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Re: NIC#1315
« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2022, 11:20:04 AM »
well known USA driver?

He was quite well-known in the USA. He raced for many years in a variety of cars, and there are extensive records of his results.
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Re: NIC#1315
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2022, 05:01:36 AM »
NASCAR driver?
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Re: NIC#1315
« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2022, 06:33:50 AM »
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Re: NIC#1315
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2022, 07:25:24 AM »
The classic sportscar races?
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Re: NIC#1315
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2022, 07:33:16 AM »
The classic sportscar races?

Yes. He did take part in some, as well as domestic US stuff.
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Re: NIC#1315
« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2022, 09:56:04 AM »
Le mans 24?
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Re: NIC#1315
« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2022, 10:06:28 AM »
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Re: NIC#1315
« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2022, 10:42:09 AM »
In a Porsche?
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Re: NIC#1315
« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2022, 11:10:19 AM »
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Re: NIC#1315
« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2022, 12:11:07 PM »
Le Mans driver in the 1960s ?
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Re: NIC#1315
« Reply #35 on: January 06, 2022, 01:35:38 PM »
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Re: NIC#1315
« Reply #36 on: January 06, 2022, 01:59:58 PM »
Still alive?
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Re: NIC#1315
« Reply #37 on: January 06, 2022, 02:30:28 PM »
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Re: NIC#1315
« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2022, 05:00:59 AM »
An important note to all members - I may have misidentified the driver of this particular car from the race number which I have obscured. The marque is still the same.

I think it is only fair to add some clues - there was a 3-car team in the race. This is of course one of them and the clues as to the driver's identity relate to one who was also one of the cars' builders. The initial letter of his surname forms part of the car's name.

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Re: NIC#1315
« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2022, 08:03:03 AM »
HSM Formula Junior?

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Re: NIC#1315
« Reply #40 on: January 07, 2022, 08:12:54 AM »
HSM Formula Junior?

We have a winner. This is indeed an HSM FJ, created from a Formula Vee front end and a reversed DKW FWD front end at the back. Hence the amateur-looking radiator installed at the front.

Three of these cars raced in the December 1959 FJ race at Sebring which was won by Walt Hansgen's Stanguellini. The puzzle car was driven by Harry Baumann but I thought it was the car of Ray Heppenstall, who famously raced the Howmet TX turbine cars in endurance events.

Well done.
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