you click on the left picture and look at the enlarged center section of that
photo you will recognize the second car as an Austin-Healey
100S, the racing model with an oval grill rather than the fan-shaped one on
the 100-4. The 100S
had an aluminum body and was quite the hotrod.
Check out the 100-4's racing debut at Healeys 3.
You may not be able to identify the driver. I know Stirling
Moss was there that day, and that he made a few laps in that car. I hope this
is one of them, but I can't be sure. I do know he was driver when I was spectating
at another turn, a lefthander located at about 4:30 from this viewpoint, if the
approximately North-South main straight was also approximately 12:00 looking South.
Partly hidden is what looks like a Crosley special. They were popular at
the time, one winning the Index of Performance prize at the first Sebring 12-hour
race. Their engines were inline OHC fours of about 750cc, fabricated crankcases
for lightness. The original production of the engines was to run generators on
B-19 bombers. There were plenty left over, and I saw many of them in pits and
paddocks in Southern California. Sometimes in the laps of mechanics as they did
overhaul, maintenance, or modifications on these tiny powerplants.