|Ken Miles 2 -- The Dolphin-Porsche
When Miles wasn't busy driving factory
Cobras for Carroll Shelby in 1963, he also drove this interesting
little car for Otto Zipper.
|Here at Riverside on June 22-23, 1963
Miles finished 2nd to Ronnie Bucknum in Ol'
Yaller III in the main event.
Engineering of San Diego created competitive Formula
Junior designs in 196-62, and also developed the Dolphin America sports
|The Dolphin America debuted at the Santa
Barbara races on Memorial Day, 1962. It originally used an 1100 cc.
engine and ran in class "G" Modified. Ron Cole drove the car.
Miles was always frustrated by the excess
robustness of the Porsche Spyder series. All of these cars were built
tough to finish European endurance races, but this toughness added weight.
For American sprints, Miles sought lightness, first with his Cooper-Porsche
in the early 1950s. In 1963 he put a 1700 cc. RS61 engine in this
Miles' Cobra duties kept him from fully
developing this car. The concept came to fruition with George Follmer's
Lotus Mk.23-Porsche that won the USRRC points race in 1965. Elva
Mk.7-Porsches also did well in Under 2-liter racing in the mid-60s.
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