Ron Laurie: 1955 Hagemann Jaguar Special

The Hagemann Jaguar Special was built from the ground up in 1955 by Babe Sulprizio, who then owned United Engine & Machine Shop and Silva-Lite Piston Company in San Leandro, California. The drive train, suspension, and brakes were mostly Jaguar and the custom-fabricated tube frame was inspired by the C-Type Jag. Sulprizio built the chassis to take one of the new Chevy 265 V-8s, but the local Chevrolet assembly plant in Oakland refused to sell him one without a car around it, so he installed a 302 GMC (“Jimmy”) 6. After the engine failed in its first race (at Stockton) it was replaced by a 3.4 liter Jaguar DOHC power plant from an XK 120. The suspension utilizes longitudinal torsion bars and the diff is located with a transverse link connected to one side of the chassis. As was typical with race cars of this era, particularly the specials, numerous mechanical upgrades and improvements were added along the way. For example, the brakes were originally XK 120 drums, but after my first race in the car at Laguna Seca in 1976 (no brakes at all by the sixth lap), I replaced them with XK 150 discs.

The beautiful one-off aluminum body was fabricated by Jack Hagemann, one of the premier race car body builders in the fifties and sixties. Jack once told me that he wanted to show-off his metalwork by polishing the aluminum rather than painting it (like his Webster Can-Am car), but Sulprizio insisted that it had to be red, and so red it was. The body has a strong Italian influence (e.g., Ferrari Mondial/Monza) and I quickly tired of being asked, “What model Ferrari is that?” so I repainted the car in British-American Racing Green, i.e., BRG with a lot of good old American metalflake added, and no one has asked the Ferrari question since. There were actually two Hagemann Jaguar Specials, the Sulprizio car and the slightly smaller car he built for Dan Cozzi.

Monterey Historic Reunion, 2015

California, Sullrpizio traded it in for a new E-Type roadster and for a while the car resided in the corner window of Oakland British Motors. It was purchased by Bill Barrington and then by Al Bourdet who used it to commute between his homes in Berkeley and Squaw Valley. I acquired the car from Bourdet in 1976. For the next twenty years or so, the car was maintained and race-prepped by Ivan Zaremba, initially at Griswold & Co. in Berkeley and then at Phil Reilly Co. in Marin.

In 1961, after having raced the car at several tracks around Northern

The Hagemann Jaguar has been entered in nearly every Monterey Historic event since 1976, and many at Sonoma. For the first thirty-odd years, I drove it and then turned the keys over to Bernard Juchli. Bernard worked on the car when he owned and operated a Jaguar restoration and repair shop in Los Gatos and successfully raced his well-known green and yellow E-Type coupe all over the West Coast. Whereas I typically finished somewhere in the middle of the pack, under Bernard’s stewardship the car is a frequent class winner. Bernard now manages Jay Leno’s restoration shop at the Big Dog Garage in Burbank, where the car usually resides for part of the year. The “Jay’s Garage” website has a great twenty-minute video of Jay driving the Hagemann.

(Notes by Ron Laurie)

1955 Hagemann Jaguar Special: specifications

Bernard Juchli driving at the 2015 Rolex Monterey Historic Reunion at Laguna Seca

Engine: Jaguar DOHC from an XK120
Displacement: 3.4 liter
Horsepower:  tba
Induction: Carburettors
Chassis: Custom ladder frame from tubing, inspired by C-Type Jaguar
Gear Box: Jaguar
Running Gear front: mostly from Jaguar MK VII, longitudinal torsion bars.
Running Gear rear: mostly from Jaguar MK VII, longitudinal torsion bars, diff located with a transverse link connected to one side of the chassis.
Brakes: Jaguar XK150 discs
Body: Aluminum one-off by Jack Hagemann, Hayward, California
Normal tyres, Jaguar wire wheels,
FIA approval / HTP pending
Normal race class: 1947-1955 sports racing cars
Based: California, USA
Entrant: Ron Laurie, now often driven by Bernard Juchli
Manufacturer: Babe Sulprizio, San Leandro, California (this car not to be confused with the slightly smaller car built by Hagemann for Dan Cozzi.)

Number 30 in our series of cars in the Del Monte Trophy Race Group at the Monterey Motorsport Reunion. Posted by Marcus Bicknell. Please email me at [email protected] with picture and details of your car if you have not been featured yet.



