Top Gear, January – February 1964

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Top Gear, January – February 1964

Motorsport News of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, Volume II, Number 1

In this issue, I particularly enjoyed the telling of the making of the Penske Zerex Special based on the Cooper Monaco and its first outing at Nassau!


Featured in our first two-color cover is the start of the 1963 Nassau Cup race, and though the first two or three cars have already passed under the Essa bridge, we see from left to right: Gordon Butler, Stingray (149), Penske (36), Jim Hall, Chaparral (66), John Cannon, Stingray Grand Sport (65), Augie Pabst, ex-Penske Cooper Zerex (55), and Ken Miles, AC-Cobra (197) leading on assortment of machinery including Hap Sharp in the other Chaparral, Frank Gardner who finished 7th overall in the other AC-Cobra and Ray Heppenstall (71), whose Cooper-Ford finished 9th overall after handing the car over to Bob Holbert. As can be seen the Le Mans start stragglers are still pulling out of the pit area, and indeed there were one or two cars which got off to a late start due to starting problems. The Oakes Field spectator area is on the right, and the pit area with its most excellent promenade deck is directly opposite. The hangars in the background housed all the racing machinery during cocktail time. -Bakerpic

  Top Gear January February 1964 Volume 2 Number 1






  • The Way We See It
  • TGBC Column
  • Bulletin Board
  • International Photoquiz
  • Mail Call
  • Where We Stand
  • Feature Rally – Lakes SCC Ghosttown
  • Team 300
  • Club Spotlight – Rose Tree MC
  • TO Nassau With MRO
  • Nassau Scrapbook
  • Escape to Nassau
  • Nassau Nuggets
  • Conversation Piece
  • SCCA Commentary
  • Tech Specs
  • Pen-Jer-Del Datebook
  • Buy – Sell – Swap – Classified Ad Section

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