An impressive line-up for one of Saturday’s 1-hour practice sessions with, in pole position, Jack McAfee in Stan Sugarman’s Porsche 550RS Spyder.
8th Annual Pebble Beach Road Races, Laguna Seca 1957
The two-tone Austin Healey of Hugh Pryor, a manufacturer of metal decorations; the dark blue Triumph TR3 of Bill Doushkess; the white Porsche 550 Spyder of Eldon Beagle; the blue TR3 of Ed Fawcett; the red Corvette owned by C.S.Mead, and driven here by Jerry Austin; the black MG-A coupe of Bob Cole, the assistant regional executive of the SCCA, San Francisco Region, and advertising and PR man for British Motor Car Co.; #148 is the black MG-TD of Steve Froines; #41, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spyder of Fred Woodward, the owner of Continental Motors in Whittier, and that are about all staring numbers I can read… .
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