Gregor Magnusson: 1954 Porsche 356 Coupe

1954 Porsche 356 Coupe
Car No. #60
Owner: Gregor Magnusson

#29 in this series of cars in the Del Monte Trophy Racing Group

This Porsche 356 car was prepared by Glöckler in Frankfurt and participated in club events in and around Germany. Under the name Glöckler-Porsche , initially also “Glöckler-Eigenbau”, the Frankfurt automobile dealer Walter Glöckler manufactured in the early post-war period several sports cars, which were largely based on technical components of Volkswagen or Porsche . For example, the Glöckler Porsche 1500 Super from 1953 is considered the immediate predecessor of the Porsche 550 .

Club racing in Germany continued until it was imported to New York in the late 1950s. There it continued to be raced and rallied up and down the East Coast, eventually finding its way to California and historic racing.

Gregor Magnusson holding the Del Monte Trophy Race Group vase awarded to him and his 1954 Porsche 356 Coupe in the Class up to 2000cc at the 2018 Rolex Monterey Historic Reunion at Laguna Seca.




See also:

This Is What It’s Like To Drive A Porsche 356 Race Car

Photos courtesy of Colin Warnes and Gregor Magnusson
Posted by Marcus Bicknell.

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Gary Cox: 1953 Austin Healey Chevy Special 4600cc

1953 Austin Healey Chevy Special 4600cc.

Red, car No.41. Owner: Gary Cox, Newport Beach CA

#28 in this series of cars in the Del Monte Trophy Racing Group

The McDonald Healey was first raced in Reno in 1953 making it one of the earliest Healeys off the production line, the 2nd known “big Healey” to race in the US, and a race car from new. After racing the first few years in NorCal (Pebble, Golden Gate, Stockton, etc) it was converted to Chevy power in 1955/1956 when the new Corvette V8 was released.

From 1956-1958 it competed at prominent west coast tracks (Cotati, Paramount, Vaca Valley, Laguna Seca, etc) now piloted by Bill’s friend Stan Peterson. After a front end shunt, the Healey was likely turned over to Stan’s good friend Nade Bourgeault, a master fabricator in aluminum and well known for the Bourgeault Formula race cars. The new body was never completely finished and remained with another Oakland collector until about 2000. In 2005 and 2013 it was campaigned at the Coronado Speed Festival and after a complete sorting has made appearances at the Monterey Historics since 2016 with the current owner Gary Cox.

Date 1953
Type: Austin Healey 100/4 (one of earliest big Healeys)
Chassis number: 142631
Engine: 265 SBC ohv V8 (1955), 4600cc, 275hp, tri-carb Rochester 2G’s
Trans: Borg Warner T-10 4 speed, 3.9 Healey orig rear axle
Brakes: Original drums rear, Healey front discs per early pre-production
Tires: Dunlop L-204
Owner: Newport Beach, Gary Cox

Gary Cox in the Healey-Chevy tussling for second place in the Rolex Monterey Historic Reunion 2019

Previous owners:
* William McDonald – San Mateo, Ca (married heir to the Marshall Fields chain): First owner. Took 4th and 6th at Reno, 1953 with Healey power. Took 2nd in class and 19th overall at Pebble in 1954. Banned from SCCA racing for on track behavior in 1957.
* Stan Peterson – Oakland, Ca: Bill’s good friend who took over driving duties of the Healey Chevy. Took 3rd in CM at Cotati in 1957 and a 6th and 4th at Paramount also in 1957. Stan was a highly skilled driver and when he wasn’t driving his own entries, over the years was noted to pilot Ferrari, Maserati, Jaguar, Lotus, Alfa as well as numerous Formula cars including F1. He won his race in the Bahamas against the famous drivers of the day, campaigned in many hill climbs, and has a long list of accomplishments in Racing Sports Cars.
* John Lipscumb – Oakland: John was a serious Healey collector who had his shop down the street from Stan’s in Oakland. According to his son, Sr acquired the Special sometime in the 70’s/80’s and stored it with approximately 100 other cars until finally selling it to Bruce Glascock around 2001. John Jr, recognized the car in the paddock in 2018 which help put its history together.
* Bruce Glascock: Was a racer and long time owner of Specials who eventually was able to pry the car from Lipscumb’s deep storage. After doing a superficial refresh, he entered the car in the 2005 Coronado race where it dnf. The Healey Chevy never made it home….it sold from the paddock. Later Bruce would tell me “it was the most terrifying car” he had ever driven.
* Wes Abendroth/ Doug Brower – Reno, Nev: Wes is a long time and well known racer and owner of “Specials” with quite a collection. Purchased by Wes in 2005 for his friend, Doug took it to a few shows and raced it once, again in Coronado, in 2013. Not surprisingly, it was again put back on the market in 2014 until the current owner bought it in 2015 in essentially as run in 2005.
* Gary Cox – Newport Beach,Ca: I started west coast club racing in 2000 first in Mercedes (1955 190SLR) and then with BMW 2002’s. In 2013 I bought my first big bore car, the Blackjack Jaguar Special that was built in 1958 and quite historic. After sorting the Jaguar, it became a solid competitor until I sold it in 2015 when I retired from racing. That lasted just a few months until I couldn’t resist the Healey Special. After fully sorting this car, it is now a wonderful neutral driver, very reliable, and can compete in the front of its run groups.

