Friday, April 19, 2013

Ken Miles in his Flying Shingle

Here is Ken Miles, driving his R2, Flying Shingle.  This was taken at the September 1955 Santa Barbara road races.  Ken finished second, to John von Neumann's Porsche 550, in the Saturday prelim. event.  On Sunday, von Neumann led Miles by inches for 18 laps, when they came up to some backmarkers.  Miles took to the inside and von Neumann went outside, then way wide and off course.  Miles held the lead to the end of the race (32 laps) with von Neumann in second place.

This blog will be about sports car racing history.  The photo on the header is John Korst, driving an Effyh 500cc Formula 3 car at the Santa Barbara road races, in September 1955.  He did not finish in the top five, but this photo looks COOL.