A vintage COLOR photograph of ST*403*BC at Watkins Glen in 1952 has been added to the Watkins Glen posting. Thank you Peter Vack of VeloceToday.com for helping locate this special photograph.
Thanks to Ron Mann of the PA Hillclimb Association Museum & Archive, more vintage photos were added to the Other 300BCs page.
A photo of ST*403*BC at Watkins Glen in 1952 was replaced with a much higher resolution photo which was provided by Philippe Defechereux. Be sure to get yourself a copy of Philippe’s latest book, “Watkins Glen, The Street Years.”
ST*403*BC has been added to the Mystery Car section on Tams Old Race Car Site. Hopefully some new photos and information will be shared with us.
Thanks to contributors such as John de Boer and Julian Silverberg I have just completed a major update to the listing of cars in the other 300BCs section. Please check it out and contribute.
Henry Wessells III raced ST*403*BC as car 69 in the Queen Catharine Cup at the 5th Annual International Sports Car Grand Prix of Watkins Glen where he finished 2nd in his class. This ended up being the last time that a full race would be run in the streets at Watkins Glen.
ST*403*BC was in a number of other races in 1952 and other years. I will be documenting those races as I gather more information. In the meantime, you can find additional photos of ST*403*BC here.
The original owner of ST*403*BC was Henry Wessells III. It is believed to be the first car that Henry owned and raced at the beginning of his long and successful race career. Henry kept exceptional records and through the generosity of the Simeone Foundation, those records have been reconnected with the car. The following are a sampling of the records that Henry kept and have survived throughout the years.
This site was established to help share information and pictures on Siata 300BCs as well as document the preservation/restoration of chassis ST*403*BC. We hope that you will enjoy this site and we welcome your feedback and suggestions. If there is some content that you would like to contribute to the site, please e-mail mark at markbean dot com.