I believe the caption shows the incorrect year and this is Henry Wessells racing at the 1952 Reading Run of the Duryea Hill Climb.
Special thanks to to PA Hillclimb historian, Ron Mann, for providing a better version of this image. All I previously had was a lower quality photocopy. I have not been able to locate any other records of the race including the date and results. I am hoping more details on the race as well as an even higher quality version of the photograph to keep with the records of the car’s history.