|Other Corvettes -- 2
In Northern California, these two drivers
often challenged top contenders Bill
and Don Wester.
|Red Faris was an older than the other
top Corvette drivers, but that didn't slow him down.
He had many battles with his close friends
Paul Reinhart and
|Red Faris's son Bill remembers his dad:
"I found your web site by searching Google
for"Red Faris". Red (Elmer) was my Dad. I watched him race his cars
over those years. His first "racer" was a Triumph TR3 which he entered
in autocrosses. The Triumph wasn't fast enough for him so he bought a Corvette..
a 1958, I believe... double headlights which he covered over with pointed
fiberglass and called "Marilyn Monroes".
I was at the Laguna Seca in 1961
when your movies were shot. Lots of names there that later became famous.....Jim
Hall, Roger Penske...and of course Red's good friends, Sherwood and Reinhart.
I'll look at the rest of your site. I noticed Riverside.....I was there
to watch Carroll Shelby introduce his Cobras with Dave
MacDonald and Ken Miles. My Dad was running his Corvette and I watched
the Cobras lap the whole field only to be called in by Shelby....then sent
back out to win the race. Great racing days!!"
||Danno Raffetto, shown here on the straightaway
at Vacaville on Aug. 19-20, 1961, campaigned his bright Orange Corvette
in the early 1960s.
He later bought the
from Faris, and raced it with some success in 1963-64.
Video! Faris and Raffetto
in action at Laguna Seca! Movie
#6 Movie #9
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