MONTGOMERY 1959
Montgomery wasn't much of a race track. Connected runways with a few chicanes thrown in.
But it was close to New York and drew hundreds of entries and thousands of spectators.
Today it is a thriving regional airport known as Orange County airport.  A popular place to store your private plane or to learn how to fly.  BUT back in the day it was a barely used SAC field and roared once a year from 1956 to 1960 with SCCA National races


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photo credits: John Kelley, Dave Zych, Dave Nicholas, Greg Wing


Results
Reed Rollo's Alfa leads Bob Grossman in #97 and Bob Hayes in #208.  Rollo was 4th, Grossman 7th and Hayes 5th John Colgate trails the 100-4 of J. Murray.  Murray stayed in front for
3rd with Colgate 4th
Colgate was a scion and heir and
could have raced anything he wanted
but loved the Healey's and was fast
The 6 cylinders were still pretty
new and had a great exhaust note.  Note the car has full bumpers and was probably driven to the race.
Gerry Rollo's Morgan ran nicely
to 20th OA and far back in EP
No idea why we took all these shots except maybe we liked Morgans. Dick Cosgrove's TR2  Cosgrove was a mechanic in Watkins Glen and a good guy.  He passed away in 2008. Dick's race cars were never big dollar cars.  He raced because he loved it. Today he'd be 18th Blurry photo but we were 17 and illegal  Plus there were thousands of horsepower coming at you at 150mph.  You'd shake too if you had been there
   
There were not enough F Jr's for their own race so the officials put them with G&H modified.  Hansgen's Stanguellini ahead of Dave Adams Lotus BARC's Bob Bucher in his Lotus Club was 2d in GM.  Here he sets up to pass Norm Webb's #86 Lotus.   Gordon Wing's Sprite leads
John Kingsley's Alfa in practice
on Saturday