Status: Memoriam

Don Marsh

Don Marsh, 88, passed away in Dec. 2018. His obituary described his passion for the automobile: “His lifelong love of all things with wheels began as a little boy, a passion he pursued both professionally and personally. Don collected classic cars for years, toured actively all around the country and raced with both vintage cars […]

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Burdette H. Martin

Burdie began his career in hot rod racing in 1946 and went on to compete in midgets on the dirt ovals and in hydroplane races. In 1950, however, he began a long association with the Sports Car Club of America as a road racer. He then became active as an official with the SCCA and […]

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Denise McCluggage

Denise was a race car driver from the 1940’s to the 1960s, and was a sports reporter for the New York Herald Tribune during the 1950s. She received the International Automotive Media Conference’s IAMA Recognition of Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000, was enshrined in the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2001, and inducted into the […]

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Bruce Leven

IMSA driver/team owner from ’78 to ’90 with two victories as a driver. His Bayside Motorsports Camel GT team’s best year was ’87, scoring six victories in 11 starts…Sebring 12, Laguna Seca, Mid-Ohio, Sears Point, Columbus and Del Mar…with drivers Jochen Mass and Bobby Rahal. The team repeated at Sebring in ’88. His drivers read […]

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David Loring

One of America’s top open wheel drivers in the 1970’s….began racing as a teenager in Canada where he won multiple Formula Ford championships. Returned to the USA where he continued to dominate competition. Developed and drove a US-built Dan Gurney Eagle to the SCCA Formula Ford National Championship in 1978. Went on to score victories […]

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Oscar Koveleski

A member of the SCCA’s Philadelphia Region SCCA 1950, Oscar drove a 1948 MG-TC to his first SCCA Regional race win at Bone Stadium in September 1951. The following August he finished third on the Thompson (Conn) road course … He’s competed in hillclimbs, on public roads, airports, and real race tracks both small and […]

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Horst Kwech

Shortly after his birth in Vienna, Austria, in ‘37 Kwech’s mother emigrated to Australia where he grew up. In the fifties, he began sports car racing with an Austin-Healey 100/4 for Leaton Motors. Kwech showed his mechanical engineering talent early building a custom sports car, the RM Spyder, with a Holden engine, which he later […]

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Carl Jensen

Although Jensen started racing in 1964 with a TR-3, and 45 years later is still driving a thunderous GT-1 class car in SCCA Nationals, his big love is vintage car racing … For the past 10 years he has been Competition Director for the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association, where he races a 1969 Camaro and […]

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Harry Heuer

Harry Heuer was one of the dominant big modified racers of the early 1960s. Peter Hand Brewery purchased a pair of Mk II Scarabs from Lance Reventlow in mid-1959 and hired Augie Pabst, Jr., and Heuer to drive them with Heuer as team manager that first season. The new outfit was dubbed Team Meister Brauser. […]

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Mike Hiss

Mike raced in the USAC Championship Car Series in the 1972-1976 seasons, with 28 career starts, including the Indianapolis 500. Was the 1972 Indy-500 Rookie of the year…finished in the top ten 13 times, with his best finish a 2nd position in 1972 at Ontario. In the 1978 Indy 500, Mike qualified a Penske Racing […]

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Jim Jeffords

Jim Jeffords kicked off his racing career in 1954 at the age of 27, married with four young boys and living in Milwaukee. By the end of 1960, he was a respected champion truly on the ascendancy when a mysterious allergy hospitalized him for nine months and ended his career. For his first two seasons, […]

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Daniel Gurney

Attracted to the burgeoning Southern California car culture of the late 40s through the 1960s, Dan began racing a Triumph TR2 in 1955 … There was the 1969 12 Hours of Sebring win in a factory Ferrari with Phil Hill and others, three Formula One wins at Rouen and Mexico City, sports car wins from […]

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Joseph A. Hauser

Known to everybody in the paddock as ‘Colonel Joe’ following his illustrious United States Air Force career. Won his first SCCA National Championship at the Runoffs at age 55, and as of September 2003, was still a viable threat to win the Runoffs at age 84. Competed in the Runoffs every year between 1969 and […]

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Dick Guldstrand

Famed as a career Corvette driver, won three consecutive Pacific Coast championshis in ’63-•65, won the Daytona 24-Hour GT Class in ’66, and set a GT track record at LeMans in ’67. Drove for Roger Penske at both Daytona and Sebring, developed, raced and won with Camaros in the Trans-Am Series and with Lola in […]

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John C. Fitch

RRDC memberships are supposed to be for those who have worked to improve our sport by giving back in some way … they can also be for serious accomplishments behind the wheel … either way, John Cooper Fitch is exceedingly qualified … From his first SCCA amateur win at Thompson Speedway in Connecticut in 1949 […]

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George Frey

George Frey raced a Porsche Speedster from 1958 to 1974, resulting in podium finishes more often than not. This was during the golden years when driving the car to the races and maintaining your own car was being replaced by factory sponsorship. He road raced primarily in the Northeast division, where the Porsche-Meisters – Bruce […]