Further information on the car from its auction prospectus (yes, you guessed it, Gary has sold the car and it will be going to the East Coast. Adieu, Healey Special):

This 1953 Austin-Healey 100 is a left-hand-drive example that was built on August 28, 1953 and delivered new to William McDonald in Northern California. Based on the seller’s research, the car was initially campaigned in the D Production class until being fitted with a Chevrolet small block in 1956. It subsequently raced in C Modified events driven by McDonald and Stan Peterson through its last entry at Vaca Valley in 1958. The car was then stored for many years before being refurbished by a previous owner in 2002 and acquired by the seller in 2015. Approximately 15 hours of use have since been logged, including three Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion races at Laguna Seca, as well as SVRA and VARA events at Sonoma and Buttonwillow. The 283ci Chevrolet V8, Borg Warner T-10 4-speed manual transmission, and BN2 differential were rebuilt in 2017, and the car was more recently prepped for participation in the upcoming 2019 Monterey Historics. This Healey racer is now being offered for sale with SVRA and HMSA logbooks, a spare engine, several other parts, a dyno sheet, a BMIHT certificate, parts receipts, period race photos, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.
Originally finished in Healey Grey, the body was repainted in red circa 2002. Historic photos also show the car finished in yellow, white, and orange at different periods in its life, as well as with various iterations of modified front bodywork. The current front-end treatment was reportedly inspired by a Ferrari 250 TR driven by Stan Peterson and is thought to have been built by alloy craftsman Nade Borgeault. The seller installed an aluminum hood with a scoop and also modified the nose, front headlight buckets, and door panels. 15” MWS wire wheels are equipped with two-eared knock-off spinners and are wrapped in Dunlop L204 tires. The braking system features early-style front discs, stock rear drums, and a Tilton adjustable pedal assembly.The car has participated in a number of Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunions during the seller’s ownership, and it will be competing at the 2019 event in the 1947-1955 Sports Racing class. The cabin is equipped with fixed-back seats that have been relocated rearwards and feature a racing harness for the driver. An integrated roll cage has been installed along with a fire-suppression system, including an extinguisher mounted in the passenger footwell. A wood-rimmed Moto-Lita steering wheel is mounted on a quick-release hub, and an aluminum dash houses an array of Stewart Warner gauges and an engine cutoff switch. A Super Pro tachometer has been added above the steering column. An ATL fuel cell is mounted in the trunk as shown above, and the integrated cage is also visible. The 283ci Chevy V8 was rebuilt in 2017 and features double-hump cylinder heads, a COMP Cams camshaft, 4-into-1 headers, and triple Rochester 2G carburetors on an Offenhauser manifold. The Pertronix ignition system is said to include a recurved distributor. The Borg Warner T-10 4-speed manual transmission and BN2 3.90:1 rear differential were also rebuilt in 2017. A spare 265ci Chevy V8 and T-10 transmission are included in the sale, along with an extra set of wire wheels and other parts outlined in the gallery below. Suspension components include BN2 spindles, rebuilt lever shocks, adjustable camber plates, a Panhard bar, and replacement rear leaf springs and bushings. Replacement floors were also installed by the seller, and additional photos of the underbody, suspension, and brakes can be seen in the gallery, along with a build list. A number of period photos are included showing earlier paint schemes and bodywork configurations. In-process photos of the exterior alterations performed during the seller’s ownership are also attached in the gallery.

