ST*403*BC

Included on this page are photos of ST*403*BC which are not yet attached to articles.

Documented ST*403*BC time line:
?/?/1952
Reading Hill Climb
Raced as 170 by Henry Wessells
Result: 4th in class
Supporting documentation: Photocopy of photo with Henry’s handwriting labeling it Reading Hill Climb 1952, The Italian Car Registry

7/24/1952
Giants’ Despair Road Race, Brynfan Tyddyn, PA
Raced as #15 by Henry Wessells
Result: Dnf L9?
Supporting documentation: Official Program, The Italian Car Registry, Northeastern American Sports Car Races 1950-1959

8/3/1952
Convair Trophy Races – Allentown, PA
Raced as #62 by Henry Wessells
Result: 5th overall, 4th class H
Supporting documentation: www.racingsportscars.com, The Italian Car Registry, Northeastern American Sports Car Races 1950-1959 and Auto Sport Review 12/52 p31 (hard copy)
Photos: Road & Track 11/52 p26 (hard copy) labeled “Wessler”
Notes: Northeastern American Sports Car Races 1950-1959 listed the car also being run by R Publicker in race 3 finishing 4oa 3cl HM

8/17/1952
European Road Races at Thompson Raceway
Raced as #47 by Henry Wessells
Result:
Supporting documentation: Northeastern American Sports Car Races 1950-1959, Photocopy of photo with handwritten note by Henry 1952 Thompson

8/22/1952
Registered as car #69 in Queen Catherine Cup at 1952 International Sports Car Grand Prix of Watkins Glen, NY.
Supporting documentation: Original registration letter

9/20/1952
5th Annual International Sports Car Grand Prix of Watkins Glen
Queen Catherine Cup
Raced as #69 by Henry Wessells
Result: Unclear RSC indicates 18th, IICAR indicates 3rd in class and 2nd in class 8.
Supporting documentation: www.racingsportscars.com, Northeastern American Sports Car Races 1950-1959 and The Italian Car Registry
Photos: 1959 Spokesmen V5#5 p6 (Scan)
OttoVu p.779 (hard copy, own)
Motorsport 10/53 cover (hard copy, own)
Auto Age 2/55 p33 (hard copy, own)
MG: The Sports Car America Loved First p69 (hardbound book, own)
Business Week 9/27/52 p32 (can not locate, have scan)

9/19/1953
6th Annual Grand Prix of Watkins Glen
Queen Catherine Cup
Raced as #81 by James Carson
Result: 2nd in class H
Supporting documentation: Northeastern American Sports Car Races 1950-1959, The Italian Car Registry
Photo: Automobile Quarterly Vol 44 No 3 p.51 (own)

8/1/1954
ST*403*BC listed for sale I Road & Track 8/54 p 46 “SIATA SPYDER, full race Braje equipped Crosley, close ratio gears. Only one race since overhaul. “Class 2nd Watkins ’52, ’53. $2200 or best offer. H.W. Wessells, 206 Glen, Ardmore,Pa.”

12/31/54
Herbert R. Whiting – Cleveland, OH, USA
Documented to have purchased on 12/31/1954. Believed to have owned until 1959. No race records except for a listing at Cumberland in 1957.

5/19/1957
SCCA Nationial Cumberland
Listed as #160, not known if raced

9/26/1959
12th Annual Grand Prix of Watkins Glen
Queen Catherine Cup
Raced as #777 by Kaye M. Hier
Result: 23rd overall, 9th in class H modified or 22oa 8clHM (conflicting info)
Supporting documentation: Northeastern American Sports Car Races 1950-1959, www.racingsportscars.com and The Italian Car Registry

5/15/1960
Cumberland National Sports Car Races
Raced as #10 by Kaye M. Hier
Result: 23rd overall, 9th in class H modified
Supporting documentation: www.racingsportscars.com and The Italian Car Registry

9/24/1960
13th Annual Grand Prix of Watkins Glen
Queen Catherine Cup
Raced as #169 by Kaye M. Hier
Result: 15th overall, ? in class H modified
Supporting documentation: www.racingsportscars.com and The Italian Car Registry

4/16/1961
SCCA National Marlboro
Raced as # 100 by Kaye M Hier
Result: 16th overall
Supporting documentation: www.racingsportscars.com

6/18/1961
SCCA National Road America
Raced as #39 by Kaye M Hier
Result: 24th overall
Supporting documentation: www.racingsportscars.com

9/22/1961
14th Annual Grand Prix of Watkins Glen
Queen Catherine Cup
Raced as #220 by Kaye M Hier
Supporting documentation: www.racingsportscars.com

One Response to ST*403*BC

  1. Bill Lightfoot says:

    I am very interested in aquiring a Siata 300 BC in good driving condition for my own use. I am a long-time Siata enthusiast and have owned two of them … although mine were NOT “in good driving condition.” I would appreciate any ideas anyone has relative to my acquiring one of these wonderful little cars. I can be reached at w.lightfoot at cox.net. Thank you.

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