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Charles Earwood

Gave up weekends behind the wheel for 40 years in the Tower as Chief Steward for various series/races including 12 Hours of Sebring, 24 Hours of Daytona, SCCA Runoffs, IMSA Firehawk, SCCA Trans-Am, SCCA Playboy Endurance Series and World Challenge, SCCA Truck Series, Formula Ford 2000, and HSR. Awarded Craig Hinton Trophy for contributions to […]

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Christopher Economaki

Chris Economaki, America’s best-known motor racing journalist and TV broadcaster, passed away Sept. 27, 2012 at the age of 91. Chris was the best friend of every up-and-coming driver in every form of motorsports could have – a man who had seen it all happen. No driver in any series, no publicist, no sanctioning body […]

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Gene Felton

One of IMSA’s all-time champions. Ex-U. S. Marines captain had his first taste of racing on motorcycles (and won a championship) while stationed at Okinawa in 1959. Began road racing in SCCA competition in 1964 with a BMW 700, Now has 46 IMSA wins on his lengthy resume; 25 in Kelly American Challenge series, 11 […]

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Charles H. Dietrich, Jr.

RRDC Member since 1958. Began racing in 1948 with MG-TC. 3rd in British Empire Trophy Race. Won 10 straight SCCA National races, 9 SCCA CenDiv championships, 1963 SCCA National Champion in G Modified .. 1967 Runoffs champion in Formula B. 1969 GT class winner at 12 Hours of Sebring. 1970 GT class winner at 24 […]

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John M. Bishop

The most-respected leader in the history of road racing in America – headed both SCCA and IMSA. Saw his first race at Watkins Glen in 1950 while a student of Industrial Design at Syracuse University . Began to illustrate race cars and sold them through the R. Gordon book store in New York City. Worked […]

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Sir Jack Brabham

Sir Jack Brabham is the first driver in history to be knighted for his services to motorsport… the triple world champion is the only Formula One driver to have won a world title in a car of his own construction…the BT19…which he drove to victory in 1966. The following year the Brabham team won its […]

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Michael Argetsinger

Michael Argetsinger grew up with motor racing in Watkins Glen as a member of the family that founded there in 1948 working all areas of race organization from mowing grass and painting buildings to being active in circuit management. After launching his own racing career on dirt in ’65, he ventured to Europe and worked […]

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Peter Argetsinger

Beginning in the early 1970s, Argetsinger launched a 47-year career as a professional road racing driver until his health failed in the fall of 2019. He was a member of the Road Racing Drivers Club and had successes on the world’s major courses, initially in Europe and then in the U.S. and South America. Argetsinger […]

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Charles A. Barns

Charlie Barns passed away in Dec. 2017 in Dallas, Tex. He was 85. Began racing in 1959 with Alfa Romeo. Charlie distinguished himself in the early 1960s in small modifieds. He won the 1964 G-Modified SCCA National Championship in a Merlyn Mk6 at the Riverside ARRC. The following year, he ran both GM and FM […]

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Tony Adamowicz

Tony A-to-Z has to lead off our RRDC biographies….he began his racing career as a winner in a Volvo 544 at Marlboro, Md. … Before he retired from professional racing, he had notched two class wins in the Rolex 24 At Daytona (1969, ’79); a class win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in […]

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Warren Agor

Warren graduated from Cornell University, was a captain in the US Army, and then worked for Roger Penske’s racing team as a mechanic and fluids specialist. He then became a stockbroker, but he absolutely hated it, and left his job very soon. In 1968 he formed Agor Racing Enterprises and went on to become a […]

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William E. Alsup

Veteran open-wheel racer who won dual 1978 championships with the SCCA VW Golf Cup for Super Vees, and the USAC Mini-Indy series for the same cars , Switched to CART in 1979-84, finished second in the 1991 PPG Championship and 11th at Indianapolis 500 . Returned to road racing in 1985 and won the IMSA […]

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David L. Ammen

Started racing in 1962 with Fiat Abarth Zagato. Raced in Runoffs for 20 years . Raced Porsches and Camaros in IMSA Endurance series . Member of SCCA Board of Governors for eight years and President of Road Racing Drivers Club for six years. Ammen was the 1980 recipient of the prestigious SCCA Woolf Barnato Award.

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John A. Andretti

Only RRDC member who successfully made the leap from a solid road racing background to win on NASCAR ovals, stopping along the way to excel in both CART and NHRA drag racing. Picked up his first NASCAR Cup victory at Daytona’s Pepsi 400 in 1997, then added a 1999 Martinsville win. Began racing go karts […]

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Gaston Andrey

Gaston enjoyed a long and distinguished career – winning races in some of the most exotic machines in the golden era of sports car racing…The Maserati Tipo 61…Ferrari Modial…Ferrari 500 TR…Corvette C1…Alfa Romeo TZ2. In 1966 he teamed with fellow RRDC member Horst Kwech to win the Trans-Am Championship.

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