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.

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