Further information from Gary Cox <[email protected]>

News Blog 6 – March 2019 update

Hello All …. The following is an update on several topics that move the DMTRG program forward and updates on both 2019 events! Lots of “new” this year regarding Laguna Seca and our new / next DMTRG event at the “new” Sonoma Speed Festival.

With the transition of Laguna Seca from SCRAMP to the County of Monterey AND new leadership there are subtle and not so subtle changes for us … at minimum things for us to recognize if not adapt to. The best thing is DMTRG is recognized and counted on to be there!

As usual contact me or Rob with any issues or inputs.

All the best, Rob / Doug

In This Bulletin:

• Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion
• Sonoma Speed Festival
• Survey – Thank You
• New Logo
• The “Del Monte Trophy”

RMMR Pre and ReUnion: 10 – 18 August

We’ve met with WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca face to face once so far this year. Our focus this minute is recruiting cars. Rob got his entries in before the cut off. I was late by a day and had to ask … hat in hand … would you accept my late entry. Whoops. With that said … There is still time to get an entry in. The process is that Rob and I get involved by bringing our list of cars / drivers to the table and we are given the list of applicants received by the event organizers for our 1947 – 1955 Group. Then the lists go to the selection committee.

There is still time to get an entry in … if you’re now good to go tell Rob or me ASAP. We can make room.

*** This year we are back to being Race Group 1B … meaning Sunday main … NOT Saturday as the last two years. With this year’s event being a celebration of IMSA the Saturday / Sunday schedule has naturally been “crafted” to present IMSA cars.

Of course more to come regarding this year’s the event!!

Sonoma Speed Festival … 31 May – 2 June

Based upon your response we were able to offer some 20 cars to the organizer of the event. We were able to meet with the organizer and pooled their applicants with our list and … to quote Rob: “what’s not to love”. They like our program and want us. They’ll go over the applicants list in the next few weeks and tell us all who’s been accepted. Deadline to apply is 28 February…. I’ve clipped the statement from Cris’s recent email that includes a link to their site for applicants. This is to be a world class event …. very, very special celebration of our cars and their stories. Every aspect is quality! Great shades of Mr Earle’s Historics.

If you’ve not applied now is the time. This recent release from Cris Vandergrif has a link to the Sonoma Speed Festival site.

Sonoma, Calif. (February 19, 2019) – The Sonoma Speed Festival has announced its first-ever event from May 30th to June 2nd, 2019 at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. The event will feature ten invited race groups spanning the history of motorsports from the Brass Era to the modern age competing on track, along with world-class food and wine options and interactive displays for both casual and hardcore enthusiasts.

For drivers interested in participating in this year’s event, the deadline to apply for entry is February 28th. To request an application, click here. Vehicle highlights include the Porsche 917K, Ferrari 250 GTO and even the Lotus 77 Formula 1 car (John Player Special Mk.II). Over 220 vehicles will be in attendance and more significant attendees will be announced in the coming months.

The event will take place among the scenic rolling hills and dramatic corners of the Sonoma Raceway. Outside of racing action on the track, guests can enjoy a variety of activities and displays along with a craft beer garden and a Wine Pavilion featuring wine tastings and gourmet food pairings.

“The team organizing this event have attended the best motoring events in the world and want to bring that world-class level of execution and experience to one of the best race tracks in North America,” said Ryan R. Turri, General Manager of the Sonoma Speed Festival. “We’ve brought in teams that have worked on the most highly regarded automotive events and museums across the globe. This is an opportunity to see the most significant motorsports icons in action while enjoying the luxuries and comfort of a European-style motoring event.”

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Sonoma Raceway and to celebrate this milestone the Historic Trans-Am class will highlight the legendary Trans-American Championship race hosted at the track in 1969 with on-track competition between Trans-Am racing vehicles including Ford Mustangs, Chevrolet Camaros and AMC Javelins. Nine other premier race groups will be competing as well during the event, for a full list of participating race groups please click here.

Ticketing information will be available soon online at, along with additional information on special attractions. Learn more on the event website and follow the action on Facebook and Instagram.

Recent Survey

Thanks for taking time to respond to the survey in the last Bulletin. We’ll continue to include such short surveys to test the water on how we’re doing and to make the on track, in paddock and around town experience gets better……

Del Monte Trophy Race Group – NEW LOGO

We’ve had a list of things to do since inception of DMTRG and one “thing” has been a logo suitable for use as decals and flags / signs. The designs are done. A specific design specification was how would it look on the side of our cars on the grid. Additionally, about 1/3 of the cars in our 1947 – 1955 race group don’t paddock in our row. Our view is that if we offer a flag with the logo to DMTRG participants we can increase our group identity throughout the paddock. A simple flag that is affixed to an EZ UP pole lets us pull the community together AND stretch our arms around the paddock.

