|Dave MacDonald -- 2
made his name with many victories driving
production Corvettes. He was well-known for his distinctive "00"
racing number and his spectacular power-sliding "tail-out" driving style.
|MacDonald at Pomona on July 8-9, 1961.
He won both days, defeating a full field
of Southern California Corvette drivers, including Bob
||MacDonald leads his Corvette racing
rival Bob Bondurant at Pomona.
Bondurant finished 2nd to MacDonald both
Later, the two were teammates driving
Cobras for Carroll Shelby.
|MacDonald led, then DNF'd at Vacaville,
August 19-20, 1961.
More MacDonald! Photo of #00 winning
at Stockton on April 14-15,
Video! See MacDonald in action
in his Corvette at Santa Barbara 0n May 26-27, 1962. Movie
Two weeks later, he was tearing up Laguna
|From website visitor Chuck Lantz
(AFM # 144)
"Here's a Dave MacDonald story for ya:
One weekend in the 1960's we were testing
a new engine during a Vacaville open practice session. Bikes and
cars were on the track at the same time, which was kind of interesting.
MacDonald and crew had the "00" white Corvette on the straightaway, pushing
it wih a pickup truck.
They'd get up to about 30mph or so, and
Dave would pop the clutch, and the rear tires would lock-up. They
did this three or four times until the engine finally fired. I asked
one of his crew what was going on, and he explained that they used "zero
clearance"on the pistons during rebuilds. This entailed knurling
the piston skirts, to the point where they had to soft-hammer the pistons
into their bores. They then loaded a sandbag or two into the cockpit
next to Dave and had to push the "frozen" engine until it finally broke
loose and fired. Strange times."
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