Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Pays Tribute To Pete Lovely

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion poster art by Bill Patterson features the inaugural win on November 10, 1957 by Pete Lovely in his Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa. Lining up on the starting grid in third position behind Carroll Shelby in a Maserati 300S and John von Neumann in a Ferrari 625 TRC, Lovely’s rather underpowered 500 TR wasn’t expected to give a the more powerful cars a run. But Lovely drove a masterful race and passed von Neumann in Turn 9 on the last lap to edge out victory and take the checkered flag from the polka dotted shirt flagger. Image Credit: MRLS (2017)


Join motor culture icon Christine Reed in her personal homage to this great car and driver.



... notes from The EDJE



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