The “Del Monte Trophy” … A Trophy For DMTRG …

The Del Monte Trophy has been reintroduced in the spirit of the awards offered during the 1950 – 1955 Pebble Beach Road Races. We relaunched The Del Monte Trophy in August at the 2018 RMMR after a 62 year hiatus. Selection of the winners is based on “entirely subjective” interpretation of four criteria: period correctness, presentation, participation and performance during the Sunday feature event. Our jury of six selectors, three from the Over 2000cc Class and three from the Under 2000cc Class, chose Terry Buffum & John Buddenbaum with the 1949 Parkinson Jaguar Special and Gregor Magnusson with the 1954 Porsche 356.

Caption, left: Rob Manson and John Buddenbaum with two of the Del Monte Trophy Race Group trophies in late 2018. Rob is holding the perpetual trophy engraved with the names of the winners of the Del Monte Trophy at the Pebble Beach Road Races from 1950 thru 1956 as well as the winners from 2018 forward. John Buddenbaum is holding the take-home replica awarded to him for his exploits in the over 2000cc class with the 1949 Parkinson Jaguar Special.

Caption, right: Gregor Magnusson holding the 2018 Del Monte Trophy Race Group take-home replica awarded to him and his 1954 Porsche 356 Coupe in the Class up to 2000cc.

The Del Monte Trophy is a perpetual recognition award and the names of recipients for 2018 have been added to the plaques recognizing the winners since 1950. They have also been presented with individual trophies for their mantels. The trophy will again be presented this year to big bore and under 2L participants whose cars performance and presentation and participation quality marks a distinction during the DMTRG 2019 RMMR.

The true original is on the left of each photo, and the take-home replica on the right. Over 2L and up to 2L. Go for it guys.


News blog – Bulletin 5 – that’s Monterey 2018 !

DMTRG Bulletin #5 2018   rev180831b

DMTRG Bulletin #5 2018 rev180831b

HIGH FIVE TO US ALL! We made it thru the 2 weeks of Monterey Car Week! and put on a good show with our cars, our paddock and on the track. Whew! We all have a new list of “to do’s” that vary from finding a brake line leak … to getting pieces of metal “right” under the bonnet.
Rob and I started with some ideas 4 years ago and we’ve been checking off those great ideas (well!) each year with your help and support. THANK YOU …. We’re in a good place … but as usual everything on our agenda moves forward, and hopefully, gets better.
This year our race group was comprised of 47 cars. The mix of big bore and small bore was about 50/50 We counted 42 as DMTRG members … 5 or so snuck in late in the day! … humor. Rob and I looked at our grid 4 years ago and there were only a dozen or so cars that were consistent with our idea of a ’50 -’55 theme celebrating the drivers and cars of the Pebble Beach Road Races. We went to work recruiting cars, creating media visibility and resuscitating a race group that is, as we’ve put on the poster … “the soul of racing on the Monterey Peninsula”.
The cornerstone of DMTRG is the Registry. It gives us a facility to corral the cars and friends who own, drive, love em. A Registry refresh starts now; more on that, below. At last count, there were about 130 “Friends of DMTRG” including close to 80 cars.
Rob and my focus now, is more and better … we’ve got a couple more ideas … “oh no!”… and we’d like to have more of yours. Send all those comments in to us!
Please contact Rob or Doug with your thoughts.

All the best,
Rob: [email protected]
Doug: [email protected]


DMTRG Photographs: Our official accredited group photographer for the 2018 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion was Colin Warnes Colin captured 325 images of the cars in the paddock and on the track. Go to the DMTRG Facebook site titles “Monterey Sports Car Road Racers”… click on You can also download high defintion copies of nay of these photos at the following links. Colin thank you very much … GREAT JOB.

Friday photos:
Saturday morning race photos:
Saturday afternoon photos:

The “Del Monte Trophy”: One of the original great ideas was a perpetual Del Monte Trophy awarded to two cars in the tradition of the day: big and small bore …and their respective owners / drivers! It took a whiles to find “a cup”. I looked and only found old bowling and billiards trophies on eBay … didn’t seem right! We asked The Pebble Beach Company to look … they looked in the closet!

