was a contender in Class
"G" Modified in 1961. He and his red Lola Mk.1 appeared everywhere
in California, north and south. He battled hot Lotus Mk.XI drivers
like Frank Monise and Chuck
Tannlund and was a fair match for northern California Lola Mk.1 ace
|On September 24, 1961, Snyder finished
2nd in Class "G" Modified to Ron Hathaway at Stead AFB, near Reno, Nevada.
||For 1962, Snyder brought the first Elva
Mk.6 to California. Here he brakes for a tight corner on the
Stockton street course.
Later in 1962, Snyder bought an even
lower and lighter Genie sports racer.
|(12-24-09) From David Grossman,
current owner of the ex-Art Snyder Lola Mk.1:
"S/N BR-2 was originally owned by Art
O'Connor, then Snyder sold it to Doc Molle who later repainted it in his
favorite color lime green, then a dark blue. BR-2 disappeared from
the race scene about 1964. I purchased it from a young man in Costa
Mesa in 1966, disassembled it for a thorough rebuild and then unexpectedly
moved overseas. In 1997 it was taken out of storage and the long-delayed
restoration took place in my shop in Florida where it is now complete except
for final paint in the original red."
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