1964 NASCAR Motor Trend 500 - Dave MacDonald in Bill Stroppe Mercury at Riverside

1/19/64 - Dave MacDonald in a Bill Stroppe Mercury at Riverside International Raceway in the 1964 NASCAR Motor Trend 500. Dave finished 24th in this race while teammates Darel Dieringer finished 9th. Parnelli Jones 32nd and Rodger Ward 37th. Race was won by Dave's good friend & Shelby Cobra teammate Dan Gurney. (Three weeks later Dave ran in his first and only Daytona 500 and finished 10th. Richard Petty was race winner.) Notable finshers in the 1964 Motor Trend 500: Marvin Panch 2nd Fireball Roberts 3rd Ned Jarrett 5th David Pearson 6th Darel Dieringer 9th Tiny Lund 15th Freddy Lorenzen 17th AJ Foyt 21st Richard Petty 26th Paul Goldsmith 30th Parnelli Jones 32nd Rodger Ward 37th Sadly, Joe Weatherly lost his life after hitting the wall on turn 6.

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1963 NASCAR Golden State 400 - Dave MacDonald 2nd in Wood Bros #21 Ford
Darel Dieringer outduels Dave MacDonald to win the 1963 NASCAR Golden State 400 at Riverside International Raceway. The video shows MacDonald's teammate Marvin Panch getting the hole shot and taking the early lead but Freddy Lorenzen roared past him before the end of the first lap. MacDonald (92 laps), Dieringer (35) & Lorenzen (21) were the only drivers to lead in this race and MacDonald had his Wood Bros Ford out front on lap 97 when he lost 3rd gear and had to run the rest of the way in two gears. Dave had built a sizeable lead to that point but Dieringer slowly reeled him in and took the lead for good on lap 119. MacDonald & Panch finished 2nd & 3rd and gave the Wood Bros their best showing of the year Notable finshers: Darel Dieringer 1st Dave MacDonald 2nd Marvin Panch 3rd Fireball Roberts 4th Junior Johnson 5th Joe Weatherly 7th Ken Miles 11th David Pearson 13th Jimmy Pardue 22nd Bob Bondurant 29th Paul Goldsmith 31st Freddy Lorenzen 32nd Billy Wade 33rd Ned Jarrett 34th Richard Petty 36th Rex White 37th





1965 Riverside 500 Stock Car Race
New 1965 Model Ford Galaxie 500 debut at the first race of the year on the road course in California with Dan Gurney, Ned Jarrett, A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Fred Lorenzen, Marvin Panch, Junior Johnson, and more.





1962 NASCAR - Dave MacDonald in NASCAR 100 Miler at Sacramento
Dave MacDonald in his first NASCAR race, a 100 Mile event in the Pacific Coast Late Model circuit held at the Sacramento CA Fairgrounds dirt track in September 1962. Dave was running 3rd with 18 miles to go when the rear end on his Chevrolet Impala locked up and was forced to retire. Race winner was Eddie Gray. Video also contains footage of the team getting the car to the race





1964 12hrs of Sebring - Winners Dave MacDonald & Bob Holbert in Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX2287
Dave MacDonald & Bob Holbert co-pilot the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe to its first-ever victory in the 12 hrs of Sebring race held March 21st, 1964. This is CSX2287, one of six Coupes ever made, and the only one built entirely in the United States. MacDonald and Holbert drove the Peter Brock designed Coupe to a 1st in GT and 4th overall finish here at Sebring to give America it's highest ever finish in the grueling international endurance race. Sidenote. This was a milestone victory for Dave MacDonald too as it would distinguish him as the man who drove each of the legendary Shelby Cobras - Cobra Roadster 260ci, Cobra Roadster 289ci, King Cobra, KIng Cobra Lang-Cooper & the Cobra Daytona Coupe - to their first-ever victories.




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