1963 Road America SCCA USRRC race - Part 2

Footage from the September 8, 1963 Road America SCCA US Road Racing Championship race in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Augie Pabst and Bill Wuesthoff in an Elva Mk.7 Porsche first, Bob Holbert and Ken Miles in a Shelby Cobra 289 second, and Don Sesslar and Chuck Cassel in a Porsche 718 RS60 third. 125 laps on 4 mile road course; 500 miles.

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1963 Road America SCCA USRRC race - Part 3
Footage from the September 8, 1963 Road America SCCA US Road Racing Championship race in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Augie Pabst and Bill Wuesthoff in an Elva Mk.7 Porsche first, Bob Holbert and Ken Miles in a Shelby Cobra 289 second, and Don Sesslar and Chuck Cassel in a Porsche 718 RS60 third. 125 laps on 4 mile road course; 500 miles.





1963 Road America SCCA USRRC race - Part 1
Footage from the September 8, 1963 Road America SCCA US Road Racing Championship race in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Augie Pabst and Bill Wuesthoff in an Elva Mk.7 Porsche first, Bob Holbert and Ken Miles in a Shelby Cobra 289 second, and Don Sesslar and Chuck Cassel in a Porsche 718 RS60 third. 125 laps on 4 mile road course; 500 miles.





1964 Road America 500 Part 1
The Road America 500 was a sports car race held at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The event began in 1950, and in 1951 was added to the SCCA National Sports Car Championship. Following a spectator death at the 1952 Watkins Glen Grand Prix, racing on open roads was discouraged, and the race went into hiatus until 1955, when a permanent circuit was opened. In 1963, the race shifted to the new United States Road Racing Championship. In 1964, Carroll Shelby was there with his Cobra team headed by driver Ken Miles. The competition was stiff with Roger Penske for Ferrari, Jim Hall in his Chaparral, Augie Pabst driving with Team Lola and a host of Jaguars, E Type Jags, Stingrays and others. Penske was right, Shelby's Cobra's brakes couldn't take the punishment and too many pit stops cost them a victory. Augie Pabst and co-driver Bill Wuesthoff earned that but the Cobra's placed finished and placed high enough to give Shelby the Manufacturing Championship for 1964. A huge victory for his start up company. C024 For Licensing: Global ImageWorks, LLC., 65 Beacon Street Haworth, New Jersey 07641 info@globalimageworks.com telephone: 201-384-7715 fax: 201-501-8971





Road America 1958
Tom Countryman, who passed away just a couple of months ago, was a filmmaker who is the guy driving in this movie. He told me the story about it more than once. The first time he filmed at RA, he never asked permission to film a race, just strapped his camera on his Speedster (with a mounting apparatus he designed and made himself - that was his business in later years, making movie camera booms and mounts). He was black-flagged after several laps by officials who didn't know what the heck that thing was on his car. It wasn't until the movie was made and they realized it was a great promotional piece for the track that he was once again in their good graces. Tom wrote a story for 356 Registry magazine back in about 1994, describing his adventures as a young army enlisted man in Germany, where he saw a Porsche for the first time. He ended up buying a used coupe with a racing history. Tom brought that 356 back to the USA, and raced Speedsters and Spyders for many years. He was a great guy, well known and respected by Porsche folks in Nord Stern PCA region. Gordon Maltby




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