was the first private entry to race a
E-Type Jaguar in California.
He was also one of the first graduates of Carroll Shelby's School of High
Performance Driving. This driving school was one of Shelby's post-racing/pre-Cobra
projects: it used Riverside Raceway as its classroom.
|Wally at Riverside, March 3-4,
Bob Kirby's in the Porsche Carrera.
||Wally in a four wheel drift entering
Turn 6. He learned well from his instructors, who I think were John
Timanus and Peter Brock.
Unfortunately for Wally, he lost control
in the esses and crashed heavily at this event. He was unhurt.
|Wally leans into the Jaguar's cockpit.
Mercedes Barnitz, wearing the yellow
sweater, stands along the pit wall. Wally and Mercedes were good
friends of our family.
My mother, Eleanor McPartland (later
Newell), chats with the tall gentleman in the yellow pith helmet.
My younger brother,
looks ready for nap time.
My other brother, Tip
McPartland, isn't in the picture because he's up at Turn 6 taking photos,
some of which ended up on this website.
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