Dan Gurney -- 4.9 Ferrari 375+  (2)

Another look at Gurney in the Ferrari, then owned by Frank Arciero.  Visible behind the Ferrari are Max Balchowxky's Old Yeller I and #181, the Porter Mercedes-Corvette.

Car #99 is Skip Hudson in Bill Danielson's Ferrari 410S.

(1-5-09)   From historian Ron Cummings:

"The first three photos are from the L.A. Examiner Grand Prix, held at Pomona on March 8, 1959.  Gurney set the Pomona lap record.  He and the Ferrari were the fastest driver/car combo at the Examiner race.   At that time he was only known to sports car fans and this was a USAC event."

(1-14-09)  From German author and historian Andreas Dziedzic:

"Gurney & the Arciero Ferrari (0478 AM) were a very busy and extremely successful duo.  On Sunday March 8, 1959 they started from pole at Pomona, taking the lead only to be stopped by a sheared cam. The day before they finished in second position in Race 6, a 10 lap show race, won by Bill Krause in a brute 4.5 Maser. Gurney & the 4.9 Ferrari started at least in 17 races incl. prelims, taking the chequered flag at Paramount Ranch in November, 1957 and Palm Springs April, 1958.  Their last common appearence had been at Riverside on October 10, 1959. After a well performed qualifying they dropped out in a start line melee with Jack Graham's Chevy powered Aston Martin."

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