In the under 2-liter class, the dominant
Porsches and up-and-coming Lotus cars were challenged by these British-built,
|Sacramento's George Grinzewitsch campaigned
this ex-Brabham 2 liter Cooper Monaco. He qualified for the Riverside
GP in 1961, but DNF'd.
In 1962, Grinzewitsch won overall at
Cotati twice, taking both the May and August events.
Drake drove the car at the Laguna Seca pro race.
#8! See Grinzewitsch at Laguna Seca on June 9-10, 1962.
|From your webmaster:
Bart Martin bought the car from Grinzewitsch
and installed a 5400cc. Chevy V8. He won a string of main events
in Northern California in 1964. Jim
Herlinger restored the car and raced it in historic events in 1988.
||Also from Sacramento, Leon Robertson
drove this twin to Grinzewitsch's car, shown here at Stead AFB on Sept.
He also qualified for the 1961 Riverside
GP, but DNF'd as well.
(New!!! 10-18-04) Website visitor
Barry Allen's story of his encounter
with Robertson and an unexpected "barn find" of a rare Porsche.)
|Jim Coffin, and later Leon Duhamel,
drove this 1500 cc. "Bobtail" Cooper.
These cars were a fair match for the
older Porsche Spyders.
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