|1-9-09 From author/historian Gary Horstkorta:
" Yes, initially I was wondering the same thing. However, Edwards
pretty much destroyed the dark-colored C-type at Pebble Beach. There
is a photo of the wreck in Devlin's book, 'Pebble Beach - A Matter of Style'
on page 73 if you have a copy. Pebble was run in April, Golden Gate
Park in May and Stockton in June. See photo
of Edwards at GGP in a white C-type so he either bought a different
car or painted it as part of the repair after the crash at Pebble.
Note the identical race number style as on the Stockton photo and the dark
helmet. I read the race reports from 1953 for GGP sourced from various
magazines. No other description was given for Edwards car other than
1-9--09 From author historian Michael T. Lynch: "Two
1-11-09 More from Michael T. Lynch: "Edwards' first C-Type
was 017. He had it by late '52. At some point it was crashed
and sold on to Lou Brero. Original color was grey. Second car
was 026 which was originally owned by Al Coppel. On cover of R?T
Oct 53. After the first car was crashed, Edwards bought 026 from
Coppel. Original color cream."
1-18-08 From historian Ron Cummings: "According to Tony Adriaensens'
"Weekend Heroes" (pg. 111), Edwards' first C-Type Jaguar was destroyed
at the April 19-20, 1953 Pebble Beach event. Edwards'
red C-Type was destroyed when his mechanic, the now famous Phil Remington,
was driving it during practice. He lost control on a slick spot causing
the accident. Edwards bought, on the spot, the white C-Type
from Irving Robbins that Al Coppel was scheduled to drive.
Could this photo be of Pebble Beach rather than Golden Gate Park?"
1-19-08 From Gary Horstkorta: "Yes, I remember the "Remington"
incident, rather embarassing. Edwards car could very well have been
red, I don't have any color photos of it and the program does not list
the car color. So yes, the photo is from Pebble Beach."