Our trophy hero David Nelson found the perfect cup, Rob polished this well-loved survivor and he found a trophy shop to make plaques listing the winners of the day and future winners from 2018. Jim Alder, David, Rob and I caucused after our event and talked thru cars & drivers in line with general criteria of: performance, presentation and spirit … and a cool factor!!!

Our inaugural DMTRG award goes to …

Gregor Magnusson of Santa Cruz with his cool 1954 Porsche 356

and to…

Terry Buffum & John Buddenbaum with the cool & most historic of cars in DMTRG …1949 Jaguar Parkinson Special.

Perfect choices for the inaugural award! Both award winners will receive a trophy for the book case in September and the “perpetual” trophy will get etched with their data and be on display at the HP Farm.

The Registry … aka The Mail List: We’ll be scrubbing the mail list and if we’ve missed taking you off … with apologies … please say one more time to remove you. Updating the list is a top priority. Our focus has been current / past drivers & owners, journalists, historians / authors, spares & service providers, event organizers, etc …. Based on our momentum, we’ve collected a lot of “Friends of DMTRG” that connect with our stories. If you know anyone that should be added bring them on or tell us and we’ll chase them down.

SONOMA 2019: As we all know there has been a recent announcement of a change for the Sonoma Historics to Wine Country Speed Festival and new leadership led by Jeff O’Neil. Jeff has tapped Cris Vandergrif / HMSA to partner on the event. This is a fresh start or restart for a long great event. We think this would make a great second event for DMTRG and any of “us” who plan to or would consider participating in the event drop Doug or Rob a note of your intent. The event will be held 31 May thru 2 June next year as the track celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. We think that this would make a great second event for DMTRG.

LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND MONTEREY IN 2019. The day after we get 20 cars with intent to run we’ll present our Monterey template to Jeff and Cris and ask for marketing support, dedicated paddock space and a Race Group focused on our ‘50-’55 DMTRG cars. With a list of our cars “in hand” and plans for recruiting more … we will present DMTRG as a crown jewel of the new event. Please drop us a note of your intent to participate.

Group 2A – 1947-1955 Sports Racing and GT cars
Saturday Race Results
Footnote: of the 47 cars entered in 2A the split of big bore vs small bore was ~50/50
Dave Zurlinden Monterey CA 1953 Tatum GMC Spl. White 01:51.9
Terry Buffum (John Buddinbaum) Bend OR 1949 Jaguar Parkinson Spl White 01:52.4
Rob Manson Carmel Valley CA 1953 Kurtis 500S Dodge Red/Black 01:53.1
Jeff Awender Sunnyvale CA 1965 Miller Special V Orange 01:56.7
Bernard Juchli 1955 Jaguar Hagemann Special Dark Green 01:55.4
Doug Sallen Monterey CA 1952 Morgan +4 White 02:01.4
Lars Mapstead Aptos CA 1949 Baldwin Mercury Special Blue 01:59.1
Alex Curtis Scottsdale AZ 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Silver 02:02.4
Wesley Abendroth Washoe Valley NV 1955 Chevrolet Mistral Red 02:03.3
John Mote Sun Valley CA 1950 Allard K2 Smurf Blue 02:01.6
James Alder Reno NV 1952 Jaguar XK 120 OTS White 02:02.8
Nick Price 1953 Jaguar C Type Green 02:02.6
Leland Osborn San Miguel CA 1955 Crosley Special HM Blue/Red Stripe 02:04.0
Steve Marx Costa Mesa CA 1955 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Red 02:07.0 9
David Nelson Geyserville CA 1955 Triumph TR2 BRG 02:06.7
Gregor Magnusson Santa Cruz CA 1954 Porsche 356 Silver 02:05.3
James Brown Fallbrook CA 1955 Cooper Type 39 White/Blue 02:03.1
Gary Cox Newport Beach CA 1953 Austin Healey Chevy Special Red 01:52.2
George Holt Gabriola Island BC 1954 Jaguar XK 120 Blue 02:09.3
Bernard Dervieux Palm Desert CA 1950 Alllard J2 Silver 02:11.0
Peter Smith Del Mar CA 1958 Austin Healey Sprite Blue 02:11.5
Jonathan Lane Greenwood Village CO 1949 MG TC Blue 02:13.3
Ed Lamintia 1955 MG TF Ivory 02:12.2
Michael Cleary Carpinteria CA 1955 Cleary Crosley H-Mod Yellow 02:13.6
Jeffrey Marx 1955 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Silver 02:12.0
Jim Weissenborn Corral de Tierra CA 1959 MG Byers CR90 MG Special Red/White 02:20.1
Jack Perkins San Jose CA 1954 Warrior Bristol Green 02:22.8
Don Martine Pacifc Grove CA 1952 Deidt/Bell Special Disc 02:24.4
Robert S. Davis San Francisco CA 1953 Siata 208s Blue 02:04.4
Robert Williams Sunnyvale CA 1952 Fiat Siata Daina Red/Black 02:43.7
Kaid Marouf 1951 MG TD Green 02:09.1
Luca Maciucescu Santa Fe NM 1952 Jaguar XK 120 Silver 02:17.9
Jon LeCarner Placentia CA 1951 Allard K2 Red 02:11.1
Steve Schuler Capistrano Beach CA 1955 Hagemann Chrysler Special White/Blue 01:59.7
Doug Klink Estes Park CO 1951 Allard K2 Red 02:07.9
James Cleary Sherman Oaks CA 1952 Ken Hickey Sprint Car Orange
Jeffrey Abramson Alamo CA 1950 MG Von Neumann Special Red
Don Baldocchi Redding CA 1954 Nardi Crosley Spider Yellow
Marc Cendron Newburyport MA 1957 Tojeiro Tojeiro-Climax BRG
Terry Cowan Bonita CA 1960 Austin Healey Sebring Red
Jay Embree Granite Bay CA 1954 Lotus Mk VI Alloy
Lars Mapstead Aptos CA 1952 Jaguar XK 120 Black
Susan Patterson New Braunfels TX 1952 MG Devin Metallic Blue
Kevin Pitts Newport Beach CA 1959 Jabro Mk3 White
Ned Spieker Menlo Park CA 1957 Maserati 200Si Red
Vincent Vento Miami FL 1953 Kurtis 500S White W/Blue
Greg Whitten Puyallup WA 1953 Lancia D24 Sport Red



