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Racing History Maserati Birdcage 2459

Racing History Maserati Birdcage 2459
Maserati Birdcage Tipo 61 2459 - 08-20-61

After the car was tested properly, the Tipo 61 #2459 was very successful in most races. First place at Cumberland, Maryland; Bridgehampton, New York; and Montgomery, New York in 1960. It was usually the fastest car in all of the races and unless there was a mechanical failure always won. At the end of each racing season, Momo’s shop rebuilt the car for the next season.

Date Result Event Driver # Reference
02/27/1960 – Briggs Cunningham, Green Farms, CT, USA
03/26/1960 dnf (differential) 12h Sebring Walt Hansgen / Ed Crawford #25 Bollée Birdcage p61, 70, 72, 73
05/15/1960 1st OA SCCA Cumberland Walt Hansgen #60 Bollée Birdcage p98
05/30/1960 1st OA SCCA Bridgehampton Walt Hansgen #60
06/18/1960 1st OA SCCA Roosevelt, Rickenbacker Trophy Walt Hansgen #60
06/19/1960 1st Vanderbilt Cup Race Walt Hansgen #60 Finn TPSC p120
08/07/1960 1st OA SCCA Montgomery Walt Hansgen #60
09/05/1960 2nd OA SCCA Thompson Walt Hansgen #60
09/23/1960 dnf SCCA Watkins Glen Walt Hansgen #60 Bollée Birdcage p110
10/16/1960 dns USAC Times GP, Riverside Walt Hansgen #60 Bollée Birdcage p111
1961 – repainted white with 2 blue central stripes
03/25/1961 dnf (transm) 12h Sebring John Fitch / Dick Thompson #21 Bollée Birdcage p145
04/30/1960 1st OA SCCA 3h President Cup, VIR, Danville Walt Hansgen #60
05/28/1961 1st OA SCCA Bridgehampton Walt Hansgen #60 Bollée Birdcage p173, 174
08/06/1961 3rd OA SCCA Bridgehampton Dick Thompson #61
08/20/1961 1st OA SCCA Indianapolis Raceway Walt Hansgen #60
09/24/1961 4th OA SCCA Watkins Glen Augie Pabst #61 Bollée Birdcage p183
10/15/1961 dnf USAC Times GP, Riverside Walt Hansgen #61 Bollée Birdcage p185, 187, 188
02/11/1962 dns 3h Daytona Augie Pabst #61
– accident in practice
– parted out, running gear sold to Rob Walton

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