|(6-12-03) CanAm driver Dr. Richard
Macon knew Alan Connell and offers this update:
"Regarding Alan Connell's Ferrari-Maserati,
that car was built by John Miller in his shop in Fort Worth, TX.
He got the engine from Luigi Chinetti. John did most of the
work on my cars and we are still friends. Sadly, Alan died about
18 months ago from an infection associated with replacement of his pacemaker.
He was a fine gentleman and a very brave driver."
(2-8-12) Tom Cranston remembers
Alan Connell's car:
"I was really pleased to see mention
of Alan Connell's Birdcage in your site.
I saw this car race many times in Texas
and around the South in the early to mid 60's. That car was awesome. we
have some low quality 8MM home movie film of that car being raced.
Another guy took the Maser engine and
put it in a Cooper Monaco (I think, maybe a Lotus 19). The Maser would
torque the frame out of shape requiring it to be frequently straightened.
I started working as a flagman on corner
crews at SCCA races when I was 15. That was quite an experience. There
was quite a lot of SCCA racing in Texas and other states in the area. Those
were the days."