News blog – Bulletin 4 – preparing for Monterey

The Del Monte Trophy Race Group for 1947 – 1955 Sports Racing and Production GT Race Cars
DMTRG 2018 Bulletin #4 180811a

From Doug Sallen, 11 August 2018

Hello All….. this is overdue and many of us are loading or hauling for the Pre-ReUnion. We’d taken a decision to wait until the paddock plan was done before sending “Bulletin #4”… …. The paddock plan is still a work in process and should be completed today, tomorrow… ie SOON. Lots going on this year regarding the track …. Good for us … less going on for our group so we’ve been able to be “ready” when the SCRAMP folks are “ready” for us.

Please contact Rob or Doug with any questions / issues:

All the best, Doug

Rob: [email protected]   –   Doug: [email protected]

Media Plan: our outbound communications is focused on telling our story as far and wide as we can get. An initial press release has been prepared for our DMTRG Friends and Family. SCRAMP PR is also sending this “first press release” out to the Journalists and Photographers accredited to this year’s event. A “second press release” will go out next week as a reminder for the photo and interview opportunity that we are hosting Friday the 24th at 2.30 with the cars that we’re highlighting this year: Hagemann Specials, Allards, MG Specials and Crosley-engined Specials. Additionally, we’ll again prepare a set of DMTRG Car Notes for the track announcers.

See our press release in pdf: 2018 Del Monte Trophy Race Group Press Release 180810a

See the list of entries as per the Laguna Seca website on 12th August, in pdf: 2018 Group 2a entry list

Calendar of Events re DMTRG and Race Group 2A: This is just so all our activities / key events are on one page. Click on

The Paddock Plan for DMTRG is still a work in process. DMTRG will be located in Rows J and I except for those of you who indicated specific location requirements ( Prep Shops, Oversize Trailers, Multiple Entries , etc.). As soon as SCRAMP approves the plan for the Group, we’ll distribute it. OR, you will arrive and be directed to your space.

Posters & Banners: We made good progress regarding paddock “artwork” to enhance the visual experience for all. We’ve gotten a number of additional posters made so we’re up to 4 banners and 25 or so posters to mount on respective EZ Ups. Almost all the imagery has come via permission from Pebble Beach Company Longoria Archives and we are grateful for their support.

