Hourglass Field:  May 4, 1957

Bob Norton sent me these photos from the May 4th, 1957 race event at Hourglass Field.

The start of the race for cars under 1500cc.

Ken Miles in John von Neumann's Porsche 550 gets the jump on Bob Drake in Joe Lubin's Cooper- Climax "Bobtail".

Miles and Drake battle for the lead.

How many times did these two face off in the 1950s and early 1960s?

Miles in John von Neumann's Porsche 550 looks pleased with his victory over long-time rival Drake.

Soon enough the two will meet again.

Thanks to Michael T. Lynch & William Edgar & Ron Parrava no's "American Sports Car
Racing in the 1950's" for reference material!

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