scott's Collection and Dan McBride
176176 - Jaguar Special Cadillac - Coby Whitmore & John C. SinclairJaguar Special # - Cadillac N/ABM
Coby Whitmore & John C. Sinclair (USA)Cycle-wing open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: John Sinclair (USA)Result: 10th
Grid: 19th
Colours: blue
Tyres: Firestone
Photo updated: 13/02/2019Photo by courtesy of: Bob Slater
210210 - Ferrari 340 Mexico Spyder #0228AT - Preston GrayFerrari 340 Mexico Spyder #0228AT - Ferrari V12 4100 cc N/ACM
Preston Gray (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Preston Gray (USA)Result: 6th
Grid: 6th
Colours: yellow
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 13/02/2019Photo by courtesy of: Bob Slater
No photos available:
19The car is not available on a photoCunningham C4-R #R5216 - Chrysler V8/53° 2v OHV 5454 cc N/ABM
Charles Moran, Jr. (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Charles Moran (USA)Result: 7th 1st in BM
Grid: 9th
Colours: light (+darker)
Tyres: unknown
24The car is not available on a photoAustin-Healey 100 S #AHS 3501 - BMC A90 L4 2660 cc N/ADM
Robert A. Wittke (USA)-
Front-engined
Driven by: Bob Wittke (USA)Result: 14th
Grid: 14th
Colours: white/strips
Tyres: unknown
38The car is not available on a photoAustin-Healey 100 S #AHS 3504 - BMC A90 L4 2660 cc N/ADM
Jackie Cooper (USA)-
Front-engined
Driven by: Fred Allen (USA)Result: 12th
Grid: 18th
Colours: green
Tyres: unknown
45The car is not available on a photoAustin-Healey 100 S #AHS 3506 - BMC A90 L4 2660 cc N/ADM
William Brewster (USA)-
Front-engined
Driven by: William Brewster (USA)Result: 13th
Grid: 16th
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
59The car is not available on a photoMaserati 300S #3052 - Maserati 2991 cc N/A
Briggs S. Cunningham (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: John Gordon Bennett (USA)Result: did not finish
Grid: 3rd
Colours: dark
Tyres: unknown
69The car is not available on a photoAustin-Healey 100 S #AHS 3505 - BMC A90 L4 2660 cc N/ADM
Traver H. McKenna, Jr. (USA)-
Front-engined
Driven by: Traver McKenna (USA)Result: 11th
Grid: 17th
Colours: white/blue
Tyres: unknown
87The car is not available on a photoAustin-Healey 100 S # - BMC A90 L4 2660 cc N/ADM
George Bortin (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Walt Hansgen (USA)Result: 9th
Grid: 11th
Colours: white/black
Tyres: unknown
110The car is not available on a photoAustin-Healey 100 S #AHS 3503 - BMC A90 L4 2660 cc N/A
Jim Ferguson (CDN)-
Front-engined
Driven by: Jim Fergusson (CDN)Result: did not finish
Grid:
Colours: red
Tyres: unknown
119The car is not available on a photoNash-Healey Le Mans #X-6 - Cadillac 5440 cc N/A
H. (Bud) Ambler (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: A. Phillips (USA)
listed, never drove:
Herbert Ambler (USA)
Result: did not finish
Grid: 12th
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
203The car is not available on a photoAustin-Healey 100 S # - BMC A90 L4 2660 cc N/ADM
Alan R. M. Millar (CDN)-
Front-engined
Driven by: Alan Millar (CDN)Result: 15th
Grid: 13th
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
220The car is not available on a photoAllard J2 # - Cadillac 5400 cc N/A
George R. Harris, III (USA)-
-
Driven by: George Harris (USA)Result: did not finish
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
225The car is not available on a photoFerrari 250 MM #0336MM - Ferrari V12 2900 cc N/A
Bernard Kousar & Robert Publicker (USA)-
Front-engined
Driven by: Bernie Kousar (USA)Result: did not start
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
If you have a picture of any car that is missing in the gallery or you might have a better photo, please, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Entered cars that did not arrive:
3The presence of the car is unknownFerrari 750 Monza - Ferrari 2990 cc N/A
Luigi Chinetti (USA)-
-
Drivers listed: Luigi Chinetti (USA)Result: did not arrive (Not known if ran)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
5The presence of the car is unknownFerrari 121 LM #0532LM - Ferrari L6 4400 cc N/A
James H. Kimberly (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Jim Kimberly (USA)Result: did not arrive (Not known if ran)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
6The presence of the car is unknownFerrari 340 MM Vignale Spider #0324AM - Ferrari V12 4102 cc N/A
Edmund P. Lunken (USA)-
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Ed Lunken (USA)Result: did not arrive (Not known if ran)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
14The presence of the car is unknownMaserati A6GCS # - Maserati L6 2v OHV 1985 cc N/A
Ted Boynton (USA)-
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Ted Boynton (USA)Result: did not arrive (Not known if ran)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
17The presence of the car is unknownKurtis Kraft # - 5900 cc N/A
Jack R. Ensley (USA)-
-
Drivers listed: Jack Ensley (USA)Result: did not arrive (Not known if ran)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
58The presence of the car is unknownCunningham C6-R #R5422 - Offenhauser L4 2971 cc N/A
Briggs S. Cunningham (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Briggs Cunningham (USA)Result: did not arrive (Not known if ran)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
70The presence of the car is unknownJaguar C-type - Jaguar XK L6 2v DOHC 3442 cc N/A
Jack Crusoe (USA)-
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Jack Crusoe (USA)Result: did not arrive (Not known if ran)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
147The presence of the car is unknownJaguar C-type #XKC 023 - Jaguar XK L6 2v DOHC 3442 cc N/A
Jack Douglas (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Jack Douglas (USA)Result: did not arrive (Not known if ran)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
159The presence of the car is unknownJaguar D-type # - Jaguar XK L6 2v DOHC 3442 cc N/A
Ecurie Tortue (CDN)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Peter Templar (CDN)Result: did not arrive (Not known if ran)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
171The presence of the car is unknownFerrari 375 Plus #0384AM - Ferrari V12 4900 cc N/A
Howard Hively (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Howard Hively (USA)Result: did not arrive (Not known if ran)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
182The presence of the car is unknownMaserati A6GCS/53 #2083 - Maserati L6 2v OHV 1988 cc N/A
Thomas A. Friedmann (USA)-
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Tom Friedmann (USA)Result: did not arrive (Not known if ran)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
191The presence of the car is unknownJaguar XK120 M # - Jaguar XK L6 2v DOHC 3442 cc N/ACM
Edward F. Droesch (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Ed Droesch (USA)Result: did not arrive (Not known if ran)
Colours: dark
Tyres: unknown
209The presence of the car is unknownKaiser-Darrin Special # - 4200 cc N/A
David Darrin (USA)-
-
Drivers listed: David Darrin (USA)Result: did not arrive (Not known if ran)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
244The presence of the car is unknownFerrari 750 Monza - Ferrari 3000 cc N/A
Allen Guiberson (USA)-
-
Result: did not arrive (Not known if ran)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
More photos from this race:
Photos by: Dan McBride (1)
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