Trophies: A proper period cup has been found and shows plenty of patina just like our cars. We will relaunch the Del Monte Trophy this year as an perpetual annual recognition for presentation and performance by a Driver in each of our two Race Group Classes. Individual trophies will be given to the recipients in September. Looks like there will be four of us deciding the two recipients after our race event on Saturday. Another work in process.

DMTRG Photographer:  Colin Warnes , President of the Allard Owners Group, has been granted Photographer accreditation for Race Group 2A. Thank you Colin for volunteering again this year.

Again…… as a big reminder. The 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will have OSCAs as one of it’s featured marques this year. John Grosseto has told us they will have 16 OSCAs on the PB lawn. We race on Saturday so we’re good to go to the Concours and make sure to stop by and check in with John and our “race period kin”…

Calendar of Events re DMTRG / Race Group 2A, Monterey 2018

Calendar of Events re DMTRG / Race Group 2A
The Del Monte Trophy Race Group for 1947 – 1955 Sports Racing and Production GT Race Cars


Issued by Doug Sallen, 11 August 2018

Wednesday, 22 August
9:00 – 6:00 Participant Registration
9:00 – 5:00 Tech Inspection
9:30 – 3:00 Track Orientation

Thursday, 23 August
7:00 – 5:00 Registration
8:00 Mandatory Drivers Meeting for Groups 1A and 2A
… our drivers meeting is earlier than the general drivers meeting time!!
9:15 – 9:35 Practice / Qualifying for Group 2A
5:00 – 7:00 Participant Welcome Party

Friday, 24 August
9:15 – 9:35 Practice / Qualifying for Group
2:30 – 3:30 DMTRG Media Event on Row J … photographers / journalists

Saturday, 25 August
9:00 – 9:20 Race 2A
2:30 – 2:50 Rolex Race 2A
3:30 – 4:30 DMTRG Awards on Row J

Sunday, 26 August
4:45 Awards Ceremony … Paddock Showcase Stage

Monday, 27 August
Breathe a sigh of relief and plant a row of cabbages.

News blog 3 – preparing for Monterey

The Del Monte Trophy Race Group for 1947 – 1955 Sports Racing and Production GT Race Cars

… at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, August 23-26 2018

2018 Del Monte Trophy Race Group Bulletin #3 – July 15, 2018

Paddock Plan: the filter for us is …. cars that are with prep shops / large haulers AND entrants that want to be elsewhere in the paddock aside from the row we get for DMTRG. The last three years we’ve discovered about 1/3 of cars in our group want to pit “elsewhere” which leaves us positioning 25 or so cars to tell the DMTRG story. We’re working on paddock plans now and positioning respective cars. As usual real estate is at a premium regarding paddock plans and with several special groups and vendor / sponsor displays this year it’s a “tighter” squeeze … again, a work in process. I’ll bet we have a good handle on paddock plan within days.

Posters: we have period race graphics of Pebble Beach racing that we have attached to EZ Ups last few years that we’ll put up again…. 10 or so. For any of you that want a poster of your car from the day or a race image from the day you’d like to have made ….. We have a member of our group that has stepped up and is glad to produce banners. Cost in the past has been ~$75 for a ~4’ x 3’ poster with eyelets. Please tell us asap if you’ve images you’d like to have made to add to the story of our row. The balance of the year the posters are great garage art to tart up your cars hideaway.

Trophies: several of us have been thinking thru DMTRG trophies. Our current thinking is a perpetual trophy …. on the four sides …. two plates with names of great racers of the day … and two plates (one for <2L and one for >2L) which we’ll get updated annually with best spirit / performance recognition for members of our group. Additionally, we’ll have two trophies one for <2L / small bore and one for >2L / big bore …. for the recipients to keep for ever and ever. The big bore award will be titled: Del Monte Trophy. The small bore award will be titled: Cypress Point Trophy. What do you think?… ie feedback please!

Media Plans: we’ll continue to send out DMTRG press releases to targeted publications to position our cars and rich racing history. We’ll be focusing on highlighting three aspects of our 2018 47 – 55 race group: Hagemann Specials, Kurtis 500s, H Mods. Our press release focus continues to be cars that are in DMTRG that are representative of models that raced in the day …. best when the car did race in the day and we have several of them.

Pebble Beach Concours: The 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will have OSCAs as one of it’s featured marques this year. John Grosseto told us they will have 16 OSCAs on the PB lawn. We race on Saturday so we’re good to go to the Concours and make sure to stop by and check in with John and our “race period kin”…